Highlights


FAU Quality Enhancement Plan: LeArning Reimagined Proposal Selected

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The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) proposal, submitted by leadership from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and collaborators, was selected by the Office of the Provost as the University's official QEP strategy. Read more.


Researcher Awarded $50k Walter & Lalita Janke Foundation Innovations in Sustainability Science 

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Vivian Merk, an assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, is investigating the cellular distribution of micronutrients in cyanobacteria that can enhance nitrogen fixation and biofuel production, and could help mitigate the adverse effects on Florida ecosystems and human health. Read more.


Cancer Conundrum: Investigating the Complicated Side Effects of Cachexia

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Researcher Andy Khamoui, Ph.D., from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and member of FAU’s I-Health, is researching a life-threatening complication of cancer with limited treatment options, in hopes of finding a treatment. Read more.


FAU High and Schmidt College of Science Student Wins $19k in Three Competitions

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Paris Prince, an FAU High School senior and a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science won $19,500 in funding from three competitions for her innovative student project and startup business called SPods, a portable, eco-friendly, hand hygiene product. Read more.


Origin of Monkeys Living Near an Urban Airport For Decades Confirmed

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Robust data and genetic research are providing important evidence on a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago and settled in a thick mangrove forest near a South Florida airport. Read more.


Helping Hand for Wading Birds

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With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.


Science Students Earn Top Spots at 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Congratulations to Three Minute Thesis winners from the College of Science: Championship Runner-up, Claudius Osei (experimental psychology Ph.D. program), and Championship Second Runner-up, Nirthieca Suthakaran (integrative biology Ph.D. program). Read more.


Researchers Discover What May Be Destination for Sea Turtles' Mysterious 'Lost Years'

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Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., worked with researchers at the University of Central Florida on a study that discovered the legendary Sargasso Sea may be an important nursery habitat for young sea turtles. Read more.


Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium Winners

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Congratulations to the student scientist winners from the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium! The college has winners in the Basic Sciences, Cross Disciplinary, Environmental, Ecological & Marine Sciences categories. Learn more and see the winners.


Students Develop Neural Networks at the Nexus of Data Science and Electron Microscopy

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience FAU data science students developed an AI-based algorithm to help researchers identify gold particles in electron microscopy images and can help streamline research breakthroughs. Read more.


2020 Soar-in-4 Student Scholars

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Congratulations to our 2020 Soar-in-4 Scholars cohort of high achieving undergraduate students. The college has 27 students in the 2020 cohort, pursuing a range of disciplines, from psychology, biological sciences, neuroscience and behavior, chemistry, health sciences, and more. Read more.


FAU High Graduates Receive Bachelor's Before High School Diplomas

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Three FAU High students will receive their bachelor’s from the Schmidt College of Science prior to receiving their high school diploma. Read more.


Let Us Stand Together: Message from the Schmidt College of Science

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The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands with all students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented time in history, when we all feel the unfathomable impact of the pandemic and numerous incidents of racially motivated aggressions and violence. Read more.


Student Spotlight: SEA Scholar Sammy Trail

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Sammy Trail, is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D. in integrative biology, and a SEA Scholar working in the Department of Biological Sciences Marine Science Laboratory who is researching sensory biology and behavior with leatherback sea turtle hatchlings. Read more.


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