Unstoppable

Unstoppable

After becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from UCF’s engineering program, Marcie (Swilley) Washington ’83 worked for NASA, became an ordained minister, and survived her heart stopping for 22 minutes. Now, she’s tackling her next challenge: cancer.

Driving the Future

Driving the Future

Self-driving cars were once science fiction fantasy. Today, Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD and his company, Luminar, are making them a reality.
Next Level

Next Level

Esports is a fast-rising, billion-dollar industry that is threatening to overtake traditional sports. So what is it, exactly?
Why I Am a Festival Kid

Why I Am a Festival Kid

Nearly a decade after my first time at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, I’m still shaking endless amounts of dust out of my camp gear. There are things about music festivals that never leave you.

In This Issue

Spring 2019
Spring 2019

Driving the Future AlumKnights

Driving the Future

Self-driving cars were once science fiction fantasy. Today, Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD and his company, Luminar, are making them a reality.
House of Highlights

House of Highlights

Before he even graduated, Omar Raja ’16 launched a popular Instagram account and landed a career with Bleacher Report. Here’s how he made it happen.
Next Level Feature

Next Level

Esports is a fast-rising, billion-dollar industry that is threatening to overtake traditional sports. So what is it, exactly?
The Advocate

The Advocate

From media to legislation, Azmia Magane ’07 ’09 has always had the strength fight for representation. Now the social work grad uses that strength to battle lupus and raise awareness for the “invisible illness.”
A Tale of Two Bands Feature

A Tale of Two Bands

With the civil rights movement embroiling the nation, Orlando leaders were faced with an important decision: Who would they send to represent the city at the 1964 World’s Fair — the all-black band from Jones High School or the all-white band from Edgewater?

Events

Mon 27 May
Holiday Memorial Day - UCF Closed
The University of Central Florida will be closed Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.
Mon 27 May
Meeting Al-Anon: Serenity Now
This meeting is held every Monday (unless otherwise noted on the UCF calendar) from 7pm to 8pm at thePoint @ UCF in Research Park: SUITE 135, 12424 Research Pkwy #250, Orlando, FL.  The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends...
Tue 28 May
Workshop/Conference Fostering a Civil Workplace - LDR012 (Faculty & Staff Supervisors Only)
According to a 2018 survey, 69 percent of respondents cited incivility as a major problem in American society, with 29 percent reporting that they have experienced uncivil behavior at work. Supervisors have an important role in creating a work envir...