At Florida State University, Molecular Biophysics (MOB) research ranges from investigating protein and RNA folding to visualizing complex macromolecular structures, from analyzing single molecule behavior to engineering novel biomedical devices. MOB faculty are from nine departments and institutes (Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computational Sciences, Materials Research & Technology, Mathematics, Physics, and Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences) across four Colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Human Sciences, and Medicine). To learn more about these and other exciting research opportunities for you, see our Faculty Research pages.
Public speaking is one of the most difficult tasks for a scientist in any position. Whether in academia or industry, from student to professor, the scientist needs to be an effective communicator of ideas. This is true not only when giving a seminar, but also when teaching a class or delivering a speech. The MOB students have formed a group called SECS: Students for the Effective Communication of Science, which schedules lunchtime seminars once a week during the Fall and Spring terms to give each student in the program the opportunity to speak in front of a group of fellow students about topics of current interest. Through questions and discussion in an open seminar setting, participating students can learn how to become better lecturers and public speakers.