The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the second-largest university in the United States by enrollment.
The University of Central Florida was authorized by the Florida State Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center, which is located only 35 miles (56 km) to the east. “Florida Tech” was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978, as the university’s academic scope expanded beyond its original focus on engineering and technology.
Although initial enrollment in 1968 was only 1,948 students, as of 2013 enrollment consists of 60,181 students from over 140 countries, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university’s 1,415-acre (5.726 km2) main campus approximately 13 miles (21 km) east-northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) south-southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degree options through twelve colleges and twelve satellite campuses throughout Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 250,000 degrees, including 45,000 graduate, specialist and professional degrees, to over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
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Prescription, Addiction and Education - KFSN-TV
December 10, 2016 - New research and information is helping doctors learn more about the prescription drug addiction epidemic and how they can end this drug war. (KFSN). KFSN. By Margot Kim. Friday, December 09, 2016 05:47PM ... Of course, many are valid, but according to ...
Black Female Professor Gets Grant For Forensic Research - blackmattersus.com (blog)
December 7, 2016 - Candice Bridge, an educator at the University of Central Florida, received $324,000 from the National Institute of Justice to review methods for catching suspects of sexual-assault crimes aside from DNA evidence, according to Atlanta Black Star. The ...
Howard's First Black Female Chemistry Instructor Earns $324K Grant to Research Rape Investigation Methods - Atlanta Black Star
December 5, 2016 - A Black Ph.D. professor has been awarded a huge grant to improve techniques for investigating rape. Candice Bridge, an educator at the University of Central Florida, received $324,000 from the National Institute of Justice to review methods for ...
A look at Sanford Burnham's shortfall - Orlando Sentinel
December 5, 2016 - Where cow pastures had been just a decade ago, Lake Nona now claims a VA Hospital, the University of Central Florida Medical Center, the University of Florida Research Center and Nemours Children's Hospital. Most had been discussed for various ...
Project will improve pedestrian safety at University of Central Florida - WESH Orlando
November 30, 2016 - This week, the research and the talk stopped and the action started. Partnering with UCF, the Orange County Commission approved a $5 million plan to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The plan includes larger pedestrian landings, wider sidewalks, ...
The University of Central Florida Celebrates Prolific Spirit of Innovation - Florida Trend
November 29, 2016 - “University research typically results in transformational innovations,” Batarseh says. “Unfortunately, when academia is doing the innovating, little attention is paid to it. With the creation of the UCF chapter, we are recognizing the faculty who have ...
UCF research finds google glass technology may slow down response time University of Central Florida - EurekAlert (press release)
November 22, 2016 - Access to information is critical in today's fast-paced world, but new research at the University of Central Florida indicates that the multitasking needed to process that readily available information may slow down the brain's response time. That ...
New battery tech lasts for days, charges in seconds - Engadget
November 22, 2016 - Scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) have created a supercapacitor battery prototype that works like new even after being recharged 30,000 times. The research could yield high-capacity, ultra-fast-charging batteries that last over 20 ...
Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, I-4, Sanford Burnham, water quality, Pulse, on Central Florida lawmakers ... - Florida Politics (blog)
November 21, 2016 - The commission also is advising that the military Modeling, Simulation & Training at University of Central Florida's Research Park also likely will need financial support, since it didn't get all it sought in the past couple of sessions. Central ...
A phone that charges in seconds? Scientists bring it closer to reality - Phys.Org
November 21, 2016 - In addition to Choudhary and Jung, the research team included Chao Li, Julian Moore and Associate Professor Jayan Thomas, all of the UCF NanoScience Technology Center; and Hee-Suk Chung of Korea Basic Science Institute in Jeonju, South Korea.
University of Central Florida research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Lathering Up with Sunscreen May Protect Against Cancer – Killing Coral Reefs Worldwide – October 26, 2015
- World’s first full-color, flexible, revolutionary, skin-like display technology – June 27, 2015
- $1 Test Developed at UCF Outperforms PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer – April 13, 2015
- Robot surrogates to train Marines – February 3, 2015
- 255Tbps: World’s fastest network could carry all of the internet’s traffic on a single fiber – October 29, 2014
- New Idea in Energy Storage: Wires that Store and Transmit Energy – June 3, 2014
- ‘Dressed’ Laser Aimed at Clouds May be Key to Inducing Rain, Lightning | control rain and lightning – April 20, 2014
- NanoTech Leads to Break-Through in Stealth Technology
- Research team finds way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible
- New nanoparticle discovery opens door for pharmaceuticals
- New ‘Frozen Smoke’ May Improve Robotic Surgery, Energy Storage
- Robotic arm users find it ‘too easy’
- Penn Study Treats Alzheimer’s by Delivering Protein Across Blood-Brain Barrier