UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness. The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for […]

2 New UCF Trustees Appointed

Two new members of UCF’s Board of Trustees were appointed over the weekend by Gov. Rick Scott to serve until 2020: Joseph Conte, 58, of Winter Park is president and chief executive officer of Consulate Health Care. He previously co-founded Tandem Health Care and served as president and chief operating officer from 1998 to 2006. […]

State Rewards UCF, USF and FIU Collaboration with $8.5 million in Grants

As part of an ambitious effort to align university and college degrees with the state’s workforce needs, Florida’s Board of Governors awarded $15 million in grants to four collaborative university projects today. A newly formed consortium of the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and Florida International University led the way, receiving $8.5 […]

Young Scientists Inspired, Honored at State Science Fair

More than 900 middle and high schoolers will present their research and compete for scholarships during a state science fair coordinated by the University of Central Florida. The 58th annual State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida began Tuesday, March 26, at the Lakeland Center. Fair activities are coordinated by the Florida Foundation for Future […]


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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.