Dr. Megan Nickels, School of Teacher Education, was highlighted in Orlando Sentinel as one of the 10 people who make Orlando a better place to live.

Dr. Kelly Stevens and Dr. Thomas Bryer, School of Public Administration, were recently granted as Co-PIs, an NSF-SES grant entitled “CPS: Medium: A Secure, Trustworthy, and Reliable Air Quality Monitoring System for Smart and Connected Communities” (PI: Dr. Xinwen Fu, CECS; Total amount: $1,198,111; Time: three years). Drs. Stevens and Bryer will lead the social science components of the project, through survey research and focus groups, as well as through action research methodology.

Dr. Su Gao, School of Teacher Education, secured $72,032 as PI, from the Florida Department of Education, for the State Science Fair FY 2019-2020. State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) has provided an opportunity for our state's students (6-12 graders) to compete at the highest academic levels in STEM. The annual SSEF of Florida will continue to encourage youthful researchers to pursue careers in STEM.

Mary Rain, Florida Institute of Government, received $85,000 as PI for the 2019-2020 John Scott Daily Florida Institute of Government (FIOG). The UCF FIOG is an affiliate of the FSU FIOG and serves as the agent for the FIOG in all the programs and activities we sponsor in East Central Florida.