student success

Physics undergraduate student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who conducts research in theoretical physics has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Shae Machlus, a rising senior from New Port Richey, will receive $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the […]

FSU College of Education introduces new combined degree pathway in sport management

Beginning this fall, students at Florida State University will have a seamless option to earn both an undergraduate and an advanced degree in sport management through one streamlined curriculum. The new combined bachelor’s/master’s pathway at FSU will provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. “The new […]

FSU doctoral students excel during statewide meeting

A pair of Florida State University students took home top prizes for their academic research in a recent meeting of the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools. Eve Humphrey, a biological sciences student who won Florida State’s Three Minute Thesis last November, won first place in the statewide competition in April. Her presentation, “Under Pressure: Stress […]

FSU siblings train to be educators through decade-old FSU-Teach

Florida State University student Kayleigh Wilson always knew she wanted to be a teacher, so when she learned there was a program that combined her love of math with teaching, she knew in an instant that Florida State University and the FSU-Teach program were right for her. FSU-Teach, which recently celebrated its 10th year, is […]

New FSU Climate Change Collaboration encourages interdisciplinary study

Four professors from Florida State University teamed up for a collaborative effort aimed at improving public understanding of the impact climate change is having on Florida. The effort is called the Florida Climate Change Collaboration and involved more than 100 students. They showcased their work last month at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee’s Railroad Square […]

FSU student receives prestigious philosophy award

Florida State University doctoral student Marshall Thompson has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion for his essay on the value of virtues, such as courage, in heaven. Thompson’s essay, “And All Shall Be Changed: Virtue in the New Creation,” was selected from more than 50 entries. He will receive a $10,000 award […]

FSU recognizes top graduate students for their achievements

More than 100 graduate students were recognized for their achievements in teaching, scholarship and service during Florida State University’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Thursday, April 18. Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are incredibly vital to all of the things we do at this university,” Riley […]

FSU piano technology student wins inaugural Master’s in Four competition

Florida State University master’s student Jason Cassel took home the top prize during the inaugural FSU Graduate School’s Master’s In Four competition, Thursday, April 4. Cassel, a liberal arts student with an emphasis in piano technology, received the $1,000 prize for his presentation “The Voice of the Piano.” “I had a blast,” Cassell said. “I […]

FSU World Affairs team enjoys conference success

The Florida State University World Affairs Program, a student-run organization that competes in crisis simulations and Model United Nations competitions across the country, is celebrating two major wins as it prepares for another competition this weekend. The World Affairs Program team is now headed to the University of California Berkeley Model United Nations Conference,  an international […]

Leading the way to student success: How FSU’s data-driven approach is turning heads across the nation

More Florida State University students than ever are graduating in four years, but the university’s upward trajectory in student success hasn’t happened overnight.    As a result of careful and strategic investments over the past two decades, Florida State’s four-year graduation rate is No. 1 in the state of Florida and one of the best in the nation.   Of the freshmen who entered the […]

Better than a Lecture: Nobel Laureate sheds light on scientific teaching

Florida State University hosted Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. The College of Medicine Durell Peaden Auditorium was nearly standing room only as Wieman presented his lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” to FSU faculty, staff and […]

Sport Management students take part in Super Bowl LII

Every year, millions of people tune in to the Super Bowl, but only a few get to experience professional football’s biggest game in person. For students in Florida State University’s Sport Management program, the Super Bowl provided more excitement than anyone watching from home could imagine as they gained hands-on experience at one of the […]