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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Florida’s Sweetest Hackathon A place for discovery Mangohacks is a 36 hour hackathon that encourages learning, collaboration, growth, innovation, and fun. We will welcome 500+ students from Florida and across the country, amazing mentors, and wonderful sponsors to create amazing
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Photo of Cristy Charters and students at CodeFest 2018

FIUSCIS hosted CodeFest 2018

Marking the end of Computer Science Education Week, FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) hosted the 5th annual CodeFest Miami, on Sunday, December 9th, 2018.  During this “mini-hackathon” event, children from elementary, K-8, and middle schools from South
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Photo from FIU First Robotics Open

1st Annual FIU Robotics Open

Over 300 students from elementary and middle schools around South Florida participated last weekend in the 1st Annual FIU Robotics Open. Thirty teams competed to demonstrate their skills in mathematical analysis, creativity, engineering design, and computer programming in a fun
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Photo of Mario Eraso with MDCPS students in CS-STEM

CS-STEM Afterschool Program in Miami Beach

From the FIU Office of Engagement: At FIU, the Future Is Us FIU’s designation as a Carnegie Engaged University relies ondemonstrating its commitment to the community. Founded on the principle that auniversity can enrich its community, the FIU Office of
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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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