Science & Technology

Focus on the Gulf event tackles big challenges in the Gulf region

Students and scholars from Florida State University and Florida A&M University met on April 7 for “Focus on the Gulf,” the first collaborative event in the FAMU and FSU Gulf Scholars Programs. The programs support students from the two universities who are interested in exploring social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of […]

FSU chemistry doctoral students awarded Department of Defense SMART scholarships

Two Florida State University doctoral students have distinguished themselves with Department of Defense awards that will fund their studies in physical chemistry. Jason Kuszynski and Catherine Fabiano, students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received their awards from the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program. The awards provide […]

One O365 campaign combines FSU student and employee emails in one system 

Florida State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) will soon complete the process of combining all student and employee email addresses into one system, hosted by Office 365. “This change levels the playing field in terms of tools available to students, faculty and staff. Having everyone in one system improves the user experience,” said Rick Burnette, associate provost […]

FAMU-FSU researchers improve 3D printing quality by sharing data among machines

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are improving 3D printing technology by teaching machines to learn from each other. In a new study published in the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, researchers showed how data from one printer can be used by other machines to improve […]

$1.8M NIH grant to fund new treatment for stroke patients

The National Institutes of Health is funding a $1.8 million project led by a researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering that will use artificially grown, simplified mini-organs to create medicine that targets brain cells damaged by stroke. The research team will use stem cells to create miniature organs that resemble human brains. From those […]

FSU-led research team receives $9M from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to improve forecasts of ocean currents

Florida State University researchers have received nearly $9 million from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program to improve predictions of water currents in the Gulf of Mexico that impact critical oil and gas infrastructure, fisheries management, and extreme weather events as well as the spread of ocean pollution. The five-year […]

FSU biologist named 2022 Pew fellow in marine conservation

A Florida State University biologist has been awarded a prestigious fellowship that supports experts seeking solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans. Daniel Okamoto, an assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Biological Science, has been named by The Pew Charitable Trusts as a recipient of the 2022 Pew fellowship in marine conservation. He will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Subsurface ocean mixing near the equator significantly affects climate understanding, predictability

Florida State University and Florida A&M University researchers are part of an international team that has identified a critical role the equatorial ocean plays in predicting the effects of climate change through a process known as ocean mixing. The results of the team’s three-year study have been published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment. […]

FSU Mathematics to host international conference on sensitivity analysis methods

The Florida State University Department of Mathematics will host the 10th International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output from March 14-16 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The SAMO conference, held every three years, is dedicated to advances in research on sensitivity analysis methods and their interdisciplinary applications. Sensitivity analysis […]

Everglades Foundation awards FAMU-FSU civil engineers fellowship to study climate change

The Everglades Foundation awarded two FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and RIDER Center faculty members a fellowship to collaborate on a new study that explores the impact of climate change on the Everglades. Existing infrastructure in the Everglades that was built with old climate models in mind may not be suited for the challenges that future […]