Tracking Trash: Researchers Use Aerial Imaging to Capture Rapidly Changing Hurricane Debris Data

The destructive winds and storm surges of hurricanes are well-known dangers. But these massive storms bring another peril in their aftermath — tons of debris that poses a health risk for residents and creates an additional challenge for recovery.

Fluctuating volumes of debris and illegal dumping complicate that challenge for officials seeking to hasten cleanup efforts and rebuild in the wake of hurricanes.

Study by FSU Researchers Finds Resilience to Natural Disasters Lags in Black Communities

Years after Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s Gulf Coast, residents of that area are still struggling to overcome the trauma of the Category 5 storm. 

In a recent study, FSU researchers found that trauma and a host of psychosocial and physical challenges caused by Hurricane Michael are disproportionately affecting the region’s Black communities.  

Electrical Engineering Professor Elected to Cryogenic Society Board of Directors

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor Sastry Pamidi was recently chosen to serve on the board of the prestigious Cryogenic Society of America. His five-year term begins this month.

Pamidi is the chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the associate director for the Center for Advanced Power Systems.  

Noontime Research Nuggets

Dean De is hosting a new luncheon research presentation series called Noontime Research Nuggets. This is open to students, faculty and staff and involves a light lunch (or bring your own) and a brief (5 slide/5 minute) presentation to the group by a researcher with current projects to share.


12:00 pm - Event start & lunch served (light lunch or bring your own)

12:45 pm - Welcome by De

12:50 pm - 5 Min/5 Slide Research presentation

1:00 pm - Q&A

1:30 pm - Adjourn