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”

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”

Chris: Women Wednesdays and ACT House

Chris Lormeus is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow who is interning with Tallahassee’s Domi Station. In this past week, I’ve learned about a few ways Domi station is enabling underrepresented groups to be integrated into the small business world. One program in particular that Domi Station has started is Women Wednesdays. It is an initiativeContinue reading “Chris: Women Wednesdays and ACT House”

Nohemi: Interviewing ShePlays Founder Ashley Hart

Nohemi Soza-Acevedo is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at Orlando’s StarterStudio. As my 5th week interning at StarterStudio came to an end, I couldn’t help but highlight one of the interviews I conducted with one of the current seed accelerators at StarterStudio. As mentioned in some of my previous blog posts, I’ve had theContinue reading “Nohemi: Interviewing ShePlays Founder Ashley Hart”

Alexander: Some things I learned from a local startup

Alexander Blanchette is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at StarterStudio in Orlando, FL. Working with StarterStudio has allowed me to meet with many entrepreneurs who are working on original projects. One of my duties as a marketing intern is to interview startups who have or are currently going through StarterStudio programs. One of theContinue reading “Alexander: Some things I learned from a local startup”