NASA Selects UCF Project as Finalist for Explorer Mission

NASA Selects UCF Project as Finalist for Explorer Mission

NASA has just selected a University of Central Florida space project as a finalist for its Explorer Mission of Opportunity program. The selection fulfills the dream of two UCF scientists who have been researching solar weather – and its affects on our terrestrial technology – for more than five years. If chosen, this project would […]

  • Women's Basketball: Academic Excellence Award Winners

    The UCF women’s basketball team earned the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award on Wednesday. The Knights boasted the highest collective grade-point average for their respective sport among other programs in the league. Winners are chosen based on the 2013-14 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of […]

  • The American's Top Football Program

    UCF football exited Conference USA by claiming the league’s Sport Academic Award in back-to-back seasons for 2011 and 2012. Now as a member of the American Athletic Conference, the Knights continued that trend Wednesday by earning the Team Academic Excellence Award as The American’s top football program in the classroom. The honor is handed out […]

  • Dominican Republic Medical Mission Expands To Include Engineers, Chaplain

    Bags of medicines clog the tiny office used to store, sort and pack hundreds of pounds of supplies bound for a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic leaving July 25. Medical students count and package bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen while others put together personal hygiene bags of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes – most […]


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  • Give Someone a Break

    About 20 years ago, when I was a graduate student in Tucson, Arizona, I befriended two neighbors who worked as traveling nurses taking short-term jobs at hospitals in interesting places around the country. John and Sue had met a few years earlier when they served together in a busy metropolitan hospital, an often stressful environment. […]

  • 7 Questions with Nicole Cutrufo, ‘13

    For Nicole Cutrufo, ’13, it all started with a childhood dream. After journeying from Europe to the United States to prepare for a career in theme parks, her passions led her home. Can you describe your career journey since graduating from UCF’s Rosen College? I graduated with my Master of Science in Hospitality Management in […]

  • Biomedical Students Apply Science to Diagnose Simulated Patient

    Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.