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FSU researchers help develop sustainable polymers

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have made new discoveries on the effects of temperature on sustainable polymers. Their findings may help the industry to produce plastics that are better for the environment. “Plastics made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, remain too long in our land and water when discarded,” said Rufina Alamo, a […]

National Science Foundation awards FSU chemical engineer more than $1 million for bacteria research

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has received more than $1 million to investigate bacteria-related dynamics in one of two new projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has awarded two research grants totaling more than $1 million to support investigations that have the potential to impact societal health by supporting new […]

Policy pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for Fall

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will relaunch its popular Policy Pub series in a virtual format this October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the Policy Pub series has hosted the college’s scholars for brief, plain-language talks about vital issues and policy decisions that directly impact people’s lives. Pub-goers […]

Hurt, D’Alemberte honored with prestigious Westcott Medals

It has been 11 years since Florida State University bestowed its highest distinction, the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. This month, President John Thrasher honored two new recipients of the award. The James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal recognizes a “person whose distinguished service merits exceptional recognition and whose life and work exemplifies the Vires, Artes and Mores, which the university seeks to nurture […]

FSU establishes ambassador program to promote healthy behaviors

Students at Florida State University are setting a positive example for their peers to encourage compliance with the university’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as members of University Health Services’ Stay Healthy Ambassador Program. Established this fall, the Stay Healthy Ambassador Program (SHAP) trains student and staff volunteers to promote healthy behaviors in the campus […]

FSU College of Nursing partners with United Health Foundation to establish Military Health concentration

Florida State University’s College of Nursing has received a $1.25 million commitment from the United Health Foundation to prepare nurse practitioners to better address the distinct health needs of individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-year partnership with the United Health Foundation will allow the FSU College of Nursing to equip […]

FSU superconductivity expert elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

David Larbalestier, the chief materials scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and a Krafft Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Larbalestier was cited for his “seminal work in high current, high field […]

Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls

As head of the educational outreach arm of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Roxanne Hughes has overseen dozens of science camps over the years, including numerous sessions of the successful SciGirls Summer Camp she co-organizes with WFSU. In a new paper published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Hughes […]

FSU receives $2.6M in federal funding to support underrepresented students

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) will receive $2.6 million over the next five years to continue funding two programs that support traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. The two competitive grants are part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. CARE received a total of […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moves up to second among Florida engineering schools

College Reaches Top 40 Nationally in 2021 U.S. News Rankings The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering vaulted 51 spots to reach No. 69 among all doctoral granting undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. and 37 spots to No. 40 among public universities, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The improvement ranks the joint […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Consequences for Noncompliance of COVID-19 Guidelines

This message to all students has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Students, I am issuing an urgent call to action, and I expect you to respond as true Seminoles so that, through shared sacrifice and by working together, we can remain unconquered by the COVID-19 pandemic and keep […]

FSU-led team earns National Science Foundation grant to study effects of heat waves on sea urchins

A team of researchers, led by a Florida State University biologist, has received a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to better understand how rapid and extreme warming events impact the reproduction of sea urchins. Daniel Okamoto, an assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Biological Science and principal investigator for the grant, and his team […]