Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

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The kilogram changed while you were sleeping

The original way to define the kilogram has been retired. Physics professor Pete Markowitz explains what this means and why […]

Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

Bilingual children are on equal footing with monolingual children when it comes to regulating their behavior, planning and problem-solving, according […]

Taking STEM careers out for a spin

Taking STEM careers out for a spin

Emma Odenweller is ready to be a scientist. Kevin Castillo wants to use his talent for teaching science to inspire youngsters. […]

Alternative treatment for anxiety proves effective for the most difficult cases

Alternative treatment for anxiety proves effective for the most difficult cases

Helping children diagnosed with anxiety hone their attention shows promising results for recovery, according to a new study by researchers […]

Unleashing the “Aha!” moment: STEM education transformed

Unleashing the “Aha!” moment: STEM education transformed

The STEM Transformation Institute has redesigned the education experience, creating a model for the rest of the nation At 19, […]

Dinosaurs and a meteor falling from the sky in back background.

Scientists unearth clues to seismic event on day the dinosaurs died

A discovery confirms the meteor strike that likely wiped out dinosaurs produced tsunami-like waves reaching what is now North Dakota, […]

Confronting philosophy’s anti-semitism

Confronting philosophy’s anti-semitism

The following op-ed by FIU Professor of Philosophy Laurie Shrage was originally published in The New York Times. Shrage’s research and […]

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families have found computer-based interventions can cut childhood anxiety treatment costs nearly […]

Psychology ranked in top 10 by National Science Foundation

Psychology ranked in top 10 by National Science Foundation

Florida International University was recently ranked No. 9 in the nation by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research funding […]

Children with ADHD or autism could be early indicator for younger siblings, new study finds

Children with ADHD or autism could be early indicator for younger siblings, new study finds

Younger siblings of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder are more likely to develop either […]

Researchers clear the air about vaping

Researchers clear the air about vaping

FIU psychologists Elisa Trucco and Matthew Sutherland are in a race to find answers about the impact of e-cigarettes on […]

Major data release set for early 2019 as recruitment wraps up for nation’s largest adolescent brain study

Major data release set for early 2019 as recruitment wraps up for nation’s largest adolescent brain study

Research teams all across the globe are eagerly awaiting a major release of data from the largest study ever attempted […]

FIU receives $1.49 million to transform how calculus is taught

FIU receives $1.49 million to transform how calculus is taught

FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has received a $1.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve student success in […]

NSF recognizes forensic chemist among Hispanic leaders in research

NSF recognizes forensic chemist among Hispanic leaders in research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently profiled eight Hispanic scientists and engineers who are national leaders in their areas of […]

Guilty until proven innocent: police perceptions affect investigations

Guilty until proven innocent: police perceptions affect investigations

  When an investigator believes an innocent person is guilty, a wrongful conviction is a real possibility, researchers find. Research […]