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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 .


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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