UCF Grad and Canine Companion Are Combatting Child Abuse

UCF Grad and Canine Companion Are Combatting Child Abuse

Earning his Doctorate degree in Education with a concentration in Organizational Sociology from the UCF College of Education and Human Performance is one of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Agent Jessie Holton’s most rewarding accomplishments. Before enrolling in college, Holton conducted research within his department and found that law-enforcement agents with college degrees […]

Student-Veteran Leads Therapy-Dog Program for Child-Abuse Victims

Marine veteran and University of Central Florida doctoral student Jessie Holton experienced bouts of post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan – but he learned something from his stressful situation that is now helping victims of child abuse. Holton obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice at […]

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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.