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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

Knight School students
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

Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences logo
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 […]

FIU Summer Program Featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

By Ashley Viera Earlier this year, FIU was selected to join the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative, a program that encourages students to pursue an education in STEM fields. At FIU, 150 minority middle school male students participated in an intensive three-week summer camp where they learned skills like coding and robotics. In addition to FIU, […]

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 […]

Coding, friendship inspire the next generation of women in Information Technology

Girls Who Code at FIU
As the sun begins to set to the west of campus, its light peering slowly through the all-glass wall on the south side of Tech Station, giggles radiate through the room as chairs slide across to see what is on one of the station’s computer screens. Inside, 10 middle-school girls are using programs such as […]

App helps Flint residents find services, info on lead risk

Mywater Flint App
A new app and website launched by an FIU alumnus is helping residents of Flint, Michigan, assess the risk of lead contamination in their homes and find resources to cope. The Mywater-Flint app, designed by computer science alumnus Mark Allison Ph.D. ’14 in conjunction with his students at the University of Michigan-Flint, provides information on […]

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

Device for early intervention against glaucoma
People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease—anywhere, anytime—thanks to a new device developed by an FIU professor. S.S. Iyengar (Ram Iyengar), director and Ryder professor of the School of Computing and Information Sciences within the College of Engineering and Computing, was just awarded a patent, along with co-inventors, for a tool […]