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IMPACT: The Magazine of the UCF Foundation

Fall 2021 | Issue 2, Volume 5

UCF's collaborative programs in STEM and STEAM
are powered by philanthropy
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UCF has always embraced growth and change because we believe if there's a better way, we should do it.

The university opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University (FTU), with the mission of providing talent to support the country's growing space program. FTU later expanded the academic scope beyond engineering and technology to serve a more diversified local economy and developed strong business, education and liberal arts programs.

Even though the acronyms STEM and STEAM weren't introduced until the early 21st century, many years after UCF's founding, the univesity has long emphasized a well-rounded education, nurturing creative, out-of-the-box thinking in not only STEM fields but all fields of study.

In the new issue of IMPACT, we celebrate the donors who help the university continue to prepare all Knights for success in an ever-changing world.

We are thankful for the generosity and vision of our friends, alumni, corporate partners and employees -- people like you -- who believe that if there's a better way, we not only should do it, but we will do it. 

Previous issues of IMPACT may be accessed here: https://issuu.com/ucffoundation/docs


Powering the Future

We believe that philanthropy, like education, has the power to change lives. We know you have choices in your charitable giving, and through the work we do together, we hope to give you every reason to choose UCF.