$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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  • A 3-D View of UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015

    Before film and television, a type of art called tableau vivant – or “living picture” – was often presented by costumed actors or models who posed with backdrops to recreate popular works of art. Fast-forward to the UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 festival next month, and visitors will again have the opportunity to view live […]

  • Invention Solves the Shame of Bad Beards

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. In Mike Brunett’s case, necessity came in the form of shaggy facial hair. Here’s how it started: One of Brunett’s coworkers in the UCF Office of Instructional Resources had repeatedly been forced to shave off his beard because of trimming mishaps that left it embarrassingly lopsided. Brunett […]

  • UCF Hosts Full-Scale Regional Emergency Exercise March 12

    First responders from across Central Florida will be at UCF Thursday, March 12, to practice communication coordination and critical response during simulated emergencies inside UCF classroom buildings. In addition to federal and state agencies, participants will include local cities and counties, state universities and colleges, community partners, regional aid agencies, 15 area hospitals and more. […]

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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.