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“I’ve been told I wasn’t going to succeed in my dreams.”

“I’ve been told I wasn’t going to succeed in my dreams.”

Through his time as a custodian, a swashbuckling pirate and a character attendant at Walt Disney World, UCF senior Andrew Simpson has never started a shift at his part-time job without strapping on his father’s watch. Get to know the people of UCF, one story at a time. His father gifted him the timepiece – […]

UCF Announces May 2018 Commencement Speakers

UCF has announced its speakers for this spring’s six commencement ceremonies, which run May 3-5 at the CFE Arena. The speakers will address roughly 8,118 UCF students who are expected to graduate this semester, and President John C. Hitt will confer 6,788 bachelor’s, 1,183 master’s and 147 doctoral degrees. UCF has awarded more than 318,000 degrees […]

UCF Alumni Announces 2018 30 Under 30 Awards

UCF Alumni announced the recipients of its fourth annual 30 Under 30 Awards on March 30. This year’s class includes marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers, software specialists, attorneys, education leaders, doctors, nurses, the youngest-elected Florida state representative and a football star, among others. “This year’s 30 under 30 class is a group of trailblazing […]

Student's Cookie Company Turns Diet 'Cheat Day' into Healthy-Treat Day

Cookies may not inspire the healthiest of thoughts, but one UCF student is looking to change that. Precious Williams, a junior majoring in restaurant and food-service management at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, recently launched Flourish Cookie Co., a nutritious baking venture that serves up tasty sweets you can feel good about indulging in. Each […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

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. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.