Thirst for Science is a monthly event held in popular South Miami locations where scientists explain their research in an accessible way to a general audience. Each event features a different scientist who will walk the group through their work, field questions from the audience, and relax with the attendees. All events are open to the public, so please stop by and enjoy!

Events are typically hosted on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Information about upcoming and past events will be updated on this site. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter.

CMRL is proud to collaborate with the Motivational Edge, a non-profit organization in Allapattah that provides after school programs for the youth. Once a month, the organization opens up its campus doors for a Family Fun Sunday. CMRL members volunteer at this event to teach kids all about the cardiovascular system. To learn more about the Motivational Edge, check out their website.

The Coulter Undergraduate Research Excellence Program (CURE) was developed to pair undergraduate students with a faculty mentor in order to cultivate and strive for research success. CMRL partners with the CURE program and undergraduate students to help them get involved in a lab and develop research skills in preparation for life after graduation. To learn more about the CURE program, check out their website.

The FIU Engineering Expo is the college’s premier community outreach event organized annually and welcoming more than 1,400 K-12 students from Miami Dade and Broward County Schools (elementary, middle and high schools) to the FIU Engineering Center to engage FIU students, researchers and staff, and to discover the endless possibilities of STEM. CMRL participates every year and introduces kids to the basics of cardiovascular research.

The next Engineering Expo will be held on February 22, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the FIU Engineering Center.

Join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as we host Miami Heart Month  in February. Each Friday of the month will feature a talk by an expert in applied cardiovascular biology. Miami Heart Month will be highlighted by a special Heart Day Symposium, which includes a poster session from the Miami cardiovascular research community and special guests. If you would like to participate, please contact Josh Hutcheson (

The last Heart Day Symposium was held on February 18, 2022. Check out the speakers and agenda here