A Florida State University researcher has discovered an artificial material that mimics photosynthesis and potentially creates a sustainable energy source. In The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes details how this new material efficiently captures sunlight and then, how the energy can be used to break down water into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2). This process is known as oxidation, and it is also what happens during photosynthesis when a plant uses light to break down water and carbohydrates, which are the main energy sources for the plant.
His discovery generates exciting new prospects for how this process could be used to forge new energy sources in a carbon neutral way. Potentially, hydrogen could be transported to other locations and burned as fuel.
02/04/2016 - FSU Day at the Capitol 2016
Garnet and Gold takes over the Florida Capitol for FSU Day 2016. During the special event Florida State University celebrates the strong ties between the university and the state legislature, all while showcasing how the university excels inside and outside the classroom. For more visit http://fla.st/209fPk2
02/01/2016 - InNolevation Challenge 2016
The Jim Moran Institute at FSU aims to cultivate and inspire entrepreneurial leaders on campus and provide resources for those innovative students. One of those resources, the InNolevation challenge helps to develop and support FSU students interested in starting or growing a business.
Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed FSU business professor, entrepreneur-in-residence and university administrator Susan S. Fiorito as the founding director of Florida State’s newly established Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.
01/27/2016 - Career Fair Week
Florida State University's Career Center connects students with over 150 employers during Career Fair Week. Nearly half of those companies are in attendance for Engineering Day as well as multiple events around campus and concluding with the university wide Seminole Futures Career Fair at the Donald L. Tucker Civic center. Students are encouraged to dress professionally and come prepared with resumes, cover letters, and an elevator pitch because the Career Center strategically brings in the companies students are looking to work for after graduation. Many of the companies in attendance are represented by FSU alumni and seek out opportunities to connect with the current students. Learn more about the Career Center here
Pradeep Bhide, director of the Center for Brain Repair at the FSU College of Medicine, is developing a new, non-stimulant drug to treat cognitive inflexibility. Cognitive inflexibility hampers a child’s ability to learn by making it difficult to switch between thinking about one concept to another or multiple concepts simultaneously. Aspects of cognitive inflexibility are found in autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. It affects roughly 25 million people, but no drug has been developed specifically to treat this condition.
FSU Professor of Biology Gregory Erickson is part of an international team to identify a new species of duck-billed dinosaur unearthed in Alabama in 2007. Read and watch a video about the story at Florida State 24/7
Florida’s State University System launched a new campaign Wednesday designed to build synergies with the state’s business community and promote further collaboration in the areas of talent, research and partnerships.
The concept, “Think Florida: A Higher Degree for Business,” was crafted with input from all 12 of Florida’s public universities, including Florida State University, and features a website, social media campaign and newsletter. The SUS unveiled the campaign at a news conference in Tallahassee attended by the state’s university presidents, state lawmakers and business leaders.
For more visit fla.st/1KsDBjN or think-florida.org
The road to Rio may include a stop in Tallahassee thanks to Florida State University's Institute for Sports Sciences and Medicine. The ISSM is a collaborative facility on campus that supplements FSU students education through exceptional research opportunities in sport nutrition and exercise performance and increasing the facilities outreach programming in 2016 is a big initiative for the facilities Director and assistant professor, Mike Ormsbee. Thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional team of FSU faculty and students this initiative is under way with elite athletes from the Zap Fitness team and their coach, Pete Rea, utilizing the facility before the Olympic trials as well as other international races in the upcoming months.