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Q&A: Michael King Stands For … Identification

A biometrics expert, he is focused on better adapting facial recognition technology to gender and ethnicity.

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435 Debt and Life Satisfaction

Research by Greenberg, Adam Eric, & Mogilner, Cassie(2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S.   Research has found that debt impacts happiness and has life consequences. Do specific types of debt impact life satisfaction?  Marketing researchers studying psychological factors examined the impact of debt on life satisfaction in seven different studies in the U.S. Results? Of the people who reported having mortgage, credit card,…

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Mission: Possible – Breaking Into the World of Competitive Cybersecurity, One Hack at a Time

Florida Tech's cybersecurity competition team and cyber operations concentration get students excited about and prepared for cyber careers

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Q&A: Toby Daly-Engel Stands For … Persistence

She frequently overcomes obstacles—both as a researcher and a woman in her male-dominated profession—and she aims to help others do the same.

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Q&A: Markus Wilde Stands for … Reaching Further

Dr. Wilde discusses his research using space robotics to, ultimately, create a sustainable and properly functioning space economy.

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6 Uses for the University’s New Atomic Force Microscope

The university's new atomic force microscope, housed in Professor Linxia Gu's Bio-Mechanics Laboratory, has applications in several areas.

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434 Disability Type and Social Support

Research by Alon, Raaya (2019)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S.   Do you feel better when you experience the support of your friends and family during a difficult time?  An Israeli researcher studied whether a child’s type of disability impacted the amount of perceived social support that the mother received, especially after a difficult time. The researcher also aimed to…

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433 Cosmetics and Dehumanization

Research by Bernard, Philippe; Content, Joanne; Servais, Lara; Wollast, Robin; & Gervais, Sarah (2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S Do you judge others’ personalities based on their appearance? Research shows that people perceive sexualized figures in the media as being less “human.” However, can subtler sexualized changes in appearance (such as wearing eye and lip makeup) still impact people’s…

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419 Cross-cultures Giving & Happiness

Research by Aknin, Lara B. Barrington-Leigh, C. P., Dunn, E. W., Helliwell, J. F., Burns, J., et al., & Norton, Michael I. (2013) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. How do you feel when you give money to charity? Prosocial spending is that behavior when people use their financial resources to help others. Research suggests that when people engage in prosocial…

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Arts & Communication Alumna Enters Global Music Industry

A lifelong singer-songwriter, Sara Torabi ’14, ’17 M.S., now works in sync licensing at Downtown Music Publishing in New York City.

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