FIU & South Florida Tech
Engineering Bright Futures
Two NSF funded projects help dozens of engineering students pursue careers in STEM
Three Florida public universities have joined forces to help students in computer-related fields complete their undergraduate studies and pursue a graduate education. A $5 million NSF grant allowed FIU, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida to form the Pathways to Success project (Flit-Path) five years ago, which has already awarded 127 scholarships to academically talented, financially needy FIU students pursuing undergraduate degrees in computer science, information technology and computer engineering. In 2021, the three institutions took it further and established the Florida IT Graduation Attainment Pathways (Flit-GAP) program, which financially helps academically talented juniors in computer-related fields complete their undergraduate studies and pursue their graduate education.