Florida International University (FIU) has been selected to co-lead the UNIDOS Center for Community Collaboration, an ambitious project funded by a $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

FIU will collaborate with other institutions that are leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in a groundbreaking effort to enhance STEM education and STEM education research within Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

UNIDOS will be housed at the nation’s largest Hispanic Serving, doctoral granting institution, and be led in partnership with four other institutions: Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, California State University, Sacramento, the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, and the University of Texas at El Paso.

“This transformative initiative recognizes FIU’s commitments to our students, our community, and higher education,” said Elizabeth M. Béjar, provost, executive vice president, and chief operating officer at FIU. “The UNIDOS Center will amplify the impact of HSIs, fostering collaboration and innovation that will ultimately benefit students and educators. Through this work, FIU will continue to advance STEM education and develop practices that can be scaled throughout the country.”

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