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Ecology, Environment, & Resilience Initiative

Florida Atlantic University's new Ecology, Environment, & Resilience Initiative, housed in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, unifies the transdisciplinary efforts of a vibrant and growing community of FAU scholar-educators in Environmental Science. Learn 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.


Virtual Walk-In Advising Week

Virtual Walk-In Advising Week

College of Science students can access Virtual Walk-In Advising from August 22-26, 2022 for fall schedule questions, fall transfer advising, and fall graduation questions. Learn more.


Alumna Named National Geographic Young Explorer

Alumna Named National Geographic Young Explorer

Florida Atlantic University alumna and shark researcher, Deborah Santos de Azevedo, was named a National Geographic Young Explorer. “This grant gives me a platform to reach and impact a diverse group of future marine biologists.” Read more.


FAU Receives State Grant for Cybersecurity, IT Training

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FAU receives $800k state grant as part of an initiative to prepare students and mid-career professionals for jobs in the burgeoning fields of cybersecurity and information technology. Read more.


Student Spotlight: Morton Fellow and Soar-in-4 Scholar Michelle Gras

Morton Fellow and Soar-in-4 Scholar Michelle Gras

Michelle Gras is a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science who is working toward a B.S. in Biological Chemistry. Michelle is both a member of the Soar-in-4 program that provides high-achieving student research opportunities and mentorship, and she is also a Morton Fellow. Read more.


Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children

Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children

A new study by Florida Atlantic University psychology researchers, including Brett Laursen, Ph.D., senior author and a Professor of Psychology, is the first to show that these classroom seat assignments also have important implications for children’s friendships. Read more.


New Climate Change Focus for B.S. in Geosciences Program

New Climate Change Focus for B.S. in Geosciences Program

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce the recently launched focus in Climate Change for the Bachelor of Science Geosciences degree. Students enrolled in the program’s focus area will learn about the fundamental science and policy knowledge needed to understand and address the real-world problem of climate change, particularly in Florida. Read more.


WPTV Interview: Climate Change Tipping the Gender Balance of Some Species

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WPTV featured the Marine Science Lab, including the director of the lab and professor, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., to discuss how hotter temperatures, due to climate change, are leading to more female sea turtles hatching than males. Read more.


Alumna Success Story: YashoNandini Singh

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The future is bright for Schmidt College of Science students! FAU provided recent graduate YashoNandini Singh, Chemistry Ph.D. ‘22, the research foundation she needed to land an amazing job as an applications scientist (bio-consumables) at Agilent Technologies, Inc., in Folsom, CA. Read more.


'Beam Me Up:' Nation's First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

'Beam Me Up:' Nation's First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

Dr. Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, in conjunction with Qubitekk and L3Harris, is leading United States' efforts to develop the first drone-based, mobile quantum network that provides unparalleled security. Read more.


Student Spotlight: Jared Kahn Earns American Chemical Society Award

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Congratulations to FAU senior Chemistry student Jared Kahn! He received the Most Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student award from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Organic Chemistry for the 2021-22 academic year. Read more.


2022 Data-Driven Science and AI Conference Brings Industry and Academic Leaders Together

May 21, 2022, Data-Driven Science and AI Conference

The May 21, 2022, Data-Driven Science and AI Conference brought industry leaders, top researchers, and students together to speak about a range of topics, from BioNFTs in the metaverse, using AI in finance, to discovering new solar energy materials using data science and AI. This fourth conference for the Schmidt College of Science was supported for the first time by the National Science Foundation. Read more.


Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can’t ‘See the Sea’

Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can’t ‘See the Sea’

When sea turtle hatchlings emerge from their nests, typically at night, they crawl toward the ocean in what is known as “seafinding.” They have to discriminate between the brighter seaward versus a dimmer landward horizon and then move toward the source of the light. Read more.


Research on Tidal Flats is ‘Wake Up Call’ for U.S. Coastal Communities

Research on Tidal Flats is ‘Wake Up Call’ for U.S. Coastal Communities

Weibo Liu, Ph.D., senior author of the study and an Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, and researchers, have developed a novel approach that quantifies change patterns of tidal flats from a spatiotemporal perspective using data collected across time. Read more.


Pre-Health Leadership Establishes Relationship with Yale School of Medicine

Summer 2022 Continuing Education Courses

The PATHS-First Look Immersion Program program connects pre-medical and science students from minority-serving institutions and local colleges with advisors who can provide information about Yale’s M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs. Read more.


FAU Honors 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee along with Distinguished Alumni 

FAU Honors 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee along with Distinguished Alumni

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception, bringing together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their most outstanding peers. Alumni from eight of FAU’s colleges were honored for their career accomplishments. Congratulations to Rik J. Deitsch, B.S. ’97, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, who was honored at the ceremony. Read more.


Summer 2022 Science Continuing Education and Courses and Programs

Summer 2022 Continuing Education Courses

The Schmidt College of Science offers continuing education courses that are available to students and community members. Each course promotes education and academic success for future careers in health and medicine. Read more.


The Road to Popularity Can Be Paved With Unpleasantness, Study Featured in The Wall Street Journal

The Road to Popularity Can Be Paved With Unpleasantness

A longitudinal study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University tested the novel hypothesis that aggressive and disruptive children engage in frequent conflicts with classmates to strengthen their position in the group and enhance their popularity. Read the FAU News Desk article. Read The Wall Street Journal article.


New Funding Supports Studies for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Carmen Varela, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, received the Alzheimer’s Association’s Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity.

Carmen Varela, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, received the Alzheimer’s Association’s Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity. The $149,871 award will fund research in her lab on the relationship between sleep and memory. Read more.


Apply to Be a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Ambassador

Now accepting applications for Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Ambassadors.

This elite group of student ambassadors is a new student organization that will assist the college's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, comprised of faculty and staff, in the coordination and maintenance of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Learn more and apply .


FAU Sunlight’s Healing Effects Help Green Sea Turtles With Tumors

Sunlight’s Healing Effects Help Green Sea Turtles With Tumors 🐢

A new study by Florida Atlantic University researchers is literally shedding “light” on a way to improve the health of endangered green sea turtles. 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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