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February

It's that time for Physics students to submit their applications for the Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Endowment and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship. The deadline for submission is March 27st, 2017.

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April

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Dr. James Webb, FIU astrophysicist and Director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, collaborated with UF astrophysicist Dr. Steve Eikenberry to observe a unique Blazar called S5 0716+71 with the largest optical telescope in the world.

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Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the MARC Pavilion, , including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

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May

Zahra Hazari will lead a nationwide STEM education initiative that will be centered around tasking 16,000 high school teachers with recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college.

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Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, FIU researchers Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer are leading a pilot program to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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June

Physics professor Richard Bone was elected earlier this year as Fellow of the International Carotenoids Society.

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