$55 Million Grant Makes UCF, Florida History

$55 Million Grant Makes UCF, Florida History

UCF today was awarded a $55 million NASA grant to build and launch into space an instrument the size of a microwave oven that will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The award is the largest single grant in UCF’s history, and UCF will become the first Florida university to lead a NASA […]

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 […]

GOLD May Help Prevent Space Storm Damage on Earth

A device that may help predict and prevent GPS and cell phone blackouts has been developed at the University of Central Florida. Research scientists Richard Eastes and Andrey Krywonos have designed a specialized camera-like instrument called an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph. Once put into geostationary orbit on a commercial satellite, the spectrograph would continuously monitor the […]

Spring Football Game Recap

Defensive end Troy Davis, a junior-to-be, stole the show Saturday at Bright House Networks Stadium, registering five sacks and six tackles in the first-string Gold squad’s 27-6 victory against the reserves in White. An estimated crowd of 7,000 fans on a sun-splashed day saw Davis play well defensively, while standout sophomore Jeff Godfrey passed for […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.