Category: 2009

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Date: Tuesday Dec. 01st, 2009 Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability Submission deadline: Friday, December 18, 2009 The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is calling for the submission of proposals by UCF full-time faculty members who wish to modify a course with UCF’s Unifying Theme of sustainability, the environment, and global climate change. Faculty […]

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Date: Monday Nov. 30th, 2009 Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics with joint appointments at UCFs NanoScience Technology Center and the Department of Environmental Engineering, has received the 2009 Peter Mark Memorial Award. The presentation was made last week at the annual international symposium and exhibition of the American Vacuum […]

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Date: Monday Nov. 30th, 2009 Mathematicians Land Top Spot in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S. Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation — mathematician — has landed at the top […]

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Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future. Submissions are due Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Instructions The Unifying Theme Writing Competition is open to all current UCF undergraduate students. This year’s theme, “The Environment and Global Climate Change: Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future.” asks entrants to consider the […]

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Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Have you ever been interested in how our solar system formed? What would happened if a planet was hit by a comet? Are we alone in the universe? The UCF Planetary Sciences group uses NASA probes, powerful telescopes, and supercomputers to investigate these questions. Over the next few years the […]

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Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 A cross-disciplinary scientific workshop for exoplanetaryresearchers and students from both the stellar and planetary communities, this workshop features introductory reviews, regular oral and poster sessions with the latest research results, and plenty of scheduled time for interaction and collaboration. News: 2009-11-20 We are still accepting abstracts! 2009-11-16 Ball Aerospace is generously […]

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Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos’ usually secretive Blue Origin rocket venture raised the curtain today on three research experiments that are slated to take suborbital journeys on its prototype spaceship in two years’ time. For years, Blue Origin has been working on a vertical-launched rocket that could someday take passengers on an automated trip […]

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Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 A UCF physics experiment that could help explain the birth of the solar system has been selected to fly aboard a new generation of rocket ship. The experiment, which will gather data and test theories on the formation of planets, will fly aboard New Shepard. Blue Origin, which is developing the next-generation […]

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Date: Monday Nov. 16th, 2009 By Paul Basken More than 40 years after man first set foot on the moon, space travel remains for its many fans a lifelong dream that is rarely realized. Joshua E. Colwell, an associate professor of planetary science at the University of Central Florida, is about to help change that. […]