To keep up with the demand for STEM-related jobs, South Florida's universities are coming up with programs to help prepare their future graduates.
One of them is Discovery Though Distinction, a new effort at Florida Atlantic University to incorporate research in undergraduate programs.
The school is also planning to offer an accelerated master's degree that would take just five years.
"Our goal is to help train a very prepared workforce," says vice president of academic affairs Gary Perry. "As a university, we are part of the economic development of Florida."