$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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  • UCF Gets Commerce Grants to Grow Entrepreneurship in Region

    The University of Central Florida is getting about $750,000 in grant money to help grow the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Central Florida, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today alongside U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and UCF President John C. Hitt. The secretary made the announcement during a press conference at UCF and praised the […]

  • Knight-Thon Raises $688,049 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    Knight-Thon, the UCF student-run dance marathon and fundraiser, raised $688,049 last weekend for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event began Saturday at 11 a.m. and lasted 20 hours, ending 8 a.m. Sunday. More than 1,100 students attended and helped UCF go from the 12th largest Miracle Network dance marathon in the nation to the 7th […]

  • #UCFBusiness Student Awarded Top Delta Sigma Pi Honor

    Taylor Fekany, a brother of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) Professional Business Fraternity Theta Sigma chapter, was named Collegian of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Region at Delta Sigma Pi’s Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs (LEAD) Conference. The National Collegian of the Year Award is presented annually to one outstanding member of Delta Sigma […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.