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FSU scientist’s findings on carbon cycle feed climate research

A Florida State University researcher is taking a deep dive into the carbon cycle and investigating how carbon moves from the ocean surface to greater depths and then remains there for hundreds of years.


Virtual science classes revolutionizing teaching methodology at FSU

Imagine exploring the Great Barrier Reef for an environmental science class or investigating a real-life crime for your introductory chemistry course.

That’s the vision two Florida State University professors had when they created new virtual life classrooms for their students that allow them to learn essentially by playing in a 3-D virtual world.


How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? FSU research says 3-6 months

A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long did it take for a baby dinosaur to incubate?

Groundbreaking research led by a Florida State University professor establishes a timeline of anywhere from three to six months depending on the dinosaur.

In an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, FSU Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson and a team of researchers break down the complicated biology of these prehistoric creatures and explain how embryonic dental records solved the mystery of how long dinosaurs incubated their eggs.


Lauded FSU poet receives national creative writing fellowship

Florida State University English Professor James “Jimmy” Kimbrell has been chosen as one of 37 writers to receive a highly selective fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2017. 


FSU English professor wins prized fellowship

Florida State University English professor Meegan Kennedy has been selected as a recipient of a highly coveted grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


FSU scientist elected to National Academy of Inventors

One of Florida State University’s most influential and gifted scientists has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


Study: Warming global temperatures may not affect carbon stored deep in northern peatlands

Florida State University research scientist Rachel Wilson and University of Oregon graduate student Anya Hopple are the first authors on a new study published today in Nature Communications. The study details experiments suggesting that carbon stored in peat — a highly organic material found in marsh or damp regions — may not succumb to the Earth’s warming as easily as scientists thought.


75 years later, Pearl Harbor still teaching lessons of war

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy leveled a crushing attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


Two FSU professors earn prestigious honor from engineering society

Two professors from Florida State University's College of Arts and Sciences have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) — a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technology.


Chemistry professor wins prestigious women in science award

A professor in Florida State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has won a prestigious award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that recognizes promising female scientists in the early stages of their career.


FSU joins ‘Hour of Code’ global movement

The Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries, is making its way to Florida State University. 


Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure

Researchers at Florida State University’s nationally renowned biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious search for a cure to Type 2 diabetes.