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 […]

Anthropology Student Seeks Degree to Thank Mom, Dig Up Latin American Roots

Kimberly Batres was too young to remember, but her mother often went hungry. As a single mother living in Guatemala with daughters 7 and 3 years old, Alison Batres earned just enough money working in a family-owned bakery to pay rent and feed her children. Fed up and in search of a better life, she […]

There's No Place Like ... a Classroom

Fascinated with infectious disease and pathogenic bacteria, Will Furiosi, ’13, ’14, had dreams of working at the Centers for Disease Control. But, during his senior year of pre-med classes at UCF, he decided that teaching science might be more fun. So, after completing his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences (with a minor in business administration) […]

Two Nursing Students Selected for UCF Homecoming Court

Seniors in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Mackenzie Chase, 21, and Elaine Gerlt, 20, are two of just five candidates who are running for homecoming queen. Both students were nominated by their Greek chapters—Chase by Kappa Alpha Theta and Gerlt by Chi Omega—for their outstanding leadership skills and dedicated involvement at UCF. This […]


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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.