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Hands-free wheelchair umbrella wins FSU ‘InNOLEvation Challenge’

A team of six student engineers, who brainstormed a hands-free umbrella for wheelchairs, won the grand prize of $10,000 in Florida State University’s annual InNOLEvation® Challenge sponsored by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The students, all seniors at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created an umbrella called DriGo that automatically deploys when a person […]

Working Hard and Winning the InnoVenture Weekend

Jessica Bachansingh and other members of her InnoVenture Weekend team begin to sketch out their ideas Friday evening for what became Findr, the winning entry in the InnoVenture challenge. With some guidance from mentor Lazaro Aleman, a volunteer with FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity – that’s him in the hat – the team devised a […]

FSU researcher aims to better protect nation’s first responders

Technology breakthroughs in clothing materials and design have benefited all of us, but perhaps none more so than first responders. Burn injuries among firefighters have plummeted in the past decade. There’s just one problem: cases of heat stroke, exhaustion and cardiac arrest deaths have spiked upward because protective gear is much more insulated. New research […]

FSU student entrepreneur selected for 2018 Future Founders Fellowship

A Florida State University undergraduate student has been selected to participate in the 2018 Future Founders cohort, a nonprofit fellowship that empowers the development of top student entrepreneurs across the country. Hannah King, a junior majoring in international affairs with a minor in social and commercial entrepreneurship and founder of Woven Futures, will participate in […]

Three Special Entrepreneurship Courses for 2018 Spring Semester

Fascinating, interactive classes are open to students of all majors ENT 4934, Section 05: Enough to Be Dangerous The name of this course says it all. Entrepreneurs must know enough about every aspect of running a business “to be dangerous,” and that means students learn how to make decisions on a higher level for the […]

FSU Faculty Senate honors four with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored four members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Monday, Dec. 4, during a reception and dinner. Named for the torches depicted in the university’s seal, the categories of Torch Awards are: Vires, […]

Successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs to speak at ‘7 Under 30’ program

Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30. “This year is so exciting as many of our faculty members have mentored or taught these speakers,” said Susan S. Fiorito, director of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. “Interest in entrepreneurship has grown steadily at FSU and the major is gaining […]