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Ability perceptions could cause girls to avoid STEM careers

Florida State assistant professor of higher education and sociology Lara Perez-Felkner, along with her team of doctoral students Samantha Nix and Kirby Thomas, conducted research to see if ability perceptions are ultimately impacting girls’ decisions to major in subjects like engineering and math.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic provides support for families

Hear from a local family that has found the benefit in partnering with the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic. Recently the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic partnered with Capital Health Plan, a regional insurance company, to offer services and established a new opportunity through children’s medical services and the Tallahassee Pediatric Foundation to provide group services to […]

Garnet and Gold Spring Induction

Florida State University welcomed more than 200 new inductees into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this Spring. Established in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. For […]

The Longest Table

FSU’s “Power of We” plays host to its second “The Longest Table” event on the Union Green. The event is designed to help students, faculty, and staff sit across from someone different, share a meal, and engage in dynamic conversation. During the event attendees break bread + build bridges.

FSU Coastal and Marine Lab Open House

This year’s FSU Coastal and Marine Lab Open House event highlights the importance of improving human awareness of the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies. We celebrate that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea in our 2017 Open House, “Coastal Literacy – connecting Marine Science and Society”. Please join us on […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Senior Design Day

This daylong event features innovative, creative and multidisciplinary projects developed by graduating senior engineering students. Each team, composed of students from among five different departments, will present their academic capstone design projects simulating real-world experiences. This year’s event showcases 71 capstone projects with more than 300 senior engineering students participating.

Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions

LL Cool J’s 1991 rap lyrics in his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” are about defending yourself and making sure you are not messed with. Florida State University researchers have found that when individuals adopt this outlook — referred to as a “code of the street” — it can increase their probability of arrest […]