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EXCEL

In Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

EXCEL aims to increase student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) during the first two years of college by connecting UCF students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and creating a learning community to support discovery and engagement. Science and Engineering subjects require that students have a strong mathematics foundation. EXCEL is structured to help students hone their math skills to easily master material in their STEM discipline.


EXCEL by the numbers

First Year
92%
First-Year retention to the University (81% in STEM)
Graduate
Graduation
53%
increase in STEM graduation of EXCEL students over their matched cohort
Research
750
EXCEL students have participated in mentored undergraduate research
Learning Community
4339
students have been an active part of the EXCEL STEM learning community

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Gems - EXCEL females are connected with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Mentoring

EXCEL females are connected with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Undergraduate Research

Eligible students will be paired with an EXCEL faculty mentor to conduct research during the spring semester of the second year.

Excel tutoring Center

EXCEL Tutoring Center

Students have access to free math and science tutoring at the Center, which is staffed by our Teaching Assistants and undergraduate tutors.

Spotlight

Bryan Medina

Bryan Medina is a member of EXCEL, double majoring in computer science and mathematics at the University of Central Florida. Bryan hopes to one day

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Events

Events

Math Boot Camp is for EXCEL/COMPASS students who placed into College Algebra (MAC 1105), Pre-Calc Algebra, Trigonometry or Math for Calculus (MAC 1140, 1114 or 2147) and are interested in possibly improving their math placement for Fall semester. EXCEL Math…
Join us to kick-off your college career in style! EXCEL/COMPASS students are invited to participate in this welcome event aimed at assistng its members in getting to know one another, the campus and to just have a good time. Pick…
As a part of the EXCEL program, you have the benefit of being assigned an EXCEL upper class mentor to help guide you through your first year. This mentoring program called GEMS (Girls EXCELling in Math and Science), gives you the…

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