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

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?
Why I Am a Festival Kid Why I…

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.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
Just Say Om

Just Say Om

Meditation has been an influential practice across the globe for thousands of years. But you might not realize how the ancient art can improve your life.

Events

Tue 21 May
Meeting Faculty Collective Bargaining
The next collective bargaining session between the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30p.m. location EDU 305.
Tue 21 May
Social Event #ucfsquadcare
Join the UCF Cares Ambassadors, Let's Be Clear and some of our favorite campus partners to learn how to build your own #squad with giveaways, activities and care-related resources! 
Tue 21 May
Career/Jobs Job Search Strategies
Come to this WORKING meeting to learn how to effectively identify employment opportunities to get the job you want! You will not only learn best strategies, but you will be applying it all at the same time with the help of a career coach. It is highl...