The Miami Environmental Science Network (MESAN) was created at FIU by the Institute of the Environment and the Department of Journalism + Media. It was made possible by a Miami-Dade Environmental Education grant, which supports an accelerated education initiative to inform Miami-Dade residents and businesses about our fragile environment and promote […]
For the second year in a row, SCI supported the efforts of ComSciCon Miami as the workshop’s fiscal sponsor. ComSciCon is a national science communication workshop that originated in Harvard University and has since branched out through several franchises. In 2019, SCI student affiliates Nadia Seeteram and Jessica Rodriguez served as the co-chairs for […]
Drug use content in social media may have a profound impact on initiating or continuing illegal and legal drug use, but there is currently no systematic research on the role of social media in promoting and facilitating drug use in club settings, and how social media use around drug use differs across different social and […]
FIU GHC Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy in Latin America through #VaccinesNow Campaign
In light of mounting anti-vaccine sentiment and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, FIU’s Global Health Consortium (GHC) and the Steven Cruz Institute for Science, Media + Technology (SCI) are launching an online bilingual campaign titled “VaccinesNow” to address vaccine hesitancy […]
As part of a grant from the National Geographic Society, four faculty members from FIU’s Department of Communication and Tropical Conservation Institute are developing strategic conservation communication campaigns and conducting research aimed at tailoring wildlife conservation messages to Generation Z.
Simply raising awareness about an […]
Through the use of research, documentaries, virtual reality tools, and an interactive sea level rise app, Eyes on the Rise aims to raise awareness and educate South Florida communities about the impact, challenges and threats of sea level rise, to create solutions for a sustainable future.