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

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?
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.”
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.
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.

Events

Fri 19 Apr
Arts Exhibit Flights of Fancy: Joy Postle’s Birds
Artist, Poet and Entertainer Joy Postle was one of Florida's pioneering Naturalists, but perhaps is best known for her entertaining and educational stage shows titled "Glamor Birds" in which she would paint Florida's birds while sharing bird songs, m...
Fri 19 Apr
Service/Volunteer Blood Drive
Knights Bleed Black & Gold!  Visit http://BloodDrives-UCF.org for blood drive schedules, volunteering, special events, Adopt-A-Blood-Drive, the UCF Blood Drives Advisory Council, internships, and more. Blood Drives at UCF a group of students...
Fri 19 Apr
Open Forum See 130+ Student-Made Innovations: CECS Senior Design Showcase
Don't miss one of UCF's biggest student-made engineering and technology demos. See drones, cars, robots, solar technology, rockets, software, simulations, smart systems and more. This massive showcase will feature 130+ inventions and real-world solut...