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September 2016

Students satellite destined for space

A team of mechanical engineering students designed and created a satellite that won a NASA-sponsored competition, and as a result, will launch into space in about two years. <Read>

Is homework useful?

The internet breathed a collective sigh of relief when the story of a Texas teacher ditching homework assignments for her students went viral. So just how much of a toll does homework take on students?  <Read>

Get your sleep, treat depression to guard against Alzheimer's

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, even for those who do not have a genetic predisposition for the disease. <Read>
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4 key ingredients for cultivating healthy relationships

From the dorm room to the workplace, relationships are part of our daily lives. How can we make sure that our most important relationships are healthy? <Read>

Students plan Alternative Spring Break to clean up Curacao

A student recalls how she and her friends traveled to the small island for a week of environmental clean ups, planting of mangrove seeds and falling in love with okra soup. <Read>
On Your Radar
Last day to apply for Fall 2016 Graduation
If your student is a senior, be sure they apply for graduation by Friday, Sept. 16 to walk in the Fall 2016 Commencement ceremony. <More>

La Nona
FIU Theatre presents the first ever production entirely in Spanish (with English subtitles). Join us for opening night on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. <More>

Fall Career Fair
Career Fair introduces over 80 employers to 1,500 students and alumni each year. This two-day event is free and exclusively open to FIU students and alumni. Encourage your student or recent grad to attend on Monday, Sept. 26 or Tuesday, Sept. 27. <More>

Is your student financially ready for the new academic year?
Be sure your student is aware of the requirements that come with borrowing student loans. Loans are a form of financial aid that a student borrows to help meet the cost of education after grant/scholarship options are exhausted. They are borrowed funds that are available to students and/or parents and must be paid back six months after graduation or after your student drops below half time enrollment.

Loans are subjected to interest rates depending on the type of loan your student borrows. If your student would like to make any changes after accepting/declining their awards online, they can utilize the loan request form.
PARENT AND FAMILY DAY: Homecoming isn't just for students.

On Saturday, October 22, begin your Homecoming celebrations with other parents and students at the Parent and Family Day brunch. Along with a first-class brunch buffet, you'll get to meet FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and take home lots of free FIU goodies. Current FIU students and children 10 and under are free. Tickets are required for family members. <Register>

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