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Who Is a Millionaire?

Millionaires club - picUnder a sunset stroked sky in front of the University of Central Florida’s main administration building, university leaders celebrated the common traits of tenacity, collaborative spirit, and commitment to excellence that UCF’s top grant earning researchers share. Twenty-nine researchers earned $1 million or more earning a bid into UCF’s Millionaires Club, which hosted the celebration […]

Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Rhodes Scholar FinalistUCF College of Sciences senior, and double major in mathematics and physics, John Vastola has been selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. This is the oldest and one of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the world. The Rhodes Scholarship provides the selected scholars with fully funded graduate study at Oxford University. Vastola is […]

UCF STEM Day Inspires Thousands

stem day - 1The Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM) Office hosted over 1,300 students in grades K-12 for UCF’s bi-annual STEM Day on Friday, November 6th. STEM Day was a free outreach event for K-12 students interested in learning more about the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The day featured a wide variety of activities focused on STEM disciplines, […]

Cheers to Ten Years

IMG_0520This October marked ten years since the UCF College of Arts and Sciences was divided into the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences in 2005. In honor of its anniversary, the UCF College of Sciences held a special reception for faculty and staff on Friday, October 30th. The open-house event was […]

Community Is Key At Physics Career Day

Physics Career day 28 - resized 1On Saturday October 3rd, UCF’s Physics Department hosted their 3rd annual Physics Career Exploration Day. Physics Career Exploration Day is geared toward high school students who want to explore careers in physics. This event aimed to show each student the many different career paths available to graduates with a physics degree. The students were encouraged to bring their […]

Science Café’s Magical Debut

Dr_-Michael-Bass1The first Science Café of the semester had a lively atmosphere as it came out of its summer offseason. Hosted by the Office of Research & Commercialization, Graduate Society of Physics Students, the Physics Department and UCF Environmental Health & Safety, this series highlights the exciting research currently being conducted in the College of Sciences. […]

The College of Sciences Celebrates 10 Years with #COSTurns10

10-Year-COS-EmailTen years is not a long time compared to the 52 years as the University of Central Florida. However, in the past ten years the College of Sciences has grown significantly in enrollment, undergraduate and graduate programs, majors, partnerships and overall opportunities for students, alumni, and faculty. Today, the UCF College of Sciences is the largest college […]

UCF Shines at National Physics Conference

NMCBP Conference 4 - 3UCF was well represented by a number of faculty and students at the American Physical Society (APS) National Mentoring Community & Bridge Program Conference on October 9-11, 2015. Held in Miami, Florida at Florida International University, this conference focused on mentor/mentee relationships, gave guidance on how to build successful bridge programs and let attendees hear […]

UCF Professors Land NASA Grants Focused on Asteroids, Comets, Venus

Physics Professors Land NASA Grants - AsteroidsUCF professors are involved in two potential NASA spacecraft missions that could take flight as early as 2020. The five proposed space missions would study Venus, near-earth objects and a variety of asteroids and comets. Each mission team will receive $3 million and have a year to get their proposals ready for a final round of […]

UCF College of Sciences Honors 2015-16 Scholarship Donors and Recipients

2015-16 COS Scholarship LuncheonOn September 25, the UCF College of Sciences held its third annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate its supportive donors and accomplished student scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. This year the college celebrated awarding 46 scholarships, totaling $94,050 in scholarship aid. The event provided a unique opportunity for scholarship recipients to have lunch with […]

2015 College Showcase

College Showcase 2015On September 19th, the College of Sciences participated in College Showcase 2015 which was an event hosted during Family Weekend 2015.  The showcase was hosted by the UCF College of Undergraduate Studies and took place at the student union. The College of Sciences was among the many participating colleges.  The COS showcase included displays by […]

Spicy New Distinguished Speaker Series

DSS featured picThe College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida presents its 2nd annual Distinguished Speaker Series. The series brings renowned speakers from across the country to enrich the lives of students, faculty, alumni and the community. Our speakers will address topics relevant to the natural, computational, social or behavioral sciences and to the societal implication […]

Thinking Small Wins UCF Big NASA Project

colwellportrait2015-396x396Sometimes thinking small can get you a big win. That’s certainly the case for a team of physicists at the University of Central Florida. UCF was one of only two universities selected to prepare an experiment for a miniaturized satellite mission as part of NASA’s Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) program. Twenty-two projects […]

2015-16 Science Café features Amazing Research

Science-Cafe-Group NEWScience Café is designed to showcase UCF professors in a fun and casual environment.  The fall 2015 series will span three months, September-November, with each month featuring a scientist from a different department in the university. Admission is free, but we encourage everyone to RSVP for this event in advance.  Each speaker will begin their […]

COS Welcomes 50 New Faculty

new faculty resizedThe College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida welcomes 50 new faculty members this fall.  In conjunction with the new faculty hiring campaign, approximatley 200 new faculty will begin at the university by fall 2015.  These new faculty members will strengthen the areas of the university where there has been high student enrollment and growth. Many of […]

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