$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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  • A Groundbreaking New Center for Student-Athletes

    Ground was broken Friday for The Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership, thanks to a $4 million gift from the Wayne M. Densch Charitable Trust and a $1 million gift commitment by the Williams Family Foundation. Leonard Williams, trustee of the Wayne M. Densch Charitable Trust, was instrumental in securing both donations.  “We are very […]

  • UCF Modeling and Simulation Receives $2.6 Million Presagis Gift

    University of Central Florida computer modeling and simulation students can continue to develop, test and train on the most advanced software used in aerospace and defense industries, thanks to a Presagis in-kind gift valued at $2.6 million. The Canada-based software company has donated the licensing for its products used at UCF, and this year’s gift […]

  • HAPPY Hour Student Showcase Invites Alumna to Inspire the Next Wave of Teachers

    Dr. Karen Verkler is passionate about helping the next generation of educators develop their skills, and nowhere is that more evident than in the HAPPY Hour series of workshops. Dr. Verkler and her HAPPY Hour Committee of 20 faculty members and 9 HAPPY Hour Student Ambassadors are also responsible for organizing the annual Student Showcase […]

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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.