Science & Health

Nation’s first National Science Foundation and National Institute of Justice jointly supported forensic science center launched

Nation’s first National Science Foundation and National Institute of Justice jointly supported forensic science center launched

Florida International University (FIU) is in partnership with four universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government […]

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5 things to know about the solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, America will witness an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the continental United States for 99 […]

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to […]

James Fourqurean spoke about the importance of and threats to Biscayne Bay at the 2017 Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit.

Marine ecologist takes helm of national federation

FIU marine ecologist James Fourqurean has been elected president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Fourqurean will lead the […]

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

Name: Alejandro Hernandez Major: Chemistry Hometown: Miami, FL Where did you intern? I was competitively selected as one of 12 […]

Jennifer Richards

Humanities major turned botanist rises to top of her field

Every time FIU botanist Jennifer Richards looks at a plant she sees something new that amazes her. Nearly 40 years […]

Interest in science classes is contagious

Interest in science classes is contagious

Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has […]

Physician assistant students learn ropes of their new program

Physician assistant students learn ropes of their new program

Cheers of encouragement, reassurance and optimism fill the sunny, hot July air at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus ropes course. […]

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123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

It is difficult to get into medical school. The competition is fierce. Only a small fraction of those who apply […]

Keith Ellenbogen; Madagascar; Madagascar RAP 2010; horizontal; marine; underwater, Vohemar Bay, Seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium) with epiphytes

Biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds

Scientists are zeroing in on the seagrass meadows that could help slow down climate change. Seagrass meadows are great absorbers […]

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

  Two grants totaling more than $3.1 million are helping researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute wage war against Zika […]

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

Recent graduate Gabriela Goldberg ’16 has always been fascinated by the human brain, so she decided to dedicate her life to understanding […]

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College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

After a five year journey of ups and downs, sleepless nights and no weekends, Shashank Pawitwar walked up and across […]

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Solar eclipse experts

On Aug. 21, parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. People across the country will see […]

Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Where in the world are the predator researchers?

While Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is in full swing, FIU’s predator scientists have been working across the globe on research and […]

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