COVID-19 Response

FAMU-FSU researcher awarded NSF funding for COVID-19 impact on municipal solid waste management facilities

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal solid waste management systems with the help of a  Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation.  “There has been a lack of understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects our waste management industry,” Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Juyeong Choi said.  Choi and fellow researcher, Professor of Civil Engineering Tarek Abichou, will examine waste-management system-related […]

FSU College of Nursing faculty, graduates focus on service during COVID-19 pandemic

Instead of celebrating the end of rigorous core learning at the College of Nursing’s emblematic pinning ceremony last week, graduating nursing students at Florida State University are bracing to face the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing to hit the ground running as they start their careers. When FSU’s classes moved to remote delivery in March due […]

FSU’s Class of 2020 celebrates commencement together, but apart

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM | PHOTO GALLERY | COLLEGE MESSAGES & READING OF NAMES Newly minted Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered Saturday for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it.    Instead of striding through the Donald L. Tucker Center as university tradition dictates, the Class of 2020 convened online as the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic continued.    President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers join together to fight COVID-19

A Florida State University event that connects faculty for interdisciplinary projects is taking aim at COVID-19. The Office of Research Development organized its eleventh Collaborative Collision event to bring together faculty members from various departments to work together on projects specifically targeted at the global pandemic that has affected everyone’s life. This spring’s event had […]

FSU Innovation Hub builds face shields to protect local health care workers in COVID-19 fight

During a normal spring semester, the Innovation Hub at Florida State University would be buzzing with students studying design, dreaming up various projects and building prototypes with the facility’s laser cutter and many 3-D printers. This is not a normal time. Instead, the Innovation Hub has become the center of an effort to help outfit […]

FSU music and theater instructors adapt to teaching during time of social distancing 

Florida State University music and theater students are finding even though their classroom setting is a tad different this semester, the advent of modern technologies has created a tight sense of community and flexible learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis.  Instructors Holly Riley from the College of Music and Jason Paul Tate from the College of Fine Arts’ School of Theatre, are working with students to ensure they receive a […]

FSU goes the ‘virtual’ extra mile to recruit high-achieving students

While the novel coronavirus is causing disruption for enrolled college students, the pandemic is also affecting how prospective students interact with universities. The transition to a remote campus has drastically impacted how the Florida State University Honors Program recruits potential students. Instead of bringing future students to campus, program staff have been hard at work […]

Ninth annual FSU’s Great Give raises more than $430K for student relief during COVID-19 pandemic

Florida State University donors, friends, alumni, faculty and staff across the country came together to support one goal during FSU’s Great Give: Support Our Students. Now in its ninth year, the reimagined giving campaign raised $438,544.11 from more than 2,500 donors in support of student emergency funds for FSU’s Tallahassee and Panama City campuses. Originally […]

FSU arts faculty get creative to overcome challenges of remote learning

Whether they’re teaching studio art, dance, music or interior architecture and design, Florida State University faculty in the creative disciplines are facing some unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   When FSU moved to remote learning on March 23, it made most faculty across campus completely rethink their lesson plans. That’s especially true for the arts, where many faculty are reimagining how they normally communicate and teach the best practices of the creative process.   But despite these changes, both faculty and […]

FSU begins new chapter of remote learning

Florida State University began a new chapter in its history Monday, March 23, as the entire campus moved to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. President John Thrasher experienced the transition firsthand Monday morning as he joined Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Joseph Schlenoff during his chemistry class via Zoom, a remote conferencing service that is one of the tools the university is using to […]

New era of education: FSU ready for remote learning amid global pandemic 

Amid a global pandemic, Florida State University is mobilizing to protect the health and safety of the university community by delivering classes remotely for the remainder of the spring semester. With an enrollment of about 42,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and instructors, the transition from in-person classes to remote teaching is a huge […]