Believe the Dream!
Dear Golden Panther Engineers and Friends,
As we begin 2014, we kick off a special year of celebration, the year that our college will celebrate its 30th anniversary. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on our past, celebrate our present and share our hopes for the future. Thirty years ago, our college was established with the promise of public access to the best public engineering education in South Florida, the dream of serving as the engine for economic development of Miami-Dade, and the hope of engineering a better future for our community.
Our faculty came to FIU because they believed in that dream and shared that hope. With their sweat and hard work, with every new program, every new lab, every new graduate, every new patent, every new grant, and every new center, our faculty turned that dream into a reality.
Over the last 30 years, the college has graduated nearly 20,000 engineers and computer scientists; and has contributed over $3 billion to the economy of South Florida through research and development and workforce development. The Center for Diversity has created opportunities through partnerships with public schools for students who want to pursue engineering careers. The college has been the home to the first Coulter Foundation endowment in the nation; the first University Transportation Center, NSF Engineering Research Center, and NASA Center in Miami; the only Wall of Wind in the nation; and the Engineering Manufacturing Center and Motorola Nanofabrication Facility in support of small manufacturers through training and prototyping.
Today, FIU engineering faculty is engaged in Worlds Ahead research involving artificial retinas, prosthetic limbs, nano-magnetic drug delivery, accelerated bridge construction, cyber security, and targeting precise location of brain tumors in epilepsy patients.
As impressive as our accomplishments, the best is yet to come. Throughout this web site, we will be depicting the accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni. Looking back at our 30-year history, we have shown that if we can dream it, we can engineer it.
Believe in our dream.
Join us for the next leg of our exciting journey.
Invest your trust in our partnership.
Ranu Jung, PhD
Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Chairman & Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering;
Director, Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory