Prison to Law School: How Education Turned a Former Gang Member’s Life Around

Prison to Law School: How Education Turned a Former Gang Member’s Life Around

Angel Sanchez has spent much of his college career helping those who, like him, yearned for a second chance. He’s mentored previously incarcerated students, and through his position as president of Moot Court at UCF, an organization that gives pre-law students practice at arguing cases, he helped collect more than 300 books to donate to […]

Reach for the Stars Award Honors 5 Early Career Researchers

Five of the University of Central Florida’s brightest early career professors will be honored Wednesday for their varied research activities, ranging from cutting-edge research of integrated circuit architecture to internationally recognized study of sea turtle migration. The professors will be given Reach for the Stars awards as part of the celebration of Founders’ Day. President […]

Founders’ Day Celebration to Honor New Pegasus Professors

Five professors soon will join a distinguished group of faculty members at the University of Central Florida: Pegasus Professor Award recipients. The Pegasus Professor Award is the highest academic honor an educator can receive at UCF. Honorees must be nominated, have worked at the university at least five years and have conducted research or developed […]

UCF's Brightest Honored at Founders' Day Celebration

The University of Central Florida celebrated Founders’ Day by honoring some of UCF’s best students, teachers, staffers and researchers today. President John C. Hitt kicked off the ceremony at the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union. He and others paid tribute to those who help educate students and empower our community. Awards were given for outstanding […]


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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.