ARC’s Robotics Team Recognition

ARC’s Robotics Team Recognition

On December 8, 2022, the FIU ARC Robotics Team received recognition at the Employee Appreciation Lunch.  Dr. Ines Triay, Executive Director, ARC in the center of the picture, presented the ARC’s Robotic Team with the award. In the picture, from left to right: Dwayne McDaniel, Amer Awwad, Leonel Lagos, Dr. Ines Triay, Anthony Abrahao, Mackenson Telusma, and Aparna Aravelli.  The ARC Robotics Team designed, developed, and created a prototype, to test and deploy two one-of-a-kind…

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Congratulations to Aparna Aravelli for completing the FIU Presidential Leadership Program

Congratulations to Aparna Aravelli for completing the FIU Presidential Leadership Program

From Dr. Aravelli… Happy to share the news of graduating from FIU Presidential Leadership Program cohort 2022 and attending the graduation ceremony on Wednesday Nov 16, 2022. This is a highly commended opportunity at FIU, for faculty and administrative staff exploring and understanding the transition to leadership roles in academia. This program aided me to examine the challenges and gaps in higher education, particularly in FIU, from an executive perspective….

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Team Exploring Wearable Robotic Devices for EM Workforce

Team Exploring Wearable Robotic Devices for EM Workforce

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Donning devices that help relieve stress on workers’ muscles and joints or create a virtual reality simulating a worksite, more than 40 members of a team recently met in person for the first time since fiscal 2020 to evaluate technology to improve the safety and well-being of EM’s workforce. The team gathered at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola. IHMC is among the organizations…

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DOE – FIU Cooperative Agreement Program Review

DOE – FIU Cooperative Agreement Program Review

Miami, Florida September 27 and 28, 2022 Florida International University and the US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) and Office of Legacy Management (DOE-LM) completed a two-day review of FIU’s Cooperative Agreement (CA). FIU’s applied research is performed under the DOE-FIU Cooperative Agreement (under Contract # DE-EM0005213) and provides technical support to DOE-EM and DOE-LM in the area of environmental remediation, environmental stewardship, and STEM minority student…

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Exploring geologic disposal options for nuclear waste in Israel

Exploring geologic disposal options for nuclear waste in Israel

July 28, 2022, 2 PM in EC 2186 FIU-ARC is pleased to share that Dr. Paul Dixon, Deputy Director, Civilian Nuclear Programs Office, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be giving a lecture on July 28, 2022, at 2 PM in EC 2186 on Exploring geologic disposal options for nuclear waste in Israel.  Summary: The objective of NNSA/IAEC collaboration is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of an intermediate-depth borehole for disposal…

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FIU’s Applied Research Center Kicks Off AI Partnership with Broward College

FIU’s Applied Research Center Kicks Off AI Partnership with Broward College

Miami, July 7th, 2022 Florida International University’s Applied Research Center and Broward College have established a partnership to develop the next generation of Artificial Intelligence professionals. The main goal of the program is to encourage minority students to pursue higher education degrees in the areas of computer science and computer engineering. This new program is funded by the US Department of Education with the intention of engaging STEM students in…

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Hanford Collaborates With Universities on Robots to Evaluate Tank Integrity

Hanford Collaborates With Universities on Robots to Evaluate Tank Integrity

RICHLAND, Wash. – Robot technology is providing new ways to monitor the integrity of underground double-shell waste-storage tanks at the Hanford Site. Under a cooperative agreement with DOE, Florida International University (FIU) recently worked with EM Office of River Protection (ORP) tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to test a miniature magnetic rover, deploying it at a tank in the site’s AP Tank Farm. “It is always great to see the research that the students…

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Pieter Hazenberg

Pieter Hazenberg

Sr. Research Scientist Bio EC 2184 Email 305-348-8218 CV Pieter Hazenberg’s career focusses around the theme of hydrology and hydrometeorology with over 20 publications on lateral surface and subsurface flow, and land-atmosphere processes. He enjoy working in and leading teams that focus on multi-disciplinary complex questions and need in-depth answers. His experience ranges from topics related to 1) precipitation and temperature variability, 2) groundwater river interactions, and 3) modeling hydrological…

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Passing of our colleague Dr. David Kadko

Passing of our colleague Dr. David Kadko

It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dr. David Kadko, Research Professor and Associate Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC). He passed away on February 20, 2022. Dr. Kadko pursued his passion for research tracing the pathways and discovering the rates of various oceanic processes utilizing naturally occurring radioactivity.  He was involved in studies crossing over different disciplines of oceanography. A few of his colleagues shared…

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