Highlights


Schmidt College of Science Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative

Strategic Faculty Hires in Environment, Health, and Computational and Data-Driven Science

The Schmidt College of Science is undertaking a major strategic hiring initiative to recruit 16 new faculty members across the College’s eight academic departments that will build on our areas of strength in Environment, Health, and Computational and Data-Driven Science. Learn more.


Alumna Named Sectional Chief of Surgery: Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D.

Alumna Named Sectional Chief of Surgery: Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D.

Last summer, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumna Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D., became Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania. Read more.


Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida

Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida

Belief in climate change among Florida adults has climbed to more than 90 percent, including 84 percent of self-identified Republicans, according to a new analysis of the seven sequenced surveys conducted by Colin Polsky, Ph.D., a Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU's College of Business. Read more.


FAU-Max Planck Joint Program Creates New M.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree

FAU-Max Planck Joint Program Creates New M.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree

FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, along with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, signed the new M.D./Ph.D. joint neuroscience program into effect in early October. Read more.


FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool

FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool

Florida Atlantic University has received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures. Read more.


Great Minds Are Not All The Same with Dr. Temple Grandin

Great Minds Are Not All The Same with Dr. Temple Grandin

Join us for this virtual talk with author, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and renowned animal welfare program advocate, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., November 29, 2022 from 12:00-1:30pm (EST). RSVP here.


National Parks Conservation Association Funds Support Environmental Science Student Research

National Parks Conservation Association Funds Support Environmental Science Student Research

The graduate students' projects were each awarded $1,000 by NPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the National Park System for present and future generations. Read more.


Schmidt College of Science Hosts Inaugural FAU Pre-Health Professions Summit

Schmidt College of Science Hosts Inaugural FAU Pre-Health Professions Summit

FAU’s Pre-Health Professions Office hosted an inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit. The three-day summit, themed “How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Healthcare and Communities,” featured healthcare professionals from surrounding universities and practitioners from the local community.  Read more.


Science Sophomore Social

Science Sophomore Social

Thursday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Students, meet with advisors, academic departments in the college, student organizations, faculty, the Pre-Health Professions team, and more.  Learn more and register!


Pre-Health Student Spotlight: Dodlee Mosilme

Pre-Health Student Spotlight: Dodlee Mosilme

This Summer 2022, Dodlee Mosilme, a first-year Biological Sciences student, was the first FAU participant to join the 2022 Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy (YSEMA) in New Haven, Connecticut.  Read more.


Supporting Student Research and Smart Streetscapes: $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center

Supporting Student Research and Smart Streetscapes: $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is serving as a key partner for a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Florida Atlantic University. Two faculty members in the Schmidt College of Science are part of the leadership team for the grant.  Read more.


TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Release and Conservation Research

TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Release and Conservation Research

NBC’s TODAY Show featured our FAU Marine Lab's critical sea turtle conservation research. Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., professor and director of the lab discusses why there are more female turtles than male turtles being born. Watch here.


FAU Moves Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ List of Top Universities

Florida Atlantic University moves up in the U.S. News & World Report

Florida Atlantic moves up in U.S. News & World Report’s list of "Top Public Schools" to No. 132 from No. 140 in this year’s ranking of the nation’s best universities. This marks the largest rise out of all public universities in the state of Florida. Read more.


Study First to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

Study First to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

Akshay S. Naraine, MSc., is the project lead, a Ph.D. student in the Schmidt College of Science and the International Max Planck Research School for Synapses and Circuits. Read more.


What Has America Learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Not Enough

What Has America Learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Not Enough

According to a first-of-its-kind study by Florida Atlantic University researchers in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, reveals only marginal improvements with respect to evacuation planning in America’s 50 largest cities. Read more.


Study First to Explore 'Walking' Shark Movements in Early Life Stages

Study First to Explore 'Walking' Shark Movements in Early Life Stages

Associate professor and senior author of the study, Marianne Porter, Ph.D., is part of a team researching the newly-discovered walking shark that breaks all of the rules for survival. Read more.


New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

The new Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3) will be supported for five years with $26 million; renewable for an additional five years, for a total of up to $52 million. The ERC program is NSF’s flagship engineering program to catalyze convergent research to address large-scale societal challenges. Read more.


Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., Named Director of Environmental Science Program

Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., Named Director of Environmental Science Program

Congratulations to Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., on her new role as director of the Environmental Science Program in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Dr. Briggs began her new role on August 2. Read more.


Head Out On a Research Excursion to Big Cypress National Preserve

Researchers Katie Buckman and River Vanderveer visited remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve by helicopter to survey vegetation, bird nesting sites, and use a hollow box to sample fish populations in the wetlands. Katie is the crew lead and River is an undergraduate researcher studying Environmental Science. Learn more about the Environmental Science program.


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