FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters

Senior citizens often don’t evacuate during major storms because of pets or special needs. Now, a FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has developed a new model for local governments or relief organizations to quickly determine which regular shelters could be repurposed into special needs or pet-friendly shelters. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and […]

Engineering professor partners with childhood friend to invest in elementary education for Tunisia

Whether engineering a fix for septic problems in coastal areas or building libraries and playgrounds for children, Tarek Abichou has always been passionate about helping his home country of Tunisia. Abichou, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, spent his summer on a community service project with TUNISIA-AID, organizing […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering welcomes first-year engineering students

First-year engineering students filled the halls of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering this week, ready for their first introduction to engineering in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to take a first-year Engineering course during their first or second semester in college, where they learn about different engineering majors, get acclimated to the joint college, […]

Florida high school students get a taste of college life with Young Scholars Program

Rising high school seniors are spending their summer getting a head start on the college experience through a unique Florida State University program that allows them to get a taste of college science and math classes. The Florida State University Young Scholars program, founded in 1983, brings 40 students to campus from mid-June to mid-July […]

Center for Advanced Power Systems and Advanced Conductor Technologies demonstrate new superconducting power cable

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC are taking a big step in the world of superconductor technology that could have major implications for naval, aviation and power grid applications. Through a grant program that encourages private industry to partner with university scientists, a research team from […]

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 […]