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 […]

'Florida Trend' Highlights UCF Transformation Under President Hitt

UCF’s rise to national prominence under the direction of President John C. Hitt is featured in the latest edition of Florida Trend magazine. “Strength in Numbers,” the cover story in the June edition that focuses on higher education in the state, chronicles the past 25 years of the university as it tripled in enrollment to […]

UCF Research Could Bring ‘Drastically’ Higher Resolution To Your Phone and TV

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new color changing surface tunable through electrical voltage – a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colors to form the images. With […]

UCF Captures National Computer Programming Title, Places 13th in World

A team of three University of Central Florida students earned the title of national champions Wednesday and finished 13th in the world in an elite computer programming contest known as the “Battle of the Brains.” In the competition at the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Rapid City, SD, the UCF trio […]


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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.