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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 Awarded

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

RosemaryMonroy resizedIf you’ve wandered through the halls of the College of Sciences, you may not have given much thought to the person who keeps those halls looking good. But now the spotlight is shining on Rosemary Monroy, the associate director of resources and facilities for the College of Sciences. Monroy is retiring this semester and to celebrate, […]

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 […]

ICARUS: At the Edge of Time

2015-Celebrate_the_Arts-Postcard-Icarus_Page_1ICARUS:  At the Edge of Time Friday, April 10, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • FREE A visually stunning movie. A moving orchestral performance. A touching story narrated live by an acclaimed actress. Each would be a fun activity in its own right, but combine them all into one free, multimedia performance at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center […]

String Theory Meets Star Trek Voyager

String Theory meets Star Trek_postcard 200x300Friday, April 10 11:00 a.m. Live Oak Room at the UCF Marketplace Free Event – Open to the public A book signing event by the speakers will take place immediately after the interview. For more detailes information, contact Costas Efthimiou as costas@physics.ucf.edu Presented by the UCF iCubed Project ———————————————————————————————————— Brian Greene, a physicist who helped make […]

COS Distinguished Speaker Series Finale

DSS Talk 6 2This year, the Distinguished Speaker Series was held off campus for the first time. At the mouthwatering Tex-Mex cuisine restaurant, Cocina 214, guests crowded in for each guest speaker. Topics ranged from the Mayan collapse to managing conflicts in relationships. Drawing a crowd each time, each speaker was an expert in their field, bringing their […]

New Minor Coming Fall 2015

Butterfly- nanoscience - cropUCF stands for opportunity, and an exciting new opportunity is coming to campus in fall 2015. Nanoscale science and technology will now be offered as a minor to students interested in the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology and the implications to society. The goal of the 18-hour minor is for students to acquire a working […]

COS Student Among Finalists to Travel to Mars

George-W.-HatcherIf all goes according to plan, UCF graduate student George W. Hatcher will live……and die on Mars. Hatcher, pursuing his doctorate in planetary sciences, is one of two University of Central Florida doctoral students selected as finalists for a one-way mission to Mars.  The other, a 29-year-old pursuing his doctorate in computer science, is Taranjeet Singh […]

Professor Looks for Origin of Solar System

colwellSeveral small-scale experiments aboard NASA’s vomit comet have led to a NASA grant to study early planet formation aboard a satellite in low-Earth orbit for a year or more. University of Central Florida physics professor Dr. Joshua Colwell this month landed a grant to place a thermos-sized experiment aboard a satellite as part of NASA’s […]

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