Racing, Hacking, and Communicating About Sea Level Rise: Busy Weekend for

International Media Party and Hackathon team members are preparing to participate in FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication‘s Media Party Miami Feb. 13 and 14.

The event’s first day will be held the Kovens Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami and will focus on hands-on workshops and activities to expand innovation in media creation in the U.S. and Latin America. Dozens of media professionals and innovators from throughout the hemisphere are already registered.

Media Party Miami moves to the LAB Miami on the second day where and our community partner, The CLEO Institute, will host a hackathon designed to create public platforms to examine — and apply — public data on local environments and sea level rise on understanding the effects of climate change.

(Update: Friday’s events have sold out. Contact to inquire about attending on Friday and registering for Saturday’s hackathon.)




Roaring to Possible Solutions to Slow Climate Change: e-racing

MAST @ FIU BBC high school students and will be working this weekend building a mini electronic race car that will compete against other high school teams on March 14 in downtown Miami before the start of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship.

The races focus on encouraging the use of electronic cars to create innovative and environmentally friendly technology. and students from MAST @ FIU and FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will help assemble the school’s car this weekend and hope to use the experience — and, hopefully, a winning race next month — to communicate the importance of applying new technologies to slow the effects of sea level rise and other results of climate change.

Check out more about the Formula E School Series here and check back at for video and photos of the weekend build.