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August 2017 News & Updates
 
COS Events
  
Living Shoreline Stabilization: De Soto National Memorial Park
 
Join the UCF Coastal and Estuarine Ecology Lab for a Living Shoreline Stabilization event on August 12-13 to help stabilize highly eroded shorelines from Hurricane Matthew and boat wakes, within this national park. Learn more about this family-friendly event.  Read more

UCF and the Great American Eclipse
 
Join the College of Sciences at the Reflecting Pond on August 21 to safely view the first partial solar eclipse visible in more than 47 years. We will have safety glasses available. Read more
  
Congratulations to our COS Ph.D. Graduates
  
In a reception hosted by Dean Michael Johnson, Ph.D., the College of Sciences celebrated its new Ph.D. graduates in the Physical Sciences building. Thirteen students were recognized with family members and faculty advisors by their side. Read more
        
 
COS Highlights     
    
Can Robots Keep You Young?

None of us is getting any younger, and for that reason alone researchers of an interdisciplinary project at UCF want to introduce some of us to the benefits of robots - but maybe not in the way you expect. These aren't robots to take out the garbage or play chess.  Read more
  
Not Your Average Field Trip 
 
The Biology Summer Field Institute isn't a field trip into the woods. For a week at UCF, rising high school juniors and seniors become real scientists.  Read more

UCF Knight Charges On to Graduation Despite Cancer Diagnosis
  
Three weeks before graduation, everything changed for Radio/Television Production major Cherie Carr. She found out she had stage 4 cancer. Read more
     
 
Faculty News
             
Citizen Science GIS Team Awarded for Spatial Storytelling
 
UCF Citizen Science GIS was recognized from more than 300,000 nominees around the world for their innovative use of GIS to capture, store, manage and present spatial or geographic information.  Read more
  
Faculty Leave the Knights to Tackle Tigers

The UCF College of Sciences is proudly sending off two faculty this fall - Chris Parkinson, Ph.D., and Cynthia Young, Ph.D.  Read more
 
He Did it Again: Chang Breaks His Record
  
A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash.  The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012.   Read more
 
 
Alumni Spotlights
 
Using Data to Tell a Story
 
We have more data than ever to tell us about people and explain incredible phenomena. For two University of Central Florida alumnae, data is being used to change the world for the better.  Read more
  
UCF Alumnus Rocks the Restaurant Business
  
Psychology alumnus Kris Maronpot thought he wanted to be marriage and family counselor until a career opportunity in the restaurant business made him think twice.   Read more

UCF Alumnus Soars in Career and Life

Outstanding AlumKnight Scott Fouse majored in physics while he worked and lived on a private stable near campus.  Read more
    
 
Student Stories
             
Student Finds UCF Connection in Texas
  
Justin Tejada is a current first-generation student who has made it his mission to grasp every opportunity he finds at UCF. That's how he ended up in Austin, Texas, for the first time in his life.  Read more
   
Ph.D. Student Finds Gene Linked to Depression Risk
 
Rosanna Scott, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology, is the lead author of a study that found a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression.  Read more

Knight Took a Risk That Paid $5K

Funding your college career may be difficult, but Cristobal Reyes-Rios took a chance that won himself a scholarship. Read more

Do you have news? Email  allison.hurtado@ucf.edu or cosmarketing@ucf.edu with your information. Story submissions due by the 20 of each month.