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June 2017 News & Updates
COS Events
First Responders and Critical Incidents in a New World
The UCF Police Department is hosting a talk on June 16 that surrounds the shock, sadness and lingering trauma first responders are subject to during and after a critical incident.  RSVP

Everyday Herbalism: Fire Cider - An Antibiotic Alternative
The UCF  Arboretum is hosting an event on July 7 that will demonstrate how to make Fire Cider, a homemade mixture of simple ingredients for a natural, healthy and inexpensive alternative to antibiotics.   Read More
Join the UCF Coastal and Estuarine Ecology Lab for a Living Shoreline Stabilization event on July 9 to help stablize highly eroded shorelines, from Hurricane Matthew and boat wakes, within this national park.  To learn more about this family-friendly event, Read more
COS Highlights     
UCF and NSC Take New Steps Downtown

On May 11, UCF officially broke ground on the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons, the first of two new buildings that will make up the first phase of UCF's Downtown campus.  Read more
Rising Stars 
The College of Sciences Dean's Distinguished Researcher and Rising Star Awards recognize the efforts of our faculty and the outstanding value that they bring to their classroom teaching.

Students SURF Their Way to Success
Seven College of Sciences' students were recently awarded the esteemed Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award. Read more
Faculty News
Physics' Vertex Model for Speedy Solutions
Professor and chair of the Department of Physics Eduardo Mucciolo helped developed a novel approach to solving difficult computational  problems more quickly.  Read more
From Dust to Outer Space

Adrienne Dove, a University of Central Florida assistant professor in the physics department, recently was awarded NASA's Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions and planet formation.  Read more
Faculty Recognition:  Research and Teaching Effectiveness
College of Sciences faculty were recognized with Research Incentive Awards and Teaching Incentive Program awards for their contributions to achieving international prominence and for their outstanding teaching effectiveness. Read more
Alumni Spotlights
Adventure is Out There
Biology alumna Anai Coyler is headed to Africa for a summer adventure of a lifetime after winning a National Geographic short film contest.  Read more
UCF Anthropology Alumna Attracts International Attention
Department of Anthropology alumna Sammantha Holder's research surrounding Napoleon's Grand Army is being internationally recognized by mainstream media.   Read more

UCF Alumna Harvard Bound after Earning Nearly Perfect Score on LSAT

Rebecca Fate is headed to Harvard Law School after graduating with bachelor's degrees in political science and legal studies, honors in the major, a 4.0 GPA and a near perfect score on the Law School Admission Test. 
Student Stories
Zika in Belize: Researching an Epidemic
University of Central Florida master's cultural anthropology student Deven Gray is utilizing his research skills in Belize to help spread awareness of the dangers of an infamous virus, Zika.   Read more
Underwater Exploration Earns Unique Scholarship
Biology student Adam Searles won the prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for his environmental research. The scholarship provides awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.  Read more

UCF Student Prepares for Chinese Adventure

Political Science student Philip Balikowski received a $17,200 scholarship to study abroad at Southwest Minzu University in Chengdu, China through the Boren Scholarship Program. Read more

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