$55 Million Grant Makes UCF, Florida History

$55 Million Grant Makes UCF, Florida History

UCF today was awarded a $55 million NASA grant to build and launch into space an instrument the size of a microwave oven that will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The award is the largest single grant in UCF’s history, and UCF will become the first Florida university to lead a NASA […]

  • NASA Selects UCF Project as Finalist for Explorer Mission

    NASA has just selected a University of Central Florida space project as a finalist for its Explorer Mission of Opportunity program. The selection fulfills the dream of two UCF scientists who have been researching solar weather – and its affects on our terrestrial technology – for more than five years. If chosen, this project would […]


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  • Business College: Stand Out from Day One

    For some students, the first class meeting of the semester might mean a review of the syllabus or icebreaker activities. But UCF’s College of Business Administration is shaking it up for its new students this fall, challenging them to stand out and capitalize on what makes them unique. This will be the largest single class […]

  • The Failure of College Sport as an Equal Opportunity Employer

    As someone who has worked for institutions of higher education for more than four decades, it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color. UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released the 2013 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card this […]

  • Patented Soil Media on Green Roofs Throughout Florida

    It’s hard to miss the lush, green tropical lemongrass and other plant life that adorn the “green roofs” that are sprouting on buildings throughout Central Florida and beyond. What you might not see at first glance, however, is the innovative soil media that keeps the grasses and plants firmly rooted and thriving. Developed by the […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.