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Undergraduates Impress at Annual Research Showcase

Three undergraduates from the college have been recognized for their outstanding advanced research in the annual President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, held September 28, 2015, at the university's Turnbull Center.


Sam Staley, who publishes fiction under the name SR Staley, has released a new novel, “Tortuga Bay,” a sequel to his 2006 novel “The Pirate of Panther Bay.” The book will be introduced to Tallahassee audiences at a special launch party that coincides with the international Talk Like a Pirate Day, Saturday, September 19, 2015 beginning 1:00 p.m. at Barnacle Bill's restaurant, 1830 North Monroe St., Tallahassee..

COSSPP Students Supported as Presidential Scholars

The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at Florida State University. The program provides four years of support and is open to high school seniors who are admitted into the Florida State University Honors Program.

Center Offers Economic Research Workshops

Has the relationship between mother and child changed as women have entered the workforce? Does teacher pay have an effect on how students perform in public schools? Does public transportation help the environment or is it cost effective?

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is bringing together FSU economics faculty and graduate students for a special workshop series geared toward helping students develop the skills for researching the pressing social, economic, and political concerns of our time.

All sessions are in the DeVoe Moore Center, 150 Bellamy.

Applications for Social Science Scholars Now Available


If chosen, you will:
- Join a select group of outstanding students
- Enroll in a unique leadership seminar next spring
- Participate in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities
- Design and carry out your own research or service project in the U.S. or abroad
- Receive up to $5,000 for project-related travel and other expense


Florida State University is among nine universities that will share a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a unique network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to building better cities.

Father-and-Son Legislators to Speak at MAAPP event

August 5, 2015
11:00 a.m.

Florida State Capitol
Senate side

The Florida State University Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program hosts father-and-son legislators Sen. Don Gaetz and Rep. Matt Gaetz in a discussion of special sessions, lawmaking, and the intersection of family and politics.

Applied Economics Students Present Final Projects, Win Awards

Students in the master's program in applied economics presented their final projects at the annual symposium, July 29, 2015, at FSU's Turnbull Center, with faculty, college administration, and industry leaders present.

These capstone projects give students experience in performing practical economic research from start to finish, as commonly found in consulting projects or government agency reports. Additionally, students gain practical experience attending and preparing for regular meetings with senior partners, presenting formal presentations, and writing a final report.

6 Alums Honored as 30 Under 30

Six alumni of the college have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments by the FSU Alumni Association in this year's Thirty Under 30 awards .

Pradiip Alvarez (MS International Affairs 2014) World Humanitarian Summit Project Assistant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Panama City, Panama

Nydia Counts (BS Political Science 2008) Senior Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development, Teach for America, Houston, Texas

Student Planning Lab Wins Awards for Pasco Project

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning's Florida Planning and Development Lab (FPDL), under the direction of Planner-in-Residence Lindsay Stevens, has won the American Planning Association Florida’s Student Project Award for 2015. The award recognizes the team's outstanding work on "Vision 19: A Catalyst for Change in The Harbors," a project that focused on economic development for Pasco County, Florida.