UCF in CLASS of Its Own Studying Space

UCF in CLASS of Its Own Studying Space

UCF has diligently and methodically been making a name for itself in the world of planetary exploration, and it’s beginning to pay off in big ways. Not only are two UCF professors part of the upcoming NASA OSIRIS-REx mission to collect asteroid samples – a first for the United States scheduled for launch Sept. 8 […]

UCF and the Next Space Frontier: Making the Case for Mars

Many feared the United States’ role in space exploration was over after an accident took the lives of a second space shuttle crew in 2003. After another long grounding of the shuttle fleet, flights restarted briefly but by 2011 the program was retired and no manned missions were on the horizon. Prospects were dim. But […]

UCF Led Team Discovers New Venomous Snake

An international team of scientists has solved a case of mistaken identity and discovered a new species of venomous snake. The newly discovered Talamancan Palm-Pitviper is a striking green-and-black snake living in some of the most remote regions of Costa Rica. The coloring is a characteristic it shares with its close relative the Black-Speckled Palm-Pitviper. […]

Students Building Chess Dynasty at UCF

Lavine Von’s grandfather taught her how to play chess when she was 5. “It’s a popular game in the Philippines and so he taught me,” said the UCF computer engineering major. “Maybe that’s why it feels so good to play. We were close. He’s been gone for a while now.” Von is one of about […]