OCTOBER 12, 2005
FIU WEEKLY NEWS
From the Office of the President
FIU collaborates in advanced networking for education & research in the
Americas The Western- Hemisphere Research and Education Networks – Links Interconnecting Latin America (WHREN-LILA) Project marks the beginning of a holistic vision for research and education interconnections in the Western Hemisphere. Two new high-speed network connections between North and South America, supporting the advancement of science and engineering research and education, are underway. These high-speed network connections interconnect the Western Hemisphere from the Atlantic coast, connecting Miami , U.S. and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Pacific coast, connecting San Diego, U.S. and Tijuana, Mexico. It is expected that they will improve scholarship in the Americas through new opportunities for collaborative teaching, technology-augmented student mobility, and an infrastructure for inquiry-based learning . . .