Swimming With Sharks, Turtles and Eels Part of UCF Summer Program

Swimming With Sharks, Turtles and Eels Part of UCF Summer Program

Thirteen University of Central Florida biology students swam among nurse sharks, sea turtles, eels and lionfish this month as part of a hands-on summer abroad course. The students spent a week studying more than 60 species in the depths of the Glovers Atoll, about 35 kilometers off the coast of Belize. The atoll is considered […]

  • Vomit Comet Equals Opportunity of a Lifetime, Job for One

    Never have five UCF students been so excited at the possibility of vomiting. They’ll likely do it all in the name of science beginning Monday, July 21, when they will board a specially equipped plane that NASA uses to train astronauts and run microgravity experiments. The plane is nicknamed the vomit comet because first-time flyers […]

  • EU Arson Investigators Get Help From National Center for Forensic Science

    The University of Central Florida is home to one of the best resources for arson investigators in the nation, and starting next year the university will also be a resource for European investigators. UCF’s National Center for Forensic Science houses the Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection and the Substrate Database. The collection is a compilation of […]

  • Volunteers Sought to Restore Eroding Shorelines, Help Oysters in Lagoon

    UCF Biology professor Linda Walters is looking for help this summer for a variety of community projects to help restore eroding shorelines with native plants and rebuild colonies of oyster beds in the Mosquito Lagoon. There are opportunities in June and July to work on different projects. The first involves restoring the oyster reefs that […]


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  • Termites, Fungi and Climate Change

    Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi, according to a new study released this week. For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the dominant factor in determining the rate of wood decomposition worldwide. Decomposition matters because the speed at which woody material are broken […]

  • UCF Pushes Space Frontier, Selected to Fly on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

    A UCF experiment and a 3-D printer for space developed by a UCF graduate will fly on the first NASA-funded commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. NASA and Virgin Galactic   announced Tuesday that 12 university experiments, two industry-developed technologies and two NASA projects were selected for the mission. Joshua Colwell, a UCF physics […]

  • UCF Hosts Science Olympiad National Tournament, Inspiring Future Scientists

    UCF is hosting more than 5,000 middle and high students today and tomorrow  for the 30th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament. The tournament brings together some of the nation’s brightest students who will showcase their talents in the areas of physics, robotics, epidemiology, astronomy, chemistry, biology and engineering. The 120 teams, which beat out more […]

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