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Sea Level Solutions Center launches


With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere.

Florida Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program awards funds for Gulf research


Ten projects to improve the health of the Gulf and fortify its ecosystems has been funded by the U.S. Treasury Department from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties. FIU's Dr. Kevin Boswell will be carrying out a study on informing fishery-independent reef fish surveys through advanced survey techniques.

Broadening STEM education to include Arts


Micheal Heithaus, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Brian Schriner, Dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts were part of an academic panel on WLRN's radio show Topical Currents. The panel discussed higher education and the acronym of “STEM”: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Educators want to broaden not only the STEM acronym, but the performance of students and researchers to include the Arts, particularly writing.

Upcoming Events

Plant Talk: “Coffee in the Bolaven Plateau Region, Laos”

09/02/2015 12:00 PM

As part of the FIU Department of Biological Sciences' Plant Talk lecture series, Mr. Mathew Toro will be giving a talk on Coffee in the Bolaven Plateau Region, Laos.

Friends of the Gifford Arboretum September Meeting "Invasive Species and Biogeography"

09/02/2015 07:00 PM

Dr. Donald Olson will talk about how invasive species can affect native plant communities, often in substantial ways, by creating ecological imbalances.

Plant Talk: "Plants, Diamonds & Agro-mining"

09/16/2015 12:00 PM

As part of the FIU Department of Biological Sciences' Plant Talk lecture series, Dr. Stephen Haggerty will be giving a talk on Plants, Diamonds & Agro-mining.


National Academy of Sciences: Gulf research fellowships


The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy.

Diving Safety Officer: Center for Marine Resource Studies


Under the general direction of the Center Director, the Diving Safety Officer/Marine Operations Coordinator (DSO/MOC) is responsible for a variety of support duties associated with SFS/CMRS sponsored academic and scientific activities on and underwater in order to ensure these activities are carried out in an effective and safe manner in accordance with SFS and CMRS specific policies.

OTS 2015-16 field programs for Graduate and Undergraduate Students


The Organization for Tropical Studies offers comprehensive courses on field biology, conservation policy and global health in a tremendous diversity of habitats, along with other diverse topics for graduate and undergraduate students.