Florida International University (FIU) is an American public research university in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States, with its main campus in University Park. Florida International University is classified as a top-tier Research University with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a first-tier research university as designated by the Florida Legislature. Founded in 1965, FIU is the youngest university to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the country's oldest academic honor society. FIU offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 26 colleges and schools. FIU offers many graduate programs, including architecture, business administration, engineering, law, and medicine, offering 82 master's degrees, 29 doctoral degrees, and 3 professional degrees. FIU is one of Florida's primary graduate research universities, and awards close to 3,000 graduate and professional degrees annually.
Marine scientists identify lobsters' ancestors
Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on planet Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom contends the ancestor of our favorite mealtime decapod ...
Real- life RoboCop to be tested (w/ Video)
Researchers and students in FIU's Discovery Lab have developed the initial prototype of a TeleBot—which combines telepresence and robotics—to allow disabled police and military personnel to serve as patrol officers.
Origami techniques lead to newly engineered compact antennas and electronics
Florida International University researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and incredibly efficient antennas and electronics.
Professor offers insight to recent Caribbean earthquakes
(Phys.org) —A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico Mon., Jan. 13. It caused some power outages and cracked floors, but no major damage or injuries were reported.
Magnetic properties in graphene could unlock broad applications from information processing to medicine
(Phys.org) —In the three years since the Nobel Committee awarded its prize in physics for the discovery of graphene – a new material that many think can change the world due to its unprecedented strength, ...
Genome researchers come together to sequence 7,000 invertebrate animal species
FIU biological sciences professors Heather Bracken-Grissom, Timothy Collins and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty have been invited to join the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA), an international consortium ...
Researchers find 16,000 tree species in the Amazon
After decades of research, scientists from around the world have quantified the number of individual trees and species scattered throughout the Amazon Basin.
Researcher dodges typhoons, studies monsoons in the Japan Sea
William Anderson, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environment and the Marine Sciences Program, recently spent two months aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution in the Pacific Ocean.
Geneticist breeds new hope for chickpeas
Eric von Wettberg, professor in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of domestication on wild chickpea genes.
The world's only undersea research lab
Aquarius Reef Base – the world's only undersea research lab – has come back to life under the auspices of Florida International University.
Ph.D. student names three new algae species in the Everglades
Sylvia Lee never intended on finding, let alone naming, three new species of algae in the Florida Everglades.
Conducting cool summer research in the Arctic
The Arctic Coastal Ecosystems Survey (ACES) is focused on understanding the ecological role of near-shore and lagoon habitats of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas that surround Alaska and its connectivity with ...
Which came first, hermits or kings?
Heather Bracken-Grissom, marine sciences professor in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has helped answer one of the most debated questions among evolutionary biologists: Did the hermit crab evolve ...
Aquatic ecologist wants to free species from evolutionary traps
Jennifer Schopf Rehage, assistant professor in the FIU Department of Earth and Environment, has co-authored an article on evolutionary traps, a relatively new phenomenon affecting species in rapidly changing ...
Fear of sharks helps preserve balance in the world's oceans
(Phys.org) —A prey's fear of a shark is critical to protecting ocean biodiversity, according to researchers at Florida International University. Without this fear, a cascading effect within the ecosystem could destabilize ...