FIU, first four-year research university in the State of Florida to offer Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

–By Cristina Jaramillo for FIU News The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity.    Funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, FIU’s Cyber-CAP program is aimed […]

Alumnus, FIU parent discusses family’s Panther legacy, why he gave to student emergency relief fund

Two-time alumnus Josue Raudales ’97, MS ’05 is a proud FIU Panther and an FIU parent, as well. Raudales was an international student from Honduras and a member of the Honors College during his time at the university. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering & Computing and […]

Professors receive NSF grant to develop app to mitigate impact of COVID-19

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News The health care system has been impacted significantly due to the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases. A shortage of basic medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical technology has been a major challenge for health care professionals around the world.  Researchers from the College of Engineering & Computing […]

Computing professor creates dashboard for COVID-19 prediction, visualization

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News Organizations around the world have created coronavirus-tracking tools to monitor COVID-19 cases through real-time analytics. An FIU professor, who specializes in theoretical optimization and learning algorithms, and his research team at FIU, have created a dashboard that can predict the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 using data analytics. The tool, created […]

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 […]

Workforce development program bolsters underserved populations, feeds growing construction industry

For Devan Blackman, FIU’s Engineering Center has come to feel like a second home. There’s a 5-foot-by-5-foot wooden “house” there that she and her classmates built and wired for electricity with their bare hands – something she’d never envisioned herself doing up until eight months ago. But the little project house holds a deeper meaning […]

FIU professor working to prevent and cure blindness named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

FIU professor of biomedical engineering Shuliang Jiao, whose research and technological innovations are helping prevent and cure blindness, has been named to the inaugural class of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Members. This first class of NAI Senior Members is made up of faculty, scientists and administrators who have successfully patented, licensed and commercialized technologies […]

CyberCorps pays for students’ education, gives them job opportunities

Leonardo Babun can’t wait to face challenging cybersecurity projects once he graduates. And thanks to a new scholarship-for-service program that gives him the necessary tools and training to be successful, he’ll have multiple opportunities to work for the U.S. government. Ten years ago, Babun — a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering […]

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability, and FIU is part of two of the pioneering centers. The process of being named an ERC is highly competitive. NSF chose four out of more than 200 applicants. “The […]

Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers

A group of 11 students huddled in the Hardware Lab at Modesto A. Maidique Campus’ (MMC) Tech Station recently. They took computers apart, learned to code and worked on websites. But these aren’t ordinary students — they’re exceptional. The students are part of the Marino Campus, a 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism […]