FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers net $1.2M grant for climate change study

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is exploring how the changes people make to the land through farming and development affect the planet’s climate. Gang Chen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, received a $1.18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the larger question of […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher to collaborate with private industry on rare grant

  One of the key elements in science is collaboration. In academia, that often means leaving the nest to flock to partners in private industry. Few exemplify that spirit better than Rajan Kumar, an associate professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Kumar’s research at the Florida State University-based Florida Center for Advanced Aero-propulsion recently […]

Hands-free wheelchair umbrella wins FSU ‘InNOLEvation Challenge’

A team of six student engineers, who brainstormed a hands-free umbrella for wheelchairs, won the grand prize of $10,000 in Florida State University’s annual InNOLEvation® Challenge sponsored by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The students, all seniors at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created an umbrella called DriGo that automatically deploys when a person […]

FSU, FAMU students team up to create designs, pitch ideas at InnoVenture Weekend

Every day, a question is heard in households across the country. “Honey, where are the car keys?” Or maybe, “Have you seen my glasses?” Or perhaps the treacherous, “OK, what did you do with the remote?” Yes, people lose things. Can anything be done about it? That was just one of the problems pursued by […]

FSU Panama City to offer new engineering programs from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

FSU Panama City announced it will add two new engineering programs in fall 2018. The university will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering. The announcement came during a meeting of the FSU Board of Trustees today. “These new programs are coming to FSU Panama City because […]

A galaxy far away: FAMU-FSU engineering dean delves into science behind ‘Star Wars’

Fans around the world will flock to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it comes to theaters later this week and marvel at the special effects that create this galaxy far, far away. But some of the special effects seen in “Star Wars” aren’t that far from reality, said FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean […]

New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. In a paper published in the journal Materials and Design, engineers from FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute, in collaboration with scientists from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées […]

FSU engineering professors win $1.7M NIH grant to search for stroke treatments

Two Florida State University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new treatments for stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of disability, with more than 795,000 individuals experiencing an attack each year. But the […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

FSU to welcome supersonic wind tunnel experts for global meeting

Florida State University will host the 128th semi-annual meeting of the Supersonic Tunnel Association International this week to help boost collaboration and research within the community of high-speed aerospace researchers. About 80 scientists from the global aerospace community are expected to attend. “It’s a great honor to welcome these scientists to Florida State University,” said […]

$1M grant to help researchers deliver big savings on big motors

Invented almost 200 years ago, electric motors are a mainstay of our modern world, powering everything from personal gadgets to massive machinery. Now, a team from the Center for Advanced Power Systems and the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is hoping to take a big bite out of that power bill. With a $1 […]