FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Earns National Recognition

The graduate programs in the nation’s only joint engineering college are among the best in Florida and the nation, according to the latest rankings published in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”  

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moved up one spot among public institutions with a No. 60 ranking nationally and tied for third overall among Florida public universities.  

Engineering Professor Explains How His Work Helps Protect Communities from Hurricane Winds

Wind from a category 1 hurricane can reach nearly 100 mph, fast enough to damage homes and snap tree branches. Category 5 hurricane winds exceed 157 mph and can destroy buildings, leaving areas uninhabitable for weeks or months.

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Pedro Fernández-Cabán researches better methods for quantifying the intensity of hurricane winds and how those winds affect the structural integrity of buildings.

REAT Center Hosts Inaugural UTC Conference Featuring Rural Mobility for People and Goods

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Rural Equitable and Accessible Transportation (REAT) Center recently hosted its First Annual UTC Conference on April 18-19, 2024, at the FAMU Grand Ballroom and the FSU Research Foundation Building. 

The two-day event facilitated an educational, informative and interactive workshop with discussions centered on better understanding rural populations’ transportation needs and community-specific factors affecting this critical issue. 

Engineering Alum Honored at FSU’s 2024 Seminole 100 Event

The 2024 Seminole 100 Celebration recently released a list of the top hundred fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. owned by Florida State University graduates. The event recognized graduates across a broad spectrum, including Adam Russell from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. 

Russell, a civil engineering graduate in 2009, was honored at the event and his company, Russell Rowland, Inc., ranked #55 among the 100 honorees. He is the co-owner and vice president of an independent engineering firm in Jacksonville, Florida.