FIU College of Engineering and Computing students have unique stories. They are relentless in pursuing big ideas that will lead to better lives, and have demonstrated that they are Worlds Ahead in innovation and creativity. Read on for stories of FIU engineering and computer science students who know this first-hand. Get inspired to create your own success story or join us to give students every opportunity to pursue their dreams and be the leaders of our community.
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Enmaily has been focused on engineering since 6th grade. She was the president of the engineering club at her high school, TERRA Environmental Research Institute. She came into FIU primarily interested in coding and robotics, but It was FIU orientation that led her to...
FIU researcher Hooi Hooi Ng has been named the 2021 "Stop Heart Disease" Florida Heart Researcher of the Year by the Heart Research Foundation. The $50K award was presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando....
Name: Ysabella Guggino Hometown: Tampa, FL Degree/major: Construction management How did you get your internship with Moss Construction? From Professor Faria! He sent out an email in late 2020, and I applied and got interviewed! FIU always sends out fantastic...
Worlds Ahead Graduates – Fall 2018
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
At age 10, Cesar came to the U.S. from his native Peru, and taught himself how to code and design. By middle school, he was developing websites and creating computer graphics. After graduating from Miami Dade College, he took three years off to save money and help his family financially.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
A single mother, Melody worked two jobs and paid for school with more than 10 scholarships, including national awards from the Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and a Google STEM Scholarship.
Md Asif Raihan
Degree: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Md Asif Raihan is guided by the words of Steve Jobs: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” It is what drove him to pursue his Ph.D. in civil engineering despite several challenges. He left his young sons behind in his native Bangladesh to pursue his dream. During his time at FIU, he worked day and night, despite several serious and persistent health issues.
Degree: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Soheil was determined to come to the U.S. from his homeland, Iran. Arriving in a new country and not knowing anyone was difficult. After authoring more than 70 articles which have been cited over 2,600 times, he is receiving his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.