Prison to Law School: How Education Turned a Former Gang Member’s Life Around

Prison to Law School: How Education Turned a Former Gang Member’s Life Around

Angel Sanchez has spent much of his college career helping those who, like him, yearned for a second chance. He’s mentored previously incarcerated students, and through his position as president of Moot Court at UCF, an organization that gives pre-law students practice at arguing cases, he helped collect more than 300 books to donate to […]

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 […]

21 Students to Receive UCF's Highest Honor

  UCF has named 21 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award. The 2017 recipients were selected from a pool of 65 nominations. The 2017 class includes eight LEAD Scholars, eight President’s Leadership Council members, six Student Government Association leaders, 14 Burnett Honors College students, two Greek members, and one […]

3 College of Business Administration Students Receive Prestigious UCF Award

College of Business Administration undergraduate students Amy Bonilla Torres, Casey Field and graduate student Joseph “Joey” Grant have been named as recipients of the university’s most prestigious student award— the Order of Pegasus. Bonilla Torres, Field and Grant were among 20 students selected from a pool of 80 nominations. The Order of Pegasus Class of […]


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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.