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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Women can do what with computing? Students learn different ways computing is intertwined with everyday fields at Break Through Tech Miami’s Summer Guild Workshop

Twenty FIU students from diverse majors and backgrounds came together over a five-day workshop with one common interest: to explore how computing can be a career for them. Break Through Tech Miami’s inaugural Summer Guild took place at FIU’s PG-6
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FIU partners with Break Through Tech

FIU partners with Break Through Tech to increase diversity and gender equality in Miami’s tech ecosystem

Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Engineering and Computing Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Science (KFSCIS) has partnered with Break Through Tech to develop programs that will propel women and underrepresented communities into technology degrees, careers and leadership positions. Part of the Gender
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Future of Tech Town Hall: Advancing innovations in tech education and talent development

Last month, the Knight Foundation hosted a town hall focused on advancing innovations in tech education and talent development through policy and public-private partnerships. Speakers included: Governor Deval Patrick, co-commissioner, Future of Tech Commission; former Governor of MassachusettsJaffus Hardrick, President,
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FIU and SoftBank Group partner to inject new talent into South Florida’s tech startup scene

FIU is part of a partnership with SoftBank Group International to prepare students to work with tech startups booming in South Florida. “SoftBank sees Miami as a future technology hub for the world, and that future starts with education,” said Marcelo
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Computing students, alumni invigorated by growing attention to tech-talent in Miami

Cities like New York City, San Francisco and Seattle have long been considered the top tech hubs of the nation. Though Miami’s major industries continue to be tourism and finance, the city is emerging as an international tech hub. Talent
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FIU’s computing and information honor society wins national Continuing Excellence Award

The Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Chapter at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences received the UPE National Board’s Continuing Excellence Award alongside the University of California, Berkeley Chapter. The announcement came during the UPE National Convention, held virtually in
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