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.
The Invading Sea, an award-winning website featuring content on climate change in Florida, now has a new home at Florida Atlantic University. Read more.
According to NOAA Fisheries, more than 80 percent of marine aquaculture production in the United States consists of bivalve mollusks such as oysters, clams and mussels. Read more.
Anxiety and depression among school-aged children and teens in the United States are at an all-time high. Sadly, in 2021, child and adolescent mental health was declared a national emergency. Read more.
Jennifer Giordano, a second year Ph.D. student in the Graduate Neuroscience Training Program and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, greatly relies on the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox’s transformative technology. Read more.
Five research projects were awarded to “jumpstart” new multidisciplinary research collaborations between faculty and postdoctoral associates. Read more.
United States Rep. Cory Mills ( R-Fla.) visited Florida Atlantic University today to tour FAU’s quantum physics laboratory in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a professor of physics who spearheads the laboratory, provided an overview and demonstration of the nation’s first drone-based, mobile quantum network housed at FAU. Read more.
A new Florida Atlantic University study on America’s urban travel trends shows important variations in travel behaviors across income, home ownership, ethnicity, gender, age, and life-cycle stages. Read more.
Derek Aoki, graduate student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, recently co-authored a paper that used forensic analysis of shark bites on sea turtles in Florida and Alabama to infer the possible size and species of the predator. Read more.
Alexis Sturm, Ph.D., recently earned a doctorate in integrative biology from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and is a member of the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She is now on her way to start a one-year fellowship with the Coral Reef Conservation Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more.
All are welcome to celebrate the sciences at Science Fest! Enjoy science-related exhibitions, a student poster competition, interactive games, activities, and networking opportunities to connect with each other. Learn more.
Call for Posters: Undergraduate Student Research Competition
Undergraduate students, showcase your research. $1000 award to the top poster presentation. Learn more.
In January, the Schmidt College of Science held a Faculty Teaching Forum on Academic Integrity that provided a platform for faculty to exchange best practice ideas. Read more.
Four exceptional FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science students have set their sights on attending medical school after graduation. To help them continue their scientific ambitions, each have been awarded $1,000 to fully fund their FAU Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparatory course fees from the Douglas and Virginia Stewart Foundation. Read more.
For the first time, they have developed a machine learning-based ensemble approach to quantify fire-induced thaw settlement across the entire Tanana Flats in interior Alaska, which encompasses more than 3 million acres. Caiyun Zhang, Ph.D., is the study’s senior author and a professor in the Department of Geosciences. Read more.
Florida Atlantic University researchers tested the hypothesis that within a friend dyad, having fewer friends than one’s partner increases susceptibility to influence, because it reduces dissimilarity and promotes compatibility. Read more.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Congratulations to our outstanding students! Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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