The newly installed seismometer at Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science is already helping scientists detect and analyze earthquakes around the globe. On June 23, just before 11:30 a.m. EDT, the seismometer recorded a magnitude 7.4 earthquake in southern Mexico, centered in the state of Oaxaca. The powerful quake left at least seven people dead and damaged hundreds of homes.
A genomic mapping technique developed in part at Florida State University has played a crucial role in a new study aimed understanding growth in corn, a major U.S. crop. The technique, called chromatin sensitivity profiling, has been refined by professor of biological science Hank Bass and colleagues at FSU over the last decade.
Thank goodness for the Earth’s crust: It is, after all, that solid, outermost layer of our planet that supports everything above it. But much of what happens below that layer remains a mystery, including the fate of sections of crust that vanish back into the Earth. Now, a team of geochemists based at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has uncovered key clues about where those rocks have been hiding.
Six physicists at Florida State University have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their cutting-edge research in nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics. The grant supports operations of the John D. Fox Accelerator Laboratory at FSU and the research of professors...
For the past five years, the annual “Art in STEM” exhibition at Florida State University has provided a platform for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to showcase the natural beauty in their research endeavors. From nature photography to artistic interpretations of scientific concepts, each piece of art is entirely unique.
Lauren Thornberg is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Department of Anthropology with a minor from the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences. As part of her studies, Thornberg has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship to study Cantonese in Hong Kong next year.
Nine Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will conduct research or have the opportunity to teach English abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Since 1945, the program has provided students and young scholars opportunities to develop research, study and teach all over the world.