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Date Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012Colleges 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, 2011MDC 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, 2011MDC 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, 2011U.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, 2011MDC 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