Arts and Sciences

Five FSU students receive prestigious Boren Awards

Five Florida State University students will study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity thanks to prestigious Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program. Four FSU undergraduate students received Boren Scholarships, which provide up to $20,000 for U.S. […]

Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid smashed into the Earth triggering a mass extinction that ended the reign of the dinosaurs and snuffed out 75 percent of life. While the asteroid killed off scores of species, a new study from Florida State University scientists, in collaboration with lead researchers from The University of Texas […]

Two FSU students awarded highly selective Hollings Scholarship

Two Florida State University students were chosen from a competitive pool of national applicants to receive the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As Hollings Scholars, FSU rising juniors Jennifer Magi and Anna Wuest will receive awards that include up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years […]

FSU researchers net record number of prestigious NSF awards

A record number of Florida State University faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award this year for researchers in the early stages of their careers. Five Florida State University assistant professors have received the award that carries funding for their lab as well as the opportunity to work closely with the […]

Worm-eating mice on small island hold clues to evolution

When animals are isolated on an island, all bets are off as to how they will evolve and whether an animal will branch out into a new species. Australia has several types of kangaroos and Madagascar has many different lemurs. But just how much space a given species needs in order to evolve is a […]

FSU students win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Florida State University students and three recent graduates have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. “This is a simply wonderful achievement further illuminating the […]

FSU psychology student receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The highly competitive fellowships are awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation and include a $24,000 stipend per […]

FSU research: New model could help rebuild eroding lands in coastal Louisiana

As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline. Now, a Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in this fragile wetland. The model is outlined in the journal […]

Biological science professor wins FSU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson received Florida State University’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner May 2. The Distinguished Teacher Award is the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching and includes a $7,500 stipend. Erickson, a paleontologist, joined the FSU faculty in 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted […]

Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and persistent menace to the natural environment. For the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the once-pristine beaches bounding the Gulf of Mexico, millimeters-thick pieces of broken down plastic — called microplastics — pose a particularly urgent threat. A […]

Riley named dean of FSU Graduate School

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Mark Riley dean of the Graduate School, effective May 7. Riley is a longtime faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida State. He has served as interim dean of the Graduate School since August 2017 when former dean, […]