Latina First-Generation Student Fueled by Passion to Help Those Underrepresented

Latina First-Generation Student Fueled by Passion to Help Those Underrepresented

Elizabeth Santiago sat with tears in her eyes as she and 20 other University of Central Florida students were honored March 27 with the Order of Pegasus award, UCF’s highest student honor. She thought of all those who helped her accomplish such a feat that at one point seemed impossible. She especially thought of her […]

UCF Memory Mall Site of Día de los Muertos Observance

Veronica Paneque, a mechanical engineering student, came to get a better idea of what Día de los Muertos is all about. Shayna Soares, a computer science major wanted to feel more connected to UCF. And Macarena Gutierrez, an elementary education major, wanted to showcase some of her artistic skill by dressing up in traditional Mexican […]

Elizardi Castro Brings Laughter to UCF

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations provided entertainment, music, dance, food, sharing the traditions and culture of the Hispanic community throughout Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with closing event on October 16. On October 6, over 400 people from the UCF community gathered in the Pegasus Ballroom to enjoy the comedy show “Made in Puerto Rico.” The comedy show […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at UCF

The Latin American Student Association, formally known as the Hispanic American Student Association, invited the UCF community to join in the Hispanic Heritage Month activities and events during September 15-October 15. Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, was keynote speaker at the kick-off event. The celebration’s entertainment […]


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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.