Highlights


Art of Science Photography Contest Winners Announced

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Maciej Stawikowski, Ph.D., an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded first place in the Division of Research Art of Science Photography Contest. The photo is titled "Understanding Cholesterol Imbalance."

Congratulations to all of the winners in the college. The Schmidt College of Science had winners in a range of categories, including "In the Field," "In the Lab," and a number of "Honorable Mentions." View all of the photos and winners.


Next Generation Neuroscience Graduate Program

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A collaboration between the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has resulted in the launch of a unique partnership to train the next generation of brain scientists through the newly announced Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Read more.


Older African Americans More Physically Active in Green Neighborhoods

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Researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are first to explore whether greater amounts of neighborhood open space and forest are associated with neighborhood-based walking in older adults. Read more.


Even Colleges with 100 Percent Vaccine Rates Need COVID-19 Testing

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A study performed by Francis Motta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, suggests that surveillance testing and isolation of positive cases may remain important mitigation strategies for universities even if 100 percent of the students are vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more.


Eliminate COVID-19? It's Possible Based on New Mathematical Models

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Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., study author and an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and collaborators, are the first to introduce a novel mathematical framework to study the interplay between infectious diseases, human behavior, and economic growth. Read more.


FAU Department of Geosciences Receives U.S. DOE Exploratory Grant for Novel Radar Prototype

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Scientists from the Department of Geosciences have received an exploratory grant from the United States Department of Energy for a novel ground-penetrating radar prototype to efficiently identify hot spots and hot moments for biogenic gas accumulation and release in the subtropical peat soils of Florida’s Everglades. Read more.


Molecular Study Finds Indian River Lagoon Green Sea Turtles Biologically Stressed

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Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science found that habitat quality, disease state, and immune function are intertwined, impacting juvenile green sea turtles. Read more.


Fall 2021 Owl Research & Innovation Magazine

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Read about the world changing work of FAU scientists in this latest issue of Owl Research & Innovation, Watching the World Warm Up: The Changing Face of Climate Science. Read more.


Sleep Research Earns FAU Scientist "Alzheimer's Association" Award

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FAU Department of Psychology Assistant Professor, Carmen Varela, Ph.D., recently received the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity” award to investigate the relationship between sleep patterns and one’s overall brain health. Read more.


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