FAMU Students Place Second in Statewide “Hackathon” Competition
Students from Florida A&M University (FAMU) took second place in the MuniMod competition in Orlando. The team’s winning product was “Accru,” an application dedicated to matching interested local businesses with city-owned vacant property. Working with local development departments and redevelopment agencies, this proposed database will use multiple mediums to connect businesses and the public at large with vacant municipal properties. The University of West Florida took first place in the competition. FAMU took home a second-place prize of $5,000.
Hosted by the Florida League of Cities, MuniMod is the only civic tech competition in Florida to focus solely on solutions for cities.
Medical Marijuana Community Forum
FAMU invites you to a Medical Marijuana Community Forum the University will be hosting on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center (438 West Brevard St.).
Panelists include Peter Harris, director of the FAMU Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative, Cynthia Hughes-Harris, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU School of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Yvette Mignon, Health and Wellness Centers of North Florida, cardiologist and physician Dr. Earl Britt, Alexis McMillan, pharmacist at Economy Drugstore, Miaisha Mitchell, executive of the Greater Frenchtown Revitalization Council, and Chief Jeffery Beasley of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
They will foster an open dialogue about medical marijuana, including the difference between medical and illegal marijuana and the necessary steps to access medical marijuana. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact Angela Hardiman for more info at Angela.Hardiman@famu.edu or (850) 561-2456.
FAMU Participates in Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain
Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. This year, FAMU alumnus, Dominick Ard’is, founder and CEO of the ACT House Inc., attended the program from April 15-18 in Bahrain.
Ard’is represented FAMU as the Entrepreneur in Residence in the Office of Research at FAMU. Only 32 delegates were selected from 150 applicants. They represented city governments, universities, accelerators, state and national entrepreneur networks.
FAMU Ranks Among Top 25 Health Sciences Programs
FAMU ranked number 16 in the Healthcare Administration Degree Programs’ 25 Best Bachelor’s in Health Sciences 2019 publication.
FAMU is a public university recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as an active research facility. The university’s newly established Division of Health Science prepares students for diagnostic, support service, and therapeutic health careers. The Health Science program offers three possible tracks: General, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy.