William Rowe: Transition with Carravagio’s David with the Head of Goliath

My name is William Rowe and this summer I am going to create a series of paintings related to biblical and mythological beheadings. These beheading scenes in my paintings are a metaphor for the transgender experience. In Caravaggio’s painting of David with the Head of Goliath, Goliath’s head is actually a self portrait of theContinue reading “William Rowe: Transition with Carravagio’s David with the Head of Goliath”

Chandler Pruett and Robert Szot: Better Understanding the Cone of Uncertainty

Every June through November, the entire state of Florida holds its breath to see if it will fall victim to a major tropical cyclone. With over 8,000 miles of coastline, Florida is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to a hurricane or tropical storm strike; as such, the challenge of meteorologists inContinue reading “Chandler Pruett and Robert Szot: Better Understanding the Cone of Uncertainty”

Derrick Woodard: Gaining Feedback on Advising Among Black Students

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”. This quote, spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., represents a call to action to help those in need. I had no idea that answering this question would guide my development and outlook on the world. Hello, my name is Derrick Woodard,Continue reading “Derrick Woodard: Gaining Feedback on Advising Among Black Students”

Jenevieve Norton: Understanding the Nesting Habits of the Lance-tailed Manakin

My name is Jenevieve Norton, and I am in my junior year as a biology major at Florida State University. For the past two years, I have been involved in Emily DuVal’s lab researching lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata). Lance-tailed manakins are a small passerine bird found in dry and deciduous tropical forests. Our study populationContinue reading “Jenevieve Norton: Understanding the Nesting Habits of the Lance-tailed Manakin”

Isabel Maya: Innovative Testing of Football Apparel

My name is Isabel Maya, and I am currently a junior here at Florida State University studying Family and Child Sciences. I am originally from Medellin, Colombia but live in South Florida. My future goal includes going to PA (Physician’s Assistant) school in hopes of one day becoming a sports medicine PA. Going into collegeContinue reading “Isabel Maya: Innovative Testing of Football Apparel”

Erica Kremer, Carly Fulcher, Matthew Holzaepfel: Learning Best Practices in Audience Engagement

My name is Erica Kremer, and I am a rising senior cello performance major here at FSU.As someone who has always studied and been around music, I have never experienced not knowing everything about a music performance I was watching. Every concert I have been in the audience for, I either knew the pieces beingContinue reading “Erica Kremer, Carly Fulcher, Matthew Holzaepfel: Learning Best Practices in Audience Engagement”

Erin Murphy and Jenna Johnson: Applications of Machine Learning in NCAA Division I Beach Volleyball Training and Analysis

The NCAA first recognized Beach Volleyball as a championship sport in 2016, and it has since become the fastest growing NCAA sport in history. Despite this recent growth, there is limited research, media exposure, and official online training resources dedicated to beach volleyball. Florida State’s beach volleyball team is one of only two programs toContinue reading “Erin Murphy and Jenna Johnson: Applications of Machine Learning in NCAA Division I Beach Volleyball Training and Analysis”

Matthew Forrest aka briteso

About Me Working under the pseudonym briteso, I use painting and digital media to examine the unspoken language of American life and culture. I am most interested in Portraiture and figurative art. On my path to becoming an artist, I discovered a passion for public art and have twice, in the last year, had theContinue reading “Matthew Forrest aka briteso”

Rocio Diaz: Working to Improve Hygiene Practices in Honduras

Since my first semester at Florida State University in the Fall of 2019, I have been working alongside Dr. Charles Fleischer and his team, on a primarily student-led global health research project. Throughout my time working as a research assistant, I have learned of the vast array of preventable diseases that plague rural and impoverishedContinue reading “Rocio Diaz: Working to Improve Hygiene Practices in Honduras”

Emma Davis: Anita McGee and the Army Nurse Corps

My name is Emma Davis, and I am a Presidential Scholar at Florida State University pursuing a dual degree in History and French with minors in Museum Studies and Humanities. Currently, I work at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation here in Tallahassee. After graduating from FSU next spring, I hope to continue working inContinue reading “Emma Davis: Anita McGee and the Army Nurse Corps”