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2022 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 14th, 10am to 5pm

2022 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 14th, 10am to 5pm FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management…

Stories of Allapattah: En Nuestras Palabras

The public is invited to the premiere of The Allapattah Collaborative, CDC’s short documentary: “Stories of Allapattah: En Nuestras Palabras,” from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 5, at the Allapattah Branch…

FIU and USAID sign historic agreement to increase jobs, internships and research opportunities for students

FIU and USAID sign historic agreement to increase jobs, internships and research opportunities for students. Extreme Events Institute’s Juan Pablo Sarmiento and Meenakshi Jerath also briefed Samantha Power, administrator for the U.S. Agency…

FIU to build new wind & surge testing facility

FIU was recently awarded a grant to build a new facility that could also simulate storm surge. Dr. Ioannis Zisis, Co-Director, Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research, Extreme Events Institute, explains what the facility…

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

Join us for a viewing of the documentary “Paper Children,” followed by a discussion with director Alexandra Codina. (PDF) Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, FIU MMC – GL 220…

Withstanding the Heat: Labor and Justice in a Warming World

On Monday, February 28, 2022, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second part of its 6th report on the climate, this installment focusing on the effects of climate…

Doucet & Lugo: A Creative Conversation on Race, Risk & Resilience

Please join us for a conversation about race, risk, resilience and art in Miami and beyond. (PDF) This Mellon Foundation funded Commons for Justice event at FIU will be Tuesday, March 8th, 5pm…

Florida university to design ‘Category 6’ hurricane wind and surge simulator

FIU was the recipient a four-year, $12.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to design a facility that will subject makeshift homes and other structures to winds of 200 mph and a…

Professor and renowned wind researcher Amal Elawady receives NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Dr. Amal Elawady, recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award! Elawady will receive more than $700,000 in the form of an NSF grant earmarked to advance research into…

FIU receives $12.8M NSF grant to design an extreme wind, surge and wave testing facility

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $12.8 million four-year cooperative agreement to Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute to support the design of a national full-scale testing facility capable of…

Dr. Ganapati Receives Certificate of Recognition for 2021 Best Paper

Dr. Ganapati, Director, Laboratory for Social Science Research, FIU International Hurricane Research Center, Receives Certificate of Recognition for 2021 Best Paper from The Society for Risk Analysis. (Certificate and Paper)

FIU researcher testifies before House science committee on storm preparedness, workforce

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted a hearing on the importance of storm preparedness, the forecasting workforce and fostering a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) featuring Erik Salna, associate director for education…

FIU receives $1M for storm surge risk mapping throughout the Caribbean

FIU researchers will help hurricane-vulnerable regions map and forecast flooding to save lives and infrastructure with a two-year $1 million award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (Read More)

FIU hurricane researcher to testify before Congress on storm preparedness

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has invited Erik Salna, associate director of the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU, to provide expert testimony on the importance of storm preparedness and…

Be Ready Before the Storm: Making Sense of the 2021 Hurricane Season, Free Webinar at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

The FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center and the FIU Extreme Events Institute will host this community webinar event in partnership with the Miami Climate Alliance. The webinar will present information and research…

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