The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the largest university in the United States by undergraduate enrollment and the country's second-largest by total enrollment.The university was founded by the Florida Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the academic scope expanded beyond its original focus on engineering and technology, "Florida Tech" was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. Initial enrollment was only 1,948 students, as of 2014 enrollment consists of 60,810 students from over 140 countries, more than 40 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university's 1,415-acre main campus approximately 13 miles east-northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles south-southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degree options through twelve colleges and twelve satellite campuses throughout Central Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 270,000 degrees, including 50,000 graduate, specialist and professional degrees, to over 230,000 alumni worldwide.UCF is a space-grant university and has made noted research contributions to optics, modeling and simulation, digital media, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, hospitality management, and the arts. It is considered an up-and-coming national university by U.S. News & World Report. UCF's official colors are black and gold and the university logo is a Pegasus, which "symbolizes the university’s vision of limitless possibilities." The university's intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known by their "UCF Knights" nickname and represented by mascot Knightro, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the American Athletic Conference . Wikipedia.
Kolpashchikov D.M.,University of Central Florida
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2010
The advances in the development of binary probe (BPs) and their improved selectivity in comparison with other hybridization-based techniques were studied. The first BP, which used Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), was suggested in 1988. A commonly adopted BP architecture employs the different affinity mode BPs. In this design one strand with a longer analyte binding arm binds tightly to the position abutting to the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) site. A second shorter analyte binding arm interrogates the SNP site by forming stable hybrid only with the perfectly matched sequence. The design of BPs employs self-assembly of more than two nucleic acid components. The same principle is adopted by DNA nanotechnology, which deals with constructing objects and functionally active assemblies from DNA molecules. Newly designed constructs based on aptamers, DNA junctions, and DNA enzymes offer an opportunity to utilize DNA probes that avoid direct covalent attachment with organic dyes. Source
University of Central Florida | Date: 2015-08-18
An Automatic Pulse Tracer Velocimeter (APTV) including arc-type APTVs and cross-type APTVs along with a field station and a master station capable of wireless communication with a remote computing devices. The APTV measures flow velocity in a flowable medium by injecting a small amount of a conductive tracer solution into a water column. Following injection, a plurality of wire detector pairs positioned downstream of the injection point are programmed to continuously make conductivity measurements at pre-determined time intervals. A tracer curve of the conductivity measurements over time is created and used to obtain velocity measurements.
University of Central Florida | Date: 2015-04-15
A plasma-based processing method includes depositing a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) material onto a substrate. The TMDC material is plasma treated in an oxygen containing ambient to oxidize the TMDC material to form oxidized dielectric TMDC material. The oxidized dielectric TMDC material has a higher electrical resistivity as compared an electrical resistivity of the TMDC material before the plasma treating, typically >10
University of Central Florida | Date: 2015-08-07
Disclosed herein are devices comprising one or more cantilevers comprising one or more neuromuscular junctions formed by a co-culture of myotubes and motoneurons. Disclosed herein are methods of using the disclosed devices comprising one or more cantilevers. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
University of Central Florida | Date: 2015-06-08
A method of treating a subject with elevated levels of peroxynitrite includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of cerium oxide nanoparticles to the subject, wherein the cerium oxide nanoparticles reduce the level of peroxynitrite in the subject.