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Student lands national scholarship, job at NIH after graduation


n FIU student was chosen as one of 16 undergraduates across the nation to receive a scholarship from the National Institutes of Health, which includes a one-year, paid research position at its lab in Bethesda, Md., after graduation. The recipient, senior biology major Brian Ho, has a resume that fits the bill of a national scholarship awardee.

SEAS Executive Director to speak at TEDxFIU


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. SEAS Executive Director, Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, is among the eight speakers chosen for the upcoming fifth annual event.

Protected areas can’t keep rising temperatures out


Protected areas can stop people from cutting and burning trees in the Amazon, but they can’t keep rising temperatures out. In a recent study, FIU biologist and a researcher with the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) at the Kampong Kenneth Feeley found that in as little as 35 years at least 19 percent and as many as 67 percent of the Amazon’s protected areas will not have the same temperatures or climates found today.

Upcoming Events

Orchid Professional Workshop

10/06/2016 09:00 AM

Workshop offered by the Agroecology Program, Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University and the Environmental Horticulture Department, TREC, University of Florida. The workshop is open to all students, and the community. Guest speakers with extensive experience in orchid biology and production will deliver lectures. This is a 3-days workshop with hands-on and laboratory activities, as well as field trips.

Writers on the Bay presents Rigoberto Gonzalez

10/20/2016 08:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the FIU Creative Writing MFA host poet, Rigoberto Gonzalez as part of our Writers on the Bay Reading Series. Please join us in welcoming this award-winning poet. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and a signing will follow the reading.

Panel Session Cuba: the Natural Beauty Photography Exhibit by Clyde Butcher

11/01/2016 11:00 AM

An exhibit of photos and interpretive material from the UNESCO funded trip of Clyde Butcher. Join us for the opening on Nov 1 for a panel discussion on South Florida ecosystems and Cuba.


Organization for Tropical Studies field programs for graduate and undergraduate students


The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) offers intensive field courses for undergraduates, graduate students, and natural resource professionals in tropical biology and related disciplines in Costa Rica and South Africa. Courses are offered for graduate and undergraduate students.

Education & Outreach Program Assistant at the Everglades Foundation


The Education & Outreach Program Assistant will assist in all manners needed to run the Everglades Foundation’s Outreach, Tour, and Everglades Literacy Programs. The Tour Program provides educational tours of the Everglades to donors, government and business leaders, the media, and members of the community; the Everglades Literacy program trains and equips teachers to educate students throughout the state about the Everglades.

National Wetland Condition Assessment Campus Research Challenge


The National Wetland Condition Assessment Campus Research Challenge gives graduate students the opportunity to use NWCA data to conduct scientific research and analysis. This challenge is intended to encourage external, innovative research and information development in support of enhanced wetland assessment and management at multiple scales.