FIU Magazine Summer 2017

Features

Interactive: Advocating for America’s parks button_play
Alumna Jacqueline Crucet MPA ’16, a regional manager for community engagement at the National Parks Conservation Association, takes readers on a tour of Miami’s Biscayne National Park.

Living in a “Tin Box”
Two architecture faculty designed their family home to reflect what they know of sustainable building and living.

Happenings

Building robots to protect the planet button_play
Researchers at the Applied Research Center are creating four robots for the U.S. Department of Energy to assist in nuclear cleanup efforts necessary following the Cold War.

Serving up success
Food and beverage entrepreneurs get help launching successful businesses from the new StartUP FIU FOOD program.

Spring sports recap
The success of FIU’s women’s sports programs this past spring gives FIU Athletics momentum heading into the 2017-2018 season.

The R+J Effect
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” featuring the talents of ten local high schoolers and four FIU alumni, aims to counter violence in the community with theatre.

People

From survival to service 
Two FIU students have overcome painful histories and now use their experiences to better the community.

Meet the Queen of Lincoln Road button_play
An exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU showcases the colorful life and eccentric, handmade fashions of South Beach resident and luminary Irene Williams.

Preparing young African leaders
A West African woman landed on the path to her dream job as a sea captain with Celebrity Cruises after participating in the Mandela Washington Fellows program at FIU.

 

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