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January

News articles began appearing rapidly across the country following announcement of graduate student Sandra Maina’s developing web application Vanishing Points, which will allow community members to log memories, interviews, and photos of places that are disappearing because of coastal erosion.

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"The Emergence of Post-REDD+ Landscapes: The Evolution of Mexican Community Forestry" at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, on February 1, 2013.

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"Alteration of Surface Energy Balance and Modification of Convective Rainfall in South Florida as the Effects of Land Cover Change".

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February

This year's E&E Graduate Research Symposium was enjoyed by faculty, staff, grad students and undergrads in all our degree programs. We saw the research going on across campus and in labs we know little about. We had more talks, more posters, and more attendees than the first year, so interest has grown since our first (2012) symposium.

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Masters and doctoral students in the Environmental Studies and Geosciences graduate programs will present their research in talks and posters.

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Haydee Borrero and Paul Nunez published in the latest issue of the Tropical Garden (of Fairchild Tropical Garden). The two students recollect their internship experience in China during the last summer. They were guided by Dr. Hong Liu relating to her field research on orchid conservation.

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Digital Instructor, Earth and Environmental Science and Sustainability, FIU.

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March

Over Spring Break, this year's Geology Field Excursion students learned about Florida's coastal processes, mineral resources, freshwater springs, and geologic history.

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MIAMI (March 13, 2013)- A team of researchers led by Florida International University has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a five-year study of South Florida’s water supply.

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Earth & Environment Graduate Student Sandra Maina (MS in Environmental Studies) won an award at the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research Student Competition which took place during the American Meteorological Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

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April

This spring, a group of 17 FIU meteorology undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni competed in the intercollegiate weather forecasting competition run by the University of Oklahoma through WxChallenge.com.

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On April 04, 2012, the Provost held a Faculty Book Authors recognition reception at the Barnes and Nobles, MMC campus. Two of Dr. Melesse's books were featured there.

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May

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded by the American Geophysical Union to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. It is a great honor for young scientists at the beginning of their careers and the process relies entirely on volunteer judges. Typically the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA.

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Telemundo channel news "Giving Back to the Community" with Dr. Draper

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June

Some say careers in agriculture are a thing of the past, but don’t tell that to Krish Jayachandran, a professor and co-director of Florida International University’s (FIU) Agroecology Program. He will tell you that agriculture is the wave of the future—and he is backing that statement with nearly a decade of work to ensure the next generation of agricultural scientists are ready...

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July

Camilo Ponton's Work on Climate Change

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Geosciences PhD candidate Crystal Pletka wins 2013 Jones McNeill Student Research Award

Her award of $2500 from the North American Micropaleontological Society will be used for travel to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., for work with museum collections related to her dissertation on Neogene Caribbean foraminifera

September

Dr. Bill Anderson is on IODP Expedition 346 in the Sea of Japan and South China Sea, investigating the causes of millennial scale variations in the Asian Monsoon by interpreting sediment cores from the sea floor. See picture #11.

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November

Students, alumni and faculty present their research on petroleum source rocks, Caribbean fault zones, volcanoes, water systems, metallic ores, impacts on health of coastal ecosystems and communities, and education.

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