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Friday, April 18th

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Apr 18 08:00 am Engineering Senior Design Day Showcase & Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy Harris Corp. Engineering Center (HEC)
All are invited to see a solar-powered gadget that tests recreational waters to keep people safe from brain-eating amoeba common in Florida's lakes; a device that turns plastic bottles into material for 3D printers; a solar-powered submarine; the region's first-place winning human-powered vehicle that can reach a speed of 42 mph and may one day become a viable mode of transportation; and so much more! These are among 90 visual, interactive projects created by more than 400 soon-to-be UCF engineering and computer science graduates. It's the biggest day of the year in the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. All projects will be displayed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in and outside of the Engineering II building and the Harris Engineering Center of UCF's main campus. The day also includes the 6th Annual Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy, sponsored by Duke Energy. Guest speaker is Dr. Bryan Hannegan from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Senior Design Day is free and open to the public. Non-engineers are encouraged to attend. Details: https://www.cecs.ucf.edu/documents/SeniorDesign2014EventProgram-FINAL.pdf
Apr 18 11:00 am Using Clickers to Turn Lectures Into Learning Physical Sciences (PS)
I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students' performance significantly. Join Dr. Mazur at 2:00 PM for a presentation of his book The Principles of Practice of Physics.
Apr 18 12:30 pm Pride Coalition Field Day Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC)
Pride Coalition will be hosting a field day at the RWC Park Pavilion. We will have food, board games, and sports. Come hang out, get to know people, and enjoy an awesome and fun event from 12:30-4:00! Go to this link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/666384093398992/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Apr 18 02:00 pm “The Principles of Practice of Physics” – Book Presentation Physical Sciences (PS)
The book is structured to help students learn physics in an organized way that encourages comprehension and reduces distraction. This text builds physics on those unifying foundations, helping students to develop an understanding that is stronger, deeper, and fundamentally simpler.
Apr 18 02:30 pm SRMA Introduction and Secular Safe Zone Facilitator Training RESEARCH PAVILION (PVL)
This workshop is for anyone interested in being certified as a facilitator for the national Secular Safe Zone program to lead workshops in local schools (3-4 p.m.) and for those interested in learning about the SRMA workshops that will begin in the fall semester (4-4:30). Open promotion of respect for people of all faith and non-faith perspectives is essential for an inclusive environment. Coming this fall, Secular and Religious Minority Awareness (SRMA) workshops, which will include the Secular Safe Zone Allies component, will generate dialogue to help increase our understanding of the diverse faith and non-faith perspectives around us, focusing on the rapid growth of Secular Americans. What does it mean to be a Secular American? What challenges do they face? What resources are available? How do we all work together to create an inclusive atmosphere for our students and colleagues of all faith and non-faith perspectives? Estimated schedule (please indicate in your RSVP if you will attend only part of this): 2:30-3:00 - Introductions and general discussion 3:00-4:00 - Secular Safe Zone Facilitator Certification, presented by the national office for the Secular Student Alliance, for those who wish to lead SSZ workshops at local schools. 4:00-4:30 - SRMA initiative introduction and discussion.
Apr 18 03:00 pm UCF Softball vs. Louisville Softball Stadium (SBS)
Watch your UCF Knights take on the Louisville Cardinals and support Friends of Jaclyn. Friends of Jaclyn is a not for profit organization that focuses on improving the life of children battling pediatric brain tumors. Attendees will receive free popsicles! The Knights will play at 3pm and 5pm. For tickets and information visit UCFKnights.com or call 407-UCF-1000.
Apr 18 04:30 pm Graphene and the Magic of Physics in Two Dimensions Physical Sciences (PS)
Since its first scotch-tape extraction from graphite in 2004, Graphene – a one atom-thick crystal of carbon - has metamorphosed from the poor relative of diamond into a “wonder material.” By now it has amassed an impressive string of superlatives – lightest, thinnest, strongest material, best electrical and thermal conductor - as well as the 2010 Nobel Prize for its discoverers. Due to its remarkable properties graphene is rapidly moving from research laboratories into industrial, medical and electronics applications. For physicists much of the continuing excitement about Graphene stems from its exotic charge carriers - Dirac fermions - which resemble two dimensional massless neutrinos. The presentation will review the story and physics of graphene with emphasis on its unusual electronic properties and will describe the experiments and techniques which provided access to the two-dimensional world of Dirac fermions, their interactions with each other and with the environment.
Apr 18 06:00 pm Couples Cafe [English] MFRI UCF Main Campus
This workshop will focus on assisting individuals and couples to understand other’s unique needs and to “speak” the partner’s love language using the Five Love Languages* model which include: Words of Affirmation, Quality time, Gifts, Act of Services, and Physical Touch. Discover ways to enhance your relationship and intimacy. Learn your love language, and explore how to keep the butterflies alive in your relationship. Combine your love language with practical ways to express your love! • MUST be at least 18 years old to participate. • This workshop is open to the Central Florida Community at no cost to participants. > Please call 407-823-1748 to RSVP. *The Five Love Languages by @DrGaryChapman is property of Northfield Publishing.
Apr 18 06:30 pm UCF Baseball vs. Louisville Jay Bergman Field
Wear your camo and watch your UCF Knights take on the Louisville Cardinals. All military personnel (active or retired) receive free admission with valid id. The first 500 fans will receive camo koozies! For tickets and information visit UCFKnights.com or call 407-UCF-1000.
Apr 18 07:30 pm Julius Caesar Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$12 student rush tickets / $10 off advanced purchase. - When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, leads this traditional retelling with a small cast in the intimate Goldman Theater.
Apr 18 08:00 pm 8th Annual Dance Concert "Echoes" Orlando Repertory Theatre
Theatre UCF presents its 8th dance concert "Echoes" from April 17-19, 2014. The dance concert showcases students from the University of Central Florida dance classes, as well as student designers from the Theatre department. The event provides an opportunity for UCF students to shape an entire production, with the guidance and supervision of faculty. The dance concert has been a fan favorite for the past several years, selling out almost every performance. Due to program changes, this will be the department's final annual dance concert. The concert will be replaced with another event that includes dance, but also encompasses more types of performing arts.
Apr 18 10:00 pm Spring Splashdown Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC)
Join us for a poolside music festival complete with local DJs, LED lights, glowsticks, and visuals for a unique EDM experience! Free food and tank tops will be available!

Ongoing Events:

Date Description
Apr 1 08:00 am—Apr 30 11:55 pm The Clothesline Project Student Union (STUN)
Experience the UCF Clothesline Project display throughout the month of April in the Student Union Atrium. Join Knight Advocates and UCF Victim Services on Market Days (Wednesdays 10am-2pm) in April outside the Student Union to paint a t-shirt and speak out against violence in our community. Victims, survivors, advocates, activists, anyone, everyone--all are welcome to express their emotions through this artistic outlet. Find out more about this national network at www.clotheslineproject.org.

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