In response to coronavirus and to help minimize its spread, many UCF events are being canceled.

If you have questions about what’s still open around campus, please check out this regularly updated guide.

  • Virtual STEM Chat: Fauna to Flora—How Two Biologists Shifted Their Focus

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    UCF Alumni Jennifer Elliott and Kelsie Johnson began their undergraduate careers at UCF studying sea turtles with the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group (UCFMTRG), but then shifted to studying plants and ecology upon graduation. Follow their journey from when they began as undergraduate students, joined the UCFMTRG, graduated from UCF, and then transitioned to a career studying plants. You will ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Zombie Ants

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    Dr. Charrisa de Bekker’s lab at UCF investigates the biology of zombie-making parasites and their hosts. More specifically, her lab studies how a fungal parasite changes the behavior of ants so the ants do exactly what the fungus needs to keep spreading. You can even find these so-called zombie ants in Central Florida! In her presentation, Dr. de Bekker will ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Sustaining our Natural World

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    Join Jackie Sullivan, UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science Adjunct Instructor, for an interactive session where students can learn about the similarities and differences of these two career options related to their primary focus, academic course requirements/rigor, real-world project examples, and research/employment opportunities! RSVP today for this FREE Event!

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: The Gopher Tortoise - A Threatened Keystone Species

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    Join Ecologist, Environmental Scientist, and FWC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent Terry Williamson as he dives into the life history of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in Florida and discusses his role in gopher tortoise relocation, conservation, and mitigating for habitat loss! RSVP today for the FREE event!

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  • 2020 Physical Sciences Summer Institute

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    Focusing on the theme “Science of the Unseen”, this virtual Summer Institute will expose rising 6th-8th graders to a range of scientific phenomena that require specialized experiments or analysis to uncover, including subatomic particles, earthquakes, and ecological changes. Scientific disciplines (physical, earth, and life), engineering, computer science, mathematics, and tech skills (coding and web design) come together as useful tools ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Building Neuroprosthetic Bionic Arms

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    For many children with limb difference, it can be very difficult to receive a bionic arm. At Limbitless, we blend art and engineering to build custom bionic arms inspired by superheroes, that activate when you “flex” your muscles. Join Dr. Manero, Director of Limbitless Solutions at UCF, to learn more about the engineering behind behind building bionic arms! RSVP today ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Crack, Buzz, and Plop

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    Natural systems often inspire new methods to control fluids, or conversely, use fluids to control systems. Three fluid mechanic systems that might come to mind include: the jetting of microdroplets when peeling an orange, the droplet ejection off of a mosquito wing, and the splash alteration by compliant free-surface solids. These phenomena at the interface of biology and fluid mechanics ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: It’s Purple Martin Time!

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    Have you ever seen a purple martin or heard their chattering song? There is a good chance that you have, even if you didn’t know it at the time. Purple martins are North America’s largest swallow. They breed across much of the United States and then migrate southward to winter in Brazil. As of spring 2020, UCF has become a ...

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  • 2020 Competitive Programming Summer Institute

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    This intensive two-week program is for gifted and high-achieving high school students who have a background in Computer Science with an interest in algorithms and programming competitions. Students will participate in online lectures, tutorials, problem reviews, and mock programming contests. This program is ONLINE ONLY. Visit us to learn more!

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Electroencephalography (EEG)

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    For ~100 years now, people have been recording the electrical signals on the scalp, also known as electroencephalography or EEG, to try to understand how our brain works and to try to read our minds. Despite its allure, EEG is literally quite “messy” and also easily contaminated by “noise,” which masks the brain signals. In this talk, Dr. Huang will ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Mech. & Material Response under Extreme Aerospace Environments

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    Air and space vehicles are exposed to some of the most extreme environments with drastically changing temperatures, high loads and particle impact. Structural integrity for applications in propulsion, hypersonics and space can be achieved by first capturing in-situ mechanical response of materials under replicated extreme environments to understand stress and damage mechanisms. The findings from such unique measurements serve to ...

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  • Virtual STEM Chat: Fixing Photoshop

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    A well-shot photo can convey messages of peace, war, friendship and heartache. Sometimes that perfect picture needs just that extra piece to truly reach perfection, and sometimes you have that power to perfect that picture. A well – and even unwell – Photoshop photo can alter the view of what is going on, but most of the time we don’t ...

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