student success

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 […]

More Than the Dream: FSU MLK Week concludes with Golden Tribe Lecture

“Somewhere we must come to see that social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Those words from King’s speech “The Other America,” which he delivered to a crowd of students, faculty and staff at Stanford […]

Engineering student gets unparalleled research opportunity at FSU Center for Advanced Power Systems

Undergraduate students across the country often get the chance to help a favorite professor with research. But few get the experience that Taylor Stamm had in working with Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Over five semesters as a research assistant at CAPS, he’s helped develop superconducting cables, performed high voltage testing, set […]

FSU enjoys success at annual McKnight Fellows’ meeting

The motto of The Graduate School at Florida State University is “shine brighter at FSU” and Florida State faculty, staff and students shined in a major way during the 34th McKnight Fellows Annual Meeting in Tampa Nov. 3-4. This year, three FSU faculty members received the William R. Jones Most Valuable Mentor Award, the highest honor […]

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Florida State joins national effort to improve college access, student success

Florida State University is one of 130 public universities and systems collaborating with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on a new initiative to improve college access and equity and produce more college graduates. “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” — the nationwide effort to improve college access, advance equity and increase college […]

Florida State hosts ribbon cutting to open new child care center

Florida State University President John Thrasher and administrators officially opened the doors to a new child care facility Monday, Oct. 22, hosting a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The facility serves as a place for FSU’s Childcare and Early Learning Program employees to care for and nurture the young children of FSU students, faculty […]

FSU fully launches Student Resilience Project

After a successful soft launch earlier this summer, Florida State University fully rolled out its Student Resilience Project this fall, including more interactive videos, audios and resources for all FSU students. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work. […]

Florida State receives federal grant to address personal violence on campus communities

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will help Florida State University prevent and respond to power-based personal violence on campus and around the community. FSU will receive $300,000 from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women under the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program. […]

FSU opens new living-learning community for aspiring entrepreneurs

Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit across campus is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. This fall, the university has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by offering a home for budding entrepreneurs with the opening of a new living-learning community. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC) is designed to immerse first-year […]