Research Week Kicks off Today

Research Week Kicks off Today

The UCF community and general public are invited to learn more about the kind of research students at UCF conduct every day at UCF’s annual Research Week, which kicks off today. The Student Union will become a showcase through Thursday to view the creative projects students have undertaken this year. Attendees will get an opportunity […]

Research Week: Critical Thinking, Making a Difference in the World

How vulnerable are teenagers in the foster-care system to online predators? What’s the best way to turn a community into a medical-tourism destination? Can nanoparticles be used in a blood test to determine viral infections to more quickly identify outbreaks? These are among the many questions UCF students have tackled for Research Week, which kicks […]

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 […]


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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.