Chris: Researching Early Struggles for E-commerce Businesses

Chris Lormeus is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow who is interning with Tallahassee’s Domi Station. In this past week, I have been working on my project which focuses on E-commerce based businesses. My research question examines the hindrances that entrepreneurs face when they start in e-commerce. So far, the interviewees reported mostly with issues aroundContinue reading “Chris: Researching Early Struggles for E-commerce Businesses”

Alexander: Facing the Difficulty of Participant Recruitment

Alexander Blanchette is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at StarterStudio in Orlando, FL. I have some more things to talk about since my last research post. At this stage, I have all the groundwork done to conduct interviews. For starters, I have been meeting lots of founders and serial entrepreneurs as a part ofContinue reading “Alexander: Facing the Difficulty of Participant Recruitment”

Nohemi: Examining Cyber-Security Risk among Small Businesses

Nohemi Soza-Acevedo is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at Orlando’s StarterStudio. A key element of being a part of FSU Tech Fellows isn’t just having a wide range of experiences within StarterStudio, but also the opportunity to conduct a research project that will be presented at the CRE’s annual Fall Showcase of Undergraduate ResearchContinue reading “Nohemi: Examining Cyber-Security Risk among Small Businesses”

Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update

Rachel Corry is a rising senior majoring in Communication and Public Relations and a 2020 IDEA Grant recipient. Rachel’s faculty mentor is Prof. Patrick Merle in the College of Communication and Information. My project focuses on determining the most efficient communication methods that local organic farms can implement to improve outside perceptions. I will interviewContinue reading “Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update”

Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces

Cole Hancock a rising senior in Studio Art and is the recipient of the 2020 Robert and Mary Frappier Undergraduate Research Award. Cole’s faculty mentor is Prof. Denise Bookwalter in the Department of Art.  As an artist, I wanted to explore the human relationship with nature via our intersections, using the most prominent of those:Continue reading “Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces”

McKenzie Bentley: Geochemical Characterizations of Early Ceramics in the Aucilla Watershed

McKenzie Bentley (Senior, Chemistry) is a 2020 IDEA Grant recipient. McKenzie’s faculty mentor is Prof. Elizabeth Murphy in the Department of Classics. Prior to the widespread changes that our world has undergone recently, my honors thesis and IDEA Grant project focused on geochemically tracing the specific origins of ceramics from Sardinia, an island in theContinue reading “McKenzie Bentley: Geochemical Characterizations of Early Ceramics in the Aucilla Watershed”

Nostalgia: Freeman

Myah Freeman (Studio Art-BFA) is a recipient of the 2020 Scott and Ina McNichols Undergraduate Research Award. Her faculty mentor is Prof. Carrie Ann Baade in the Department of Art. Beginning my research, I constructed a family tree to grasp a visual understanding of the extent of my knowledge. Next, I reached out to theContinue reading “Nostalgia: Freeman”

Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations

Morgan Hawkins and Benton Jaco received a team IDEA Grant for their summer research project tentatively titled “Starfish mediating Ascadian populations”. Their faculty mentor is Prof. Janie Wulff in the Department of Biological Science. Our project is focused on St. Joseph Bay, we’ve noticed many encrusting tunicates have surrounded seagrass blades and because of thisContinue reading “Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations”

Adel: Balancing Reopening and Remote Work

The main focus of my internship with Domi Station so far has been to help its leadership figure out how to properly open up its co-working space. We have been working to maneuver and reorganize protocols in order to allow members continued access while still taking precautionary measures against COVID-19. Domi Station has to balanceContinue reading “Adel: Balancing Reopening and Remote Work”

Alex: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Alex Jeannite is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellows who is interning at Tampa Bay Wave. My research project focuses on Imposter Syndrome and how it affects those in the tech industry. In general, imposter syndrome is defined as he persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as aContinue reading “Alex: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome”