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$100 million for Frost Institutes will support interdisciplinary STEM, expanded facilities
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$100 million for Frost Institutes will support interdisciplinary STEM, expanded facilities

During his January 2016 inauguration ceremony, University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced a $100 million donation by longtime donors Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost for the expansion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Now, a year later, President Frenk announced the money will be used to create the Frost Institutes for Science…

Biscayne Bay Drift Card launch aims to gather data on climate change, pollution
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Biscayne Bay Drift Card launch aims to gather data on climate change, pollution

More than twenty researchers and students threw colorful, data-collecting “drift cards” from onboard the F.G. Walton Smith docked at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) on Monday morning to launch the Biscayne Bay Drift Card Study. The Drift Card Study involves the release of scientific “cards” into the ocean in order to…

School of Architecture builds smart city in Yucatán Peninsula
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School of Architecture builds smart city in Yucatán Peninsula

The University of Miami’s School of Architecture (SoA) and the Center for Computational Science (CCS) will be collaborating with IT leaders in the Yucatán to create ZenCiti, a “smart city” expected to revolutionize the IT world with its integration of technology into everyday life. In March 2016, the CCS partnered with the “Heuristic,” the Yucatán State Government’s…

NASA research scientist Geoff Landis discusses future of space exploration missions
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NASA research scientist Geoff Landis discusses future of space exploration missions

A distinguished NASA research scientist spoke at the College of Engineering on Monday to give insight into aeronautics, engineering and the research he has been conducting in the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Geoff Landis has been working with the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts office in Cleveland on different materials and technologies that will aid…

News Briefs 2/22: Engineering Week, Greek Week
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News Briefs 2/22: Engineering Week, Greek Week

Engineering Week The University of Miami Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers kicked off Engineering Week with the U-Hack 24-hour Hackathon that ran from Saturday morning to Sunday night. The week will continue Monday with a networking session hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the McArthur Annex from 7-8 p.m. Recent graduates…

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings
Campus Life, Construction, Environment, News, Science and Technology, Student Government

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings

With glaring statistics pointing to humans as the cause of environmental pollution, the Energy & Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency is ready to do their part to help the university. Their initiative seeks to retrofit the campus with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Last week, they achieved a victory toward their goal. Spearheaded by Senior Class…

Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications
Academics, Community, Health, News, Science and Technology

Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications

The Class The Community Science: Autism class brings students from journalistic and biological backgrounds together. Every Wednesday, the two groups aim to understand the complex world behind Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The three-hour course exposes students to both the historical and the academic aspects of ASD, showing how societal perceptions and research have evolved. Guest…

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