UCF Student and President Obama Talk Highway Safety, Innovation

UCF Student and President Obama Talk Highway Safety, Innovation

UCF student Taylor Lochrane gave President Barack Obama a demonstration of his cutting-edge transportation technology today at a federal highway research center in Virginia. Lochrane, who has two UCF engineering degrees and is on track to earn a Ph.D. this fall, showed President Obama a vehicle he customized with special sensors and how the technology […]

Follow SGA Online, On Your Phone

This fall, UCF’s Student Government Association will be using social media more than ever to keep students informed of the latest news and events. Throughout the school year, those who choose to follow SGA on Twitter and Facebook will have the opportunity to win prizes – exclusively offered on the social media sites. “We hope […]

Student Government Expanding Opportunity

An Interview with SGA President Michael Kilbride The campaign, “The Difference is You,” reigned in February’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections with a new SGA president, Michael Kilbride, and SGA vice president, Taylor Lochrane. When Kilbride attended Orientation five years ago, his dad predicted his son would be up on stage as an O-Teamer; Kilbride […]

Need a Ride? Zimride Saves You Gas, Money

Log on, and grab a ride. The University of Central Florida today launched a new carpooling service that harnesses popular online social networking to help students and staff and faculty members save gas and money. Zimride uses Facebook and Google Maps to help UCF commuters seek out or offer rides. UCF is the first university […]

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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.