The Honors College EdgeLab supports FIU’s initiative to print face shields for Baptist Health South Florida

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The Honors College EdgeLab has been hard at work 3D printing face shields as part of FIU’s latest initiative with Baptist Health South Florida.  In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida International University (FIU) and Baptist Health South Florida are partnering to 3D-print reusable face shields. The first …

Chicken Key Cleanups with Nicole Patrick

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Meet Honors College student Nicole Patrick, a Hospitality and Tourism major, who has a passion for giving back. During the Fall 2019 semester, Nicole organized two Chicken Key Cleanups after she participated in the experience through John Bailly’s Honors course, Miami in Miami. “In order to understand a community, one must serve it. As one of the most rewarding parts …

It’s goat yoga time!

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Honors College star and Dean’s Scholar Emily Morgan is changing the way you exercise with goat yoga. Morgan, the owner of a dairy goat farm, not only provides goat milk and cheese to local customers, but is also expanding her business and supporting FIU with goat yoga. Read all about how she’s using her dairy goat farm to help raise …

Recap of Panther Alumni Week 2020

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Now in its seventh year, Panther Alumni Week (PAW) connects our students with alumni through class presentations, industry panels, and networking events. PAW promotes the building of relationships which leads to internships, mentoring, and career opportunities. This year the Honors College was proud to welcome our alumni back to our campus to visit our first year seminars and share their …

My internship as a climate activist

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Name: Gabriela Rodriguez Major: Environmental studies, sustainability and the environment Where are you interning? I am interning at the CLEO Institute. The CLEO Institute is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to climate change education, awareness and advocacy. What do you do there? I am a program intern helping to develop and launch a new program focused on bringing climate education …

Student Highlight: Jeffrey Contreras

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Name: Jeffrey Contreras What grade are you in? I am in my sophomore year. What is your major? My major is Computer Engineering How long have you been in the Honors College? I have been in the Honors College since my freshman year. What’s one interesting fact about you? An interesting fact about me is that I like watching mystery movies and TV shows. What’s …

Welcome to Spring 2020!

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Welcome back, Panthers! We are excited for another wonderful semester with our brilliant students. Here are a few dates and deadlines to remember as we kickoff the Spring 2020 semester: January 13: Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. January 14: Tuition payment due. …

Congratulations to our Fall 2019 Graduates!

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On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 the Honors College hosted its Fall 2019 Graduation Assembly in which graduating seniors were honored with their tassel and medallion for graduating through the Honors College. Students were able to hear from keynote speaker the Honorable Veronica Diaz and celebrate with friends and family. To see pictures of the event and watch the ceremony from …

My internship with artist and Honors College Professor John Bailly

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Name: Sofia Guerra Major: Art History Where did you intern? I interned at the Deering Estate in the Power House Studio with FIU Honors Professor John Bailly, in preparation of his solo art exhibition at the LnS Gallery. Bailly is an artist-in-residence fellow at the Deering Estate and represented by LnS Gallery, owned by Luisa Lignarolo and Sergio Cernuda. I …

Student Spotlight: Travis Dozier

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What grade are you in? I am a “Super Senior.” What is your major? International Relations & Latin American Caribbean Studies How long have you been in the Honors College? For the 2018-2019 academic year What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m an ambivert. What’s your dream job? What would you like to be doing after you graduate? My dream career is to become an …