Science & Health

Pirate ship robot racing at the Fourth Annual Robot Competition.

Robots race to find treasure chest as part of annual competition

It was a pirate’s life for freshmen engineering students at the fourth annual robot competition Dec. 1. Student competitors working […]

‘Tis flu season. Should you get a flu shot?

‘Tis flu season. Should you get a flu shot?

Flu season is in full swing, and although it’s too early to tell how bad it might turn out, the […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

Flooded streets in Arch Creek-North Miami. Photo by Shadaina Dessalines.

New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, […]

closeup of woman smoking e-cigarette and enjoying smoke. Copy space

Researchers investigate effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent brains

Use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, leaving scientists wondering what effects they could have on the developing brains of […]

Cody Eggenberger

Is Everglades restoration good for fish?

Florida’s economy depends on healthy fish, but little is known about how Everglades restoration efforts affect some of the state’s […]

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

When research led by one of the doctoral students in his lab recently landed the cover of a top journal […]

Radiochemistry Ph.D. student Ingrid Lehman-Andino is investigating how to make nuclear energy reusable and less toxic.

Doctoral student wants to make nuclear energy renewable

  The United States has a pretty big problem on its hands – an 80,000-metric-ton radioactive problem. It will take more […]

Guest curator Mitra Naseh at entrance to her exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum

Sheltering survivors after forced displacement

Born in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq War of the ’80s, Mitra Naseh, a doctoral candidate in the School of Social […]

Global Health Consortium facilitates discussions on drug-resistant diseases

Global Health Consortium facilitates discussions on drug-resistant diseases

FIU’s Global Health Consortium (GHC) hosted international public health leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean last month to address […]

Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Restoring the Florida Everglades will improve the availability of clean freshwater and the quality of habitat for wildlife while offsetting […]

Citizen scientists bolster sea level research on King Tide

Citizen scientists bolster sea level research on King Tide

FIU deployed more than 100 citizen scientists to investigate whether flooding from the most recent King Tide in October was […]

Speedy, offsite construction could save nation’s ailing bridges

Speedy, offsite construction could save nation’s ailing bridges

America’s bridges are aging and in dire need of repair or replacement. Most U.S. bridges were built for a 50-year […]

How 3 women are changing the face of STEM

How 3 women are changing the face of STEM

Nov. 8 is national STEM day, something Zahra Hazari knows a lot about. She is trying to recruit at least 10,000 […]

From left to right: Angelique Johnson, Justina Owusu, Priya Krishnakumar, Colby Teeman and Padideh Haddadian

Are your health secrets hiding in your DNA?

If you could see the future, would you change your current lifestyle? Five doctoral students from the Department of Dietetics […]

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