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.
- My internship with the Bureau of Consular Affairs
Wednesday, August 23, 2017Commencement helps student land her first job post-graduation
Tuesday, August 22, 2017Architecture faculty build, live in “Tin Box”
Tuesday, August 22, 2017Building robots to protect the planet
Monday, August 21, 2017Braman Family Foundation to announce significant gift to Miami Dade College and Florida International University
Monday, August 21, 2017
- FIU at eMerge: Startups, biomedical breakthroughs and ecological research
Tuesday, June 6, 2017FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017FIU neuroscientist becomes president of University of Liberia
Monday, June 5, 2017Marine scientists and astronauts join forces to create world’s deepest coral nursery
Thursday, June 29, 2017Volcano sharks are a thing
Friday, July 21, 2017