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Healthy-living App Takes Top Prize at UCF’s 2019 Joust New Venture Competition

Healthy-living App Takes Top Prize at UCF's 2019 Joust New Venture Competition

At just 14 years old, Rafaela Frota founded Wawwe, Inc. (We Are What We Eat) to achieve her dream of making people more easily aware of their nutritional needs and how they relate to their diet. Eight years later, armed with a business proposal and partnerships with three major health care networks, the UCF senior […]

Looking for Summer Camps in Orlando? Check Out These UCF-affiliated Options

From athletics to the arts to science to storytelling, there are plenty of summer camps for learning and play affiliated with UCF that can help keep students busy during the summer break. Deadlines are fast approaching for the 30 camps on this list. If you’re interested in learning more about a specific camp or wish […]

4 Student Teams to Compete for $75,000 in ‘Shark Tank’-Style Joust Competition

Vying for $75,000 in cash and essential business services, four student teams will present their best pitches to a panel of expert judges at the finals of the Joust New Venture Competition April 11 at 3 p.m. The event, presented by Viatek, is open to the public and will take place at the FAIRWINDS Alumni […]

Growth of State Economy to Outpace U.S. Economy, Snaith Predicts

The growth and strength of Florida’s economy is expected to outpace the national economy through 2022, predicts national economist and University of Central Florida faculty member Sean Snaith in his latest Florida & Metro Forecast report released today. “Florida’s labor force, payroll jobs and real gross state product are expected to continue to grow at […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.