Teaching the teachers: FSU professor leads science initiative

A Florida State University researcher with a passion for science education has taken on an ambitious task — supervising dozens of K-12 school science teachers as they gain hands-on research experience in a variety of laboratory and field settings. Madison County teachers Douglas Bass and Stacey Frakes survey butterfly populations at Elinor-Klapp Phipps Park in […]

FSU researcher using high-powered computers to test new cancer-killing drugs

A Florida State University faculty member who uses computational techniques to evaluate a new class of cancer-killing drugs is attracting worldwide attention from other researchers. Graphic representation of a vascular tumor model Kevin C. Chen, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, is using […]

FSU Law graduates achieve more than 99% placement rate

Nine months after graduation, 99.6 percent of the Florida State University College of Law Class of 2007 was employed, pursuing a graduate degree or not seeking work, according to official data released by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals. The percentage represents 230 of the 231 members of the Class of 2007. This is […]

Florida State spin-off company focuses on disaster preparedness

In a post-Sept. 11, post-Hurricane Katrina world, being prepared for disasters both natural and manmade has gained new urgency. Now, a new company using technology developed by Florida State University researchers will make it easier for relevant government agencies, corporations and other organizations to prepare for such disasters and to react to them more quickly […]

Known genetic risk for Alzheimer’s in whites also places blacks at risk, FSU research finds

A commonly recognized gene that places one at risk for Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate between blacks and whites, according to new research led by Florida State University. FSU Psychology Professor Natalie Sachs-Ericsson and graduate student Kathryn Sawyer have found that the gene APOE epsilon 4 allele is a risk factor for African-Americans as well […]

Elite ‘Women in Science’ fellowship to fund postdoc’s study of deep-sea methane

A L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science has been awarded to Florida State University alumna Laura Lapham, a postdoctoral research assistant and courtesy faculty member in FSU’s Department of Oceanography, and this year, one of just five young women scientists in the nation selected for the prestigious $40,000 prize. Laura Lapham next to an […]

FSU students win state’s most desirable internships

Students at Florida State University are filling some of Florida’s most desirable internships in 2008. Four FSU students were chosen for the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program and two for Disney’s sports management internship. The Gubernatorial Fellowship Program introduces college students eager to receive on-the-job, first-hand training to careers in government. Students will be expected to participate […]

Film School graduate wins Student Academy Award

For the fifth time in four years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a student from Florida State University’s renowned College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts —best known as The Film School. On June 7 at the 35th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by the […]

Fossils found in Tibet by FSU geologist revise history of elevation, climate

About 15,000 feet up on Tibet’s desolate Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau, an international research team led by Florida State University geologist Yang Wang was surprised to find thick layers of ancient lake sediment filled with plant, fish and animal fossils typical of far lower elevations and warmer, wetter climates. Back at the FSU-based National High Magnetic Field […]

FSU faces limited enrollment, lean budget year

Reflecting the proactive stance they have taken all year, the Florida State University Board of Trustees has unanimously adopted a budget for 2008-09 and taken the unprecedented step of also approving a budget plan for 2009-10. Dealing with a $31-million loss in state funding, the trustees and the FSU administration have unveiled actions designed to […]

Disabled vets turn to FSU College of Business “bootcamp”

Florida State University’s College of Business is bringing the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities to Tallahassee. The program, which is free of charge, serves soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines disabled as a result of their service supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom by opening doors to entrepreneurship and small business ownership. “It […]

Atwell named president of FSU Alumni Association

Florida State University Vice President for University Relations Lee Hinkle today announced the appointment of Scott Atwell as president of the university’s Alumni Association. Scott Atwell Atwell has served as the chief of staff in University Relations and as director of special projects over the past two years. The Florida State University Alumni Association has […]