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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 […]

COS Outstanding Staff Excellence

scroll-200x450UCF has recently recognized five staff members for the College of Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards. Dani Draper from the psychology department, Nicholas Schenk from the political science department, David Bradford from the physics department, Luis Mena from the Nicholson School of Communication and Monika Crittenden from the physics department were all recognized. Each recipient was awarded […]

Graduate Student Research Wins Statewide Recognition

Statewide Graduate Research WinnersThis year’s winners from the UCF Graduate Research Forum continued on to compete in the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium.  The event was held on April 24 and was hosted at UCF by the College of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Florida Council of Deans. The event allowed students a chance to earn top honors in […]

Graduate Student Research Awards

Graduate Research Forum Group resizedThe Graduate Research Forum, held annually at UCF, is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from faculty judges. The 2015 forum was held on March 31 and featured poster displays representing UCF’s diverse colleges and disciplines. Awards for best poster in each category were given and all participants […]

Undergraduate Research Excellence

Undergraduate Research AwardsThe Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) was held on April 2, 2015 as a part of 2015 Research Week at UCF.  SURE celebrates undergraduate research and creativity across the university curriculum. SURE is a poster or display based forum for UCF undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community.  Undergraduates […]

UCF Professor is Real Life ‘Doc Hollywood’

Doc HollywoodUCF physics professor and associate chair, Joshua Colwell, Ph.D., is being touted as UCF’s ‘Doc Hollywood’.  Colwell’s daughter Aylia is an actress, producer and director.  K.C. Colwell, his brother, is an assistant director, and Josh Colwell is an actor. He has appeared in Zapped (1982), Father of the Bride (1991) with Steve Martin, Must Love Dogs (2005), Lucky You (2007), […]

UCF Celebrates the Best and Brightest During Founder’s Day

Founders-Day_0020-548x365 resizedThe best and brightest students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Florida were honored  during the University of Central Florida’s annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. Founders’ Day recognizes some of the outstanding achievements at UCF and is a time-honored tradition. Recipients ranged from an avatar-creating engineer to an expert in Western European politics […]

Beloved Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

RosemaryMonroyThe spotlight is shining on someone who has been working behind the scenes at UCF for 26 years.  The College of Sciences joins Rosemary Monroy, the associate director of resources and facilities for the college, in celebrating her retirement and thanks her for her years of dedication to the university. Monroy retired this spring semester celebrated […]

IC CAE Study Abroad Scholarship

Salzburg CollegeThe Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence is offering a study abroad scholarship for the summer and fall semesters.  The IC CAE’s main goal is to prepare students, by enhancing critical skills and knowledge deemed essential by the intelligence community, for careers in national security and intelligence. The Intelligence and National Security Scholarship is a […]

Treasured Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

ida_cookThe university community is invited to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Ida Cook, associate professor, department of sociology in the College of Sciences. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:00-4:00 p.m Morgridge International Reading Center Gallery Light refreshments will be served After 39 years of dedicated and excellent service to the University and community, Dr. Ida Cook is […]

Q&A on Success of Women Faculty at UCF with Dr. Cynthia Young

Cynthia Young resizedPlease join us for a question and answer session with Dr. Cynthia Young regarding the reorganization of Academic Affairs and the Office of Faculty Excellence.  Dr. Young will discuss UCF’s efforts to date and new initiatives currently being developed for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty.  This is an opportunity to learn and […]

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