Science & Technology

FSU Department of Computer Science receives $4.2M to boost nation’s cybersecurity workforce

To help meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts, the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program has awarded Florida State University a $4.2 million grant to support students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. This is the second round of funding the Department of Computer Science has received to operate this program. “We are excited […]

FSU researcher finds forest canopies are warmer than previously thought

A study by a Florida State University researcher finds that temperatures in forest canopies are higher than previous estimates, threatening forests’ vital role in mitigating global warming.  Stephanie Pau, an associate professor in the Department of Geography, was part of a team whose study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Pau […]

FSU researcher earns NSF grant to advance open science

A Florida State University researcher is partnering with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado Boulder to advance efforts in open science through creation of the FAIR Facilities and Instruments research coordination network. Renaine Julian, director of STEM Libraries at FSU Libraries, is a member of the project team that has […]

National MagLab magnet recognized with R&D 100 award

Engineers and technicians from the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory were recognized with a 2022 R&D 100 Award for the design and construction of the 32 tesla (T) Superconducting Magnet. The R&D 100 recognizes revolutionary ideas in science and technology, and the 32T magnet is the world’s most powerful all-superconducting magnet. “This […]

FSU researchers use combined imaging techniques to monitor stem cell therapies

When patients are treated for strokes and other neurological disorders, understanding what is happening inside the nervous system is a crucial part of treatment. Doctors rely on imaging tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to peer inside the body and see if interventions are helping. A Florida State University research team has found that […]

FSU professor will investigate superconductors with National Science Foundation grant

The principles of superconductivity make a variety of modern technological marvels possible. MRI machines, maglev trains and high-energy particle accelerators work because of superconductivity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Theo Siegrist will research materials that could improve the performance of superconductors thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation. Superconductors move […]

FSU researchers find link between health outcomes and smoke from sugarcane fires

A new study from a Florida State University team estimates that sugarcane fires in South Florida emit harmful particulate matter in quantities comparable to motor vehicles and is a factor in mortality rates across the region. Their work is published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health […]

FSU team develops new strategy to create blue light from promising material

A Florida State University research team has developed a new way to create blue light from a class of materials that shows enormous potential for optoelectronic devices, including solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. Led by FSU Professor of Chemistry Biwu Ma, the team has published a new study in Advanced Energy Materials that […]

Cracking codes: FSU computer scientists look to develop method to improve app speed, efficiency

Computers process innumerable instructions per day. A Florida State University and Michigan Technological University research team wants to make apps, from those found on a cell phone to ones used by super computers at big data centers, run more efficiently. FSU Professor of Computer Science David Whalley and FSU-Panama City faculty member Gang-Ryung Uh along […]

FSU researchers use 3D culture techniques to develop improved therapy for neurological diseases

Florida State University researchers have developed a promising strategy for producing therapeutic particles in stem cells, work that could help patients with neurological diseases such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. The technique developed by researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and FSU College of Medicine combines three-dimensional growing platforms with a wave motion. The […]

Mystery in the Gulf: FSU researcher leads team to study conditions for plant survival in ocean desert

West of St. Petersburg in the Gulf of Mexico is an area called the West Florida Shelf. It’s a marine desert, cut off from many of the elements that are essential for life. But in this nutrient-deficient region, some forms of phytoplankton — microscopic plants that float through the water — are thriving and supporting […]

Fertility of the sea: FSU researchers study how nutrient sources make it to the base of the food web

Virtually all marine life — fish, turtles, sharks, whales and more — depend on the marine food web for survival. The foundation of this immense flow of energy, however, rests on the shoulders of the microscopic, but mighty, phytoplankton. Without vital nutrients such as phosphorus, the growth of these tiny floating ocean plants is limited, […]