Celebrating Five Years of Environmental Awareness

Celebrating Five Years of Environmental Awareness

A sustainability nonprofit that has been accredited by the United Nations, recognized by U.S. presidents and involved in a number of international environmental conferences began as a small student organization at the University of Central Florida just a few years ago. IDEAS, a sustainability movement with more than 15 chapters around the world, was founded […]

  • Meet UCF Student Who DJs Using Solar Power

    It is a rare occasion when a U.S. president might give a shout-out to a DJ. But one UCF student that goes simply by DJ Chill Will, received some encouragement from President Bill Clinton during his 2013 commencement address at UCF. Clinton praised the student for the sustainability efforts he’s implemented into his work. His […]

  • Students Travel to Caribbean for Summer Service-Learning

    By the time Chelsea Liles starts her junior year of college, she’ll have already traveled to another country to shadow a doctor in a rural clinic, participating in the diagnostic process and helping him take patient histories. Liles is among the nine students from the University of Central Florida who have spent part of the […]

  • UCF Students Bring Renewable Energy to South African Township

    Residents of the Pomolong township in South Africa soon will see their homes in a whole new light thanks to the ingenuity of students from the University of Central Florida. As part of the Burnett Honors College’s newest study-abroad program, senior design engineering students at UCF are developing sustainable energy platforms that will power Pomolong’s […]

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  • UCF, Progress Energy Florida Dedicate Energy-Saving Solar Panel System

    The University of Central Florida is reducing its energy costs and promoting renewable energy thanks to the installation of a 107-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Progress Energy Florida awarded UCF the panels under its SunSense Schools solar energy program. UCF was one of 10 schools – and the only university – selected last summer to […]

  • Come See What UCF Engineering Students Have Made

    A solar-powered device that can clean shallow waters after an oil spill, a water pump powered by the movement of tree branches, and a video game to help children patients stay still during MRI procedures will be among more than 60 innovative projects to be showcased at the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science’s (CECS) Senior […]

  • Earth Month Events Include GreenWaves Festival, Sustainable Food Week

    April events in celebration of Earth Month will encourage University of Central Florida students and the community to promote sustainable living. Among the highlights is GreenWaves III, an electronic music festival sponsored by E.Co. and the Campus Activities Board. The festival will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the UCF […]

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