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Research milestone is just another day for FIU scientists


In an effort to understand the diets of plant-loving fish, FIU Ph.D. student Jessica Sanchez and marine sciences professor Joel Trexler delved into the world of herbivory in freshwater ecosystems. Their efforts resulted in a scientific paper that was published in a recent issue of Ecosphere. It was the 800th scientific paper published by research faculty in FIU’s SERC.

Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world


When’s the last time you drew something? Drawing assistant professor Michael Namkung says drawing can help us understand the most difficult of subjects. Namkung has launched a website to show how important drawing is in the lives of everyday people. Geology professor Grenville Draper will show how he uses drawings routinely in his research and teaching.

Arctic expedition will embark with 4 FIU students on board


Four FIU students will have the chance to participate in a groundbreaking research and education expedition into the Arctic’s Northwest Passage in the summer of 2017. Students selected for the mission, which will include three FIU undergraduate students and one graduate student, will serve as part of the crew and participate in the filming of a documentary. They will work alongside a team of ocean scientists, historians, and Arctic naturalists.

Upcoming Events

FIU Nature Preserve Volunteer Day

10/28/2016 09:00 AM

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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.

Native Orchid Planting

11/05/2016 09:00 AM

Dr. Hong Liu, GLADES the student ecology club, The Office of University of Sustainability and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are bringing native Florida orchids to campus in what is to be a great reintroduction project. The first out planting event will be on November 5th from 9 am to 12 pm in the FIU Nature Preserve.


Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education


The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater. The Foundation’s purpose is to encourage the growth of well-trained scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

The Udall Scholarship


The Udall Scholarship awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.

The Truman Scholarship for Leadership and Service


The Truman Scholarship was designed to honor President Harry S. Truman. The Truman Scholarship Foundation supports students dedicated to a career in public service who currently display excellent leadership and service. Recipients will receive $30,000 towards graduate school. In addition scholars are brought to Washington, D.C. to participate in an internship with the federal government or nationally focused nonprofit organization.