‘Coral Zombies’ May Spell Doom for Coral Reefs Around World

'Coral Zombies' May Spell Doom for Coral Reefs Around World

Scientists have known for a while that coral reefs around the world are dying, and in a worst-case scenario they were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate. But a new study presented at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu shows that these seemingly healthy colonies are “Coral Zombies” with no reproductive ability, […]

Two UCF Researchers Received Prestigious Early-career Powe Award

Two UCF researchers were awarded prestigious 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) group awarded Michael Chini, an assistant professor of physics, and Sean Pang, an assistant professor in CREOL (College of Optics and Photonics), seed money for their work in the area of optics. “Dr. Chini joined […]

UCF Lands 3 NSF Projects to Prep Students for Graduate Studies

UCF is launching two new summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate programs and continuing a third, thanks to new funding from the National Science Foundation. The programs are designed to encourage select students from around the country to pursue graduate studies and eventually become leaders in their chosen areas of expertise. Getting REUs is difficult because […]

New Florida Predator Needs to be Stopped Now Before Problem Worsens

It’s official: Florida has been invaded. Not by aliens or soldiers with guns, but by something that has no natural predators within our Sunshine State borders. This danger lurks where few people go, but its disruptive presence affects us just the same. Responsible for hundreds of human deaths along the Nile River every year, the […]