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 […]

  • Patented Soil Media on Green Roofs Throughout Florida

    It’s hard to miss the lush, green tropical lemongrass and other plant life that adorn the “green roofs” that are sprouting on buildings throughout Central Florida and beyond. What you might not see at first glance, however, is the innovative soil media that keeps the grasses and plants firmly rooted and thriving. Developed by the […]

  • Rosen College Announces Fall 2014 CFHLA Meet & Greet Schedule

    Through a partnership with the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA), Rosen College students have the opportunity to meet representatives from the region’s major hotel brands almost every week during the fall 2014 semester. Students can stop by the CFHLA Student Lounge (room 202) on Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 to learn from and connect with […]

  • UCF Students Start New Year

    The University of Central Florida keeps attracting brighter and brighter students. Preliminary data indicates that this year’s freshman class, which begins classes today, posts some impressive credentials. This fall’s class is expected to have an average high school Grade Point Average of 3.9 compared to 3.8 last fall. The average SAT score is expected to […]


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  • Campus Disc Golf Course Reopens at New Site

    UCF’s relocated disc golf course opened today on a path that circles Lake Christine near the campus intramural fields. The new course along the southern edge of the university has nine holes (baskets) with two different tee boxes for each hole, one for amateurs and another farther back for championship players. If the popularity of […]

  • UCF Member of NSF’s National Innovation Network

    UCF has been selected by the National Science foundation (NSF) to provide Florida’s first implementation of one of the agency’s flagship programs to foster innovation among faculty and students, promote regional coordination and linkages in the innovation ecosystem, as well as develop a National Innovation Network, NSF’s I-Corps™. The NSF Innovation Corps(I-Corps) is the agency’s […]

  • Want Your Financial Aid? You Must Attend and Participate in Your Classes

    Beginning this fall, in an effort to increase student success, all students will be required to engage in their courses by completing specified assignments during the first five to 10 days from the first day of the class. Faculty members can choose from a variety of ways to verify whether students are actively engaged, including […]

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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.