Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, UCF Study Says

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 […]

  • UCF's Mansfield Keynote Speaker at International Sea Turtle Symposium

    Biology assistant professor Kate Mansfield and five of her graduate students are headed to Turkey this week to present at the 35th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. Mansfield, who earlier this month gained international attention for a study about young turtles swimming with a purpose, is one of the four keynote speakers. […]

  • UCF Professors Lead Boston Alumni on Exploration of Ancient Maya Civilization

    Thousands of people have visited “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” since the exhibition premiered at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2013. But on Friday night, only UCF alumni were lucky enough to be guided through the exhibit by the very archaeologists who excavated many of the artifacts on display. Pegasus Professors Arlen and Diane Chase […]

  • Ocean Myth Busted: 'Toddler' Sea Turtles Active Swimmers

    It turns out sea turtles, even at a tender 6-18 months of age, are very active swimmers. They don’t just passively drift in ocean currents as researchers once thought. NOAA and University of Central Florida researchers say it’s an important new clue in the sea turtle “lost years” mystery. Where exactly turtles travel in their […]


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  • UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 to Take Guests on Journey to Edge of Time

    A visually stunning movie. A moving orchestral performance. A touching story narrated live by an acclaimed actress. Each would be a fun activity in its own right, but combine them all into one free, multimedia performance at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and you have a singular not-to-be-missed opportunity. It all happens April […]

  • Launch Sends UCF Sensor to Edge of Space

    A high-altitude balloon hoisted an experimental sensor created by a UCF physics professor  to the edge of space on Sunday. A team led by Robert Peale of the University of Central Florida sent the Planetary Atmospheres Minor Species Sensor (PAMSS) into the stratosphere to simulate the harsh conditions of space flight. “The flight was a […]

  • With NASA’s Help, High-Tech UCF Sensor Payload Headed for Stratosphere

    NASA and a UCF physics professor plan to launch a high-altitude balloon on Sunday to test a high-tech payload that may one day be used to detect life on other planets. A team led by Robert Peale of the University of Central Florida’s Department of Physics is sending an experimental sensor the size of a […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.