Mars Robot Built by Female-Led UCF Team Headed to Kennedy Space Center

Mars Robot Built by Female-Led UCF Team Headed to Kennedy Space Center

Next week, a team of UCF students will head to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with a robot they’ve been building since last summer – one that’s designed to mine soil and ice from the surface of Mars. Their robot isn’t destined for the red planet, but elements of its design might be. It will compete […]

High-Tech Wheelchair Allows UCF Student to Reach Lab Equipment for First Time

UCF doctoral student Michael Lodge uses a $1 million electron microscope to conduct groundbreaking research on graphene sheets the width of a single atom. But from the seat of his wheelchair, he’s never been able to see through the viewing port of the microscope, and had to depend on his colleagues for help. That changed […]

UCF Graduation Stories: 250,000 Alumni, Mom-Daughter Pair, More

UCF’s 250,000th graduate will cross the stage on Saturday morning, May 9, during one of six commencement ceremonies this week at the CFE Arena. More than 7,500 students are expected to graduate May 7 to 9. Below are stories of interest that media are invited to cover, along with the details for each ceremony. 250,000th […]

Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, UCF Study Says

For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to “Sit still and concentrate!” But new research conducted at UCF shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are actually vital to how […]