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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Luminary Awards

UCF Recognizes 6 Top Scholars as 2022 Luminary Award Winners

Six faculty members were lauded for being leaders and making impacts in their fields during UCF’s annual Luminary Awards on Tuesday at Leu Gardens in Orlando. The Luminary Awards are...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research

New $1.25 Million Research Project Will Map Materials at the Nanoscale

A University of Central Florida researcher will lead a recently announced $1.25 million project to map and manipulate materials at the nanoscale. The project’s funding is through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research

New NASA-funded Study Hopes to Put Risks of Space Junk on People’s Radar

Space may seem infinite but the real estate in Earth’s orbit is filling up fast with junk. The debris orbiting the Earth consists of human-made objects that no longer serve...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research

UCF is Developing Materials to Stop Hydrogen Leaks Like the Ones Delaying Artemis Launch

The University of Central Florida researchers are developing materials for stopping hydrogen leaks, like the ones that have halted the launch of Artemis 1. Their work just received a significant...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research

Empowering Donors with Status Symbols Could Benefit Charities, New Study Finds

Conspicuous consumption of pricey status symbols, like designer clothes and accessories, may be viewed as self-centered. Still, new research shows that it may be a behavior that charities could use...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research

James Webb Space Telescope Detects Carbon Dioxide on Planet Outside Solar System

A University of Central Florida researcher is part of an international team that has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to capture definitive evidence for carbon dioxide in the...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research Student Spotlight

Robots, AI Not as Welcomed in Nations Where Income Inequity is High

Robots are becoming more ubiquitous in the workplace but that doesn’t mean people are accepting them. In a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida, workers in...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Postdoctoral Scholars Research

Monitoring Genetic Mutations Will Be Important for Florida Panther Management

The introduction of Texas pumas to Florida in the 1990s as part of a genetic rescue may have helped save Florida panthers from extinction, but it also brought some harmful...
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Faculty and Staff Spotlight Postdoctoral Scholars Professional Development Prospective Students

Recent UCF Graduates Have Accepted Tenure-Track Positions at Top Universities

Getting a tenure-track faculty position at a university has become harder, but several UCF recent graduates are beating the odds. For many students, an academic position is a goal. For...
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Around Campus Faculty and Staff Spotlight Research Student Spotlight

UCF Researchers Eagerly Awaiting First James Webb Space Telescope Images

UCF physics graduate student Olga Harrington Pinto is counting down the minutes until July 12. She is one of eight UCF researchers and one alumna who will be using the...
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