Curious about computer science? Take this FIU course

FIU Philosophy major Sasha Brigante had zero knowledge of anything in computer science when a friend encouraged her to take Computer Science for Everyone, or IDC 1000. IDC 1000 is an online course designed for students who want to learn about computing, but don’t have...

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Physics Inspires Professor to Excel in Materials Engineering

As a preschooler in China, Chunlei “Peggy” Wang loved visiting science museums and was drawn to optic exhibitions. “I always felt seeing things like the light scattering was fascinating.” In school, she excelled at math, and discovered a love for physics, which led...

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Fall 2016 IPC Keynote Speaker – Atal Bansal

Atal Bansal is the founder and CEO of Chetu, Inc., a software solutions provider which specializes in helping businesses overcome their technology challenges across various industries including: Finance and Banking, Payments, Healthcare, Hospitality, Travel, Retail,...

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Students’ satellite destined for space despite setbacks

Pradeep Shinde, a doctoral student at the College of Engineering and Computing, has been reaching for the stars since 2009. Back then, while working toward his master’s degree at FIU, Shinde was part of the first team of students who created the first generation of a...

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ECE Faculty Awarded Best Paper by IEEE

The College of Engineering and Computing had the spotlight on it this past month at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Faculty from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department had two papers...

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High school students trade classroom for engineering labs

This year, the Miami PREP program came with a twist when high school students participating in the five-week summer camp got to play scientists in various College of Engineering and Computing research labs. “The Miami PREP program administered by the Office of Student...

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IMAX films hurricane-force winds at Wall of Wind

Wall of Wind (WOW) blasted hurricane-force winds on a scaled down model home, and the result was captured on film. The demonstration was produced for IMAX, which chose to film at WOW for an upcoming movie on hurricanes. Read the entire Wall of Wind IMAX story in FIU...

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FIU Worlds Ahead grad excels in computer engineering

Jolene Fan moved across the country when she was only 16 to study computer engineering at FIU. Today she is making waves at a major American insurance company. Fan traded Southern California for South Florida because she wanted to study at FIU’s College of Engineering...

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Civil Engineer Drives Women to Pursue Transportation

Somaye Fakharian Qom just earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering with a focus in transportation engineering. By example, she is inspiring other women to pursue similar careers. A love for mathematics, and encouragement from a cousin in the field, moved Fakharian to...

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