Local Wildfire Awareness and Precautions

Local Wildfire Awareness and Precautions

An exceptionally dry season combined with low humidity and high winds has led to ideal conditions for wildfires, which have recently impacted Central Florida and which are expected to continue throughout the state. Landscape & Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Security and Emergency Management, regularly monitors local conditions and takes preventative measures […]

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 […]

Students Get Bucks for Butts

UCF students will have the opportunity to show their support for the smoke-free campus policy by collecting cigarette trash around the main campus March 3. “We think it is important to keep the smoke-free policy visible,” said Samantha Spiers, president of the Student Health Advisory Committee, which is hosting the event for the third time. […]

Campus Safety Week Reminds Students to Be Vigilant, Prepared

UCF is hosting a series of events this week to teach the campus community how to better handle disasters and emergencies. The 2014 KNIGHTSHARE Expo will be held March 17-21 and will include training and events designed to help students, faculty, staff and the community prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Local, state […]

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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.