School of Environment Arts and Society

Finding Dory: the quest for cleaner bay

The School of Environment Arts and Society organized a cleanup event on Tuesday, June 7 where 20 participants gathered at the kayak launch area at BBC to have a team-building experience, while picking up trash around the bay.

Climate change talks spark hope for South Florida

Climate change and sea-level rise discussions between local elected officials were held at FIU on the morning of Monday, May 23. The event was sponsored by several non-profit organizations, and featured U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa as panelists to discuss solutions for the county.

Marine Sciences faculty tracks ancestry of decapods

A University faculty member has made it her mission to track down the ancestry of certain groups of crustaceans.

Heather Bracken-Grissom, assistant professor in the Marine Sciences Program and in the Department of Biological Sciences, got interested in helping with a project called, “Assembling The Tree of Life,”and started collaborating with the research on the relationship and origins of all decapods.

She is currently working on finding the relationship among crabs, lobsters and shrimp as well as their history of life.

University commemorates 9/11 with Day of Service

Chris Cole, graduate assistant for the FIU Center for Leadership and Service, has worked to put together the University’s Day of Service at both Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus. This year it will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9-12 p.m.