The mission of CDSSEC is to provide prospective and current students of the college with opportunities and services that will enhance their academic experiences and increase their rate of success in the school and their future careers. The office supports the college through recruitment, retention and enrichment programs, such as mentorship, undergraduate research opportunities, peer-to-peer tutoring, internship, and pre-college outreach activities. 

Pre-College Programs

The College of Engineering and Computing at FIU provides opportunities for students to get a head start on their college education. Students engage in courses, and programs, that expose them to the fundamental core subjects in the field of: materials engineering, computer science and information technology, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, construction management, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering, while they earn college credit and high school credits, simultaneously. 

FLAME, is a specialized joint program between Miami-Dade County Public Schools, M-DCPS, and FIU. Under CDSSEC, the program is designed for minority high school students and provides a unique educational experience in the field of Engineering. 

K-12 Outreach

Our flagship outreach programs, Engineers on Wheels (EoW) and the Engineering Expo engage students within the Miami Dade and Broward County School Districts with important STEM topics through hands-on activities, grade-appropriate, interactive lessons and presentations led by FIU students and FIU faculty.

Student Resources

Programs within CDSSEC aim to promote STEM workforce development and improve the academic experience and success of our students within FIU CEC and our local K-12 community. We connect students to scholarship opportunities, student organizations, tutoring, undergraduate research, and more. We incorporate evidence-based scientific learning and teaching methods in our services and programs.