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Florida State leads research to strengthen advanced manufacturing education in rural areas

Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information is teaming up with Chipola College to better prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. A three-year study, funded with $800,000 from the National Science Foundation, will measure the effectiveness of the classroom-to-career path offered by advanced manufacturing programs at Chipola College and collaborating colleges in Northwest […]

FSU student and alumnus selected to attend prestigious economics meeting

A graduate student and an alumnus from the Florida State University Department of Economics have been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, taking place Aug. 22-26. Graduate student Steven Landgraf from DeForest, Wis., and alumnus Phil Brookins of Largo, Fla., will meet with Nobel laureates in their […]

FSU researchers receive $1M federal grant to enhance diversity in higher education

Florida State University researchers, in partnership with Florida A&M University, have received a $1 million federal grant to support the recruitment and academic success of doctoral students from underrepresented populations. The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, is intended […]

FSU College of Education alumni among highest impact teachers in Florida

Seventy-one graduates of Florida State University’s College of Education have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as some of the highest impact teachers in the state. A recent analysis of their former students’ performance on statewide standardized tests found the effect these teachers had on student growth is among the most positive in […]

New report identifies needed resources for Florida’s developmental education reform

A report released today by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found a sharp decline in the percentage of administrators who think a state law intended to address concerns about the cost and effectiveness of the Florida College System’s developmental education is working.  The report, “Continuing Adaptations: Administrators’ Perceptions of the Third Year of […]

Florida State University Schools moves full STEAM ahead with new state funding

Florida State University Schools received $7.5 million in state legislative funding to create a new Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) facility. The new space will improve crucial STEAM training facilities, provide innovative classroom space and enhance communication through a new school auditorium. The STEAM building will be located on the FSUS campus and […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]

FSU named an age-friendly university for its outreach to Florida’s older adults

Florida State University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University Initiative, an international effort to highlight the role higher education plays in meeting the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. FSU is the first Southern university to obtain Age-Friendly University status from the initiative, which is led by Dublin City University with […]

Pepper Institute faculty elected as fellows of national aging society

Researchers at Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy are being recognized nationally for their important work on aging issues, which are taking on greater significance as the world’s population grows older and people live longer. Three members of the institute’s affiliated faculty have been elected this year as fellows of the […]

Florida State University professor receives $4M to further STEM learning research

A Florida State University professor has received three grants within the past year to further her research aimed at making STEM learning more accessible, engaging and effective for students, especially underrepresented minorities. The National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences awarded a total of $4 million to Valerie Shute, the Mack and Effie […]

New study examines labor market outcomes for students graduating from Hispanic-serving institutions

A new study led by Florida State University faculty member Toby Park finds Hispanic students who attend and graduate from Hispanic-serving colleges and universities have comparable earnings to those who graduate from similarly ranked non-Hispanic-serving institutions.   In recent years, a significant demographic shift has occurred in the U.S. higher education population. Latinos have replaced black […]

FSU President Thrasher returns to middle school to recognize outstanding STEM-teaching program

Florida State University President John Thrasher donned a middle school teacher’s hat as he stepped to the front of a sixth-grade class to teach a science lesson on convection. Thrasher taught the class at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee Thursday to recognize the continuing success of the FSU-Teach program, which encourages science and math students […]