Science & Technology

FSU’s new Ph.D. program in biostatistics fills a void in Florida

A new doctoral program being unveiled at Florida State University will prepare students for highly specialized careers in dozens of fields in academia, industry and government. The Ph.D. program in biostatistics was approved this spring by the State University System’s Board of Governors, making it the first program of its kind at a Florida university. […]

FSU draws international scientists to discuss global warming impact on Antarctic ice

As the national repository for geological material from the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University houses the premier collection of Antarctic sediment cores—and a hot new acquisition will offer an international team of scientists meeting here May 1-4 its best look yet at the impact of global warming on […]

Trailblazing FSU chemist receives esteemed Chemical Pioneer Award

A Florida State University chemistry professor who has won worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the field of analytical chemistry now has another prestigious award to his credit. Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU and director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at the National High Magnetic […]

FSU leading botanical research into 21st century

Here in the East Gulf Coastal Plain, one of North America’s premier and most imperiled regions for botanical biodiversity, Florida State University is leading an ambitious project that will create high-resolution digital images of 100,000 plant specimens, then make them available to scientists and students everywhere via the World Wide Web. The Deep South Plant […]

FSU’s magnet lab to build world’s strongest magnet for neutron experiments

The Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin has contracted with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University to build an $8.7-million hybrid magnet for "neutron scattering" experiments. When finished in 2011, the new, high-field magnet, which is based on the magnet lab’s Series-Connected Hybrid concept, will be housed at the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center. […]

Goldwater Scholarship rewards outstanding undergraduate researcher

A Florida State University student majoring in biochemistry, chemistry and biomedical mathematics is the recipient of a renowned Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to some of the nation’s most talented college undergraduates. Priya Pal, a junior from Tallahassee, learned last week that she has been selected for the highly competitive scholarship—the nation’s premier award for […]

A scientific surprise greets FSU researchers at higher magnetic fields

Research performed by a team at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory suggests that the benefits of building higher-field superconducting magnets likely will far outweigh the costs of building them. FSU researchers Riqiang Fu, Ozge Gunaydin-Sen and Naresh Dalal discovered something they weren’t expecting while trying to improve the resolution, or quality of […]

FSU researcher’s light body armor may save soldiers’ lives

For Florida State University researcher Okenwa Okoli, testing his latest research is vital. Okoli, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering in the Florida A&M University-Florida State College of Engineering, and his research team at FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute (www.hpmi.net) have been working on bullet-proof body armor for U.S. military men and women. "If […]

New reagent delivers a chemical breakthrough at FSU

"Build a better mousetrap," the saying goes, "and the world will beat a path to your door." In the complex field of organic chemistry, that path leads to Florida State University, where a newly developed substance could make the jobs of scientists throughout the world a little easier as they work to develop new drugs […]

Young FSU teacher-scholars win record number of NSF Career Awards

In a banner year for Florida State University, three young members of the FSU faculty have been selected to receive prestigious Career Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help them build upon accomplishments in their respective areas of research. The three NSF awards are the most ever received at one time by FSU. […]

FSU professor speaks out about Americans’ scientific knowledge

Susan Carol Losh, an associate professor in FSU’s Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has received national media coverage for her research stating that while Americans are aware of more facts about science than 20 years ago, there is also an unsettling growth in the belief in pseudoscience like astrology, visits of space aliens […]

FSU researchers to study effects of climate change in Minnesota peatlands

Second in size only to the Florida Everglades, the vast Lake Agazzi peatland of northeastern Minnesota represents one of the largest wetland areas of the continental United States. Now, a pair of Florida State University researchers will visit this largely unspoiled region to collect data that may lead to a better understanding of global warming […]