UCF Student: from the Combat Zone to Digging Up Artifacts

UCF Student: from the Combat Zone to Digging Up Artifacts

Elizabeth “Beth” Chance served eight years in the U.S. Army, among many assignments handling classified mail in Iraq. When she came home, she became a classroom teacher. But she’d always dreamed of becoming an archeologist. “I had watched a PBS special on the discovery of ‘Lucy,’” said the Kissimmee native. “It was amazing to me […]

UCF Graduate Student in NanoTech Program One of the Best, Earns National Fellowship

Central Florida native John Bittman has had an unconventional journey to the University of Central Florida and now the trip has just taken an unexpected turn. Just months before completing UCF’s Nanotechnology Professional Science Master’s degree program, and what Bittman had hoped would be the final planning for a business launch, the federal government has […]

New Provost Forums Explore UCF’s Future

Beginning this semester, a new series of forums hosted by Provost Dale Whittaker will explore the new Collective Impact Strategic Plan and key issues in higher education as they relate to UCF’s future. While geared toward faculty and staff, the forums are open to the campus community. In addition to hosting featured speakers from across […]

Grad Fair to Feature Nearly 200 Programs to Check Out

Representatives for nearly 200 UCF graduate programs will be on hand Wednesday, Sept. 21, for the university’s annual Grad Fair hosted by the College of Graduate Studies. The goal of the fair is to inform students and the general public about the options available to pursue a graduate education, including master’s, doctoral, specialist and certificate […]

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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.