A new study by researchers at seven universities finds that faculty mentorship is the most important factor in retaining women in geoscience disciplines. The researchers are in the fourth year of a five-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant for a program called PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education and Success). They are investigating how best to attract and retain women in traditionally male-dominated science fields, particularly earth and environmental sciences.
Parents of preschoolers usually have one primary concern when it comes to their children’s education, and that’s getting them ready for kindergarten. According to researchers at FIU, moms and dads should be looking way past elementary school and thinking of possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Bethany Reeb Sutherland, Faculty Mentor Program member and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, offers her personal experience about being diagnosed with breast cancer. She recently shared her story at a Susan G. Komen event. The opinions expressed in the piece are her own.
Each year, FIU’s Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony provides the university the opportunity to recognize faculty members for their commitment to the university and their students. The ceremony honored the achievements of faculty who have excelled in the areas of teaching, research, service, engagement, librarianship, mentoring and advising.
The gender gap in STEM can start when children are just learning to speak – the words parents choose to describe their child's world could be the reason boys are outpacing girls, according to a new study.
The organic garden and shed adjacent to the preserve suffered no damage from Hurricane Irma. Agroecology Professor and Faculty Mentor Program participant, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, whose class maintains the garden, said the tarps they used to protect the garden were still in tact when he surveyed the area Thursday, Sept. 14. He’s looking forward to getting his students back outside for their regularly scheduled activities as soon as possible.
Joe Raiker's research on diagnosing ADHD was highlighted by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Properly handled, information provided by parents and teachers should help doctors determine with greater clarity whether a child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s the premise of a study published March 5 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
When students see their science classmates as very interested in the class, they are more likely to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, according to the national study led by FIU professors Zahra Hazari and Geoff Potvin and published recently in Science Advances.
Mayor Philip Stoddard, an FIU biology professor and Faculty Mentor who was inspired by several California cities that passed similar ordinances, is pushing for new residential construction in South Miami to be equipped with solar panels.
FIU’s Institute of Water and Environment was one of the summit’s supporting partners. Institute researchers gave presentations and led workshops, including marine ecologist James Fourqurean, aquatic ecologist Evelyn Gaiser, geologist Rene Price, ecologist Joel Trexler and wetland ecologist Tiffany Troxler.