Florida International University Research Stories
site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/alumna-finds-answers-for-food-security-with-honeybeesAlumna finds answers for food security with honeybeesEnvironmental studies graduate Stephany Alvarez-Ventura '11 recently received a USDA grant to fund her research.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/marine-scientist-to-explore-arctic-shorelines-habitatsMarine scientist to explore Arctic shorelines, habitatsFIU marine scientist Kevin Boswell is leading an effort to better understand the Arctic costal ecosystems and their contribution to Arctic productivity.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/music-can-improve-concentration-in-some-children-with-adhdMusic can improve concentration in some children with ADHDFrom Rachmaninov to rock ’n’ roll, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For some, music has similar positive effects to medication.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/fiu-discovery-lab-telebots-could-help-disabled-officers-veteransFIU Discovery Lab telebots could help disabled officers, veteransFIU researchers are exploring how combining telepresence and robots to help disabled police and soldiers get back into action.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/hand-on-research-key-component-of-doe-fiu-fellows-programHands-on research key component of DOE-FIU Fellows programThe 13 new inductees of the Department of Energy (DOE)-FIU Fellows program are being prepared to enter the DOE workforce in areas of technical need specific to environmental cleanup.
site://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/james-webb-pluto-moonsPluto and its five moonsPluto and its five moonssite://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/graduate-nsf-fellowships-pimentel-consuegraFIU students awarded prestigious NSF Research FellowshipsFIU doctoral students Pamela Pimentel and Mario Consuegra receive prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a distinction shared by numerous Nobel Prize winners, government and public policy leaders, and private industry trailblazers. site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/pipeline-to-researchGrowing an innovation ecosystem at FIUA new “innovation ecosystem” at FIU will move research from fundamentals to industry.
site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/monster-larva-identity-revealedMonster larva’s identity revealedFor centuries, an elusive larval creature with armor-like horns has kept its true identity a secret.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/assist-lab-pioneers-small-health-and-environment-monitoring-devicesFIU joins forces with other universities to pioneer small health and environment-monitoring devicesFIU will partner with North Carolina State University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Virginia on a national nanotechnology research effort to create small, wearable, self-powered devices that will help people monitor their health.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/fall-2012-new-facultyNew Faculty Swell Ranks at FIUAs public universities across the nation grapple with another of several challenging budget years, new faculty orientation day 2012 at FIU was truly an affirming event. This year’s new additions help to advance the university’s strategic plan of building an outstanding faculty to teach its diverse and growing student body and to conduct world-class research.
site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/understanding-preterm-infant-development-helps-ease-their-entrance-into-the-worldUnderstanding preterm infant development helps ease their entrance into the worldResearchers use models to observe patterns of light and sound.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/summer-2012-funding-updateFunding brings new and renewed research opportunitiesSummer months brought a variety of interesting funding opportunities to FIU, from new grants to renewed funding for existing projects including the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA), Nuclear Research Interdisciplinary Program and STEM Transformation Institute.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/wowWOW – FIU unveils 12-fan Wall of WindThe WoW is the only university research facility capable of simulating Category 5 hurricane winds.site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/designerdrugsResearchers tackle designer drug crazeFIU researchers are focused on developing new and better methods for screening synthetic drugssite://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/forensicsNew forensic method could help police solve crimesNew gunpowder signature developed by FIU forensic researchers could tie a shooter to ammunition site://FIU.edu/research/newsroom/2012/owlmonkeyresearchStudents offered rare glimpse into world of owl monkeysAt the DuMond Conservancy, FIU researchers and students conduct hands-on research on owl monkeyssite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/museum-discovery-scienceResearchers design exhibit at Museum of Discovery and ScienceResearchers design exhibit at Museum of Discovery and Sciencesite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/wertheimPhoto tour of Wertheim ConservatoryPhoto tour of Wertheim Conservatorysite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/olson-earthquakeRich Olson on East Coast earthquakeRich Olson on East Coast earthquakesite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/cuba-nostalgiaThe architecture, landscapes of CubaThe architecture, landscapes of Cubasite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/edu-researchCollege of Education Research Conference 2011College of Education Research Conference 2011site://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/niagara-miamiNiagara in Miami Conference 2011Niagara in Miami Conference 2011site://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/seniorday-inventionsFIU Engineering: Senior Design DayFIU Engineering: Senior Design Daysite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/hurricane-wiloughbyWhat’s it like to fly through the eye of a hurricaneWhat’s it like to fly through the eye of a hurricanesite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/fleitus-hurricaneFausto Fleitus - Engineering - Hurricane LossFausto Fleitus - Engineering - Hurricane Losssite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/javier-ortegaJavier Francisco-Ortega, Biological SciencesJavier Francisco-Ortega, Biological Sciencessite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/girma-bitsuamlakGirma Bitsuamlak, Civil and Environmental EngineeringGirma Bitsuamlak, Civil and Environmental Engineeringsite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/anuradha-godvartyAnuradha Godavarty, Biomedical EngineeringAnuradha Godavarty, Biomedical Engineeringsite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/heidi-scottHeidi Scott, EnglishHeidi Scott, Englishsite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/shlomi-dinarShlomi Dinar, International RelationsShlomi Dinar, International Relationssite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/roberto-roviraRoberto Rovira, Landscape ArchitectureRoberto Rovira, Landscape Architecturesite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/2011/pete-markowitzPete Markowitz, PhysicsPete Markowitz, Physicssite://FIU.edu/research/multimedia/snapshotResearcher Snapshot