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IC CAE Study Abroad Scholarship
Kids Must Squirm to Learn
Officially Partners in Crime
Big Data Wave of the Future
Alumna Follows Passion from Coast to Coast
UCF Alumna and Classroom Chemist
Sociology Researchers Spotlight Student Homelessness
UCF Nicholson School of Communication Alumni Launch Mentorship Program
UCF's Mansfield Keynote Speaker at International Sea Turtle Symposium
COS Faculty Honored with Pegasus Professor Award
Two  College of Sciences'  faculty members were recently presented the 2015 Pegasus Professor Award, the highest academic honor at the university.
Beloved Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

The spotlight is shining on someone who has been working behind the scenes at UCF for 26 years. The College of Sciences joins Rosemary Monroy, the associate director of resources and facilities for the college, in celebrating her retirement and thanks her for her years of dedication to the university. Continue reading

Revered Anthropology Professor Celebrates Retirement
Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D., a sociocultural anthropologist, is retiring from the UCF Department of Anthropology.  Howard joined the department in 1999. Her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean.
UCF Undergraduate Mentor of the Year
Joanna Mishtal, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of anthropology, was recently awarded the UCF Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Student Undergraduate Research Council.  Continue reading

COS Advisors Receive National Recognition
NACADA , a globally recognized academic advising professional organization, honored  Karen Cox  of the  department of psychology  and  Rebecca Morales  of the  Nicholson School of Communication  as  recipients of their Region 4 Outstanding Advising Award.  Continue reading
Online Teaching Excellence

Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Ph.D., was recently honored with the Dzuiban Award for Excellence in online teaching.

Chuck Dziuban, the award's namesake, is the Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at UCF. Since 1970, he has been a faculty member teaching research design and statistics. Continue reading

COS Facult Promotion and Tenure 

Promotion is a mark of accomplishment and a gratifying recognition from one's peers. Because of their hard work and dedication, the following staff members have been promoted at UCF. 

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COS Outstanding Staff Excellence


UCF has recently recognized five staff members for the College of Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards.

Dani Draper from the psychology department, Nicholas Schenk from the political science department, David Bradford from the physics department, Luis Mena from the Nicholson School of Communication and Monika Crittenden from the physics department were all recognized.

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COS Dean's Awards

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the COS Dean's Distinguished Researcher and Rising Star Awards. These awards recognize the efforts of the most 'research productive' faculty and the outstanding value that they bring to their classroom teaching. 

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May 2015 
Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquakes

The Nepalese Student Association at UCF is raising money to support the victims of the Nepal-earthquake. The region was just devastated by a second series of earthquakes this week. All donations to this fund will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in Nepal.  Click Here to Donate

A Whole New World of Research

UCF doctoral student Michael Lodge uses a $1 million electron microscope to conduct groundbreaking research on graphene sheets the width of a single atom. But from the seat of his wheelchair, he's never been able to see through the viewing port of the microscope, and had to depend on his colleagues for help.

That changed on Thursday, when - after months of preparation - a new high-tech wheelchair was delivered to Lodge at the physics lab where he's conducted research for the past four years.

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Striking Gold with New Test for Cancer
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.  Continue reading
Introducing Our New COS Ph.D. Graduates
May 8, 2015 the College of Sciences celebrated 17 new Ph.D's at a special graduation reception.  Continue Reading

UCF Professors Lead Boston Alumni on Exploration of Ancient Maya Civilization
Thousands of people have visited "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" since the exhibition premiered at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2013. But last month, only UCF alumni were lucky enough to be guided through the exhibit by the very archaeologists who excavated many of the artifacts on display.  Continue Reading

UCF Professor is Real Life 'Doc Hollywood'
UCF physics professor and associate chair, Joshua Colwell, Ph.D., is being touted as UCF's 'Doc Hollywood'. Colwell's daughter Aylia is an actress, producer and director. K.C. Colwell, his brother, is an assistant director, and Josh Colwell is an actor.
Biology Student is Massachusetts Bound
Biology student, and UCF McNair Scholar, Antony Papadia was recently chosen from a large pool of talented candidates from across the country to win a spot in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program. He is one of 15 candidates selected for this summer's program.
Uncovering Award Winning Anthropology Research
At the  Paleopathology Association  Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri this March, an instructor and a student from the  anthropology department  at the University of Central Florida received awards for their research presentations.
UCF Celebrates the Best and Brightest During Founder's Day
The best and brightest students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Florida were honored  during the University of Central Florida's annual Founders' Day Honors Convocation.
Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Young
Faculty and staff in the  UCF College of Sciences  gathered together in April to wish Cynthia Young, Ph.D., good luck in her new position as Interim Vice Provost of Faculty Excellence and International Affairs and Global Strategies.  Continue reading
Graduate Sociology Program Ranked Second in the Nation
UCF College of Sciences' graduate sociology program is ranked second of twenty-five U.S. graduate sociology programs according to student reviews.  Continue Reading

Research That Bites Back
Jason Strickland, UCF doctoral student in biology, was just awarded a $3,700 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant for his dissertation research on Mojave Rattlesnakes.  Continue Reading

Graduation Spans Generations
A unique event occurred for a mother/daughter team last Friday. Both graduated with degrees from the University of Central Florida on the same day.  Continue Reading

Alumni News
Outstanding Anthropology AlumKnight
From president of MedSTAR Medical to wine connoisseur, anthropology alumnus Keith Edwards, '10, '11, uses his degrees every day in his diverse vocations.  Continue reading.
M.S. I/O Alumna Shines as Outstanding AlumKnight

In February, Kristin Chase, '03, was presented the Outstanding AlumKnights Award by the UCF College of Sciences Alumni Chapter and the UCF Psychology Department at the inaugural awards reception. The honor was based on her dedication to the UCF community and accomplishments in the field of psychology.

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Communication Alumnus Serves Thousands of Orlando's Working Poor
Scott George , '84, says communication is one of the keys to life. He explained that he uses the lessons from his degree in communication every hour of every day.  Continue reading

Undergraduate Research Excellence
Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence  (SURE) was held on April 2, 2015 as a part of  2015 Research Week at UCF . SURE celebrates undergraduate research and creativity across the university curriculum.  Continue reading
Graduate Student Research Awards

Congratulations to six College of Sciences' graduate students that placed for their research in the Graduate Research Forum.  The forum, held annually at UCF, is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from faculty judges. Continue reading

Graduate Student Research Wins Statewide Recognition
This year's winners from the  UCF Graduate Research Forum  continued on to compete in the  Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium . The event was held on April 24 and was hosted at UCF by the College of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Florida Council of Deans. The event allowed students a chance to earn top honors in the state for their research and creative works .
Big Data Wave of the Future
Big Data is the estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that we create per day from conducting our daily lives; posting on social media, using rewards cards at stores, making insurance claims, surfing the internet, etc. Earlier this month, the statistics department hosted their annual Big Data Symposium for the fifth year in a row.  Continue reading
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