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Florida Center for Reading Research draws on multiple disciplines to advance the science of reading 

The state of reading and writing is a crisis in the United States. In 2019, only 35% of fourth-grade students performed at or above the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading-proficiency level. Ignited by that somber statistic, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University is using its extensive network to advance […]

FSU ranked among top universities for patent production

Florida State University is among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU was ranked 84th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 such patents. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. […]

FSU launches Big Bets initiative to tackle big questions

Florida State University has launched a new initiative designed to amplify centers and institutes that are doing high-profile, public-impact research and connect them with donors interested in pursuing big questions. The initiative, Big Bets, is being led by interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson. “Big Bets requires faculty to look several years, perhaps even a […]

A year of COVID-19: Researchers pivot to answer questions raised by the pandemic

When news started circulating early last year about a virus in China that was spreading like wildfire, Associate Professor of Biological Science Jonathan Dennis was in the middle of his normal spring semester activities.  He was teaching classes and working on several projects in his lab related to the role of chromatin in gene regulation.   But when the […]

Profiles in leadership: Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander returns to the faculty

A Christmas gift can have a lasting impact.   For Gary K. Ostrander, it was a GI Joe scuba diver he received when he was about 8.  “I became enamored with scuba diving and going under water, and then I saw Jacques Cousteau and I said ‘OK, you have diving, and you have science,’” said Ostrander, […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers investigate intersection of society and technology

More than three dozen Florida State University researchers convened online for the university’s 13th Collaborative Collision, a networking event that connects faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) hosted the event, which promoted possible research collaborations focused on the intersection of society and […]

VP for Research honored by Leon County Commission

The Leon County Commission honored Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander with a proclamation celebrating his years of service to Florida State University and the local community.   Ostrander is stepping down from his position at the end of December to return to the faculty and spend the next chapter of his career fully focused on his research endeavors.   […]

Research assistant VP named to National Academy of Inventors

In recognition of his decades-long contributions to the biomedical field both through academia and the corporate world, Assistant Vice President for Research Eric Holmes has been named to the National Academy of Inventors. “We are thrilled for Dr. Holmes to receive this distinction,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “Dr. Holmes is always thinking about inventive ways to transfer […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers work together on issues of anti-racism, equity and inclusion

Florida State University is bringing together faculty members to collaborate on interdisciplinary research regarding anti-racism, equity and inclusion. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) recently hosted its 12th Collaborative Collision event, a virtual networking event to connect faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. “The hope with this event […]

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare team up to turn around COVID-19 tests in 24 hours or less

The longer a patient must wait for the results of a COVID-19 test, the less effective it is as a tool for preventing the spread of the disease. Having to wait days to learn results means they could be out-of-date by the time they reach a patient. Long delays could also mean asymptomatic carriers are […]

FSU researchers awarded more than $250 million, a new single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding in the 2020 fiscal year, bringing in $250.1 million in grants from federal, state and private sources. The quarter-billion milestone in research funding is more than $16 million higher than the previous record, which FSU posted in fiscal year 2019. “Florida State is a trusted […]

FSU ranked among top 50 patent-producing universities

Florida State University is ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for producing patented technologies, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Florida State is ranked No. 43 for producing patents in 2019, a jump of 26 places from its No. 69 ranking for its […]