$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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  • Sports News Puts Focus on Society's Problems

    Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.  With all the bad news, it is a time when we could all be depressed and anxious. But even these bad stories have helped the public focus on the […]

  • UCF Police Chief Richard Beary to Lead International Chiefs Association

    With 37 years in law enforcement under his belt, it’s unusual for University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary to experience firsts. But later this month, he’ll be front and center for a historical occasion: On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Beary will be sworn in as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, […]

  • Big Companies Honor UCF's 3D Arm Team

    A team of University of Central Florida engineering students who made an inexpensive 3D arm for a 6-year-old boy this summer is being honored today at the STEAM Gala, a black-tie event sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the nation. The gala is the kickoff of STEAM Week, a series of entertaining and […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.