UCF Remains Open, Monitoring Tropical System

UCF Remains Open, Monitoring Tropical System

With hurricane season underway, UCF’s Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the tropics for severe weather with the potential to impact our community. Tropical Storm Hermine is currently in the gulf and strengthening. Central Florida may experience some severe weather overnight but is not expected to receive any of the storm’s direct impact, according […]

Emergency Resiliency Week Returns March 28-April 1

The University of Central Florida will next week host a series of events to teach members of the UCF community how to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. The 4th annual KNIGHTSHARE Expo will be held March 28-April 1 and will include educational and hands-on opportunities to prepare for emergency situations. Students, faculty […]

UCF Offers Active Shooter Response Training Dec. 1 and 2

While the chances of being involved in a violent incident are small, it is still important to know how to act in the event of an emergency. UCF Emergency Management and the UCF Police Department are teaming up to offer a series of classes to teach students and faculty and staff members how to think […]

Registration for UCF’s Emergency Response Team Open

Training and certification for UCF’s Campus Emergency Response Team will be held Oct. 17 and 18. CERT educates people about disaster preparedness, helps them plan for hazards that could impact UCF, and trains them in basic disaster-response skills so that they can better protect themselves, their families and the community. The volunteer organization is open […]

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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.