Non-traditional Student Trades Computers for Career In Conservation Biology

Non-traditional Student Trades Computers for Career In Conservation Biology

After a 27-year career in software development, Orlando, Fla. resident Suzanne Connor faced a real challenge. The mother of two was laid off. “My last two years of my job, I was so unhappy,” Connor said.  “I was kind of relieved when I was laid off. I knew I needed to find something that would […]

A Different Kind of Prep, The Journey to UCF

For Angie Torres there was no Girl Scouts, after school clubs or sports team participation when she was a kid. Her extracurricular activities involved translating English into Spanish for her aunt during doctor visits, helping her cousins fill out job applications and translating legal documents for family friends who didn’t speak English very well. The […]

As War Rages, Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Protect Ancient Sites in Syria, Iraq

University of Central Florida archaeologist Scott Branting has gotten his hands dirty on plenty of digs, but some of his most important work now involves satellites instead of shovels. Since 2014, Branting has been a principal investigator on a U.S. Department of State project meant to track damage to cultural-heritage sites in war-torn Syria and […]

UCF Crime Lab Combats Human Trafficking Through Research

UCF Sociology’s “crime lab,” a team of faculty and students, is trying to help police and nonprofit agencies better understand human trafficking in hopes of stopping it. While human trafficking is the latest crime the UCF team is tackling, it has been working with all sorts of crime data. The team works with data from […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.