As War Rages, Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Protect Ancient Sites in Syria, Iraq

As War Rages, Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Protect Ancient Sites in Syria, Iraq

University of Central Florida archaeologist Scott Branting has gotten his hands dirty on plenty of digs, but some of his most important work now involves satellites instead of shovels. Since 2014, Branting has been a principal investigator on a U.S. Department of State project meant to track damage to cultural-heritage sites in war-torn Syria and […]

UCF Celebrates the Arts to Serve Up Musical Variety

From the classics of Rachmaninoff and Schubert, to the dynamic sounds of the 1960s TV series Batman, to a moving composition honoring last year’s Pulse nightclub victims, there’s something musically for most everyone at next month’s UCF Celebrates the Arts festival. The performers at the April 7-14 festival will be just as varied, with presentations […]

Faculty and Staff Raise $1M for Students

The 2017 Believe Faculty and Staff Campaign officially wrapped up Wednesday with a gathering of dedicated donors to celebrate another record-breaking year of philanthropy.  UCF Provost and Executive Vice President Dale Whittaker, along with the spirit team, were on hand at the Student Union to deliver the good news that 2,045 members of UCF’s faculty […]

UCF Designated a "Voter Friendly Campus"

The Voter Friendly Campus initiative announced this week that UCF has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.” Led by nonpartisan organizations, Campus Vote Project and National Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Haley Winston, assistant director for Office of Student Involvement, led UCF in the charge to join the inaugural class and receive this designation. The […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.