Emerging Preeminent Programs

An “emerging preeminent program” is a collaborative endeavor with high potential to be designated preeminent.

U.S. Department of Commerce selects FIU as partner in cybersecurity education outreach

U.S. Department of Commerce selects FIU as partner in cybersecurity education outreach

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) granted FIU, and its partner New America, a […]

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Educating a generation of cyber warriors

Educating a generation of cyber warriors

Leaping wizards: Graduate student Rene Balbuena, left, and senior Andrew Sanzetenea are studying computer science in pursuit of jobs that will put them […]

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

Experts talk cyberattacks on business, lead live ‘hack’

Experts talk cyberattacks on business, lead live ‘hack’

With cyberattacks increasingly targeting consumers shopping online, private businesses and public organizations, the cyber world – and its vulnerabilities – are […]

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Researchers investigate effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent brains

Use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, leaving scientists wondering what effects they could have on the developing brains of […]

FIU's Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab.

CyberCorps pays for students’ education, gives them job opportunities

Leonardo Babun can’t wait to face challenging cybersecurity projects once he graduates. And thanks to a new scholarship-for-service program that […]

FIU’s Stempel College to build health disparities research center with $13.1 million grant

FIU’s Stempel College to build health disparities research center with $13.1 million grant

FIU is building Florida’s first Health Disparities Research Center at a Minority Institution (RCMI) with a $13.1 million grant from […]

Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program

Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program

The magnitude of cybersecurity threats has never been higher and shows no sign of slowing down. The global cost of […]

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 […]

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Spending time at FIU was a homecoming of sorts for Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera. A former researcher […]

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to […]

FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S.

FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S.

Smart watches, smart phones, many home security systems and autonomous vehicles: The Internet allows them to communicate with each other […]

Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible

Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible

“Life in the gang is a miserable life. One starves, cries alone and still can’t leave. Anywhere one goes, one […]

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Rep. Eliot Engel discusses Trump, U.S. policy toward Latin American

Rep. Eliot Engel discusses Trump, U.S. policy toward Latin American

As a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has seen relations between the U.S. […]

Green School professors release books on Castro and Cuba

Green School professors release books on Castro and Cuba

By Melissa Burgess As the world continues to react to the passing of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, two professors from the […]

County officials appoint Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

County officials appoint Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

On this World AIDS Day, Miami-Dade County leads the nation in new HIV infections. Only 65 percent of those infected […]

FIU Drs. Raul Gonzalez and Angie Laird reflect on their day on Capitol Hill advocating for the ABCD study.

Researchers petition Congress for support of landmark brain study

This week, researchers from universities across the country gathered at FIU in D.C. to discuss an unprecedented study on adolescent brain […]

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

  The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at […]

Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo

Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo

2016 FIU Cuba Poll also reveals support for increased investment in and travel to the island while Trump is in […]

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Cybersecurity certificate program launches this fall

Cybersecurity certificate program launches this fall

With sophisticated hackers targeting everyone from Sony and Target to the Pentagon and State Department, the demand for skilled workers […]

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Brain research: A collaborative effort at FIU

Brain research: A collaborative effort at FIU

FIU faculty are collaborating across the disciplines on projects related to neuroscience and, specifically, the brain. In addition to the […]

FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative

FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative

Results: Trump lacks Hispanic support necessary to win the White House With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. […]

Protecting the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks

Protecting the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks

  Researchers from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company […]

FIU to examine substance use in youths  as part of national landmark study on brain development

FIU to examine substance use in youths as part of national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance […]

Professor earns NSA’s Best Cybersecurity Paper award

Professor earns NSA’s Best Cybersecurity Paper award

By Gisela Valencia “I promise you, this is not a prank call,” Deborah Frincke, who leads the National Security Agency’s (NSA) […]

Fast-growing cybersecurity program probes ‘ethical hacking’

Fast-growing cybersecurity program probes ‘ethical hacking’

By Dan Grech MFA ’12 Andrew De La Rosa was an FIU undergraduate studying computer engineering when he enrolled in […]

Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders

Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders

A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to […]

New FIU-UM Consortium receives coveted grant, designation as National Resource Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1 million Title VI National Resource Center grant to Florida […]