Central Florida Honors President Hitt on 25 Years of Service to UCF, Community

Central Florida Honors President Hitt on 25 Years of Service to UCF, Community

The UCF family and Central Florida community celebrated John C. Hitt’s 25th anniversary as the university’s president Wednesday with many presentations and a special award for the president and his wife, Martha. During a packed celebration at the Student Union, speakers such as Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and longtime UCF […]

UCF Leaders' Personal Contributions to UCF Downtown Exceed $1 Million

Led by President John C. Hitt and trustee Alex Martins, University of Central Florida leaders have made personal contributions totaling more than $1 million for the UCF Downtown campus. President Hitt and first lady Martha Hitt contributed $100,000, as did trustee Alex Martins, a UCF alumnus and CEO of the Orlando Magic, and UCF Foundation […]

Faculty & Staff Campaign in the Spotlight

Lights! Camera! Action! The annual UCF Faculty & Staff giving campaign, believe, kicked off on Friday at a celebration held at the Morgridge International Reading Center. Attendees were given the red carpet treatment as they posed with UCF’s celebrity mascot, Knightro, and munched on movie-themed refreshments. Dr. Hitt welcomed faculty and staff and thanked everyone […]

President Hitt Honored for 20 Years of Service to UCF

The UCF community gave President John C. Hitt a heartfelt thank you Thursday during a reception honoring his 20th anniversary at the helm of the university. Family, friends, faculty and others – both in person and in video messages – praised the service and dedication of the president, who led the university to national prominence […]


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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.