International Student-athletes Thriving

International Student-athletes Thriving

With the second-largest enrollment of any university in the United States, UCF is becoming well-known in the U.S. and beyond. That representation can be seen on the playing field, as 40 international student-athletes from 22 different countries compete for the Knights. That’s nearly 10 percent of all Knight student-athletes. All of these student-athletes have experienced […]

UCF Student-Athletes Graduating at Record Levels

Based on data released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), UCF has posted the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for student-athletes in school history. The NCAA released its GSR data for student-athletes who first enrolled in 2005 on Thursday. UCF’s GSR was 85 percent, up two points from last year’s report. The Knights rank […]

Football: Dankenbring, Best Scholar in Nation Nominee

Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The 147 nominees also comprise the list […]

Renford Parkes: From the Gridiron to Guest Services

Renford Parkes used to be one of the most intimidating UCF Knights out on the gridiron, tackling more than 70 opponents throughout his collegiate football career. But since graduating from the University of Central Florida in May 2007, the former strong safety has removed his pads and helmet to reveal a more hospitable side. 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.