Science & Health

FIU Emeritus Professor Walter Goldberg and his wife, Rosalie's gift has led to the establishment of a professorship of tropical ecology in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

A professorship of tropical ecology has been established in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU thanks to […]

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A researcher swims near a whale shark off the coast of Nosy Be island near Madagascar. Courtesy Simon J. Pierce.

To save whale sharks, first we track their young

An international team of researchers have for the first time uncovered the migration routes for whale sharks around Madagascar. Surprisingly, […]

This eclogite xenolith was among the 500 pound donation FIU geologist Stephen Haggerty donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Photo Courtesy Smithsonian Institution

When the Smithsonian wants your rocks, you don’t say No

The Smithsonian Institution wanted Stephen Haggerty’s rock collection. “Who in their right mind would say no?” was the FIU geologist’s […]

From left to right: Bryan Naranjo, Maikel Oliva, Juan Hurtado, Fernando Lerggios and Maria Romanowski (Team 7: Skyleep) presenting their senior design project to high school students at Jose Marti MAST Academy.

Engineering students inspire high schoolers with capstone projects

Before FIU, Andres Archila attended Robert Morgan High School, where every student was required to select a career academy to […]

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

May 10 is national children’s mental health awareness day. FIU’s Center for Children and Families joins the effort by focusing […]

Christones Michel, electrical engineering student

My internship as a hardware engineer for F-35 pilot training devices

Name: Christones Michel Hometown: I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but spent most of my life in South Florida. What […]

Fulbright Fellows from FIU ready to tackle global challenges.

Fulbright Fellows tackle international concerns

Jennifer Gil-Acevedo and Hector Peguero are both from Puerto Rico. They both decided to pursue degrees at FIU. And they […]

Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

As sharks disappear from key locations, scientists are using environmental DNA to find a small number that may actually be […]

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My internship as a computational engineer

My internship as a computational engineer

Name: Longfei Wei Hometown: Tangshan, Hebei Province, China What is your major? Electrical and computer engineering Where did you intern? I […]

FIU fish ecologist Jennifer Rehage (center) poses with colleagues from Bonefish Tarpon & Trust and the University of Havana in Las Salinas, Cuba, one of the Caribbean's most prominent fishing sites. Photo by Richard Kern.

To understand bonefish look south. And north.

Anglers in South Florida are catching fewer bonefish. FIU scientists believe answers could be found in Cuba. Bonefish eggs float […]

Spotlight shines on soon-to-be engineers and their senior design projects

Spotlight shines on soon-to-be engineers and their senior design projects

A solar and electric-powered trolley, a transfer system that moves patients from one hospital bed to another, and a virtual […]

Wertheim family pledges additional $1 million to Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Wertheim family pledges additional $1 million to Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences

The Wertheim family, longtime benefactors of FIU, have pledged an additional $1 million for the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing […]

Air Force awards FIU $4.8 million to establish a center for origami antennas

Air Force awards FIU $4.8 million to establish a center for origami antennas

Origami antennas enable new aerospace and tactical systems for communication and sensing The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

South Florida mangroves are on a death march, marking a new era for Earth

Mangroves running for their lives may have just hit the end of the road. The problem is so clear, it […]

Computing students to train in predictive analytics for airline industry

Computing students to train in predictive analytics for airline industry

FIU has partnered with Farelogix – a recognized leader in the travel industry known for groundbreaking technology – to form the new […]