Latina First-Generation Student Fueled by Passion to Help Those Underrepresented

Latina First-Generation Student Fueled by Passion to Help Those Underrepresented

Elizabeth Santiago sat with tears in her eyes as she and 20 other University of Central Florida students were honored March 27 with the Order of Pegasus award, UCF’s highest student honor. She thought of all those who helped her accomplish such a feat that at one point seemed impossible. She especially thought of her […]

UCF Reaches Out to First-Generation Students

The University of Central Florida is a leader in reaching out to first-generation college students and supporting them once enrolled, according to a national guidebook. UCF is among 284 colleges highlighted in the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a unique handbook for parents and students who cannot readily afford college and may not be familiar […]


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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.