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NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation system

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will help NASA develop the future of sustainable aviation as part of a five-year, $10 million project. FAMU-FSU Professor of Mechanical Engineering Louis Cattafesta will lead a team in developing a hybrid electric power system that uses turboelectric generators and fuel cells. The system is powered by hydrogen […]

11th annual FSU’s Great Give sees highest donor count in campaign history

The 11th annual FSU’s Great Give broke a campaign record and amassed 4,537 donors in only 24 hours, exceeding its goal of 4,500 donors. FSU supporters rallied together and raised $1,693,923 during the annual day of giving, which took place March 9. FSU’s Great Give saw contributions from donors living in all 50 states and […]

FSU Alumni Association to host annual Inspire Awards celebrating FSU women of distinction

The Florida State University Alumni Association’s sixth annual Inspire Awards, presented by the Women for FSU, will recognize alumnae who have distinguished themselves as leaders within their fields and whose hard work and determination serve as an inspiration to current students and young alumni at FSU. The Inspire Awards are presented annually during Women’s History […]

Recipient of Gerald Ensley Developing Writer Award announced

FSU Libraries and the Florida Book Awards have named the inaugural recipient of the Gerald Ensley Developing Writer Award, which annually honors a Florida author who has shown exceptional talent and the potential for continued literary success and significance in the future. Johnny Bell, an emerging author who has dedicated his life to public service […]

FSU psychologist receives 1.8M NIH grant to study eating disorders, obesity

When it comes to treating eating disorders and tackling obesity, scientists know the brain holds the keys to unlocking answers to the most intriguing questions. Now, with help from a new National Institutes of Health grant, a Florida State University researcher is studying occurrences in specific regions of the brain that motivate us to reach […]

Two years of COVID-19: Experts available to comment on drug development, hospitality

The first COVID cases in the United States were confirmed in early 2020. Since then, the pandemic has raised questions about health care, education, civil rights and responsibilities and more. Florida State University experts are available to talk about the effort to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic on […]

FSU students awarded Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation scholarships for marine science research 

Two Florida State University students have received the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award, an honor that recognizes students from Florida colleges and universities whose research focuses on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Ashley Dawdy and Blake Hamilton each received a $5,000 award from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a […]

A slam dunk: FSU researchers take on the science of basketball

With Selection Sunday nearly upon us, the sports world is primed for March Madness. Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Who will go home early? And which teams will make it to the Final Four? Florida State University Associate Professor of Physics Hanwei Gao and Assistant Professor of Sport Management David Pifer break down […]

FSU Black Law Students Association wins mock trial competition

For the third year in a row, Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (FSU BLSA) won first place in the regional Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition during the Southern Region of the Black Law Students Association Convention. The 2022 meeting took place Feb. 24-26, in Atlanta. After winning the regional competition, […]

Manser Edbrooke Technology takes first place in FSU’s 2022 Innolevation Challenge

A team of students from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering took the $10,000 Nowell Family Funds first-place prize at the 2022 InNOLEvation™ Challenge on March 4. Eight finalist teams pitched before a panel of judges, with Manser Edbrooke Technology (MET) winning the top prize for Firebird, the team’s tabletop computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine. […]

Dance Marathon FSU raises $1.5M to benefit children in need

Florida State University’s largest student-led organization, Dance Marathon, returned to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center March 4-6 for its 27th annual Marathon weekend.   Hundreds of students participated in this year’s Marathon, raising a total of $1,554,156.14 for local children in need of specialized pediatric and medical care.  A student-favorite on campus, the year-long […]

FSU College of Medicine research advances understanding of DNA repair

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has made a discovery that alters our understanding of how the body’s DNA repair process works and may lead to new chemotherapy treatments for cancer and other disorders. The fact that DNA can be repaired after it has been damaged is one of the great mysteries of […]