Aspiring Child Engineers Test Creative Problem-solving Skills at UCF Summer Camp

July 26, 2018 by
This summer, aspiring engineers in grades 3-8 tested their creative problem-solving skills at the EEK! Engineering Education for Kids summer camp, a week-long immersive workshop with hands-on team projects. Children were introduced to various stages of the engineering process including design, prototyping and testing to learn how engineering works. See what these future engineers created […]

Action for Literacy Through Teacher Preparation, Professional Partnerships

July 18, 2018 by
In the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF), we view partnerships as one of our core values. The UCF Literacy Symposium, an annual conference with a mission to be at the forefront of literacy learning, is one example of a strategic partnership between our college and in-service educators. […]

Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World

July 12, 2018 by
UCF’s Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) has been a trailblazer when it comes to “firsts.” It was the first graduate degree to be offered online, and it was the first program to be authorized for an out-of-state cohort. Now, the degree has hit another milestone — it’s the first standalone nonprofit management degree in the […]

How Food Insecurity May Harm 5-Year-Olds

July 3, 2018 by
When families don’t know where their next meal will come from, it can be especially hard on young children. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior shows that 5-year-olds who experience food insecurity are more likely than other kids to have behavior problems. “Our study reinforces the concept that food insecurity […]

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and UCF Graduate

June 28, 2018 by
When UCF graduate student Jaha Dukureh started Safe Hands for Girls in 2013 to help end female genital mutilation, she admittedly Other Recent News Aspiring Child Engineers Test Creative Problem-solving Skills at UCF Summer Camp Action for Literacy Through Teacher Preparation, Professional Partnerships Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World How Food […]

Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

June 20, 2018 by
Counselor Education graduate students Jerry Jasmin, Ella Shepherd, and Giscard Petion (pictured left to right) were selected for the 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program as Master’s Mental Health fellows for their knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commitment to provide mental health services to underserved minority transition-age youth, […]

UCF Undergraduates Publish New Law Journal

May 31, 2018 by
A new law journal written, edited and published by undergraduate students at UCF is now available and will be distributed to law offices across Central Florida. “By establishing an undergraduate law journal, UCF joins a very elite group of universities that provide students this unique, unparalleled and quintessential experiential learning opportunity,” says Alisa Smith, chair of […]