Dixon Commits Gift of More Than $5 Million to UCF Athletics

Dixon Commits Gift of More Than $5 Million to UCF Athletics

Kenneth G. Dixon has made a gift commitment of more than $5 million to UCF Athletics. It is the largest cash pledge ever by an individual UCF alumnus.  In recognition of this gift, a 95-acre section of campus will be named the Kenneth G. Dixon Athletics Village. The Kenneth G. Dixon Athletics Village will be […]

UCF Alumna Harvard Bound after Earning Nearly Perfect Score on LSAT

Years ago, Rebecca Fate’s vision of her future never included college. Neither of her parents earned college degrees, and growing up in a single-parent household meant there was little to no extra money to send her to school, she said. But when her fifth-grade teacher opened Fate’s eyes to her potential, her vision of the […]

The Human Factor: Meet the New Patients in Simulation

He can sense and respond to touch, look you in the eyes and exhibit real emotions. But this patent-pending simulated patient, developed by a team of UCF researchers, is not human. “One of the unique aspects of this new tool is its ability to bring humanity to simulation,” said Gregory Welch, a computer scientist and […]

'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 […]


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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.