Welcome to Spectrum magazine, the official alumni publication of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. In each edition, you’ll see articles highlighting the college’s heritage strengths in the humanities and sciences, and explore the personal perspectives of current students, esteemed alumni and distinguished faculty.
Summer 2023 Edition
On the Cover
This Florida State University seal, seen in reverse, overlooks campus from high atop University Center A adjacent to Doak Campbell Stadium and is part of one of the nation’s premier sports facilities. Beyond its well-known athletic uses, University Center is home to academic and administrative spaces that support FSU’s year-round operations. From left: Annalia Buchanan, Joachim Adams, Anne Tirrell, McKenzie Harris. Photo by Devin Bittner.
Alumnus Jesus Perello Izaguirre combines astronomy, nuclear physics to strengthen national security
Biology alumna and Tallahassee top doc Andrea Friall has a personal stake in health care education, delivery in Florida’s capital city
Neuroscience, modern languages alumnus Michael Baiamonte blends STEM and humanities for a global focus
Scientific computing doctoral student Dorianis Perez uses complex equations to research dynamics that spawn wildfires
Cadet, Russian and German language student Brooke Newell is preparing to lead the Airmen of tomorrow
Biochemistry doctoral student Charlisa Whyms researches bacteria immunity, helps others envision careers in STEM
Biomathematics student Amelie Thompson uses computer modeling to investigate brain fold formation
Biologist Ashwanth Francis hunts for the mechanisms that may one day unlock a cure for HIV
Living-learning community prepares young women for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Vice President Stacey Patterson is propelling Florida State research to the next level
Neuroscientist Caterina Gratton brings a lifelong passion to the fight against Parkinson’s disease
Ecologists Brian Inouye and Nora Underwood carry on environmental research more than 50 years in the making