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Our own Zaida Morales Martinez is honored by the White House and the NSF


The White House Office of Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation have honored Chemistry Professor Emeritus, Zaida Morales Martinez with a Presidential Award for her excellence in mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Zaida, thank you for continuing to bring honor and recognition to Florida International University with your exceptional work in the chemical sciences.

FIU team evaluates the use of scent-discriminating dogs for rapid response to agricultural diseases


Julian Mendel, Kenneth G. Furton, and DeEtta Mills have ferreted out a possible solution to a serious issue in one corner of the horticultural industry, and then ascertained the extent to which this solution is effective. The results of this study are presented in their article "An Evaluation of Scent-discriminating Canines for Rapid Response to Agricultural Diseases" published in the latest issue of HortTechnology.

FIU Project SEED scholar Michelle Melo featured in C&E News


Michelle Melo found out about the ACS Project SEED program from a high school guidance counselor. She didn’t need Hollywood to help her realize that Forensic Science was the career for her. She was placed in FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute in the lab of José R. Almirall. Melo credits a part of her success to her days in Project SEED. “I don’t know if I would have been so focused and determined and known exactly what I wanted to do had it not been for that experience,” she says.

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Chemistry Alumni Well Represented in National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships


Paloma Tuttle-Vasseur, class of 2018, is headed to Harvard, Jocelyn Nardo, class of 2015, is a graduate student at Purdue University and Tayliz Rodriguez, class of 2017 is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Congratulations to all the students.

SISH Awards Celebration


On May 3rd, faculty members, families, and friends of the school gathered to recognize students who were given scholarship awards in five different areas. Please join us in congratulating the awardees of the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Scholarship in Chemistry,the Leonard S. Keller Memorial Scholarship. To view album from the celebration please click on people>photo albums

Professors Dares, Tse-Dinh and Underwood Named Top Scholars


Lets congratulate Christopher Dares, Yuk-Ching Tse Dinh and Sonia Underwood. All three have been nominated and selected as Top Scholars at Florida International University. This is a great honor for each individual and for the Department as a whole. Great Job!

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