Articles by: Millie Acebal

Speedy, offsite construction could save nation’s ailing bridges

Speedy, offsite construction could save nation’s ailing bridges

America’s bridges are aging and in dire need of repair or replacement. Most U.S. bridges were built for a 50-year […]

Transportation leaders visit FIU’s federally designated research facilities

Transportation leaders visit FIU’s federally designated research facilities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart made a stop last week at the College […]

Department of Defense eyes students for jobs

Department of Defense eyes students for jobs

The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking for a few good men and women — especially minorities — to fill […]

My Internship at Tesla Motors

My Internship at Tesla Motors

Name: Olubunmi Popoola Major: Mechanical Engineering Home town: Lagos, Nigeria Where did you intern? With the Battery Safety and R&D team at Tesla Motors Palo Alto, California. […]

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. […]

Provost takes engineering students’ race car for a test drive

Provost takes engineering students’ race car for a test drive

It was all systems go recently at the College of Engineering & Computing as FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. […]

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

Name: Alejandro Hernandez Major: Chemistry Hometown: Miami, FL Where did you intern? I was competitively selected as one of 12 […]

Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers

Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers

A group of 11 students huddled in the Hardware Lab at Modesto A. Maidique Campus’ Tech Station recently. They took computers […]

Doctoral student hopes to move South Florida traffic forward

Doctoral student hopes to move South Florida traffic forward

If you live in South Florida, you know what a hassle traffic can be, especially during rush hour. For Homa […]

Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinking

Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinking

Electrical engineers are creating a wearable sensor to help people manage their alcohol intake. Activity trackers monitor your steps; this […]

The next generation of personalized cancer treatment

The next generation of personalized cancer treatment

Cancer, in most cases, is still treated the same way as it was a few decades ago – with surgery, […]

Alastair Paragas

My Internship with CERN

Name: Alastair Paragas Major: Computer Science (College of Engineering and Computing and Honors College) Hometown: Originally from Manila, Philippines; currently living […]

New device expedites detection of harmful pathogens in food supply

New device expedites detection of harmful pathogens in food supply

When food shopping, it’s easy to overlook what it took to get your favorite meats and produce to the grocery […]

Adrian Mederos at work.

Keeping smart homes safe during disasters

Alarm systems and smoke detectors are some of the tools used today to keep homes safe. But as more smart […]

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease, anywhere, anytime, thanks to a new device developed by […]