FAMU-FSU College of Engineering team working on driverless transportation

Researchers for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have acquired a $100,000 multi-disciplinary study funded by the Federal Transit Administration to determine if it is safe for humans to share the road with buses that operate electrically and independently without a driver.

The 21-month Transit IDEA project is part of the Transit Cooperative Research Program, designed to foster innovative concepts. 

Sungmoon Jung, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the principal investigator for the study which uses computer-based simulations to investigate crash risks. Jung is working with Mohammed Reza Seyedi, a post-doctoral researcher, to help the industry make the autonomous bus safer. 

Jung and Seyedi are researching autonomous shuttle buses (ASBs) and vulnerable road users (VRUs) – such as pedestrians and bicyclists – and placing them in a series of simulations that identify high-risk scenarios.

FAMU earns distinction with School of Allied Health Sciences accreditation

Florida A&M University’s School of Allied Health Sciences has announced its Master of Health Administration program housed in the division of Health Care Management has received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

By doing so, FAMU is the only Historically Black College or University with a CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration program.

The program is directed by Jullet Davis Weaver, professor and division director of health care management.

The accreditation process is based on four, broad criteria addressing all aspects of program delivery, including program mission and support, graduates, curriculum and faculty teaching, scholarship and service

CAHME works with more than 100 leading academic programs and numerous healthcare practitioners to ensure graduates entering the healthcare field have undergone an educational process with rigorous, measurable standards for effectiveness.

FAMU junior awarded John Deere Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

Florida A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences student DeAundre Newsome was recently awarded the John Deere Thurgood Marshall Scholarship.

The junior agribusiness student was named one of the top students in his program with near perfect grade point average. He has made the President’s List every year, and was awarded the USDA 1890 Scholarship this year due to his academic performance.

Newsome has participated in several competitive paid internships including John Deere, Mercy Corps and the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship honors ‘7 Under 30’

The Jim Moran College