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Professors Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer will lead a nationwide STEM education initiative that will be centered around 16,000 high school teachers recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college.

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Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, FIU researchers Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer are leading a pilot program to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is looking for Undergraduate STEM students in either their Junior or Senior year who plan to pursue a PhD upon graduation.

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The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math Lab and the STEM Transformation Institute as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, placing them among the top programs in the nation helping to close the achievement gap.

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Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).

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At some point, many bright students seem to drift from math. A new study by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari suggests there are ways to keep them on track.

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Miami Herald features FIUTeach story on innovative FIU program that recruits students to become STEM teachers by combining science and education classes, and helping to give students entry into promising careers.

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As part of its commitment to improving STEM education, FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has opened two state-of-the-art active learning classrooms in the new Academic Health Center 5 (AHC-5). Here, students put the textbooks away and tackle scientific challenges with a hands-on approach. The classrooms are the first of several designed to house active learning at a financially sustainable scale. Currently, six STEM courses are taught in AHC-5 with more than 350 students in its first semester

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The grant is part of HHMI’s initiative to improve how science is taught by enabling schools to focus on significant and sustained improvement in retaining STEM students.

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FIUteach is currently recruiting for the following positions: Associate Director - Job Opening ID: 507540, Master Teacher - Job Opening ID: 507548 Applications must be submitted on-line at careers.fiu.edu. When applying please reference the corresponding Job Opening ID above.

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