UCF Honors 8 with Inaugural Reach for the Stars Award

UCF Honors 8 with Inaugural Reach for the Stars Award

UCF’s newest Founders’ Day recognition honors early-career professors who have achieved noteworthy research or creative activities of national impact. The Reach for the Stars Award winners are selected by President John C. Hitt. They must be assistant or associate professors who have completed four years at UCF. Those selected receive a $10,000 annual research grant […]

Romanian Officials Seek Fresh Insights into Public Management

Not all visitors to Orlando head to the theme parks. If you’re a Romanian official, visits to a local food bank and an emergency operations center just might be on your itinerary. Those are two of the stops being made this week by several dozen Romanian officials participating in a pilot exchange program coordinated by UCF’s […]

International Walk to School Day Hits Its Stride

Schools in Brevard, Orange and Volusia counties will be celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The day is set aside to give children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the benefits of walking, according to the International Walk to […]

Meet Thomas Bryer: Teaching Students About Their Role in Democracy

Associate professor Thomas Bryer spends his days teaching students how to analyze government policy and its implementation, also known as public administration. Bryer calls it the very fabric that keeps our democracy healthy. He also involves himself to show how government policy makes a difference. Bryer volunteered to facilitate two Orlando community meetings requested by […]

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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.