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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  • 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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