Category Archives: Education

UF a hotbed for tech transfer.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some 16 startups based on University of Florida research discoveries were launched by the UF Office of Technology Licensing in fiscal year 2014 alone. That puts UF into the top 10 in the country when it comes to tech transfer. Accord ...

Florida State University improving access to education.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University is one of the best in the country when it comes to improving access to traditionally underrepresented students, according to a new report. Florida State University has been recognized as one of the nation’s ...

Orange County Launch Site ready to propel tech students.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools celebrated the opening of their latest Tech Center, “Launch Site”, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mid Florida Tech campus. The new tech center will expand from the existing animation, programming ...

Santa Fe College expands to make room for innovation.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of construction jobs are about to get underway as Santa Fe College expands in Gainesville. Opened in 1995, Santa Fe College’s Kirkpatrick Center is home to the Institute of Public Safety (IPS), which encompasses SF’s EMS ...

University of Miami curbs traffic, greens campus.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami has reclaimed its campus, reducing traffic in and around campus while promoting a greener campus and alternatives modes of transit. The University of Miami has reduced vehicle traffic along the northern edge ...

USF a best college bet for vets.

TAMPA, Fla. — United States veterans ready to attend college take note: the University of South Florida should be on your radar. According to Military Times EDGE magazine, The “Best for Vets: College Rankings 2016” recognized USF as the No. 2 spot ...

UCF student innovation changing police work.

ORLANDO, Fla. — An innovation by a University of Central Florida student is helping law enforcement’s war on drugs. Identifying illegal drugs rapidly, accurately and safely in the field is a challenge for law enforcement and forensic analysts, and ...

UCF entrepreneur changing world one screen at a time.

ORLANDO, Fla. — One University of Central Florida student’s “junk pile” has changed the life of a five-year-old. David Shamblin used an old 13-inch LCD screen from his “junk pile” to create a box gadget at home, which has given Edw ...

UCF STEM retention program growing.

ORLANDO, Fla. — An innovative University of Central Florida program to keep freshmen in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines is expanding the model to two other universities and adding a component to focus on transfer stu ...

STEM Power: FPL brings robotics to schools.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light is powering after-school robotics clubs in Northeast Florida with a $25,000 matching grant from it’s NextEra Energy Foundation. The partnership is with Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to offer 15 r ...