Discover on Parade Brings FAMU, FSU, TCC students together

Students interacting during the Discover on Parade event

Florida A&M University Department of Research teamed up with Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College researchers to launched its first-ever Discover on Parade event, on Monday at the FSU’s Conference Center.

This event allowed Tallahassee’s three institution’s research departments to display their new ideas and discoveries to the Tallahassee community.

Anthony Ananga Ph.D, FAMU Department of Agriculture and Food Science, expressed that this was a good way to display what the university has to offer.

“This event is to showcase what we do at FAMU and most importantly to show the public the outcome of our research development,” Ananga stated.

Fourth-year FSU engineering student, Hai Wang stated that this event help student show their creativity.

“The purpose of this event is to demonstrate and let people know about our new innovations and experiments,” Wang said.

Over 80 exhibits were showcase at the conference ranging from technology, medicine, arts, agricultural food and engineering.

“We got everybody from every walk of life, we got technologies, to oysters, to cancer cures,to bone repaired. Where else in the world can you see that?,” Timothy E. Moore Ph.D., FAMU vice president for research said.

Brenay Wright, a third-year FAMU Computer Information student won third place for the app challenge. Wright created the IDK app which provides food suggestions for indecisive individuals. She stated that she was happy to be around like-minded individuals at the conference.

“I think it’s very inspiring to be around great mind, who have created different innovations and it kinda opens your mind to explore different options,” Wright said.  “We kinda need to further explore different technologies and even medical device to better the community.”

The event concluded with Tallahassee Community College’s Drum and Dance Ensemble performance.

The Second annual Discover on Parade is scheduled to take place in the fall of 2016.