UCF’s Brightest Honored at Founders’ Day Celebration

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 […]

Awards of Excellence Presented for Outstanding Faculty, Staff Members

Faculty and staff members from each college were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, research and other categories today during UCF’s annual Founders’ Day ceremony. The University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Taylar Wenzel, College of Education & Human Performance. Wenzel received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from UCF and her master’s and […]

UCF Honors Best and Brightest Students on Founders' Day

Students from each of UCF’s colleges who have excelled in academics, leadership and community service were honored today during the annual Founders’ Day ceremony. College of Arts and Humanities Kerrianne Reilly is pursuing a bachelor of arts in history, with minors in Russian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Linguistics. She has complemented her study of […]

Early-Career Faculty Recognized for Big Impact

The UCF community recognized six stellar professors who have had a national impact with their research or creative activities. The early-career professors were given Reach for the Stars awards as part of the celebration of Founders’ Day. President John C. Hitt selects the winners based on faculty members’ past four years of work. Recipients must […]


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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.