5 UCF Alumni Receive Fulbright Award

May 16, 2019 by
Five recent UCF graduates have received prestigious Fulbright awards that will allow them to travel abroad to pursue research and educational opportunities or teach English. This year’s recipients will represent their alma mater in Montenegro, South Korea, Belgium and Brazil.

KnightED Talks Student Showcase Engages Generations of Learners

April 18, 2019 by
Future teachers from UCF and high school teaching academies watch as Chris Pomponyo ’12, Seminole County Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year, hops onto a chair and engages his students in a fast-paced, live-model lesson during a lunch-and-learn at the KnightED Talks Student Showcase. Teacher education students recently presented professional strategies and techniques to […]

Looking for Summer Camps in Orlando? Check Out These UCF-affiliated Options

April 10, 2019 by
From athletics to the arts to science to storytelling, there are plenty of summer camps for learning and play affiliated with UCF that can help keep students busy during the summer break. Deadlines are fast approaching for the 30 camps on this list. If you’re interested in learning more about a specific camp or wish […]

Assistant Professor Earns Impact Award For Work with Hospitalized Children

March 8, 2019 by
Assistant Professor Megan Nickels, creator of UCF PedsAcademy, was named Thursday as the spring 2019 Marchioli Collective Impact Award winner. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member or team who is implementing an innovative initiative, program or project that has produced measurable outcomes related to the priorities of the UCF Collective Impact Strategic Plan.

In the Hospital, but Still Learning

February 25, 2019 by
Ella Greene never liked math. Then the 9-year-old got bone cancer and went to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Last November, toward the end of Ella’s year of treatment, PedsAcademy opened at the hospital, bringing virtual reality field trips, robots and math lessons that didn’t feel like school.

UCF Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Awarded STEM Fellowship

November 5, 2018 by
Matthew Taylor, a UCF postdoctoral scholar in STEM education, was selected for one of ten highly-competitive annual CADRE fellowships. Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its tenth year, provides capacity building and networking opportunities for researchers who […]

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. […]