FIU to create MakerBot Innovation Lab at its Urban Studios

Florida International University will create a MakerBot Innovation Lab, a 3,000-square-foot maker space for students and other innovators to be housed at its Miami Beach Urban Studios. The MakerBot Innovation Lab, supported by a $185,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will include 30 state-of-the-art 3D printers and four 3D scanners […]

Emmy Award-winning FIU alumna Pamela Silva Conde hosts second annual scholarship fundraiser for journalism and business students

Pamela Silva Conde ’03, MBA ’12, a two-time FIU alumna and co-host of Univision’s “Primer Impacto” (First Impact) daily news show, recently asked local philanthropists to “show their school spirit” while supporting a great cause – scholarships for First Generation FIU students. She initially established her namesake scholarship program to help first generation, underserved journalism students […]

FIU Model UN team ranks 4th in North America

The FIU Model United Nations (UN) team has taken the fourth spot in‘s annual rankings. The team moved up one spot from last year’s fifth place ranking, and continues to be the highest ranked team in Florida and the highest ranked team from a public university. The University of Chicago, Georgetown University and Harvard University took […]

FIU keeps top 10 Peace Corps ranking

FIU preserved its top 10 national ranking among Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) who contribute volunteers to the Peace Corps, the agency announced recently. The university tied for No. 8 this year with 16 alumni currently serving overseas in the Peace Corps. It marks the fourth consecutive year FIU was named to the list of high-performing HSIs […]

Badia Spices names FIU Chaplin School’s food production laboratory

The advanced food production laboratory at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has a new name, thanks to a $500,000 gift from Badia Spices, Inc. Renamed the Badia Spices Food Production Laboratory, the space provides state-of-the art instructional technology in over 2,200 square feet of space. Students receive hands-on learning in food production […]

The Education Effect: Helping youth become ready for life beyond the classroom

In the heart of Liberty City, Miami Northwestern Senior High School is sprouting a crop of multi-talented youth through the work of The Education Effect, a partnership developed in 2011 between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, with support from JPMorgan Chase. It connects students, teachers, parents and the community with FIU’s […]

$20 million gift transforms School of International and Public Affairs

FIU has named its School of International and Public Affairs in honor of Ambassador Steven J. Green. Green, along with his wife Dorothea Green, daughter Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation, has made a $20 million gift to help propel the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs forward as one of the […]

New 'Ignite: the Annual Faculty & Staff Giving' website launches

The FIU Foundation is pleased to announce the newly revamped website for Ignite: the Annual Faculty & Staff Giving campaign for FIU. The website address remains the same: Key features of this upgrade include increased security, a mobile responsive format, and easier access for all faculty and staff to find and give to the […]

14th Annual Torch Awards Gala breaks attendance record

With over 800 people in attendance this year, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala broke a university record. “We know you could’ve been at Ultra, but you’re here. This is our Ultra,” President Mark B. Rosenberg told alumni and guests during his keynote address at dinner. The Torch Awards, hosted by the Alumni Association and […]

Honors College dean and daughter make long-term gift to FIU

Honors College Dean Lesley Northup and her daughter Evan made history recently by making a joint planned gift to the Honors College – the largest such gift in the college’s history. Their hope is that others will follow their lead. “I believe in what we’re doing,” Dean Northup said, “so I have to put my […]