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January

The top school on the list is Florida International University in Florida where of the 672 first major engineering degrees issued, 375 were issued to Hispanics in 2014.

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FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg has been named chair of a National Academies’ committee to develop benchmark and tracking tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

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The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is looking for Undergraduate STEM students in either their Junior or Senior year who plan to pursue a PhD upon graduation.

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Geoff Potvin, a researcher at Florida International University, measured the effect of a handful of common interventions on students' interest in physics.

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February

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Interested faculty members teaching physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics courses can apply. February 15th is the target date to submit your application. Click above to read more.

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March

Remy Dou teaches in the FIUTeach program, a secondary STEM teacher preparation initiative under the STEM Transformation Institute which has reshaped the way science courses are taught throughout the university.

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Are you a biology student but don’t know how research data is analyzed? Are you in computer science and interested in applying yourself to biological problems? Starting March 29th, you have the opportunity to complete an online workshop by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that teaches quantitative methods in programing and statistics, which can make you more competitive for gradu

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April

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May

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.

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June

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.

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July

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.

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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.

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August

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.

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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.

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September

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.

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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.

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October

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.

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