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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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Professor receives prestigious IBM Global Academic Award

Naphtali Rishe, professor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 IBM Global University Program Academic Award. The award is a recognition of Rishe’s ongoing research in Geospatial Data Analytics for Ecological Observations. Rishe also was recently elected
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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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FIU Engineering Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

Two FIU KFSCIS engineering graduate students are recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSFGRF), a distinction shared by numerous Nobel Prize winners, government and public policy leaders, and private industry trailblazers, and awarded from a pool of
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FIU receives grant to help increase representation in undergraduate computing

The “Best Practice” grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University will allow the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences to work toward making all students feel included while learning computing. FIU has received a “Best Practice,” $625,000
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TechTogether Miami, One of the first large gender-focused hackathons in Florida

TechTogether is the largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community. It was founded in 2017 and since then it has served over 3,500 people of marginalized genders through their annual gender-focused hackathons. TechTogether is credited in
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UPE Takes the Lead in Prepping Students for Professional Tech Careers

Two months ago, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the largest student organization for technology at Florida International University (FIU), arranged valuable workshops for students interested in pursuing careers involving technology. To kick off the week, UPE Advance, UPE’s program dedicated to
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FIU Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences Awarded $2.25 Million Army Research Office Grant in Digital Forensics

Florida International University’s Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences was recently awarded a $2.25 million grant over five years in digital forensics research by the Army Research Office and US Army Development Command. The research grant was awarded
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KFSCIS Virtual Town Hall Meeting March 30 12pm

Our School’s name change is just one of the important changes that we would address in our upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meeting on March 30, from 12:00pm (Noon) until 1:30pm.  The KFSCIS Student Town Hall meeting will feature Dean John
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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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UPE Prepares for GGJ, the World’s Largest Game Development Hackathon

Two months ago, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the largest student organization for technology at Florida International University (FIU), prepared for Global Game Jam (GGJ) with exciting game-related activities and workshops. So, what exactly is Global Game Jam? GGJ is recognized
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UPE Supports Fellow Student Tech Organizations and Hosts Virtual Tech Workshops

Two months ago, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the largest student organization for technology at Florida International University (FIU), collaborated with other tech clubs and began their series of virtual workshops for Spring 2021. UPE’s first event for the new semester
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