FIU Magazine Summer 2016

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Rio 2016
Keep an eye on these Panthers competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Professor Matthew DeGennaro genetically modifies mosquitoes in a quest to protect humans.


A global first year
The Global First Year program helps international students adapt to American college life.

A force for the future button_play
FIU’s Department of Communication trains local police to connect with the community.

FIU at I-75
FIU’s center in Broward keeps bachelor’s degrees in sight for transfer students.

Engineering the future
A proposed expansion to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing could provide educational opportunities, new jobs and economic impact in the South Florida community.

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The interactive app brings FIU Magazine to life through virtual tours, videos and more.


Volleyball alumnae make history in Rio 
FIU volleyball standouts Yarimar Rosa ’10 and Natalia Valentin ’11 helped the Puerto Rican national volleyball team qualify for its first Olympics this year.

FIU swimming champion to represent Botswana
Student-athlete Naomi Ruele will swim for her home country in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

6 questions for a former Olympian
FIU volleyball coach Rita Buck-Crockett remembers competing in the 1984 games.

Alumnus remembers journey to North Pole
Jonathan Bilby ’11 reached the North Pole in 2005 as a sailor on the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy.

FIU golfer sets her sights on LPGA career
Meghan MacLaren is well on her way to a professional golfing career.

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