Program helps minorities pursue doctorates in STEM

Doctoral candidate Michelle Pierre is working to create a biosensor that can pre-diagnose diabetes, and to develop a form of neonatal testing that can detect diabetes in premature babies using only a small sample of blood. As a single mother, however, juggling graduate school and research while raising two daughters is not easy; but taking […]

Launch a new venture in 54 hours at Startup Weekend Miami

Jeff Brown hears new startup ideas all the time. He has even had would-be entrepreneurs approach him with their idea scrawled on a napkin. What does Brown – a self-described serial entrepreneur and angel investor – tell them? “I’m not going to fund a napkin and I’m not going to do the work for you,” […]

A mother’s gift helps improve students’ cardiac exam skills

When Maruchi Suquet Mendez met Harvey there was an immediate connection. Harvey is a sophisticated cardiopulmonary patient simulator used to teach medical students how to develop and improve their cardiac examination skills. Mendez is a mother, who 15 years later, still grieves the loss of her son from sudden cardiac death. Mendez and Harvey are now […]

Wertheims’ philanthropy spurs collaboration between FIU, UF

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim
South Florida optometric physician and philanthropist Dr. Herbert Wertheim, a Horatio Alger Medal recipient, has become one of the most important supporters and financial contributors to Florida’s public universities. In doing so he hopes to spur closer collaboration between these institutions, magnifying the societal benefit to Florida and the nation. “Both Florida International University and the University of […]

South Florida News Service to expand and go bilingual

South Florida News Service (SFNS), a program in FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will expand into a digital-first, bilingual independent news organization with a $150,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation. The SFNS, provides an opportunity for students to publish stories with partnering news organizations and learn firsthand what it means to be reporters in the […]

College of Architecture + The Arts presents annual Festival of the Trees exhibit, auction

The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) is hosting the 29th annual Festival of the Trees. This year’s theme is Design DNA: Differentiators, Nuances, Attributes and will feature work by some of the region’s premier design professionals. The eclectic exhibit of holiday trees will open with a gala reception at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. […]

Protecting the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks

Researchers from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the nation’s power utilities from cyber attacks. “A cyber attack on any part of the nation’s power grid could leave millions of people without power, resulting in serious health and safety threats as well as […]

White House honors FIU bridge expert as Champion of Change

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation will honor Atorod Azizinamini, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing, for his innovations in making the nation’s aging bridges safer. Azizinamini has been named a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change. The White […]

FIU’s CLAVE program recognized for increasing Latino student success

For the third consecutive year, the College of Education’s Creating Latino Access to a Valuable Education (CLAVE) initiative was recognized by elected officials and higher education leaders from across the country as an Examples of Excelencia finalist. Excelencia in Education, the non-profit that conceived and runs the Examples of Excelencia program, recognized CLAVE from among […]