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“Brilliance is male” stereotype hinders girls interested in STEM, starting at 6 years old

01/27/2017

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

Professor pioneers Women in STEM Initiative

10/05/2016

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 Helping Students: Using a Peer Approach to Improve College Enrollment and Completion

09/30/2016

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.

About Us

The STEM Transformation Institute (STEM-TI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Engineering & Computing, for the research and development of effective educational practices that lead to substantial increases in the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating from FIU.

The STEM Institute capitalizes on the unique skills our diverse student population brings to their learning and ultimately the workforce. The Institute is FIU’s response to national calls for 100,000 new STEM teachers and an additional 1,000,000 STEM professionals over the next 10 years; hence, our vision that the Institute serve as a living laboratory that disseminates practices, policies, and STEM professionals across the nation.

Undertaking this challenge requires partnering with local K-12 schools, colleges, businesses and industry, foundations, and national education leaders in order to create an educational landscape that supports all students coming through multiple pathways, and leading to a productive workforce.

Contact Us

Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC4-323
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-7683
Fax: (305) 348-0484

Upcoming Events

From Insight to Action: What can each of us do to have a better environment in STEM departments?

03/27/2017 12:00 PM

As part of the Spring 2017 Discipline Based Education Research Faculty Community (DBER) Seminar Series, join Suzanna Rose and Sanaz Farhangi for a talk.

Southeast Regional Learning Assistant Workshop

04/02/2017 01:15 PM

Sunday, April 2, in AHC5-201/203, 1:15 pm to 5 pm. Monday, April 3, in the Frost Art Museum 105 & 107, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Please click above to learn more about the workshop agenda.