A Phone That Charges in Seconds? UCF Scientists Bring it Closer to Reality

A Phone That Charges in Seconds? UCF Scientists Bring it Closer to Reality

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 […]

UCF Volunteers Honored with Governor's Medal of Unity

Madeline Marks has always wanted to help people. That’s why she is seeking a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. “Everyone has a job,” she said. “Some people’s jobs involve teaching high school, running electrical wires, reporting the news, fighting fires. My job involves helping individuals heal invisible wounds. I’m blessed to […]

UCF Team to Receive Revolutionary Microscope

The fastest detecting and most advanced electron microscope in the world is coming to UCF’s Department of Physics, thanks to researchers at the university. The group researches properties of materials that could be used in a variety of fields from medicine to engineering. There is the potential of discovering novel ways to deliver medicine in […]

10 Knights Honored, People To Watch

Ten UCF staff and alumni were named recently by Orlando Business Journal as among the area’s 40 top professionals under 40 years old. The annual list of those who have made significant achievements in their careers includes: Betsey Bell, executive director of the Foundation for Foster Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy for children […]


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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.