RIDER news articles

Researchers Develop Predictive Tool to Track When, Where and Why Blue-Green Algae Occur in Florida

Originally posted on FAMU/FSU College of Engineering 

It’s another sunny day in Florida, and the Florida Department of Health issues another health alert for the presence of toxins related to blue-green algae in a lake. The foul-smelling, toxic algal blooms are becoming more common in the state’s freshwater ecosystems. They are increasingly affecting coastal areas, where polluted freshwater and saltwater mix. 

Civil Engineering Researcher Uses AI to Improve Disaster Response in a New DoD Study

Originally posted at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering 

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, it devastated the country. Humanitarian groups from all over the world came together to help. However, managing a large-scale relief effort can be complicated, especially when lives are at stake and every minute matters.