FSU College of Medicine recognized for undergraduate degree program
A Florida State University College of Medicine program is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
The Undergraduate Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence (USSTRIDE) program is an extension of the College of Medicine’s pipeline outreach program (SSTRIDE) that identifies middle and high school students with an ability in science and math and the potential to become successful medical students. and provide support services to guide them on their chosen path.
The program was launched in 1993 to support the Florida State’s Program In Medical Sciences, the forerunner of the College of Medicine.
The inspiring programs in the STEM Prize honor colleges and universities that encourage and help students from under-represented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Nearly 10% of FSU College of Medicine alumni participated in USSTRIDE, which has helped the university develop one of the country’s most diverse medical schools.
Dr. John P. Fogarty is the dean of the FSU College of Medicine.
FSU researcher leads DOE project on prior quantum information
A Florida State University researcher is leading a $ 4.4 million project for the Department of Energy to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science.
The project is led by FSU Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Eugene DePrince and includes collaborators from Virginia Tech, the University of Washington and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Quantum science has become a major priority for the US Department of Energy.
Quantum mechanics is a basic theory of physics that enables the calculation of properties and behaviors of microscopic systems such as molecules, atoms and subatomic particles. Computers, lasers and scanning technologies are all based on quantum mechanical systems.
DePrince’s first work will focus on developing capabilities to simulate the dynamics of quantum mechanical systems that can be used to create spin-based technologies.
Although he wants to work with microscopic systems, DePrince noted that similar simulations could be applied to everyday objects – e.g. A baseball – although the math is a little different.
FSU criminology professors earn NSF grants to explore hate crimes
A research institute at Florida State University has received funding from the National Science Foundation to investigate how hate crimes are reported and underreported.
The Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute at FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will receive $ 236,985 from NSF over two years to fund research by criminology assistant professors Sylwia Piatkowska and Brendan Lantz.
“It has long been known that hate crimes are underreported,” Piatkowska said. “With this National Science Foundation grant, we plan to investigate the sources, causes and extent of the underreporting and hopefully provide ways to address these issues in the future.”
While the 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to publicly report hate crime statistics, hate crimes are often under-identified, Piatkowska said. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were 8,552 victims of hate crimes in the United States in 2019.
Findings from the project will help researchers, politicians and the public on issues related to hate crimes, including variations in hate crime and reporting, data collection strategies, better identification of strategies that tend to victims and assessment of programs related to hate crime and victimization and reporting.
Florida A&M selected by Bristol Myers Squibb for diversity initiative
Florida A&M University is one of five historic black colleges and universities partnering with Bristol Myers Squibb to launch Tomorrow’s Innovators, a multi-million dollar multi-year alliance designed to reach diverse talents faster in their undergraduate careers and provide the support and education that are needed to achieve their career goals in the biopharma industry.
Along with FAMU, other collaborating HBCUs include Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
A number of graduates from the FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, are employed by the Bristol Myers Squibb.
Johnnie Early II is the dean of the FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health.
TCC swears by Wesley Hardin as new police chief
Tallahassee Community College swears by its new Chief of Police on Monday, the first day of teaching.
Wesley Hardin has more than 26 years of experience in law enforcement, supervision and Field Training Officer training experience across various assignments in local, county and K-12 based agencies.
Chief Hardin succeeds Greg Gibson, who left TCC in November 2020 to become head of research at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Gibson was sworn in as TCC chief in March 2017, succeeding Christopher Summers.
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