This article in The Atlantic features comments from biology and STEM professor Sarah Eddy.
The Women in STEM Initiative will provide education on the issues faced by women in STEM fields, resources for enhancing their involvement, and will propel the University to succeed in recruitment efforts and applications for available grants that will strengthen both our faculty and our student population.
Students excel as peer coaches. At FIU, home to the country’s largest Learning Assistant (LA) program. LAs are undergraduates who have excelled in certain courses, take a seminar about effective instruction, and then help their fellow students master the course content and competencies. In fall 2016, close to 300 LAs were working within and outside of our classrooms to help their peers learn.
Chemistry professor Sonia Underwood published two research papers which focus on how to design assessment protocols and questions that are aligned with three-dimensional learning.
Women are underrepresented at all levels of physics, even though the number of girls taking physics classes in U.S. high schools is increasing. Lock and Hazari examined the relationship between gender narratives and who students believe can be a physicist. They analyzed documentation of the classes of one high school teacher who engaged students in discussions on the underrepresentation of women in physics, along with student and teacher interviews and relevant student work.
Beyond performance metrics: Examining a decrease in students’ physics self-efficacy through a social
In this paper we report a decrease in students' physics self-efficacy after participating in an active-learning introductory physics course. We find that despite the drop, students who have meaningful classroom interactions with academically popular peers tend to have higher self-efficacy scores.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics professor Caroline Simpson the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world with members from over 70 nations.
Art and science come together at FIU in "Neural Networks," the third installment of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science Curious Vault Collaboration series.
The amount is FIU’s latest award for excellence or improvement on the metrics put forward in 2014 by the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida.
In a traditional class, a professor usually lectures while students take notes. But more and more professors have embraced so-called active learning methods. Research has proven that encouraging students to collaborate and apply concepts in class through hands-on activities helps them learn more effectively than lecturing alone.