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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 […]

COS Celebrates Summer 2015 Graduates

GradReceptionWordPressThe UCF College of Sciences celebrated the Summer 2015 graduates at the Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration and the College of Sciences Graduation Reception. The College of Sciences Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration was held Friday, August 7th, in the Physical Sciences Building. Faculty and staff celebrated the 20 graduating College of Sciences doctoral students with a reception and […]

UCF Physics Alumna Paves Pathway for Future Research

DrBaleineWordpressDr. Clara Rivero-Baleine, ’01, ’03, ’05, was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Physics AlumKnight at the inaugural award ceremony in February. Her continued commitment to excellence in the industry along with her pioneering efforts in research and development are just some of the reasons the UCF Physics Department nominated her for the award. Dr. Rivero-Baleine […]

2015 UCF College Showcase

Telescope resizedThe UCF College of Sciences will once again participate in the UCF College Showcase during UCF Family Weekend.  Family Weekend, taking place September 18-20, is a UCF annual tradition bringing together families and students to create memories that will last a lifetime. Events taking place throughout the weekend include campus tours, The Understudy play at the UCF […]

College of Sciences Graduate Program Panel

COS Grad Panel -emailKick-off this year’s Pegasus Palooza at the COS Graduate Panel, Monday, August 24th, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the UCF College of Sciences (COS). The panel will be held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Four students from different COS graduate programs including anthropology, biology, […]

Teens Experience NASA Explorations Through UCF’s Camp Connect

Camp Connect 300Story courtesy of Nicholson News, August 2015 Last month, the world watched in awe as the NASA-captured images of Pluto made headlines in the media. Coverage of this historic event highlighted the role of communication in the world of science and technology, a topic that NSC’s Kennedy Space Center liaison, Lisa Malone, knows all too well. Malone […]

COS Connection to Historic Pluto Flyby

Image courtesy of NASAWhen the New Horizons spacecraft passed within a mere 7,750 miles of Pluto on Tuesday, many at the University of Central Florida cheered for the historic flight and its leader, Alan Stern, Ph.D. Stern, whose advocacy, tenacity and some would say sheer bull-headedness are largely to credit for the selection and execution of NASA’s farthest-ever […]

Laser Researcher Receives Grant to Partner with 5 Universities

changThe University of Central Florida researcher who holds the world record for the shortest laser pulse ever produced has been awarded part of a Department of Defense grant with an international team to continue study on ultrafast lasers. Zenghu Chang, Ph.D, a distinguished professor of physics and optics who has appointments with both the College […]

UCF Leads State in Department of Defense Equipment Awards

changThe Defense University Research Instrumentation Program awarded Zenghu Chang, Ph.D. up to $252,000 for laser research. Chang, a distinguished professor of physics and optics at UCF, is one of three award recipients at UCF to receive an award from the program, which is the most among Florida universities. The award money will go toward purchasing […]

Physics Undergraduates Win Bronze at Physics Competition

Physics_CompetitionAfter 48 hours of analyzing and writing, three UCF physics majors showed the importance of research by winning the bronze medal in their participation of the fifth annual University Physics Competition. The team of Brandon Blue, Chris Tiller, and Dylan Bruce performed calculations on the orbital stability of planets and determined their conclusion based on […]

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