Yaupon Brothers Tea Takes Top Prize at UCF’s 2017 Joust

Yaupon Brothers Tea Takes Top Prize at UCF's 2017 Joust

As grandma Joann and mom, Maryann, happily snapped photos with their phones, Kyle and Bryon White perched on the edge of the Pegasus ballroom stage taking a moment to catch their breath and contemplate the oversized $12,000 check between them. Exhausted but elated, the siblings and their business plan to grow their Florida-based tea company […]

UCF’s Lapchick Joined Pope Francis at Vatican Conference on Sport, Humanity

Richard Lapchick, a UCF eminent scholar and endowed chair known internationally as the “racial conscience of sport,” was among the 150 global delegates invited to join Pope Francis last week for the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference. According to the Vatican, “the goal of the conference is to create a place where thought […]

Lapchick to Receive Harvard Behavioral Health Award

Richard Lapchick, director of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management program, will be honored Friday by Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center with the Harvard Impact Global Health Catalyst Distinguished Leader Award for his work with cognitive and behavioral health in sports. Lapchick, a human-rights activist, proponent of racial equality and an internationally recognized […]

International Sport Organization Places Lapchick on Top 50 Inspirational List

UCF’s Richard Lapchick recently found his name mentioned alongside some other sports-world greats such as Muhammad Ali, David Beckham and Billie Jean King. Lapchick, director of The Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sport, was named as one of the Beyond Sport Inspirational 50 people who has used sport to change the world. Beyond Sport is […]


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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.