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.
Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide
(Phys.org) —The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage—seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it's ...
Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change
The cloud forests of the Andes Mountains are not migrating fast enough in the face of global warming, according to FIU researchers.
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 into the king ...
New nanotechnique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain
(Phys.org) —In a study published in today's issue of Nature Communications, researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can deliver and fully release ...
Researcher restores Florida's endangered cigar orchids
Hong Liu is on a mission to restore Florida's endangered cigar orchid population.
Eyeglasses read to the blind (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by an FIU student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup, and read it.
Biologist reels in data to predict snook production
FIU researcher Ross Boucek wants to give more predictability to anglers hoping to catch a bounty of snook.
Quantum mechanics to charge your laptop?
Top scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT found the expertise they lacked at FIU. They invited Sakhrat Khizroev, a professor with appointments in both medicine and engineering, to help them conduct research as part of their ...
Panther code testing will help minimize potential storm damage
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has forecast El Niño conditions in the Atlantic this year, predicting smaller number than average hurricanes in 2014. But the overwhelming consensus among scientists worldwide ...
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.