In March 2013 members of the FIU Honors College traveled to Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island – one of the world’s natural wonders and a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve – as part of alternative Breaks. Students worked alongside local community members and scoured the forest floors for seeds of specific species of trees that are on the brink of local extinction. Then, they collected organic soil that they mixed with sand and planted the collected seeds in small containers. Once planted, the seeds will be organized into sections and the local population will assume responsibility for continued watering and care until the saplings are ready for replanting.
- FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases
Wednesday, October 22, 2014"Enough is Enough" to promote positive solutions to end bullying, violence and sexual assault
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Research conference gives undergrads a perfect showcase
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Florida Campus Compact recognizes FIU for community engagement
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Brainhack movement comes to FIU, promotes global collaboration in neuroscience research
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
- Liberty City teens join FIU students, faculty on trip to Freedom Summer 50
Friday, August 15, 2014STEM Transformation Institute opens new active learning classrooms
Thursday, October 2, 2014FIU ranks among top national universities for contributions to the public good
Wednesday, August 27, 2014Quiz: How well do you know FIU?
Monday, August 11, 2014Top 9 graduation caps of all time
Wednesday, August 6, 2014