Please join us in congratulating our graduate student, Haixiang Yu who just received the GRADUATE SCHOLAR AWARD presented by the FIU Division of Student Affairs. This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through academic achievement and/or academic research. Haixiang is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Yi Xiao.
Sonia Underwood and Justin Carmel, FIU Chemistry & Biochemistry and STEM TI faculty members’ article entitled “Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning” is picked as editor’s choice by the ACS and highlighted in the February Edition of Science Magazine.
During the Cold War, the U.S. Department of Energy produced tons of nuclear material for the development of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Today, the United States is awash in radioactive material from weapons production and nuclear power plants. Matthew Fortunato, a recent chemistry graduate is part of a research team led by Professor Kavallieratos trying to find the right mix of ingredients that could rid nuclear waste of actinides–the most dangerous long lived radioactive elements.
An international team of scientists led by Florida International University's Alexander M. Mebel, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Chemistry Professor Ralf I. Kaiser, and Tom J. Millar of Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) discovered a novel chemical route to form silicon dioxide (SiO2) - the key molecular building block of terrestrial sand in interstellar space. The team announced their findings in the February 2018 issue of Nature Communications.
The reservation deadline is February 15, 2018. Please join us for our annual Visitation Day to learn more about our Graduate Programs in traditional areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as specializations in Environmental, Forensic and Radiochemistry. Take a tour of our facilities. Reservations are necessary please Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIU students and their professor have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the presence of cocaine. The tests can be carried out by police on the side of the road – one testing saliva, the other unknown powders. In each case, the substance to be tested is added to a liquid solution developed by FIU chemist Yi Xiao and her students in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. See FIU News and Miami Herald stories.
As sea levels continue to rise, more areas of the coastal Everglades will be susceptible to salt water intrusion, according to a new FIU study. Sea levels rose 2.2 centimeters annually from 2011 to 2015, according to scientists in FIU’s Southeast Environmental Research Center and FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center.
Are you a FT student pursuing an FIU degree in a STEM field? Then this scholarship is for you - and the deadline is coming fast - Feb. 9, 2018. Apply Now! Preference given to first generation students of Caribbean descent.
A unique opportunity for outstanding M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students who pursue nuclear-related projects to obtain research assistantship support from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The deadline is fast approaching.
Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications. During the 10 week program,from 5/21/2018 to 7/28/2018, the participants will closely work with faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research projects that bridge traditional chemistry disciplines. The REU program provides a $ 5,200 summer stipend. Sophomore, junior, and rising senior students are encouraged to apply!