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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 […]

College of Sciences Continues Graduation Tradition

IMG_0428Spring 2015 graduates were treated to a post-ceremony reception jointly hosted by the UCF College of Sciences and its academic departments. The reception, which has been embraced as an end of semester tradition, was held in the UCF Psychology Building immediately following the commencement ceremony on May 8. Along with enjoying light refreshments and returning their rented regalia, […]

Introducing Our New COS Ph.D. Graduates

Graduation Cake resizedMay 8, 2015 the College of Sciences celebrated 17 new Ph.D’s at a special graduation reception. The event was held in the afternoon in the Physical Sciences building. Student’s family members and faculty advisers were in attendance. Associate Dean Teresa Dorman hosted a presentation that individually recognized each graduate with their faculty adviser and read a brief […]

A Whole New World of Research

Wheelchair with a seat lift allows Michael Lodge to see into electron microscope for research use.  Photos by Lauren Haar/UCFHigh-Tech Wheelchair Allows UCF Student to Reach Lab Equipment for First Time UCF doctoral student Michael Lodge uses a $1 million electron microscope to conduct groundbreaking research on graphene sheets the width of a single atom. But from the seat of his wheelchair, he’s never been able to see through the viewing port of the […]

College of Sciences Dean’s Awards

rising starLast year the university and the college started several new awards for research accomplishment. The COS Dean’s Distinguished Researcher and Rising Star Awards recognize the efforts of the most ‘research productive’ faculty and the outstanding value that they bring to their classroom teaching, as well as to the unambiguous value of the research mentorship that they […]

COS Faculty Promotion and Tenure

Promotion & Tenure resizedPromotion is a mark of accomplishment and a gratifying recognition from one’s peers. Because of their hard work and dedication, the following staff members have been promoted at UCF. Promotion to Professor Tosha Dupras, Anthropology Pedro Quintana-Ascencio, Biology Enrique del Barco, Physics Viatcheslav Kokoouline, Physics Michael Mousseau, Political Science   Promotion to Associate Professor and/or […]

COS Faculty Awarded for Excellence

COS BuildingThroughout the year, faculty members work incredibly hard to bring quality education to UCF. To reward their hard work, the university offers the incentive award programs. The intent of the award programs is to recognize and promote faculty excellence and productivity that respond to and support the mission of UCF. The UCF Teaching Incentive Program rewards […]

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