Businessman Harvey Gedeon and family to support female, Haitian students studying STEM, economics at FIU

Businessman and philanthropist Harvey Gedeon and his family have made a $25,000 donation to Florida International University to establish the Rosita Gedeon Endowment Fund. Named in memory of Mr. Gedeon’s mother, the scholarship endowment will support female, Haitian, undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of economics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) who […]

To keep students interested in physics, have them interact

FIU physics professor in active learning classroom
Social butterflies may be more likely to continue studying science, technology, engineering, and math and ultimately take up a STEM career, according to new research. The study, conducted by FIU post-doctoral researcher Justyna P. Zwolak and alumnus Remy Dou, was published recently in the journal Physical Review of Physics Educational Research and was listed in […]

Biologist rounds up lizards on the loose

FIU biologist James Stroud and kids
Lizards are on the loose in South Florida, and FIU biologist James Stroud needs local middle-schoolers to help him keep track of the reptiles. Stroud is training middle school students to collect information on anole lizards, including species, size, and where they are found. To help the young ecologists, he has created a Field Identification […]

Study of young NFL players shows brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

Comparison of brain of NFL player to healthy brain
A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, is present at a much younger age than previously thought in athletes who experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. The presence of chronic neuroinflammation in the brain […]