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MagLab awarded $1.5M by U.S. Department of Energy to develop better superconductors

A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will further research that will help make the next generation of high-energy particle accelerators. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory $1.5 million to develop more efficient, robust superconductors that could lead to powerful particle accelerators and […]

FSU teams up with Panhandle teachers to host online nuclear science camp

Florida State University Physics Professor Paul Cottle is a devoted advocate of the need for physics education in K-12 schools.  That’s why he’s been teaming up with science teachers over the past three summers to organize the Nuclear Medicine and Science Camp (NMSC) for middle and high school students from Panhandle counties.  But how do […]

FSU biologist part of team that discovered new record for highest-living mammal

It was a surprising thing to see on the otherwise lifeless peak of a South American volcano — a mouse, specifically a yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse, or Phyllotis xanthopygus, scurrying among the rocks on the summit. The find was especially startling because the mouse was living at an elevation of 22,100 feet, a higher elevation than […]

Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico’s population will last for decades, FSU study shows

Life for the people of Puerto Rico hasn’t been the same since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017. A recent study by a Florida State University researcher shows it won’t be the same for decades to come.  Matt Hauer, an assistant professor of sociology at FSU who specializes in the impact of climate […]

FSU scientists discover heavy element chemistry can change at high pressures

New research shows that one of the heaviest known elements can be manipulated to a greater degree than previously thought, potentially paving the way for new strategies to recycle nuclear fuel and better long-term storage of radioactive elements. An international team of researchers has demonstrated how curium — element 96 in the periodic table and […]

FSU institute’s new online exhibit explores lives of women during World War II

A new online exhibit from Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience highlights the lives of American women during the war.  “Women at War: At Home and Service in World War II” was initially scheduled to open in April at the Chipola Center for the Arts at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., but moved to an online platform in […]

Fall 2020 Registration Reopening July 16, Schedule Adjustments

Over the past several weeks, FSU faculty, staff, and administrators have been solidifying the Fall 2020 class schedule. The goal has been to offer as many face-to-face classes as we can while prioritizing a healthy and safe learning environment. This included adjusting class schedules to relocate classes to larger spaces to accommodate social distancing and […]

FSU researchers find sun and rain transform asphalt binder into potentially toxic compounds

A dramatic oil spill, such as the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago, can dominate headlines for months while scientists, policymakers and the public fret over what happens to all that oil in the environment. However, far less attention is paid to the fate of a petroleum product that has […]

CARE bridges the gap for FSU’s first-generation students

Beginning college can be an overwhelming experience for first-year students. And starting college amid a pandemic can make the experience more intimidating. For first-generation students, it can be an even bigger challenge. To help ease the transition to college for first-generation students, Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides a foundation […]

FSU Dedman School of Hospitality climbs in national and international rankings

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality moved up to No. 15 in the world in the 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities. The annual rankings are compiled by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy and are considered one of the most influential and widely observed university rankings in the world. Dedman also moved up one spot nationally to No. 7. The ranking continues a […]

FSU workshop on maize genome profiling leads to new study on corn flowering

A genomic mapping technique developed in part at Florida State University has played a crucial role in a new study aimed at understanding growth in corn, a major U.S. crop. Professor of Biological Science Hank Bass and colleagues at FSU have refined the technique, called chromatin sensitivity profiling, over the past decade. They used it […]

FSU professor wins national outstanding sport scientist award

A Florida State University professor has won the top sport scientist award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Michael J. Ormsbee, an associate professor in the College of Human Sciences’ Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, has been selected as the organization’s 2020 William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award. “I am honored […]