Articles by: Chrystian Tejedor

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

Researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where […]

Will Irma make the school year longer?

Will Irma make the school year longer?

Hurricane Irma and its aftermath cost South Florida school districts seven school days. In the storm-ravaged Florida Keys, schools may […]

Alumnus John Galardi, principal of South Dade Middle School, worked with custodians, staff and national guardsmen to shelter 2,500 people during Hurricane Irma.

Alumni principals help turn their schools into last-minute hurricane shelters

  As Hurricane Irma aimed for South Florida, two alumni were pressed into duty to open their schools for about […]

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

Florida International University (FIU) is in partnership with four universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government […]

Interest in science classes is contagious

Interest in science classes is contagious

Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has […]

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

  Two grants totaling more than $3.1 million are helping researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute wage war against Zika […]

DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a […]

Alumnus with rare neurological disorder wants to help others

Alumnus with rare neurological disorder wants to help others

It starts innocently enough. Without warning the walls of the room around you stretch out and away. The room doubles […]

Associate professor discovers art wherever he walks

Associate professor discovers art wherever he walks

Sometimes you can find art among the mundane things we ignore every day — a smudge on the ground, a […]

Researchers who participated in the Aladdin Project's Summer University recently shared their findings with United Nations leaders and former heads of state.

Alumna studies why women travel to support Islamic State

Curious about reports of Western women traveling across the globe to support the Islamic State (IS) group, an FIU linguistics […]

Hand cycling program provides exercise for students with disabilities

Hand cycling program provides exercise for students with disabilities

Once a week, a gazebo nestled among Tamiami Park’s ubiquitous baseball fields becomes a garage for recreational therapy students and […]

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit

Scientists have found a quick and reliable way to test the freshness of the fruit in your grocer’s produce section. […]

Psychologist named one of the most influential in the nation

Psychologist named one of the most influential in the nation

Chockalingham “Vish” Viswesvaran has been named one of the most influential industrial and organizational psychologists in the nation. The FIU […]

To keep students interested in physics, have them interact

To keep students interested in physics, have them interact

Social butterflies may be more likely to continue studying science, technology, engineering and math and ultimately take up a STEM […]

Remy Dou

Researcher finds passion for science, not grades, key to STEM career

Remy Dou always dreamed of a science career. That dream, Remy hoped, would be realized at Harvard. He applied. He […]