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Graduating Venezuelan Transfer Student Inspired to Start Nonprofit

Graduating Venezuelan Transfer Student Inspired to Start Nonprofit

Nearing the end of any collegiate journey is typically a joyous time for most students. After years of juggling classes, working on projects and studying for exams, the end goal — a degree and chance at a better future — is within sight. However in 2016, when clinical psychology major Jennifer Martinez de Pinillos was […]

UCF’s Top 10 Research Findings of 2018

The University of Central Florida’s football players are not the only Knights dominating their field in 2018. This year was also a spectacular one for research at UCF. Not only did UCF hit a record $183 million in research funding, it also made positive impacts on the world. Space was the winner this year with […]

UCF Joins Ford, Uber as Semifinalists in National Competition to Make Driving Safer

UCF researchers have beat nearly 50 other teams in a national traffic-safety-improvement competition and now find themselves the only university team competing among industry giants such as Ford and Uber. Their entry, Real-Time Crash Visualization Tools for Traffic Safety Management, is a computer program that uses big data to predict, and hopefully prevent, traffic accidents […]

Nursing Doctoral Student Awarded National Fellowship for Epilepsy Research

Caring for others is ingrained in nursing doctoral student Michelle Tall ’17MSN. “Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, from a family of immigrants, the art of caring was a way of life,” says Tall. It’s what led Tall into the field of nursing nearly 30 years ago. “It was a calling that occurred naturally.” The […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.