FIU, MDCPS launch new teaching academy at Doral high school

FIU’s College of Education and Miami-Dade County Public Schools on Aug. 25 launched the first of its kind teaching academy at Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School. So far, 22 high school freshmen have signed up for the academy, which is the first in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to feature a partnership with a state university. […]

College of Medicine professor named one of ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’

In its September issue, Insight into Diversity magazine – the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education – “recognizes the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields” with its 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, and one of this year’s recipients is Professor Aileen M. Marty, M.D., of the FIU Herbert Wertheim […]

Alumna named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for law and policy

During the summer of 2007, Helena Ramirez ’11 attended Panther Camp and was excited to begin her freshman year at FIU. But just a few weeks after beginning classes, she was in a four-car accident that left her with three herniated discs in her back; two bulging discs in her neck; and medial and ACL tears […]

FIU professor leading historic Arctic research expedition

Oceanographer David Kadko has been to the Arctic Ocean several times over the course of his career, but on Aug. 9 he left for one of the biggest undertakings and international collaborations in the history of Arctic research. Kadko, a professor and associate director of the Applied Research Center at FIU, is the chief scientist of a multimillion-dollar U.S. Arctic GEOTRACES initiative. He is leading a team […]

U.S. congresswomen speak to FIU leadership program

Posted by Clara-Meretan Kiah × 09/02/2015 at 9:43 am Tweet [embedded content] Two United States congresswomen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), faced a room full of university leaders, poised for a Q-and-A session on politics and women’s roles as leaders. The congresswomen were invited to speak at the Educational Leadership Enhancement Program’s […]

Four professors win 2015 Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism Award

Four FIU faculty members have been named the 2015 winners of the Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism Award, sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Robert Gutsche Jr., Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto worked as a team to create “Sea Level Rise: South Florida and” – a project […]

Universities join forces to tackle urban water crises

With drought conditions putting a strain on resources throughout South Florida, FIU is investigating long-term solutions to water crises as part of a newly launched consortium. The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is comprised of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the United States. Colorado State University is leading the urban water initiative, which focuses on […]

FIU receives federal grant to launch school-based clinic at Miami Northwestern

FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS) has received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to fund a school-based, primary health care clinic at Miami Northwestern Senior High School (MNW) in Liberty City. “We see ourselves as a solutions center […]

President Rosenberg: Welcome to Fall 2015!

President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following memo to the university community on Monday, August 24, 2015. Dear FIU family: Here we are—ready to go into the new academic year full of optimism about what lies ahead. The Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote that, “The beginnings of all things are small.” But for our […]

Training program inspires local STEM teachers through active learning

As part of FIU’s commitment to improving STEM education, the Department of Physics is training South Florida teachers to implement active learning techniques in their classrooms. In preparation for the upcoming school year, more than 30 high school and middle school teachers from Miami-Dade and Broward convened at FIU for a two-week intensive physical science […]