As the largest producer of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees for minorities, FIU is particularly well-positioned to play a major role in addressing the challenges facing our nation by preparing a greater number of STEM professionals.
Our STEM Transformation Institute is developing and implementing the curriculum reforms, teacher preparation, and technologies that will best prepare students for STEM degrees and careers. The thrust of this research-driven success includes implementing, at scale, peer-led learning environments, and active-learning curriculum models.
One example is the Mastery Math Lab which incorporates peer-led learning and coaches for students taking Algebra, a major gateway course for STEM majors. These reforms have led to an increase in passage rates from 30 percent to over 70 percent.