$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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  • Medical Student Helps Create The Medical Student Press

    A rising second-year UCF medical student has co-founded the Medical Student Press www.themspress.org, an online open-access medical student publishing group. Gabriel Glaun, a member of the College of Medicine’s class of 2017, is executive editor while Mica Esquenazi, a member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s class of 2017, is editor-in-chief. The two […]

  • International Students Earn their "Ears" at Rosen College

    On July 17, 33 international students from universities in China and South Korea graduated from the Disney Undergraduate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In partnership with Walt Disney World Resort, Rosen College offers an intensive six-month Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management for international students […]

  • Zraick Appointed Communication Sciences and Disorders Chair

    Richard I. Zraick, Ph.D., is the newly appointed professor and chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Public Affairs. Zraick is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders. His textbook, The Voice and Voice Therapy (now in its 9th edition), is the leading textbook in its […]

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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.