FIU has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to replicate its successful UTeach program in Miami. Read More >>
FIU Physics Graduate Trisha Ashley, supervised by Dr. Caroline Simpson, recently coauthored an article featured in Scientific American.
The College of Arts & Sciences offered a sneak peek at the Stocker AstroScience Center this week, an on-campus observatory that has been nearly two decades in the making.
FIU physicists celebrated the news today that the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter W. Higgs and François Englert for their work in developing what is now known as the Higgs field.
Florida International University, as a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) consortium, is gaining access to a new research telescope: the Johannes Kapteyn Telescope (JKT) in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, in addition to the research telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona for more than 20 years, and another one at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in Chile for the past two years.
The new student observatory at FIU, the Stocker AstroScience Center, is nearing completion. The observatory, a result of private State funds, will be the premier student observatory in the State. Some of its many features will include a 24” automated telescope, a specialized control room for the SARA telescopes which will have the feel of a Starship bridge, and an entrance/exhibition hall with some unique artwork in the form of an original glass tile mosaic in the floor...
The Bridge to Success program at FIU is providing valuable resources for first-year STEM students as they embark on their college careers. Funded by the Office of Naval Research, the program is designed for incoming engineering, computer science and physics students to collectively participate in the investigation, building and demonstration of a science and engineering project.
FIU Physics graduate student Ida Rodriguez has been interviewed by the Huffington Post about what it means to be a woman in science. Ida will defend her Ph.D. thesis Tuesday, July 9th, at 9:30 am in SIPA 100.
Last week, physicists at CERN took a foray into the visual and performance arts by personifying the very particles they research. FIU Professors from the Physics department (Pete Markowitz) and Architecture Department (Xavier Cortada) collaborated on some of these amazing work.