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 […]

Dean John Volakis and Dr. Jason Liu discuss impact of Knight Foundation’s recent investment in computing and information sciences education at FIU

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Last week, 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 investment by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in the school and FIU’s tech ecosystem. The Knight Foundation’s gift, which is accompanied by an additional […]

University hosts socially distanced celebration announcing new Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences

With a flourishing College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), entrepreneurship incubator programs, and a student population predominately hailing from and intending to stay in South Florida, Florida International University has long been a major feeder for the Miami Tech movement.   Now, with a $10 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the […]

Knight Foundation, FIU to accelerate growth of Miami’s tech ecosystem, name School of Computing and Information Sciences

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Building on South Florida’s momentum around technology and entrepreneurship, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a $10 million gift to FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences to develop technical talent at scale to meet the demands of industry and Miamians seeking to advance their tech skills. The investment will catalyze […]

Knight Foundation contributes $2 million to FIU’s CasaCuba

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation followed up its seed funding of FIU’s CasaCuba – an initiative to harness the University’s Cuban cultural and scholarly resources – by announcing a $2 million grant on Monday. “We are honored that the Knight Foundation continues to support FIU in making our dream of CasaCuba a reality,” said […]

Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family donate $1 million to FIU’s CasaCuba

Local construction business leader and member of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family have donated $1 million to CasaCuba. “Cuba is close to the hearts of so many of us at our FIU and in this community. This is why we have long dreamed of building a home to […]

Knight Foundation grant to support Puerto Rican students at FIU

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded FIU a $350,000 grant to support Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria. The grant will fund living expenses, tuition, and other costs associated with relocation for students who have come to South Florida to continue their studies at FIU, while universities on the island […]

CasaCuba: a home for all things Cuban at FIU

The Knight Foundation provides seed funding A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support “CasaCuba,” an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at FIU. The initiative will harness FIU’s prestigious scholarly and cultural resources to activate its extensive Cuban collections for scholars and the public, with the eventual goal of constructing […]