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Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU’s Class of 2020 celebrates commencement together, but apart

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM | PHOTO GALLERY | COLLEGE MESSAGES & READING OF NAMES Newly minted Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered Saturday for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it.    Instead of striding through the Donald L. Tucker Center as university tradition dictates, the Class of 2020 convened online as the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic continued.    President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took […]

FSU career shadowing program recognized with national award  

FSUshadow, one of the signature programs for the Florida State University Career Center, has won a national award of excellence. The program, led by Geneva Scott, senior assistant director for experiential learning at The Career Center, received the Best Practices Education Award for 2020 from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA), a national nonprofit organization that specializes […]

Ormsbee honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Michael Ormsbee received Florida State University’s 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards ceremony, held virtually April 29. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. “I’m so thankful for the recognition, but there are so many good faculty teachers that it’s hard […]

FSU electrical engineering student earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

A Florida State University graduate student at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been unstoppable these days. Jackie Jermyn’s research on mobile robot navigation has led the young scholar on a path that has earned her a prestigious SMART Scholarship from the Department of Defense (DoD), which will fully fund her doctoral studies for the […]

Longtime FSU teaching professor to headline virtual commencement as graduation speaker

Mark Zeigler has been teaching the skill of public speaking to Florida State University students for more than 20 years. Now, he will get to practice what he preaches when he  delivers the keynote address for FSU’s Spring 2020 virtual graduation. Florida State’s traditional commencement ceremonies were moved to a virtual format amid the COVID-19 […]

FSU ready to celebrate Class of 2020

How to Enhance Your Virtual Commencement Celebration Explore the Division of Student Affairs’ “Nole Grad” page for activities, recipes and contests counting down to #FSU20 commencement. Share photos and videos with your fellow graduates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and tag @floridastate and #FSU20. Be creative and have fun! Check out FSU’s Giphy stickers, FB […]

FSU’s Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 316 new inductees in a virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 316 new student inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring, the largest class of inductees to date since the program was started. This spring’s ceremony was held virtually due to COVID-19. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers join together to fight COVID-19

A Florida State University event that connects faculty for interdisciplinary projects is taking aim at COVID-19. The Office of Research Development organized its eleventh Collaborative Collision event to bring together faculty members from various departments to work together on projects specifically targeted at the global pandemic that has affected everyone’s life. This spring’s event had […]

FSU Innovation Hub builds face shields to protect local health care workers in COVID-19 fight

During a normal spring semester, the Innovation Hub at Florida State University would be buzzing with students studying design, dreaming up various projects and building prototypes with the facility’s laser cutter and many 3-D printers. This is not a normal time. Instead, the Innovation Hub has become the center of an effort to help outfit […]

Top climatologist named 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

A Florida State University professor whose work has been fundamental in understanding the climate of Africa has been named the university’s 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Sharon Nicholson, a meteorologist with the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, has been recognized by FSU faculty members with the highest honor they can bestow upon […]

Earth Day 2020: FSU celebrates the research that helps us better understand Earth

April 22 marks Earth Day, an occasion to celebrate our shared home in the universe. At Florida State University, people are working every day to better understand that home. In the past year, researchers have investigated climate change on a local level, studied the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researched aquaculture across […]