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  • Sea Turtle Ecology

    Sea Turtle Ecology

    UCF students participate in a sea turtle hatchling count on the Florida coast under the supervision of Dr. Llew Ehrhart.

  • Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary Biology

    Dr. Ken Fedorka uses insect systems to investigate fundamental questions in biological evolution.

  • Cetacean Physiology

    Cetacean Physiology

    Dr. Graham Worthy's Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab studies the foraging ecology of marine mammals around the world, including these South...

  • Oyster Reef Restoration

    Oyster Reef Restoration

    Dr. Linda Walters supervises students examining oyster reef ecology at Mosquito Lagoon, FL.

  • Snake Systematics

    Snake Systematics

    Dr. Chris Parkinson and crew sort snake DNA samples in the Colombian rain forest by candlelight

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

    Dr. John Weishampel uses LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to elucidate forest canopy structure in Belize

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Bugging Out: Entomology Club Educates Young Students

hissing cockroach_cropThe Entomological Society of Central Florida (ESCF) at UCF recently visited 4th and 5th grade classes at Evans Elementary School for the first time. Their aim as an organization is to provide a fun, hands-on environment to encourage scientific learning for all ages. Through their outreach program, they visit local libraries and scientific organizations geared […]

UCF Hosts Academically Competitive Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2015 - Digital Signage Full ScreenDedicated to providing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related summer opportunities for area middle and high school students, UCF will be offering the Summer Institute beginning in June. The Summer Institute offers tracks in Biology and Computer Science, as well as a Programming Competition institute. Each track offers a mix of activities designed to […]

Inaugural Outstanding AlumKnights Awards

COS-Outstanding-AlumKnights-2015By Angie Lewis, ’03 On Feb. 5, the University of Central Florida College of Sciences and its alumni chapter hosted the inaugural Outstanding AlumKnights award reception at the Orlando Science Center. COS Dean, Dr. Michael Johnson welcomed the crowd, and faculty representatives from each of the college’s 10 departments and school presented the awards to […]


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