Research is big business at the University of Central Florida. Funding has been increasing and expected to reach $100 million by 2016.
As Orlando’s metropolitan university, the research at UCF benefits the entire region, but many projects have a much broader scope. UCF has several nationally and internationally recognized research institutes and a technology incubator to provide a means for UCF to transfer technology from the research laboratory to the marketplace. The Central Florida Research Park, located adjacent to the UCF main campus, is a hotbed for sponsored research, internships, and employment opportunities for UCF students and graduates.
In addition, UCF has 200,000 alumni stay in Florida to work in business, sales, or in research areas like nanotechnology, engineering, biomedical sciences or pharmaceuticals. At UCF, we practice what we teach. That’s why we are America’s Partnership University.
Our chemistry faculty members are actively engaged in collaborative, cutting-edge research. Our faculty members are involved in several research areas and joint collaborations with university partners. Our undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to engage and participate with the resources available to them at the department and university level.