$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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  • Bright Holiday Season Just the Start for Florida's Recovering Economy

    A healthy holiday season is just the beginning of a great year for Florida, according to a University of Central Florida’s latest state economic forecast released today. “Kris Kringle has nothing on the Sunshine State,” said Sean Snaith, a UCF economist and director of the UCF Center for Economic Competitiveness. “The 34th Street Miracle pales […]

  • SDES’ Inclusive New Office

    Social Justice and Advocacy, the newest department within Student Development and Enrollment Services, is responsible for providing oversight to the Multicultural Student Center and LGBTQ+ Services. SJA will facilitate intentional programming aimed at addressing the following goals: Advocate for access and equity throughout the UCF campus community. Promote civil conversations on issues impacting campus climate. […]

  • Transforming Physician Practices Across Florida

      The UCF College of Medicine is applying for a new federal grant to create a collaborative network for physicians across Florida to improve the health of patients and the providers’ business operations. The nation’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding up to 35 organizations nationally to create collaborative Practice Transformation Networks (PTN). […]

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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.