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School of Integrated Science and Humanity About Florida International University Florida International University (FIU) is Miami-Dade County’s first public, four-year research

Outreach and Engagement SISH’s multidisciplinary approach to the sciences and humanities extends to local, national and international communities. The school is continually developing vibrant new partnerships and programs to achieve its vision of contributing to innovative research and advances in human health. SISH’s departments, centers and institutes engage the community by providing services such as the Summer Treatment Program for ADHD children as well as parenting and school intervention programs through the Center for Children and Families. FIU, in collaboration with The Children’s Trust, also supports both the Parents as Teachers home visiting program and the Power of Positive Parenting for Obesity Prevention program that are offered to at-risk families in Miami-Dade County. To engage the community and teach them a little science at the same time, the Department of Physics offers family-friendly stargazing and solar-viewing events. The International Forensic Research Institute partners with law enforcement agencies, government labs and public corporations, as well as the legal community to provide consultation and training. In addition, the STEM Transformation Institute provides summer programs for schoolteachers.

university. With more than 48,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty members, and more than 155,000 alumni, FIU is one of South Florida’s anchor institutions. FIU offers more than 180

School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences Florida International University 11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-4232 Fax: 305-348-4289 E-mail: sish@fiu.edu

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bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in its colleges and schools. Recently, the university has achieved several notable milestones, including the establishment of South Florida’s only public College of Medicine, and the accreditation of its College of Law.

About the College of Arts & Sciences As the heart of a leading public research university, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in the intellectual, cultural and civic life of local, national and international communities. The

For more information about online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit cas.fiu.edu. For general information, visit www.fiu.edu Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Institution

college provides an educational foundation that prepares FIU students to be successful and engaged citizens in a global society.

Numerous public lecture series and film events are part of SISH’s outreach agenda. These include lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture series. The Women’s Studies Center offers a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender film series in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU.

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School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences “By going beyond established boundaries among disciplines, the School of Integrated Science and Humanity offers unique perspectives and opportunities to explore our world and the universe in a distinctive way.” — Mine Ucer Philanthropist

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching in areas addressing human health.

About the School The School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at Florida International University encompasses a unique integration of academic departments, centers and institutes. SISH scientists are discovering novel interdisciplinary approaches to the complex scientific challenges of the 21st century. Its renowned faculty innovate and advance the fields of biomedical, behavioral, cognitive and basic sciences. With millions of dollars in grant awards, the school’s pioneering research agenda incorporates a wide array of bold initiatives, including: • understanding how brain networks function • biomolecular research leading to new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs • addressing learning problems and issues in child mental health from ADHD to autism • mathematical modeling of infectious diseases • investigating neuronal functioning and DNA analysis • searching for the Higgs particle using the Large Hadron Collider • improving health outcomes as they relate to alcohol, tobacco, HIV and risk behaviors • developing sophisticated forensic analysis techniques for law enforcement • exploring the philosophy and psychology of cognition and perceptual experience • promoting the scholarly inquiry of gender in terms of leadership, science and health An integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, SISH is one of three mission-based schools designed to enhance academic experiences for students and increase collaboration among disciplines. This includes partnerships with its sister schools, the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as faculty in medicine, engineering and education. Courses are offered at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Campus and online.

Academic Programs Degrees in science and humanities are incredibly versatile, leading to careers in education, law, medicine, business, government and social services. SISH offers 17 undergraduate majors and certificates, as well as 15 graduate programs and certificates in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of programs, visit humanity.fiu.edu.

Departments

Chemistry and Biochemistry Leaders in teaching and scientific research, the world-class faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry partner with local, national and international agencies and facilities. The department works closely with campus affiliates including the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For information, visit chemistry.fiu.edu. Mathematics and Statistics The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is making an impact on teaching and intellectual leadership by bringing together the award-winning instruction of two disciplines. With more than 50 faculty members, it provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, teaching, mentorship, and participation in national conferences. For information, visit mathstat.fiu.edu. Philosophy The Department of Philosophy represents the core humanity in SISH, offering a minor and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. For information, visit philosophy.fiu.edu. Physics Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its activities. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. For information, visit physics.fiu.edu. Psychology The Department of Psychology prepares undergraduate students to pursue post-graduate educational and career opportunities. The doctoral program has gained national prominence for its distinguished faculty and outstanding programs in Clinical Science, Developmental Science, Legal and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The department seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and the application of science. For information, visit psychology.fiu.edu.

Centers, Institutes and Programs

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Center for Children and Families The Center for Children and Families is a research, service and training facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides evidence-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and mitigating disruptive behaviors in young children. For information, visit ccf.fiu.edu.

STEM Transformation Institute The STEM Transformation Institute’s broad goal is to create a premier interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) think-tank and become a national laboratory for what works in the education and teaching of STEM fields. Building upon national momentum, the institute will significantly invest in STEM education and promote cross-college collaboration. The institute serves as a pillar for FIU’s diverse community with more than 7,500 undergraduate science, math and engineering majors. The STEM Transformation Institute also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Science Education and Math Education that are part of FIU’s commitment to the Science-Math Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

International Forensic Research Institute The International Forensic Research Institute serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute’s mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal communities is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists. For information, visit ifri.fiu.edu. Women’s Studies Center The Women’s Studies Center promotes scholarly inquiry related to women and gender. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. The center offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Students gain critical thinking skills for analyzing theories regarding women and gender, the relationship between gender and power in a global context, and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The center fosters intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, and social justice advocacy. For information, visit wstudies.fiu.edu.

Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative Under the Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative, FIU researchers are analyzing brain development, brain function and the neurological basis of behavior. These scientists are investigating possible applications of their pioneering work to advance the treatment of nervous system disorders. As part of the initiative, SISH offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Biomolecular Sciences Institute Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Advancing nanotechnology and furthering the fields of cancer biology and neurodegenerative disorders, the institute provides a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the newly established Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences “By going beyond established boundaries among disciplines, the School of Integrated Science and Humanity offers unique perspectives and opportunities to explore our world and the universe in a distinctive way.” — Mine Ucer Philanthropist

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching in areas addressing human health.

About the School The School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at Florida International University encompasses a unique integration of academic departments, centers and institutes. SISH scientists are discovering novel interdisciplinary approaches to the complex scientific challenges of the 21st century. Its renowned faculty innovate and advance the fields of biomedical, behavioral, cognitive and basic sciences. With millions of dollars in grant awards, the school’s pioneering research agenda incorporates a wide array of bold initiatives, including: • understanding how brain networks function • biomolecular research leading to new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs • addressing learning problems and issues in child mental health from ADHD to autism • mathematical modeling of infectious diseases • investigating neuronal functioning and DNA analysis • searching for the Higgs particle using the Large Hadron Collider • improving health outcomes as they relate to alcohol, tobacco, HIV and risk behaviors • developing sophisticated forensic analysis techniques for law enforcement • exploring the philosophy and psychology of cognition and perceptual experience • promoting the scholarly inquiry of gender in terms of leadership, science and health An integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, SISH is one of three mission-based schools designed to enhance academic experiences for students and increase collaboration among disciplines. This includes partnerships with its sister schools, the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as faculty in medicine, engineering and education. Courses are offered at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Campus and online.

Academic Programs Degrees in science and humanities are incredibly versatile, leading to careers in education, law, medicine, business, government and social services. SISH offers 17 undergraduate majors and certificates, as well as 15 graduate programs and certificates in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of programs, visit humanity.fiu.edu.

Departments

Chemistry and Biochemistry Leaders in teaching and scientific research, the world-class faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry partner with local, national and international agencies and facilities. The department works closely with campus affiliates including the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For information, visit chemistry.fiu.edu. Mathematics and Statistics The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is making an impact on teaching and intellectual leadership by bringing together the award-winning instruction of two disciplines. With more than 50 faculty members, it provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, teaching, mentorship, and participation in national conferences. For information, visit mathstat.fiu.edu. Philosophy The Department of Philosophy represents the core humanity in SISH, offering a minor and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. For information, visit philosophy.fiu.edu. Physics Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its activities. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. For information, visit physics.fiu.edu. Psychology The Department of Psychology prepares undergraduate students to pursue post-graduate educational and career opportunities. The doctoral program has gained national prominence for its distinguished faculty and outstanding programs in Clinical Science, Developmental Science, Legal and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The department seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and the application of science. For information, visit psychology.fiu.edu.

Centers, Institutes and Programs

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Center for Children and Families The Center for Children and Families is a research, service and training facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides evidence-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and mitigating disruptive behaviors in young children. For information, visit ccf.fiu.edu.

STEM Transformation Institute The STEM Transformation Institute’s broad goal is to create a premier interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) think-tank and become a national laboratory for what works in the education and teaching of STEM fields. Building upon national momentum, the institute will significantly invest in STEM education and promote cross-college collaboration. The institute serves as a pillar for FIU’s diverse community with more than 7,500 undergraduate science, math and engineering majors. The STEM Transformation Institute also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Science Education and Math Education that are part of FIU’s commitment to the Science-Math Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

International Forensic Research Institute The International Forensic Research Institute serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute’s mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal communities is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists. For information, visit ifri.fiu.edu. Women’s Studies Center The Women’s Studies Center promotes scholarly inquiry related to women and gender. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. The center offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Students gain critical thinking skills for analyzing theories regarding women and gender, the relationship between gender and power in a global context, and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The center fosters intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, and social justice advocacy. For information, visit wstudies.fiu.edu.

Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative Under the Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative, FIU researchers are analyzing brain development, brain function and the neurological basis of behavior. These scientists are investigating possible applications of their pioneering work to advance the treatment of nervous system disorders. As part of the initiative, SISH offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Biomolecular Sciences Institute Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Advancing nanotechnology and furthering the fields of cancer biology and neurodegenerative disorders, the institute provides a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the newly established Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences “By going beyond established boundaries among disciplines, the School of Integrated Science and Humanity offers unique perspectives and opportunities to explore our world and the universe in a distinctive way.” — Mine Ucer Philanthropist

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching in areas addressing human health.

About the School The School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at Florida International University encompasses a unique integration of academic departments, centers and institutes. SISH scientists are discovering novel interdisciplinary approaches to the complex scientific challenges of the 21st century. Its renowned faculty innovate and advance the fields of biomedical, behavioral, cognitive and basic sciences. With millions of dollars in grant awards, the school’s pioneering research agenda incorporates a wide array of bold initiatives, including: • understanding how brain networks function • biomolecular research leading to new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs • addressing learning problems and issues in child mental health from ADHD to autism • mathematical modeling of infectious diseases • investigating neuronal functioning and DNA analysis • searching for the Higgs particle using the Large Hadron Collider • improving health outcomes as they relate to alcohol, tobacco, HIV and risk behaviors • developing sophisticated forensic analysis techniques for law enforcement • exploring the philosophy and psychology of cognition and perceptual experience • promoting the scholarly inquiry of gender in terms of leadership, science and health An integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, SISH is one of three mission-based schools designed to enhance academic experiences for students and increase collaboration among disciplines. This includes partnerships with its sister schools, the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as faculty in medicine, engineering and education. Courses are offered at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Campus and online.

Academic Programs Degrees in science and humanities are incredibly versatile, leading to careers in education, law, medicine, business, government and social services. SISH offers 17 undergraduate majors and certificates, as well as 15 graduate programs and certificates in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of programs, visit humanity.fiu.edu.

Departments

Chemistry and Biochemistry Leaders in teaching and scientific research, the world-class faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry partner with local, national and international agencies and facilities. The department works closely with campus affiliates including the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For information, visit chemistry.fiu.edu. Mathematics and Statistics The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is making an impact on teaching and intellectual leadership by bringing together the award-winning instruction of two disciplines. With more than 50 faculty members, it provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, teaching, mentorship, and participation in national conferences. For information, visit mathstat.fiu.edu. Philosophy The Department of Philosophy represents the core humanity in SISH, offering a minor and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. For information, visit philosophy.fiu.edu. Physics Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its activities. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. For information, visit physics.fiu.edu. Psychology The Department of Psychology prepares undergraduate students to pursue post-graduate educational and career opportunities. The doctoral program has gained national prominence for its distinguished faculty and outstanding programs in Clinical Science, Developmental Science, Legal and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The department seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and the application of science. For information, visit psychology.fiu.edu.

Centers, Institutes and Programs

Centers, Institutes and Programs (continued)

Center for Children and Families The Center for Children and Families is a research, service and training facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides evidence-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and mitigating disruptive behaviors in young children. For information, visit ccf.fiu.edu.

STEM Transformation Institute The STEM Transformation Institute’s broad goal is to create a premier interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) think-tank and become a national laboratory for what works in the education and teaching of STEM fields. Building upon national momentum, the institute will significantly invest in STEM education and promote cross-college collaboration. The institute serves as a pillar for FIU’s diverse community with more than 7,500 undergraduate science, math and engineering majors. The STEM Transformation Institute also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Science Education and Math Education that are part of FIU’s commitment to the Science-Math Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

International Forensic Research Institute The International Forensic Research Institute serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute’s mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal communities is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists. For information, visit ifri.fiu.edu. Women’s Studies Center The Women’s Studies Center promotes scholarly inquiry related to women and gender. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. The center offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Students gain critical thinking skills for analyzing theories regarding women and gender, the relationship between gender and power in a global context, and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The center fosters intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, and social justice advocacy. For information, visit wstudies.fiu.edu.

Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative Under the Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative, FIU researchers are analyzing brain development, brain function and the neurological basis of behavior. These scientists are investigating possible applications of their pioneering work to advance the treatment of nervous system disorders. As part of the initiative, SISH offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Biomolecular Sciences Institute Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Advancing nanotechnology and furthering the fields of cancer biology and neurodegenerative disorders, the institute provides a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the newly established Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences “By going beyond established boundaries among disciplines, the School of Integrated Science and Humanity offers unique perspectives and opportunities to explore our world and the universe in a distinctive way.” — Mine Ucer Philanthropist

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching in areas addressing human health.

About the School The School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at Florida International University encompasses a unique integration of academic departments, centers and institutes. SISH scientists are discovering novel interdisciplinary approaches to the complex scientific challenges of the 21st century. Its renowned faculty innovate and advance the fields of biomedical, behavioral, cognitive and basic sciences. With millions of dollars in grant awards, the school’s pioneering research agenda incorporates a wide array of bold initiatives, including: • understanding how brain networks function • biomolecular research leading to new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs • addressing learning problems and issues in child mental health from ADHD to autism • mathematical modeling of infectious diseases • investigating neuronal functioning and DNA analysis • searching for the Higgs particle using the Large Hadron Collider • improving health outcomes as they relate to alcohol, tobacco, HIV and risk behaviors • developing sophisticated forensic analysis techniques for law enforcement • exploring the philosophy and psychology of cognition and perceptual experience • promoting the scholarly inquiry of gender in terms of leadership, science and health An integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, SISH is one of three mission-based schools designed to enhance academic experiences for students and increase collaboration among disciplines. This includes partnerships with its sister schools, the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as faculty in medicine, engineering and education. Courses are offered at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Campus and online.

Academic Programs Degrees in science and humanities are incredibly versatile, leading to careers in education, law, medicine, business, government and social services. SISH offers 17 undergraduate majors and certificates, as well as 15 graduate programs and certificates in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of programs, visit humanity.fiu.edu.

Departments

Chemistry and Biochemistry Leaders in teaching and scientific research, the world-class faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry partner with local, national and international agencies and facilities. The department works closely with campus affiliates including the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For information, visit chemistry.fiu.edu. Mathematics and Statistics The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is making an impact on teaching and intellectual leadership by bringing together the award-winning instruction of two disciplines. With more than 50 faculty members, it provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, teaching, mentorship, and participation in national conferences. For information, visit mathstat.fiu.edu. Philosophy The Department of Philosophy represents the core humanity in SISH, offering a minor and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. For information, visit philosophy.fiu.edu. Physics Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its activities. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. For information, visit physics.fiu.edu. Psychology The Department of Psychology prepares undergraduate students to pursue post-graduate educational and career opportunities. The doctoral program has gained national prominence for its distinguished faculty and outstanding programs in Clinical Science, Developmental Science, Legal and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The department seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and the application of science. For information, visit psychology.fiu.edu.

Centers, Institutes and Programs

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Center for Children and Families The Center for Children and Families is a research, service and training facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides evidence-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and mitigating disruptive behaviors in young children. For information, visit ccf.fiu.edu.

STEM Transformation Institute The STEM Transformation Institute’s broad goal is to create a premier interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) think-tank and become a national laboratory for what works in the education and teaching of STEM fields. Building upon national momentum, the institute will significantly invest in STEM education and promote cross-college collaboration. The institute serves as a pillar for FIU’s diverse community with more than 7,500 undergraduate science, math and engineering majors. The STEM Transformation Institute also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Science Education and Math Education that are part of FIU’s commitment to the Science-Math Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

International Forensic Research Institute The International Forensic Research Institute serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute’s mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal communities is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists. For information, visit ifri.fiu.edu. Women’s Studies Center The Women’s Studies Center promotes scholarly inquiry related to women and gender. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. The center offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Students gain critical thinking skills for analyzing theories regarding women and gender, the relationship between gender and power in a global context, and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The center fosters intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, and social justice advocacy. For information, visit wstudies.fiu.edu.

Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative Under the Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative, FIU researchers are analyzing brain development, brain function and the neurological basis of behavior. These scientists are investigating possible applications of their pioneering work to advance the treatment of nervous system disorders. As part of the initiative, SISH offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Biomolecular Sciences Institute Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Advancing nanotechnology and furthering the fields of cancer biology and neurodegenerative disorders, the institute provides a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the newly established Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences “By going beyond established boundaries among disciplines, the School of Integrated Science and Humanity offers unique perspectives and opportunities to explore our world and the universe in a distinctive way.” — Mine Ucer Philanthropist

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching in areas addressing human health.

About the School The School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at Florida International University encompasses a unique integration of academic departments, centers and institutes. SISH scientists are discovering novel interdisciplinary approaches to the complex scientific challenges of the 21st century. Its renowned faculty innovate and advance the fields of biomedical, behavioral, cognitive and basic sciences. With millions of dollars in grant awards, the school’s pioneering research agenda incorporates a wide array of bold initiatives, including: • understanding how brain networks function • biomolecular research leading to new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs • addressing learning problems and issues in child mental health from ADHD to autism • mathematical modeling of infectious diseases • investigating neuronal functioning and DNA analysis • searching for the Higgs particle using the Large Hadron Collider • improving health outcomes as they relate to alcohol, tobacco, HIV and risk behaviors • developing sophisticated forensic analysis techniques for law enforcement • exploring the philosophy and psychology of cognition and perceptual experience • promoting the scholarly inquiry of gender in terms of leadership, science and health An integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, SISH is one of three mission-based schools designed to enhance academic experiences for students and increase collaboration among disciplines. This includes partnerships with its sister schools, the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as faculty in medicine, engineering and education. Courses are offered at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Campus and online.

Academic Programs Degrees in science and humanities are incredibly versatile, leading to careers in education, law, medicine, business, government and social services. SISH offers 17 undergraduate majors and certificates, as well as 15 graduate programs and certificates in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of programs, visit humanity.fiu.edu.

Departments

Chemistry and Biochemistry Leaders in teaching and scientific research, the world-class faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry partner with local, national and international agencies and facilities. The department works closely with campus affiliates including the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For information, visit chemistry.fiu.edu. Mathematics and Statistics The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is making an impact on teaching and intellectual leadership by bringing together the award-winning instruction of two disciplines. With more than 50 faculty members, it provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, teaching, mentorship, and participation in national conferences. For information, visit mathstat.fiu.edu. Philosophy The Department of Philosophy represents the core humanity in SISH, offering a minor and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. For information, visit philosophy.fiu.edu. Physics Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its activities. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. For information, visit physics.fiu.edu. Psychology The Department of Psychology prepares undergraduate students to pursue post-graduate educational and career opportunities. The doctoral program has gained national prominence for its distinguished faculty and outstanding programs in Clinical Science, Developmental Science, Legal and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The department seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and the application of science. For information, visit psychology.fiu.edu.

Centers, Institutes and Programs

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Center for Children and Families The Center for Children and Families is a research, service and training facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides evidence-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and mitigating disruptive behaviors in young children. For information, visit ccf.fiu.edu.

STEM Transformation Institute The STEM Transformation Institute’s broad goal is to create a premier interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) think-tank and become a national laboratory for what works in the education and teaching of STEM fields. Building upon national momentum, the institute will significantly invest in STEM education and promote cross-college collaboration. The institute serves as a pillar for FIU’s diverse community with more than 7,500 undergraduate science, math and engineering majors. The STEM Transformation Institute also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Science Education and Math Education that are part of FIU’s commitment to the Science-Math Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

International Forensic Research Institute The International Forensic Research Institute serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute’s mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal communities is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists. For information, visit ifri.fiu.edu. Women’s Studies Center The Women’s Studies Center promotes scholarly inquiry related to women and gender. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. The center offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Students gain critical thinking skills for analyzing theories regarding women and gender, the relationship between gender and power in a global context, and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The center fosters intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, and social justice advocacy. For information, visit wstudies.fiu.edu.

Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative Under the Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative, FIU researchers are analyzing brain development, brain function and the neurological basis of behavior. These scientists are investigating possible applications of their pioneering work to advance the treatment of nervous system disorders. As part of the initiative, SISH offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Biomolecular Sciences Institute Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Advancing nanotechnology and furthering the fields of cancer biology and neurodegenerative disorders, the institute provides a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the newly established Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity About Florida International University Florida International University (FIU) is Miami-Dade County’s first public, four-year research

Outreach and Engagement SISH’s multidisciplinary approach to the sciences and humanities extends to local, national and international communities. The school is continually developing vibrant new partnerships and programs to achieve its vision of contributing to innovative research and advances in human health. SISH’s departments, centers and institutes engage the community by providing services such as the Summer Treatment Program for ADHD children as well as parenting and school intervention programs through the Center for Children and Families. FIU, in collaboration with The Children’s Trust, also supports both the Parents as Teachers home visiting program and the Power of Positive Parenting for Obesity Prevention program that are offered to at-risk families in Miami-Dade County. To engage the community and teach them a little science at the same time, the Department of Physics offers family-friendly stargazing and solar-viewing events. The International Forensic Research Institute partners with law enforcement agencies, government labs and public corporations, as well as the legal community to provide consultation and training. In addition, the STEM Transformation Institute provides summer programs for schoolteachers.

university. With more than 48,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty members, and more than 155,000 alumni, FIU is one of South Florida’s anchor institutions. FIU offers more than 180

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Phone: 305-348-4232 Fax: 305-348-4289 E-mail: sish@fiu.edu

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bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in its colleges and schools. Recently, the university has achieved several notable milestones, including the establishment of South Florida’s only public College of Medicine, and the accreditation of its College of Law.

About the College of Arts & Sciences As the heart of a leading public research university, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in the intellectual, cultural and civic life of local, national and international communities. The

For more information about online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit cas.fiu.edu. For general information, visit www.fiu.edu Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Institution

college provides an educational foundation that prepares FIU students to be successful and engaged citizens in a global society.

Numerous public lecture series and film events are part of SISH’s outreach agenda. These include lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture series. The Women’s Studies Center offers a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender film series in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU.

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School of Integrated Science and Humanity About Florida International University Florida International University (FIU) is Miami-Dade County’s first public, four-year research

Outreach and Engagement SISH’s multidisciplinary approach to the sciences and humanities extends to local, national and international communities. The school is continually developing vibrant new partnerships and programs to achieve its vision of contributing to innovative research and advances in human health. SISH’s departments, centers and institutes engage the community by providing services such as the Summer Treatment Program for ADHD children as well as parenting and school intervention programs through the Center for Children and Families. FIU, in collaboration with The Children’s Trust, also supports both the Parents as Teachers home visiting program and the Power of Positive Parenting for Obesity Prevention program that are offered to at-risk families in Miami-Dade County. To engage the community and teach them a little science at the same time, the Department of Physics offers family-friendly stargazing and solar-viewing events. The International Forensic Research Institute partners with law enforcement agencies, government labs and public corporations, as well as the legal community to provide consultation and training. In addition, the STEM Transformation Institute provides summer programs for schoolteachers.

university. With more than 48,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty members, and more than 155,000 alumni, FIU is one of South Florida’s anchor institutions. FIU offers more than 180

School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences Florida International University 11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-4232 Fax: 305-348-4289 E-mail: sish@fiu.edu

College of Arts & Sciences

humanity.fiu.edu

bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in its colleges and schools. Recently, the university has achieved several notable milestones, including the establishment of South Florida’s only public College of Medicine, and the accreditation of its College of Law.

About the College of Arts & Sciences As the heart of a leading public research university, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in the intellectual, cultural and civic life of local, national and international communities. The

For more information about online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit cas.fiu.edu. For general information, visit www.fiu.edu Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Institution

college provides an educational foundation that prepares FIU students to be successful and engaged citizens in a global society.

Numerous public lecture series and film events are part of SISH’s outreach agenda. These include lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture series. The Women’s Studies Center offers a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender film series in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU.

12413_01/13

Printed using certified paper from well-managed forests and vegetable-based inks.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity About Florida International University Florida International University (FIU) is Miami-Dade County’s first public, four-year research

Outreach and Engagement SISH’s multidisciplinary approach to the sciences and humanities extends to local, national and international communities. The school is continually developing vibrant new partnerships and programs to achieve its vision of contributing to innovative research and advances in human health. SISH’s departments, centers and institutes engage the community by providing services such as the Summer Treatment Program for ADHD children as well as parenting and school intervention programs through the Center for Children and Families. FIU, in collaboration with The Children’s Trust, also supports both the Parents as Teachers home visiting program and the Power of Positive Parenting for Obesity Prevention program that are offered to at-risk families in Miami-Dade County. To engage the community and teach them a little science at the same time, the Department of Physics offers family-friendly stargazing and solar-viewing events. The International Forensic Research Institute partners with law enforcement agencies, government labs and public corporations, as well as the legal community to provide consultation and training. In addition, the STEM Transformation Institute provides summer programs for schoolteachers.

university. With more than 48,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty members, and more than 155,000 alumni, FIU is one of South Florida’s anchor institutions. FIU offers more than 180

School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences Florida International University 11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-4232 Fax: 305-348-4289 E-mail: sish@fiu.edu

College of Arts & Sciences

humanity.fiu.edu

bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in its colleges and schools. Recently, the university has achieved several notable milestones, including the establishment of South Florida’s only public College of Medicine, and the accreditation of its College of Law.

About the College of Arts & Sciences As the heart of a leading public research university, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in the intellectual, cultural and civic life of local, national and international communities. The

For more information about online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit cas.fiu.edu. For general information, visit www.fiu.edu Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Institution

college provides an educational foundation that prepares FIU students to be successful and engaged citizens in a global society.

Numerous public lecture series and film events are part of SISH’s outreach agenda. These include lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture series. The Women’s Studies Center offers a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender film series in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU.

12413_01/13

Printed using certified paper from well-managed forests and vegetable-based inks.


School of Integrated Science and Humanity About Florida International University Florida International University (FIU) is Miami-Dade County’s first public, four-year research

Outreach and Engagement SISH’s multidisciplinary approach to the sciences and humanities extends to local, national and international communities. The school is continually developing vibrant new partnerships and programs to achieve its vision of contributing to innovative research and advances in human health. SISH’s departments, centers and institutes engage the community by providing services such as the Summer Treatment Program for ADHD children as well as parenting and school intervention programs through the Center for Children and Families. FIU, in collaboration with The Children’s Trust, also supports both the Parents as Teachers home visiting program and the Power of Positive Parenting for Obesity Prevention program that are offered to at-risk families in Miami-Dade County. To engage the community and teach them a little science at the same time, the Department of Physics offers family-friendly stargazing and solar-viewing events. The International Forensic Research Institute partners with law enforcement agencies, government labs and public corporations, as well as the legal community to provide consultation and training. In addition, the STEM Transformation Institute provides summer programs for schoolteachers.

university. With more than 48,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty members, and more than 155,000 alumni, FIU is one of South Florida’s anchor institutions. FIU offers more than 180

School of Integrated Science and Humanity College of Arts & Sciences Florida International University 11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-4232 Fax: 305-348-4289 E-mail: sish@fiu.edu

College of Arts & Sciences

humanity.fiu.edu

bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in its colleges and schools. Recently, the university has achieved several notable milestones, including the establishment of South Florida’s only public College of Medicine, and the accreditation of its College of Law.

About the College of Arts & Sciences As the heart of a leading public research university, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in the intellectual, cultural and civic life of local, national and international communities. The

For more information about online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit cas.fiu.edu. For general information, visit www.fiu.edu Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Institution

college provides an educational foundation that prepares FIU students to be successful and engaged citizens in a global society.

Numerous public lecture series and film events are part of SISH’s outreach agenda. These include lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture series. The Women’s Studies Center offers a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender film series in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU.

12413_01/13

Printed using certified paper from well-managed forests and vegetable-based inks.

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