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Faculty Application for LA-Supported Courses: Summer 2016 & Fall 2016

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Faculty Application for LA-Supported Courses: Spring 2016

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The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math Lab and the STEM Transformation Institute as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, placing them among the top programs in the nation helping to close the achievement gap.

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FIU, in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), hosted the association’s 2015 Youth Leadership Development Forum in October. Nearly 500 high school students representing nine Miami-Dade County Public Schools were in attendance.

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Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).

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At some point, many bright students seem to drift from math. A new study by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari suggests there are ways to keep them on track. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article29241421.html#storylink=cpy

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Miami Herald features FIUTeach story on innovative FIU program that recruits students to become STEM teachers by combining science and education classes, and helping to give students entry into promising careers.

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The STEM Transformation Institute Research Catalyst (STEM-RC) program provides seed funding to STEM Transformation Institute Faculty Fellows in order to develop new initiatives or directions in transformational STEM education research and/or implementation. There are three tracks within the Research Catalyst program: (1) proposal development, (2) pilot study, and (3) classroom development. Proposal deadline is March 20th and notifications shall occur on or after April 6.

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As part of its commitment to improving STEM education, FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has opened two state-of-the-art active learning classrooms in the new Academic Health Center 5 (AHC-5). Here, students put the textbooks away and tackle scientific challenges with a hands-on approach. The classrooms are the first of several designed to house active learning at a financially sustainable scale. Currently, six STEM courses are taught in AHC-5 with more than 350 students in its first semester

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The grant is part of HHMI’s initiative to improve how science is taught by enabling schools to focus on significant and sustained improvement in retaining STEM students.

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