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 .
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.
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.
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 $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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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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