FIU Summer Program Featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Students at FIU and Verizon's Innovative Learning Initiative

Students at FIU and Verizon's Innovative Learning Initiative

By Ashley Viera

Earlier this year, FIU was selected to join the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative, a program that encourages students to pursue an education in STEM fields. At FIU, 150 minority middle school male students participated in an intensive three-week summer camp where they learned skills like coding and robotics. In addition to FIU, three other minority-serving universities — Tennessee State University, Dillard University, and California State University — took part in the program.

Recently, an article in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education discussed the program and its benefits. In the article, Dr. Monique Ross, an assistant professor in the School of Computing & Information Sciences, spoke about some of the specifics of FIU’s summer camp.

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