Highlights


Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Grading Option

FAU has modified its undergraduate grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. In eligible courses, undergraduate students may request a change from the standard grade mode (“A” through “F”) to the Pass/Fail (P/F) grade mode for the Spring 2020 semester.


Remote Student Advising and Support

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College of Science Student Services and Advising has transitioned to remote platforms beginning March 18, 2020, until further notice. Learn more.


FAU Marine Biologists Develop New Way to Identify the Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

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Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have developed a first-of-its-kind technique that is minimally invasive and greatly enhances the ability to measure neonate turtle sex ratios at population levels across nesting sites worldwide. Read more.


Virtual Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

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Neuroscientists at FAU, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., an associate professor in the College of Science, and Michael Kleiman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher, worked together to conduct a research study to determine whether being observed affects people’s behavior during online communication. Read more.


FAU Teams Up With U.S. Coastguard to Release Three Baby Sea Turtles

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Professor of Biological Sciences, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., and nine of her directed independent study students decided “wild” life must go on. Jeanette and researchers teamed up with members of the U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles with small solar-powered satellite transmitters attached to them. Read more.


Student Spotlight with Amaury Miniño

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Pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics with honors and a minor in Economics, Amaury Miniño works with Assistant Professor, Dr. Pamela E. Harris, Ph.D., in continuation of his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Amaury's current research project involves studying Kostant's weight multiplicity formula for the exception Lie algebra of type G2. Read more.

Mother/Infant Skin-to-Skin Touch Boosts Baby's Brain Development

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A new study by researchers in the FAU College of Science demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Referred to as Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, has been associated with promoting brain development in infants. Read more.


Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. Candidate Alex Milbrand is Leading the Way


Alex Milbrand is teaching future scientists at FAU. Alex shares her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, the opportunities afforded to mathematics students at the University, and much more. Click here to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics.


Distance Learning Innovation Award

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Zero-cost eText, Methods of Calculus, authored by mathematics faculty chosen for distance learning award. Read More.


Student Spotlight with Morgan Slevin

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Pursuing his doctorate in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, Morgan Slevin also works with Assistant Professor, Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., in the Behavioral Ecology and Bio-acoustics Lab. Morgan's current project at FAU aims to help understand the relationship between a bird's gut microbiome, its brain, and its overall health. Read more.


Pre-Health Professions Week PostPoned

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FAU’s Pre-Health Week is postponed for a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience. An announcement will be shared with details when the event is rescheduled. For more information, please contact prehealthweek@fau.edu.


Ask a Scientist with Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D.


Mathematical biologist, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., is interviewed by College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., about how mathematical models are used to understand how infectious disease spreads in a population. Tuncer also discusses what information mathematical epidemiologists look for to better understand emerging diseases, such as the coronavirus. Listen to the full podcast here.


Three Year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Jorge Gonzalez

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Every fall the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites STEM Ph.D. candidates in the final year of their studies to apply for the prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship program. The program is incredibly competitive, with thousands of eligible candidates competing for only thirty awards in mathematics. This gives us great cause to celebrate Jorge's many accomplishments. Read more.


Science Olympiad 2020

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Middle and High School student scientists from across south Florida came to Florida Atlantic University to compete in the 2020 Science Olympiad. View our album here!


Partner with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science as we race towards excellence!

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"We have an unprecedented obligation and opportunity to provide our students and community with the highest caliber of research, scientific invention, and education in the country." Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Donate Here.