PAC: Partnership in Academic Communities

Partnerships in Academic Communities (PAC) aims to enhance the STEM learning experiences and increase STEM achievement of underprivileged secondary school students in low socioeconomic areas. Additionally, PAC aims to foster student retention in high school and college, as well as recruitment of students to STEM fields. Provides students with quality instruction in the areas of mathematics, science and technology by placing selected students with master teachers in the above noted areas. In addition to a high quality education, students are transported to the university twice a month where they participate in a full day of hands-on activities in the areas of math, science and technology that promote active and cooperative learning. FIU also offers successful PAC students with 120-credit scholarships.

  • Focus: K12 secondary students
  • Contact: Maria Vazquez,, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Sciences & Education