$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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  • Health Department Honors Deichen with Public Health Hero Award

    Dr. Michael Deichen, director of UCF’s Student Health Services, was awarded the annual Public Health Hero award recently by the Florida Department of Health for his contributions to improving the health and safety of UCF students, employees and local residents. The award, one of 10 presented at the department’s Orange County office, recognizes individuals who […]

  • UCF Cyber Defense Team Claims 2nd Victory in National Competition

    The University of Central Florida’s cyber-defense team successfully defended its status as top dog over the weekend, winning the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the second year in a row. The Collegiate Cyber Defense Club @ UCF – also known as Hack@UCF – bested nine other teams to win the competition in San Antonio […]

  • UCF Students Take Honors at Statewide Graduate Research Competition

    Some of the state’s best graduate students competed in the second annual Statewide Graduate Research Symposium Friday and University of Central Florida students took some of the top honors in the arts and humanities, education, physical sciences research and social sciences categories. The symposium, hosted at UCF this year on behalf of the Florida Council […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.