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Ecology, Environment, & Resilience Initiative Theme Hires

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science seeks two outstanding Assistant Professors to contribute to a vibrant and growing community of scholar-educators in Environmental Science. Learn more and apply .


NSF Grant Awarded to Challenge Response for Sea Level Rise Along Gulf of Mexico

NSF Grant Awarded to Challenge Response for Sea Level Rise Along Gulf of Mexico

Diana Mitsova, Ph.D., Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, is a co-principal investigator of this collaborative project that received $149,577 to create an interdisciplinary research network to address the challenge of responding to sea level rise along the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.


Utility-scale Solar Energy Impedes Endangered Florida Panthers

Utility-scale Solar Energy Impedes Endangered Florida Panthers

Florida, the “Sunshine State,” is rapidly increasing installation of utility-scale solar energy (USSE) facilities to combat carbon emissions and climate change. However, the expansion of renewable energy may come with environmental tradeoffs. Reducing the energy industry’s carbon footprint is impeding a large carnivore’s paw-print. Read more.


Virtual Lecture: Quantitative Approaches to Social Justice in Higher Education

Virtual Lecture: Quantitative Approaches to Social Justice in Higher Education

Join us Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. for a lecture by Chad Topaz, Ph.D., Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Inc., (QSIDE) and Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Williams College. Register here.


Spring 2022 Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep

Spring 2022 Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep

Register for this test preparation course intended for students to “challenge” the CNA exam. Session 1 runs from Jan. 29-Feb. 5. Register here.


FAU Scientist Aims to Ensure ‘Microbe-free’ Mars Samples

FAU Scientist Aims to Ensure ‘Microbe-free’ Mars Samples

Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH) and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is working in collaboration with a team of scientists at NASA to ensure a “microbe-free” return of Mars samples in a vessel with multiple layers of protection. Read more.


Dinosaurs' Last Spring: Study Pinpoints Timing of Asteroid Impact

DINOSAURS’ LAST SPRING: STUDY PINPOINTS TIMING OF ASTEROID IMPACT

A groundbreaking study led by researchers in the Schmidt College of Science Department of Geosciences and an international team of scientists conclusively confirms the time year of the catastrophic Chicxulub asteroid, responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and 75 percent of life on Earth 66 million years ago. Read more.


Ph.D. Candidate Earns Florida Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

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Meet Kate Shlepr, a Ph.D. candidate in Integrative Biology-Environmental Science and Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, who was featured by Florida Sea Grant to talk waterbird biology, conservation, and more. Read more.


Art of Science Photography Contest Winners Announced

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Maciej Stawikowski, Ph.D., an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded first place in the Division of Research Art of Science Photography Contest. The photo is titled "Understanding Cholesterol Imbalance."

Congratulations to all of the winners in the college. The Schmidt College of Science had winners in a range of categories, including "In the Field," "In the Lab," and a number of "Honorable Mentions." View all of the photos and winners.


Climate Change Increasingly a Bipartisan Issue in Florida

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The climate change issue may no longer be an effective campaign trail theme for the state’s party leaders as both parties gear up for the mid-term elections. Read more.


Next Generation Neuroscience Graduate Program

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A collaboration between the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has resulted in the launch of a unique partnership to train the next generation of brain scientists through the newly announced Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Read more.


Older African Americans More Physically Active in Green Neighborhoods

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Researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are first to explore whether greater amounts of neighborhood open space and forest are associated with neighborhood-based walking in older adults. Read more.


Even Colleges with 100 Percent Vaccine Rates Need COVID-19 Testing

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A study performed by Francis Motta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, suggests that surveillance testing and isolation of positive cases may remain important mitigation strategies for universities even if 100 percent of the students are vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more.


Eliminate COVID-19? It's Possible Based on New Mathematical Models

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Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., study author and an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and collaborators, are the first to introduce a novel mathematical framework to study the interplay between infectious diseases, human behavior, and economic growth. Read more.


FAU Department of Geosciences Receives U.S. DOE Exploratory Grant for Novel Radar Prototype

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Scientists from the Department of Geosciences have received an exploratory grant from the United States Department of Energy for a novel ground-penetrating radar prototype to efficiently identify hot spots and hot moments for biogenic gas accumulation and release in the subtropical peat soils of Florida’s Everglades. Read more.


Molecular Study Finds Indian River Lagoon Green Sea Turtles Biologically Stressed

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Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science found that habitat quality, disease state, and immune function are intertwined, impacting juvenile green sea turtles. Read more.


Fall 2021 Owl Research & Innovation Magazine

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Read about the world changing work of FAU scientists in this latest issue of Owl Research & Innovation, Watching the World Warm Up: The Changing Face of Climate Science. Read more.


Sleep Research Earns FAU Scientist "Alzheimer's Association" Award

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FAU Department of Psychology Assistant Professor, Carmen Varela, Ph.D., recently received the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity” award to investigate the relationship between sleep patterns and one’s overall brain health. Read more.


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