FIU D.C. Launch Week 2016

From June 6-10 FIU hosted a series of thematic panels & receptions to highlight its research, emphasize the importance of ongoing support for student programs, and unite the FIU family. Throughout the week, over $30,000 were raised for student internship stipends, among other accomplishments.


  1. Excitement builds among the FIU community in anticipation of Launch Week events
  2. FIU in DC Launch Week kicks off with a panel on enhancing resilience in coastal ecosystems and communities, led by Dr. Michael Heithaus—dean of the College of Arts and Sciences—and featuring field experts like Dr. Evelyn Gaiser (Executive Director, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society, and Lead Principal Investigator of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program), Jay Jensen (Director, Southern Regional Office, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation), and Dr. Raymond M. Sauvajot (Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service).
  3. And at 3:05 p.m. everyday... CAFECITO TIME!