$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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  • Florida Campus Compact Honors Political Science Major for Community Service

    Political science major Alice Neira recently was chosen as one of three students in the state to receive the Student Excellence in Service Award presented by Florida Campus Compact. The award recognizes students for outstanding service to communities through service-learning and volunteerism.   Neira is pursuing her bachelor’s degree while earning a minor in education and a certification […]

  • UCF Delivers Tourism Oriented Policing Program in Aruba

    The economy of Aruba relies heavily on tourism, with approximately 1.5 million tourists contributing about $1.5 billion annually in tourism revenue – nearly 85 percent of Aruba’s gross domestic product. Aruba has a vested interest in maintaining both a welcoming and safe environment for tourists. However, maintaining this balance can be a challenge for law […]

  • Career Fair Connects Hospitality Students with Record Number of Employers

    UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted 70 employers at the Fall 2014 Career & Experiential Learning Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23. A record number of organizations from the hospitality and tourism industry were on hand to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with students majoring in hospitality management, restaurant management and event management. “The […]

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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.