$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 Police Hosts Magic Show Fundraiser to Benefit K-9 Unit

    A magician will amaze and awe a crowd at the University of Central Florida all for a four-legged cause. Comedic magician Jimmy Rook will headline a showcase of the UCF Police Department’s services at a fundraiser for the agency’s K-9 fund as it prepares to add a fourth police dog to the force. Displays, meet […]

  • As Candidates' TV Ads Heat Up, Economy Hits Its Stride

    As the Florida governor’s race heads into its final days, the candidates are turning up the heat with television ads blaming each other for the state’s economic woes or taking credit for gains made. But the governor, no matter who he or she is, can’t be held solely responsible for how the economy has done, […]

  • Service to UCF 2014

    Melanie Fernandez flourished from an average UCF student simply trying to find her way, to a major force in the Central Florida business community and a huge part of UCF’s success. Her current consulting firm grew too, resulting from an opportunity to purchase the firm where she had been previously working as partner, a position […]

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