UCF Honors 8 with Inaugural Reach for the Stars Award

UCF Honors 8 with Inaugural Reach for the Stars Award

UCF’s newest Founders’ Day recognition honors early-career professors who have achieved noteworthy research or creative activities of national impact. The Reach for the Stars Award winners are selected by President John C. Hitt. They must be assistant or associate professors who have completed four years at UCF. Those selected receive a $10,000 annual research grant […]

UCF Student Who Started Effort to Help Homeless Wins Fellowship

A University of Central Florida student who helped launch an organization to give free health screenings to homeless people has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Andrew Aboujaoude, a third-year biomedical sciences major who plans to attend medical school after he completes his bachelor’s degree, is the only UCF student to receive the fellowship. […]

1st Generation Student Encourages Classmates to Give Back

Josh Goodridge, the first in his family to attend college, believes in the power of education so much that the senior already donates his time and money to UCF’s giving drive to financially help other students. During the university’s recent annual Believe campaign, Goodridge spoke at the final presentation for the program because he wanted […]

Solar Powered Art Sculptures, Sea Turtle Tracking Drones and More: Students Showcase Inventions

Art and engineering come together in four student designed solar-powered sculptures, which were showcased with battling robots, sea turtle tracking drones and much more Friday, April 21 as more than 500 University of Central Florida engineering and computer science students displayed their inventions as their final senior projects. More than 115 projects were on display […]


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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.