Articles by: Amy Ellis

Students at Miami Northwestern demonstrate their welding skills as part of the newly expanded program through The Education Effect.

FIU’s Education Effect joins Chase to bridge skills gap in Liberty City

Shondrea Tarpley was not at all sure about the welding course she signed up for at Miami Northwestern Senior High […]

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FIU joins Booker T. Washington High in reopening of 25-year-old planetarium

FIU joins Booker T. Washington High in reopening of 25-year-old planetarium

Visitors to Booker T. Washington Senior High School probably did not realize they would be going on a journey 250 […]

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MAST@FIU Principal Matthew Welker, pictured second from left, back row, and several teachers join Florida Education Technology Conference staff in accepting the 2015 STEM Excellence Award.

MAST@FIU recognized as one of top high schools for STEM education in the U.S.

Less than two years after its grand opening, MAST@FIU, the only four-year high school on a university campus in Miami-Dade […]

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FIU was recognized with five awards for community engagement and service by Florida Campus Compact.

Florida Campus Compact recognizes FIU for community engagement

In recognition of the university’s commitment to community engagement and public service, FIU has received five Florida Campus Compact awards, […]

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Provost names Nicole Kaufman Glasgow interim Vice President for Engagement

Provost names Nicole Kaufman Glasgow interim Vice President for Engagement

Provost Kenneth G. Furton sent the following message to the university community on Oct. 1. I am pleased to announce […]

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FIU Hosts webinar series on life sciences industry in Florida

FIU Hosts webinar series on life sciences industry in Florida

When most people think high-tech, they think of Silicon Valley in California or the Research Triangle in North Carolina. What […]

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FIU's College of Engineering and Computing launched the Engineers on Wheels initiative at Booker T. Washington Senior High School this week.

FIU brings STEM education to public schools with launch of Engineers on Wheels

Booker T. Washington Senior High School sophomore Victor Fleary could not take his eyes off the sleek Formula One racecar […]

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Former foster care and homeless students at FIU gathered with community supporters and administrators for the Fostering Panther Pride welcome breakfast.

Foster youth program celebrates student successes at welcome breakfast

By the time she was 18 years old, Kenya Adeola had lived in nine different foster homes and attended five […]

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A group of middle and high school students from Liberty City joined FIU faculty and students on a trip to commemorate Freedom Summer in Jackson, Mississippi.

Liberty City teens join FIU students, faculty on trip to Freedom Summer 50

In the summer of 1964, hundreds of volunteers and civil rights activists from across America came to Mississippi to challenge […]

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Students from Miami Northwestern Senior High take part in the Algebra Project Summer Institute.

FIU, Algebra Project train next generation of STEM grads, teachers

Working with FIU professors and graduate students this summer, a group of incoming freshmen at Miami Northwestern Senior High School […]

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This 25-year-old analog projector will be replaced by a state-of-the-art digital projector with enhanced sound and lighting.

Planetarium at Booker T. Washington to reopen as part of FIU’s Education Effect

  In the early 1990s, students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown studied the planets, stars and […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton tours the aquaponics lab and organic garden at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City with Maria Lovett, partnership director for The Education Effect.

Rev. Sharpton tours Education Effect sites, urges students to ‘be their own fan club’

Rev. Al Sharpton peered inside the aquaponics tank at Miami Northwestern Senior High School – brimming with tilapia raised by […]

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White House advisor David Johns, far right, visited Miami Northwestern Senior High School recently to learn more about The Education Effect.

White House advisors visit FIU, Miami Northwestern to discuss partnerships

After visiting the organic garden at Miami Northwestern Senior High School and seeing how students harvest nutritious, edible plants to […]

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FIU student Xu Huizhong dressed up as D-Rop, a water conservation mascot to educate preschoolers on water conservation.

Mayor’s executive interns making a difference in Miami-Dade County

When FIU senior William Gomez and his team took a close look at Miami-Dade County’s IT help desk, they quickly […]

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The Lennar Foundation presented a check to FIU to launch The Education Effect at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown.

FIU, The Lennar Foundation expand Education Effect to Booker T. Washington Senior High in Overtown

It was a celebration that included the top high school defensive lineman in the state who also happens to play […]

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