Service to the community is an important mission we strive to fulfill. Our school seeks to have both a global scientific impact and an engaged and relevant local impact on technology-related industries in Miami and South Florida. Whether we are providing advanced workshops for teachers, demonstrating the state-of-the-art technology at an event, or providing at-risk students with opportunities to learn about technology, our faculty, staff, and students are committed to sharing our knowledge and talents for the betterment of society.


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Big Sisters/Little Sisters Mentorship Program

On Saturday, Sept. 8th, Maria ‘Cristy’ Charters and 26 of the girls that are generously being sponsored by School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) to attend the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston this year. Attended a meeting at FIU’s
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Photo of Kierstin Matsuda, SCIS student and instructor of FIU Coding Clubs

SCIS and Code/Art Collaboration

The girl in the 6’-8” x 3’-4” mosaic is one of the 25 FIU Coding Clubs middle school participants! You can see the coded representation in the lower right. She was the winner among 50 participants in a self-portrait coding
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Photo of Miami Springs High School students Rachel Quijano and Norlan Nunez

SCIS host Summer Youth Internship Program at FIU

Miami Springs High School students Rachel Quijano and Norlan Nunez spent five weeks this summer at SCIS thanks to the Florida International University 2018 Summer Youth Internship Program, a STEM collaborative initiative between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. A
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Photo of GEN2050 Summer Youth Enrichment Program visiting FIU ICAVE

GEN2050 visit to ICAVE

Funded by The Children’s Trust, the largest funder of after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs in Miami-Dade County, GEN2050 Summer Youth Enrichment Program at the Peacemaker Family Center serves disadvantaged youth ages 12-19 living in Miami Gardens, Florida. GEN2050
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Photo of the Girls Who Code Panel 2018 at FIU

Women in Computer Science Panel Discussion and Networking

Ruth Suarez (SCIS Academic Advisor), Cristy Charters (SCIS Instructor), Amy Renshaw (Code/Art Co-founder and President), Alejandra Massuh (WICS Student Organization President), and Darlene Holland (Chemistry and Coding Educator) acted as panelists during yesterday’s Women in CS Panel event. Their contribution
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Photo of Mario Eraso

FIU-SCIS STEM Coordinator discusses math outreach program at elementary and secondary school

When you glance at your bracelet or a painting in a museum, it’s easy to assume that little to no math was used in their creation. But according to Mario Eraso, engineering and artistry go together more often than we
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