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.


Save the Date: Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate & Professional School Fair

Save the Date: Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate & Professional School Fair

March 13-17, 2023 - Join us for the Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate Fair! Students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, events, meet admission representatives from health-related graduate schools and programs. Learn more.


Patent Approved for Novel Intranasal Drug Delivery Platform

Patent Approved for Novel Intranasal Drug Delivery Platform

Congratulations to Predrag Cudic, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research in the Schmidt College of Science’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who had a novel intranasal drug delivery platform approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read more.


Alumnus Spotlight: Nate Shanok, ’20, ‘17

Alumnus Spotlight: Nate Shanok, ’20, ‘17

Two-time Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumni Nate Shanok most recently graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2020, with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and a focus in behavioral neuroscience. Read more.


Effects of Resistance Training in Older Adults at the Cellular Level

Effects of Resistance Training in Older Adults at the Cellular Level

“Regular physical activity is suggested to be an effective intervention in improving age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia or muscle loss and dynapenia or loss of muscle strength, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes,” said Chun-Jung “Phil” Huang, Ph.D., co-author and a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Read more.


Noise from Urban Environments Affects the Color of Songbirds’ Beaks

Noise from Urban Environments Affects the Color of Songbirds’ Beaks

While studies have shown that noise pollution affects cognitive performance in some animal species including birds, a study by Florida Atlantic University is the first to test whether exposure to this noise has any effects on a bird’s beak. Read more.


Fall 2022 Dean’s List

Fall 2022 Dean's List

Congratulations to our outstanding students! Read more.


NIST Selects FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences Professor’s Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithm

NIST Selects FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences Professor’s Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithm

Shi Bai, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and collaborators are actively involved in the development of new international standards to protect cyber infrastructure. Read more.


Student Spotlight: Medical Biology Major Rachel Rubenzahl

Student Spotlight: Medical Biology Major Rachel Rubenzahl

Sophomore Rachel Rubenzahl is working toward earning her medical biology degree — one of the Schmidt College of Science’s newest degree programs. While Rubenzahl intends to pursue medical research in the future, and finds neurological medical research particularly fascinating. Read more.


Application Preparation Program for Medical School Offered for Pre-Health Students at FAU

Application Preparation Program for Medical School Offered for Pre-Health Students at FAU

FAU alumnus, Pierce Herrmann, shares how the College’s APPS program supported his journey to medical school, “The program allowed me to be in a classroom with people who know the application process, and I could get real-life help and support.” Read more.


FAU Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Empower Women in STEM Faculty

FAU Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Empower Women in STEM Faculty

The grant will help transform faculty diversity and ensure appropriate representation of women in STEM. This grant continues the work of the late Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D., who served as a research professor in FAU’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.


FAU Undergraduate Biological Sciences Student Co-authors First Study to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

FAU Undergraduate Biological Sciences Student Co-authors First Study to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

A study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University is the first to link the use of the herbicide Roundup®, a widely used weed killer, to convulsions in animals. One of the study’s co-authors is Alexis Surtel, an undergraduate biological sciences student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.


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