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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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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NSF funded project helps dozens of engineering students pursue careers in STEM

In its fifth year, the NSF-awarded Florida IT Pathways to Success project (Flit-Path) has provided 127 scholarships to FIU students in computer science, information technology and computer engineering. Ninety of these students have graduated and are working in the STEM
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REAL Panthers Making a REAL Impact: Meet Cesar Villa Garcia ’18 and Jose Maldonado ’17

On February 24, the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) announced its newly named Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS), in recognition of a $10 million gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to
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