Lara Perez-Felkner

FSU presents inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration

Florida State University will host its inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration, an opportunity to gather in honor of Latinx members, their contributions and history, on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The goal of the Latinx Celebration is to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to enhance cultural awareness, increase knowledge and share untold stories of the Latinx […]

FSU higher education researchers receive grant to study community college pathways to computing degrees

Women graduate college at higher rates than men, yet women earn only 19 percent of bachelor’s degrees in computer science. Two Florida State University researchers have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for $900,749 to investigate this disparity. It will focus on Florida, one of the most diverse states in the nation, and community […]

FSU research: 2017 marks new highs for university scientific, creative endeavors

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2017, engaging in research and creative activity that produced extraordinary work and made international headlines. Here are some of the highlights of the past year: FSU HITS RECORD NIH FUNDING Florida State University researchers brought in record funding of $35.8 million from the National […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Dennis Slice, Ph.D. (Scientific Computing) received this year’s Rohlf Medal Award from his alma mater Stony Brook University for excellence in his body of work on the development of new morphometric methods or for their applications in the biomedical sciences, including evolutionary biology, population biology, physical anthropology and medicine. Cesar Rodriguez, Ph.D. […]

Expert Pitch: Back-To-School 2017

As schools across the nation begin a new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including reading and math development, standardized testing and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics: READING AND MATH […]

Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees

When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers. “The argument continues to be made that gender differences in the ‘hard’ sciences is all about ability,” said Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers work to narrow the gender gap in engineering, computer science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields? Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and sociology, and Roxanne Hughes, director of the Center for Integrating Research and […]

Expert Pitch: Back-to-School 2016

As schools across the nation gear up for the new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including Common Core/Florida Standards, language and reading development, and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom.  Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics:  […]