Science & Health

FSTAR program prepares minority students for medical school

FSTAR program prepares minority students for medical school

The latest group of students reporting for class at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) looks a little too […]

FIU takes center stage at eMerge Americas 2017

FIU takes center stage at eMerge Americas 2017

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, […]

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. […]

Biologist Ross Boucek (pictured) and a team of FIU researchers found common snook in deeper waters of the Florida Everglades survived the 2010 cold spell that brought temperatures down to the 30s.

Snook survive cold spell in deeper waters of Everglades

Restoring freshwater flow to the Florida Everglades could help snook, one of the state’s prized gaming fish, survive extreme climate […]

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

FIU patent produces accurate results in minutes A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and […]

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 […]

FIU at eMerge: Startups, biomedical breakthroughs and ecological research

FIU at eMerge: Startups, biomedical breakthroughs and ecological research

At this year’s eMerge Americas conference, FIU is showcasing new companies associated with StartUP FIU, in addition to scientific breakthroughs […]

Student helps set policies for physician assistant profession

Student helps set policies for physician assistant profession

Ngan Lam is a student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s inaugural Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. She […]

FIU-FAST, Miami Beach Fire Rescue set up field hospital Memorial Day weekend

FIU-FAST, Miami Beach Fire Rescue set up field hospital Memorial Day weekend

FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team set up a 10-bed critical care field hospital on Miami Beach for Memorial Day […]

Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the south

Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the south

Florida leads the south in water efficiency, according to a study examining water use across the United States. While states […]

Green pigeon pea. Photo by croptrust.org.

FIU geneticist wants to arm farmers with improved pigeon pea plants

Researchers have identified key genes associated with flowering time in the pigeon pea, a finding that could lead to more […]

Paolo Benigni is part of the research team at FIU's Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment that has developed a new tool to assess oil spill damage.

Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

Scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed […]

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 […]

Stempel College unveils first clinical research lab for hookah smoking in South Florida

Stempel College unveils first clinical research lab for hookah smoking in South Florida

When FIU graduate student John Cibotti finishes a long day, he sets up his custom-built hookah for a smoking session […]

NSF awards FIU $3 million for national pilot program to increase female physics majors

NSF awards FIU $3 million for national pilot program to increase female physics majors

Armed with a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, researchers are heading back to high school to encourage more women […]