About Us

Taking learning beyond the classroom

The ATOM Think Tank is a professional-oriented learning program created and run by the Faculty of the Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) department in the FIU College of Business. The program is designed to present a wholistic approach to student development by focusing on four main pillars: Analytics, Technology, Optimal Learning and Mentorship (ATOM).

ATOM pursues hands on learning though real-world experiences, to equip students with the unique skillsets demanded by today’s technology leaders and employers. By actively encouraging mutual engagement and meaningful connections with industry, ATOM enriches student learning experiences beyond the classroom, to bridge the transfer from academic knowledge to practical skills and know-how. 

ATOM Initiatives

Fee for Service Projects

Multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and students collaborate on business consulting projects to help companies organize data into meaningful patterns, dashboards, and apps to improve their business processes and boost outcomes. Our projects keep faculty up to date with business needs & provide students with real-world experience in business.

Experiential Learning Course Projects

Students take part in real-world IS data- driven course projects over the 8 or 16-week semester term. Project phases include:

  • Initial pre-project planning with company and ATOM faculty
  • Project kick-off with students and company
  • Students mini-deliverables or mid-touchpoint reporting
  • Final business proposals and presentation pitches

Business Innovation Challenges & Programs

Students compete to design innovative solutions to a business problem and present their original ideas to a jury of senior IS professionals.

Ways to engage