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January

This article in The Atlantic features comments from biology and STEM professor Sarah Eddy.

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May

FIU physics professors and researchers lead new pilot program to help promote physics as a career path to young women.

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Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, FIU researchers Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer are leading a pilot program to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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In a study, conducted by FIU post-doctoral researcher Justyna P. Zwolak and alumnus Remy Dou, suggests increasing the interactions among students in introductory science courses may hold the key to increasing the number of STEM graduates.

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The FIUteach program enables STEM students like Blanch to earn both a degree in their major and a teaching certification

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June

Ophelia Weeks, a biology faculty member and affiliate faculty member of what became the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, has been named president of the University of Liberia.

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July

Higher education gets a reboot when it comes to math

The first Mastery Math Lab, opened in 2012 with its high-tech, high-touch approach to improving student performance (at the time a mere 30% passing rate for college algebra), has been such a success that a second lab is now open, and today that pass rate hovers in the 70% range.

August

Interest in science classes is contagious

Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, according to a new national study led by FIU professors Zahra Hazari and Geoff Potvin.

September

Diversity Issue of Higher Education ranked FIU STEM degrees among the top producers of minority STEM graduates.

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