Award spotlight: Researcher investigates whether investments in green space help human health

A new NASA grant is facilitating a four-year Florida State University project to investigate whether city investments in green space help lower temperatures and thus reduce heat-related health problems. Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio received $400,000 from NASA to look at New York City’s investments in green space infrastructure and the effects of that investment. “Due to how we construct our cities, these areas…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Space” by Petra Doan In her recent book, Dr. Doan discusses safe neighborhoods for the LGBT community….

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Zachary Kelly

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. Since graduation I have commissioned into the United States Air Force and have been in the process of moving to Pensacola, FL for training. How did your degree in social science help inform your path?…

Research Spotlight: Urban Remote Sensing (2nd edition)

Remote sensing is the technology of acquiring information about the environment through interpreting energy patterns recorded by sensors mounted on various aerospace platforms. While this technology has traditionally been the colony of geoscience and national security communities, its relatively recent applications to the urban environment (urban remote sensing) have been predominately driven by the innovations…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Fortifying Hate: How Social Media Acts as a Tool for White Supremacist Groups

Alternative right (alt-right) white supremacist groups are increasingly popular and highlighted in the mainstream media, specifically during the 2016 presidential election. Unlike past elections, alt-right groups are able to amass a greater following through resources available on the internet. Social media platforms provide group leaders with  accessible and far-reaching communication channels. YouTube is one of…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Bailey Beauchamp

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.)  I graduated in Spring 2020 with a B.S. in Political Science. I am currently a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law.  How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My Political Science…