High School Dropout Set To Graduate With Medical Degree

High School Dropout Set To Graduate With Medical Degree

Assisted by his 3-year-old son Jairus, Army Lt. Anthony Hawkins stuck a gold pin on a giant map to mark Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, where he will begin his emergency-medicine residency this summer. The pinning ceremony at the UCF College of Medicine came during National Match Day on March 17, when graduating […]

A Different Kind of Prep, The Journey to UCF

For Angie Torres there was no Girl Scouts, after school clubs or sports team participation when she was a kid. Her extracurricular activities involved translating English into Spanish for her aunt during doctor visits, helping her cousins fill out job applications and translating legal documents for family friends who didn’t speak English very well. The […]

Life in Homeless Shelter Spurs Student to Attend College

A homeless shelter isn’t exactly known for producing college candidates, but for University of Central Florida student Victor Rodriguez the time he spent at a shelter with his family provided the kind of stability he needed to get a shot at a better life. The New York native bounced from school to school throughout his […]

1st-Generation Student Wants to Use Social Work Degree to Combat Injustices

Pursuing a college education was not a big priority in Yaridma Tejada’s home when she was a youngster. She said her immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic – her mom a high school graduate and her dad, who completed third grade – “never helped me with my homework assignments or seemed to enjoy reading or […]


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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.