Dr. Angela Laird is an Associate Professor of Physics at Florida International University and the director of FIU’s Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity Laboratory. She is the featured APS woman physicist of the month!!!!
In addition, the learning assistant program, which has proven vital for Mastery Math, was pioneered by the faculty in the STEM Transformation Institute. It was first implemented in Physics as a teacher preparation program during a time when enrollment numbers were steadily dropping for majors. Today, the peer-mentoring program is being implemented at a much greater scale. Along with physics and math, FIU has deployed learning assistants in chemistry, earth sciences and biological sciences.
The Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) at Florida International University invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics starting in August 2016.
President Obama is hosting the "White House Astronomy Night" and has asked universities, planetariums and science centers to host events that same night, October 19. Here at FIU, there will be SAC telescopes out to show visitors the vistas of the night sky (weather permitting). There will also be music and refreshments, tours of the observatory, and a talk by Dr. Webb.
FIU, in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), hosted the association’s 2015 Youth Leadership Development Forum in October. Nearly 500 high school students representing nine Miami-Dade County Public Schools were in attendance.
WASHINGTON, 04/27/15 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the formation of the Florida International University OSA Student Chapter. This newest addition joins more than 325 OSA Student Chapter organizations in more than 55 countries around the world. OSA is the leading professional society for scientists,
Dr. Webb just returned from an important trip to La Palma, in the Canary Islands, where the newest SARA (Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy) telescope was dedicated. This completely refurbished Jacobus Kaptyne 1-meter telescope is now at the "en roque de los muchachos" observatory, on top of La Palma, the second best observing sight in the world at 7,861 feet above sea level.
The AAAS has travel grants for women STEM faculty at MSIs who currently do not have international collaborations to attend Gender Summit 7 in Berlin in November. The deadline to apply is, September 25th.
Miami Herald features FIUTeach story on innovative FIU program that recruits students to become STEM teachers by combining science and education classes, and helping to give students entry into promising careers.
The Physics Department has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Award to provide scholarships for FIU physics majors. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years will be awarded to eligible majors who continue to qualify based on their academic performance and financial need each year.