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Four Florida State University students earn fellowships from the National Science Foundation

Four Florida State University students have earned research grants through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).  The GRFP recognizes and supports students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. The fellowship includes three years of financial support toward a doctoral degree, including an annual stipend of $34,000 […]

FSU researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research

In a new study, Florida State University researchers explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research. The study also marks the first step of a broad, interdisciplinary FSU effort to increasingly use artificial intelligence in research. In the study, published in The Gerontologist, Associate Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr identified core […]

Three Florida State University students earn Critical Language Scholarships

Three Florida State University students have earned Critical Language Scholarships through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help further their study of foreign languages and cultures.  According to the State Department, the CLS provides “rigorous academic instruction in 15 languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic […]

FSU faculty available to comment for 2022 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms. Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are considering the effects on coastal wildlife and building better tools to improve […]

Leader of FSU Veterans Student Union creates scholarship to honor father’s career

A Florida State University student is paying it forward to help a fellow student and an Army ROTC cadet earn his degree. Sarah Johnson, director of the FSU Veterans Student Union, grew up as an Army brat. Her father, Lt. Col. (Retired) Brion Johnson, spent 29 years in the Army, deploying six times to Afghanistan, […]

Study finds local voluntary programs are effective in promoting green energy

Programs encouraging voluntary solar energy use at the local level are effective in spurring the adoption of solar power, a Florida State University researcher has found.  Tian Tang, an assistant professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, studied the effectiveness of voluntary environmental programs (VEPs) that encourage local governments to promote solar-friendly […]

Two FSU students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships 

Two Florida State University students have earned the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a renowned national award that annually recognizes outstanding science, mathematics and engineering sophomores and juniors for their research experiences and potential.  Dhenu Patel, a junior exercise physiology major from Tallahassee, and Sophie Allen, a sophomore from Wauchula, Florida, who is majoring in psychology and […]

FSU and Suntex Marinas partner to train hospitality students

Florida State University students can soon learn the ins and outs of marina operations through a new partnership between the Dedman College of Hospitality and Suntex Marinas.  The class, Suntex Intro to Maritime Hospitality, is set to start next spring and will be offered as an elective open to any FSU student. The course will include […]

FSU Student Veterans Center Director Billy Francis inducted into Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

William “Billy” Francis, director of the Florida State University Student Veterans Center, was inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame March 29. Francis’ induction was by unanimous vote of the Florida Cabinet, which also inducted 14 other veterans into the hall of fame. A 1986 graduate of FSU, Francis served 26 years in the […]