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Attention Urban and Regional Planning Students

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Marianne Porter Receives Faculty Advocate Award

Marianne Porter
Marianne Porter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received the Faculty Advocate Award at the 6th Annual Women/Womxn’s Leadership Institute on March 27, 2021. Read more.


Alumna Reveals New Insights into Behavior of Two Dolphin Species

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In a new study recently published in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition, lead author and Schmidt College of Science alumna Cassie Volker of Wild Dolphin Project explored the aggressive fights between the males of two species of dolphins that coexist in the Bahamas. Read more.


FAU Researchers Receive Grants to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science and FAU collaborators have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Read more.


How Did 500 of a Species Form in a lake? Very Different Body Clocks

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are the first to identify a single nocturnal species of a Malawi cichlid – the Tropheops sp. “red cheek.” Read more.


FAU Names Science Student Daniel Gil Valenzuela Wimberly Scholar

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Student Daniel Gil Valenzuela, a double major pursuing a bachelor’s in physics and chemistry, was named FAU’s Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. The Wimberly Scholar award, which has been given to one FAU student each year since 1971, is the most prestigious student academic prize given by our university. Read more.


Pursue a B.S. in Medical Biology

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FAU’s new B.S. in Medical Biology prepares students for competitive professional training programs in the health sciences with a streamlined, pre-professional degree program. Learn more and apply.


Statement on Violence Against the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

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The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in denouncing increased violence, xenophobia, discrimination, and micro-aggression directed against Asian Americans across the nation. Read more


FAU Researcher Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award for Cryptography

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Researcher and assistant professor, Shi Bai, Ph.D., received the coveted NSF CAREER Award for his cutting-edge research in the fields of cryptography. Read more.


Easing Anxiety in Children with Computerized Training Program

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Nathaniel Shanok, Ph.D., a recent graduate, and Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of psychology, published a study that found a way to alleviate negative emotions in preadolescent children in the journal, Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Read more.


Administrative Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Schmidt College of Science welcomes the newly appointed administrative fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Read more.


Memorial Cancer Institute/FAU Designated 'Cancer Center of Excellence'

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The alliance between the Memorial Cancer Institute and FAU (MCIFAU) has been recognized by the state’s Department of Health as a “Florida Cancer Center of Excellence.” It becomes just the fifth in the state to earn the designation. Read more.


Scoot Over! Study Reveals E-Scooter Use in Washington, D.C.

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Louis Merlin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and collaborators developed models to understand travel demand and the demographics for electrical scooters in cities. Read more.


TODAY Show Live at FAU Observatory To Talk Mars Landing


The TODAY Show was LIVE at the FAU Observatory talking about the Mars landing. Learn more


Pursue a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology at FAU

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FAU’s new B.S. in Medical Biology prepares students for competitive professional training programs in the health sciences with a streamlined, pre-professional degree program. Learn more and apply.


Cone Snail Venom Shows Potential For Treating Severe Malaria

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Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science and FAU Medicine, including College of Science alumni at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published a study that shows how cone snail venom has the potential to treat severe malaria. Read more. 


Depressed Moms Who Breastfeed Boost Babies’ Mood and Mutual Touch

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Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the FAU WAVES Emotion Laboratory in the FAU Department of Psychology, is the lead author of a study published in the journal, Neuropsychobiology, for her study examining the developing mother-infant relationship. For the study, researchers investigated the feeding method and affectionate touch patterns in depressed and non-depressed mother-infant dyads. Read more.


Mean or Nice? These Traits Could Make or Break a Child’s Friendships

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Brett Laursen, Ph.D., professor of psychology, along with @FAU Department of Psychology graduates, are authors of a study that examined whether one friend’s nice and mean behaviors anticipate changes in the other friend’s perceptions of relationship negativity. The researchers are the first to conduct a longitudinal study on this topic. Read more.    


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