UCFPD Honors Pulse Victims With New Cruiser

UCFPD Honors Pulse Victims With New Cruiser

The UCF Police Department recently added a new car to its fleet that honors the lives taken during the Pulse nightclub tragedy. The Dodge Charger features the word “POLICE” in Pride colors rather than the typical black as a symbol of support for the LGBTQ+ community. The vehicle number is “9049”, with the “49” also […]

Non-traditional Student Trades Computers for Career In Conservation Biology

After a 27-year career in software development, Orlando, Fla. resident Suzanne Connor faced a real challenge. The mother of two was laid off. “My last two years of my job, I was so unhappy,” Connor said.  “I was kind of relieved when I was laid off. I knew I needed to find something that would […]

Heat at Its Core --- UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has selected a University of Central Florida scientist for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work that is projected to revolutionize the way electronic devices use and dissipate heat. Shawn Putnam, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive $510,000 from the agency to study the […]

UCF Student to Compete in Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pageant

Gianna “Gigi” Gonzalez, a University of Central Florida student, on Saturday will compete for the Ms. Wheelchair Florida crown and the opportunity to travel across the state to advocate for those living with disabilities. Gonzalez has cerebral palsy, and with her positive outlook she hopes to inspire others to feel empowered. At UCF, Gonzalez studies […]


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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.