Rosenberg touts STEM education

Both FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ken Furton were on Capitol Hill this week to detail how the university is changing the game with innovative approaches to STEM education at all levels.

Invited to participate in the American Chemical Society’s Science & the Congress Project, co-hosted by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Rosenberg was joined by theoretical physicist and member of the President’s Council of Advisers in Science and Technology Sylvester James Gates Jr.; Dow Chemicals’ Senior Director for Government Affairs Eunice Heath; and Chief Executive Officer of Change the Equation Linda Rosen.

“Considering that over the next 10 years, 18 to 19 percent of our graduates will pursue STEM degrees, FIU is well poised to make an impact on the national goal of 1 million new STEM grads,” Rosenberg said.

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