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Date Published: November, 2014
Changing the Odds

According to the American Institute of Physics, in 2010, only about 20 percent of students with bachelor’s degrees or doctorates in physics were women. Bucking this trend, Miami Dade College student Gabriela Hernández is not only studying physics but also already inventing useful robots and inspiring other women to pursue the sciences as she has.

Date Published:November, 2014
Two at MDC Earn Prestigious USDA Fellowships

Miami Dade College professors Dr. Jorge C. Gibert and Dr. John Barimo are participants in the prestigious United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2014 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship program. They are among only 15 fellows chosen nationally.

Date Published:April 17 , 2014
Miami Dade College Student, Daniel Villagomez, Takes Top Honors at Regional STEM Conference

MDC was the only community college where students presented their original work. Daniel Villagomez, a Kendall Campus chemical engineering student, took home first place for his oral presentation in the chemistry division, titled Towards Carbon-Based Nanotechnology: Electrostatic Potential Maps, Electrical Conductivity and Nanotopography of (n,0)-Zigzag Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, SWCNTs.

Date Published:February, 2014
Branching Into All Fields – New STEMversations Lecture Series Cleverly Intertwines Sciences With Arts

While some people may think of the sciences and the arts as opposing disciplines, they often are closely connected. Sculptors use math and physics to create inspiring works incorporating scale and counterbalance. Painters rely on the basics of chemistry, and dancers master kinesiology. Yet we rarely consider these interesting ties.

Date Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011
MDC Students Leading the Way in Undergraduate Science Research

Miami Dade College (MDC) has always been at the center of cutting edge practices that have brought significant change to both the institution and the community. Now, a pair of students from the College’s renowned School of Engineering and Technology at Kendall Campus is poised to bring the College and themselves national recognition with individual research projects they’ve started thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Date Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Bank of America Awards Miami Dade College a Grant to Help Address Local Workforce Needs in the Biosciences

The grant will help the College train and place low-income students in high-wage, high-growth life science fields, such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Science Education.


Date Published: December, 2012
Miami Dade College Adding More 4year Degrees

Starting next August, Miami Dade College will be offering two new baccalaureate degrees recently approved by the Florida Department of Education.

Date Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Colleges Offer More Courses Aimed at Job Market

The glossy brochure promoting Miami Dade College’s School of Science begins with the expected burst of lofty language about teaching students to question, investigate and formulate conclusions about the natural world. But directly under the Mission heading, the new pamphlet gets down to business, laying out the paycheck prospects for graduates. Biological Technician: $38,396. Horticulturist: $34,511. Environmental Technician: $40,227. "That’s what the students care about right now,’’ Dean Heather Belmont said.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
MDC Among 12 Institutions to Receive Portion of U.S. Education Department’s $2.9 Million Grant to Strengthen Minority Participation in STEM-Related Fields

The Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus (IAC) was recently awarded a Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant to train minority students, especially women, to earn a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree. MDC is among only 12 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the grant, which has a total disbursement of $2.9 million for fiscal 2012. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the official announcement earlier this fall, and MDC will begin implementation of the grant in January 2012.


Date Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011
MDC Students Leading the Way in Undergraduate Science Research

Miami Dade College (MDC) has always been at the center of cutting edge practices that have brought significant change to both the institution and the community. Now, a pair of students from the College’s renowned School of Engineering and Technology at Kendall Campus is poised to bring the College and themselves national recognition with individual research projects they’ve started thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Date Published: Friday, September 30, 2011
U.S. Department of Education Awards $10 Million to Miami Dade College to Support STEM Programs

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announced the 2011 Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM awards, granting Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus $10 million dollars to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Two separate grants were awarded.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MDC to Offer New Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences

Miami Dade College will soon offer a new Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences (B.S.-B.S.) to meet the local demand for trained professionals in the biological/life science industries in South Florida thanks to unanimous approval from the Florida Board of Education





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