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COS Celebrates Fall 2016 Grads

On Friday, December 16, 2016 the University of Central Florida’s College of Sciences celebrated more than 1,000 students graduating from the college. The college hosted its traditional graduation reception immediately following the afternoon ceremony for its graduates to celebrate with their faculty, friends and family. The event, held in the UCF Psychology Building, hosted more […]

COS Faculty in National Academy of Inventors

Story by Barb Abney The University of Central Florida inducted 29 researchers into its new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors on Monday night in a gala focused on innovation and invention. Nine of these inductees are faculty or maintain a joint appointment in the UCF College of Sciences. The NAI membership has more […]

UCF Hosts Fourth STEM Day

By Julia Anderson On Friday, October 28, the University of Central Florida hosted 1,200 K-12 students on campus for its bi-annual STEM Day event. Students from 33 schools across Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Hernando, Brevard and Sumter counties participated in the event coordinated by the Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM). Several home school groups attended […]

A Prize From a King

To read full release visit: The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Alexander Katsevich, Ph.D., mathematics professor at the University of Central Florida, won a world renowned prize for his invention, presented from His Majesty the King of Sweden. On Monday, October 10, 2016 Katsevich and co-recipient Federico Giudiceandrea, Ph.D., were awarded the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of […]

Three Math Degrees Plus One Knight Equals Infinite Opportunities

After earning three degrees from the UCF Mathematics Department, Robert Muise, Ph.D., ’88, ’90, ’03, continues to maintain strong ties to his alma mater. Most recently, Dr. Muise was honored as the UCF Mathematics Department’s 2016 College of Sciences Outstanding AlumKnight at an award reception this spring. Dr. Muise’s former Ph.D. adviser, Ram Mohapatra, Ph.D., […]

Math Lecturer Leads Genes4Vaccines

Story by UCF I-Corps Vaccines save countless lives every year. But one of the biggest problems with vaccines is the length of time it takes to develop new ones – about 10 years. In human terms, that’s a significant duration. An I-Corps team at UCF is trying to do something about that delay. The team […]

Love Conquers Hate at UCF Vigil for Pulse Victims

Story by UCF Today Rain and lightning delayed but could not stop a vigil Tuesday night where the UCF community honored the victims of the Pulse shooting, vowing to conquer hate with love. Gathered in the University of Central Florida Student Union, attendees listened as leaders from the university, the student body, the LGBTQ+ community […]

UCF to Remember Pulse Victims at Candlelight Vigil

Story by UCF Today The University of Central Florida community will join together Tuesday, June 14, to honor the lives taken during the act of terror at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. A candlelight vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Reflecting Pond. The event is being organized by members of UCF’s LGBTQ+ […]

UCF Hosting Several Blood Drives This Week

UCF encourages the campus community and the public to donate blood at several on-campus drives this week. Big Red Buses from One Blood will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, in front of the Student Union and also at Bright House Networks Stadium. President John C. Hitt, Student Body President […]

UCF Community Copes with Orlando Tragedy

Our entire Knight family is mourning the victims of the Orlando terror attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends. To assist our students, faculty and staff during the difficult days and months ahead, the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services will host a series of campus conversations and therapy support […]

President Hitt: UCF Stands with Orlando Against Terror

Story by UCF Today The following message is from President John C. Hitt: Orlando was attacked today. How painful, frightening, and infuriating it is to write that sentence. As President Obama said, this was “an attack on all of us, and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country.” […]

COS Celebrates its New Alumni

The UCF College of Sciences continued the tradition of honoring its graduates with a post-ceremony reception jointly hosted by the college and its academic departments. The reception was held in the UCF Psychology building immediately following the college’s spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016. More than 1,200 College of Sciences’ graduates walked at […]

Math Professor Wins World Renowned Prize

UCF professor of mathematics, Alexander Katsevich, Ph.D., recently won the highest prize in the world for the forestry industry, the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. This prize recognizes, encourages and stimulates path breaking scientific achievements that contribute to broadening knowledge and technical development within the fields of forestry and forest industries. Dr. Alexander Katsevich, who also […]

UCF Math Alumna Named TV Pioneer

UCF Mathematics alumna, Yvette Kanouff, ’88, ’93,// //  is among 14 named to the 50th anniversary class of Cable TV Pioneers. She will be inducted into the 2016 class of Cable TV Pioneers at a banquet kicking off the Internet and Television Expo on May 15 in Boston. This event celebrates TV pioneers who represent the industry’s top […]

COS Faculty Receive Incentive Awards

The College of Sciences is proud to announce the 2015-2016 winners for the Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. Each year, UCF’s Academic Affairs’ Office of Faculty Excellence gives incentive awards to outstanding faculty for their dedication to teaching, research and scholarship. Every award winner, whether holding a nine or 12 month contract, is given […]

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