Posts tagged with: "Wall of Wind"

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

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 […]

Wall of Wind researcher competes in largest ironman triathlon

Wall of Wind researcher competes in largest ironman triathlon

Some of Roy Liu-Marques’s friends call him crazy. He wears that with a badge of honor. He says you have to be […]

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September 2016 in photos: Healthy living, football, theater

September 2016 in photos: Healthy living, football, theater

Pumpkin spice lattes, college football and cooler weather (not so much) can only mean one thing: autumn is here! With September […]

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July 2016 in photos: Pokémon, Hillary Clinton, SummerFest

July 2016 in photos: Pokémon, Hillary Clinton, SummerFest

Pokémon. Hillary Clinton. SummerFest. It’s been a very eventful July at FIU! The summer semester is winding down and fall semester […]

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IMAX films hurricane-force winds at Wall of Wind

IMAX films hurricane-force winds at Wall of Wind

Wall of Wind (WOW) blasted hurricane-force winds on a scaled down model home, and the result was captured on film. The […]

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NSF makes Florida universities national hub for hurricane mitigation research

The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that […]

50@50: Hurricane Andrew’s impact on FIU, South Florida

50@50: Hurricane Andrew’s impact on FIU, South Florida

To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50″ […]

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FIU in the Next Gen: Research

FIU in the Next Gen: Research

How will the discoveries and inventions of FIU faculty impact the world of the future? In the 50 years since […]

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind challenge

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind challenge

Aspiring engineers from nine Miami-Dade high schools put their design and problem-solving skills to the test last week at FIU’s […]

Engineering expo sparks STEM interest in youngsters

Engineering expo sparks STEM interest in youngsters

“This is not rocket science,” joked mechanical engineering major and rocket enthusiast Giancarlo Lombardi as he passed around a small […]

GeekiWood conference promotes STEM education, innovation at FIU

GeekiWood conference promotes STEM education, innovation at FIU

FIU’s School of Integrated Science and Humanity along with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies hosted the GeekiWood conference Sept. 27. The […]

Sen. Nelson and Rep. Diaz-Balart to host forum on disaster-resilient communities

Sen. Nelson and Rep. Diaz-Balart to host forum on disaster-resilient communities

FIU, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and members of the Florida congressional delegation will participate in a […]

Wall of Wind testing could help make homes, buildings safer in storms

Wall of Wind testing could help make homes, buildings safer in storms

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has forecast El Niño conditions in the Atlantic this year, predicting a smaller […]

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Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation

Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation

Florida International University’s one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the 12-fan Wall of Wind (WoW), takes the national stage this week as a special, interactive […]