Collecting specimens in Biscayne Bay
Founded in 2013, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) is the only public magnet high school in Florida that resides on the campus of a public university. The school, which is located at the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) of Florida International University (FIU) in North Miami, is the result of a unique public partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University. The partnership was established to provide a selected population of academically qualified students with a blended high school-college experience in the areas of marine biology and environmental science.
In the short time since its founding, MAST@FIU BBC has been recognized nationally for its innovative pedagogy, commitment to applied research and community involvement. A unique laboratory of transformational teaching and learning, the faculty and staff accentuate intellectual curiosity, multidisciplinary connections, critical thinking, problem solving and global awareness. Students are mentored to become future leaders through a structured emphasis on integrity, the love of learning, global citizenship and excellence in all endeavors.
Our students enjoy an enriching collaborative partnership with FIU that affords them many opportunities to participate in advanced coursework and applied research that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The school's presence on the Biscayne Bay Campus of FIU provides students with the opportunity to take courses in the School of Environmental, Arts and Society (SEAS). As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, SEAS unites our students with socially and environmentally-oriented university faculty in an effort to better understand and address the challenges that arise from the interaction between human and environmental systems.
View our student produced video: MAST@FIU