REAL Panthers Making a REAL Impact: Meet Cesar Villa Garcia ’18 and Jose Maldonado ’17

On February 24, the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) announced its newly named Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS), in recognition of a $10 million gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to enhance FIU’s role in technology, create new, cutting-edge programs, attract top talent, and graduate more […]

Meet the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator entrepreneurship fellows

–By Tatianna Basanta Three years ago, the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and the Philip E. and Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation sought to give FIU art and design students the tools they needed to turn their ideas into profitable businesses – and thus the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (RA+DI) was born. RA+DI recently received $2.5 million […]

FIU Law graduates earn top Bar passage rate in the state

–By Morgan Hughes for FIU News Despite the challenges FIU Law graduates have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, FIU has once again ranked as the top-performing Florida law school. The college’s graduates earned an 89.3% passing rate on the October 2020 bar exam, the highest of any Florida law school, and 18 percentage points above the state average. […]

Portrait of a Dreamer: Cesia Bulnes ’19

In 2019, Cesia Bulnes graduated from FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing and Honors College as a Worlds Ahead Graduate. During her studies, she received a full-tuition scholarship from TheDream.US, a partner of FIU that is dedicated to supporting students who are Dreamers. She now works for Microsoft.

Hamilton Scholars to give students ultimate D.C. experience

–By David Drucker for FIU News Eric Feldman contributed to this story. A new program at the university is preparing students to be global leaders and providing a head start on careers impacting policy in the nation’s capital. This Fall, The Talent Lab at FIU in Washington, D.C. launched the Hamilton Scholars program, an experience […]

Doctoral student is Miami-Dade’s new Principal of the Year

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Rafael Villalobos was determined to make a difference. He thought he could do that by pursuing a career in law enforcement, so he earned a degree in criminal justice. Then Villalobos noticed how warm and kind teachers and staff were to his younger brother, who was blind and on […]

Meet Our Students and Grads – Wisdom Offor '18 and Ruthmara "Ruthie" Corzo Ph.D. '18

Completion Scholarship Gave Wisdom Offor ’18 a Boost For some seniors, just a few hundred dollars could mean the difference between completing their course load and graduating on time, or never finishing their degree. Nationally, approximately 15 percent of college students drop out with 75 percent of their credits completed, mainly for financial reasons. But […]

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building

–By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest of honor that day and he spoke about the important […]

Ph.D. student designs wearable antennas for medically underserved communities

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News Clothing is embroidered with designs and logos using a sewing machine and threads. Dieff Vital, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, is using the same sewing machine and conductive threads to embroider antennas and electronic circuits on regular clothing. Why? Vital, a survivor of the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake, is […]

‘I’ve raised more than $100,000 for my fellow students’

–By Steven Marin Jr. for FIU Magazine. Marin is a junior majoring in business management and a student in the Honors College. I experienced a moment in eighth grade that will forever impact my life. I played on a traveling basketball team, and many of my teammates and I came from backgrounds of privilege. We were used […]