March 13-17, 2023 - Join us for the Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate Fair! Students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, events, meet admission representatives from health-related graduate schools and programs. Learn 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.
Congratulations to our outstanding students! 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.
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.
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.
“Any field recognized with a Nobel Prize has the recognition of the world as being at the forefront of important science, and quantum just got this boost,” said Charles E. Schmidt College of Science professor of physics Warner Miller, Ph.D. 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.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, and collaborators, have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to empower community members already interested in coral reef health with the tools needed to document changes in these systems. Read More.
Sharks have reputations as “super smellers” that use olfaction to detect odors related to finding prey and mates, communicating with their own species and avoiding predators. Read More.
The Fall 2022 issue of Florida Atlantic magazine is now available online as a flipbook and a downloadable PDF. Inside the publication, you'll find stories that showcase the university's groundbreaking research, student achievements, and stories about our accomplished alumni. Read More.
This year’s inductees include Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physics within FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read More.
Thanks to a recent $435,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Science and FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute hope to better understand how these intricate, subcellular cholesterol transport pathways work and how they contribute to neurodegeneration. Read More.
Did you miss the inaugural event to kick off the Nat and Dorothy Hyman Science Lecture Series on Nov. 17? Watch "The Webb Effect: A Revolution in Space Astronomy" with renowned Astronomer Lou Strolger, Ph.D., Space Telescope Science Institute. Learn 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.
Virtual talk with author, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and renowned animal welfare program advocate, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., November 29, 2022 from 12:00-1:30pm (EST). Read More.
The graduate students' projects were each awarded $1,000 by NPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the National Park System for present and future generations. Read More.
Altieri expressed that she has been interested in medicine since she was a child. “My mother was a surgeon back in Bulgaria, and I loved the idea of getting people healthier, so this was a natural career path for me.” Read More.
This Summer 2022, Dodlee Mosilme, a first-year Biological Sciences student, was the first FAU participant to join the 2022 Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy (YSEMA) in New Haven, Connecticut. Read More.
Vanessa Belizaire is embarking on her second year in the Schmidt College of Science’s new medical biology degree program. Belizaire, who was also recently named a Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Science Soar-in-4 Scholar, chose the program because it offers a background in both research and medicine. Read More.
WPBF 25 News featured the annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival that took place on Oct. 28. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science faculty launched pumpkins from the top of the College's four-story SE-43 building, all in the name of physics. Watch Here.
Belief in climate change among Florida adults has climbed to more than 90 percent, including 84 percent of self-identified Republicans, according to a new analysis of the seven sequenced surveys conducted by Colin Polsky, Ph.D., a Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU's College of Business. Read More.
FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, along with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, signed the new M.D./Ph.D. joint neuroscience program into effect in early October. Read More.
Florida Atlantic University has received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures. Read More.
Our Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival returned this fall and we all had a smashing good time! Thanks to President John Kelly and Schmidt College of Science Dean Valery Forbes for dropping the first pumpkins, and to the Department of Physics for hosting such an exciting event. View more photos.
FAU’s Pre-Health Professions Office hosted an inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit. The three-day summit, themed “How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Healthcare and Communities,” featured healthcare professionals from surrounding universities and practitioners from the local community. Read More.
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Students, meet with advisors, academic departments in the college, student organizations, faculty, the Pre-Health Professions team, and more. Learn More.
The three-day summit includes healthcare professionals from surrounding universities and practitioners from the local community such as medical, pharmacy, and dentists, who will provide useful tools post-pandemic. Read More.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is serving as a key partner for a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Florida Atlantic University. Two faculty members in the Schmidt College of Science are part of the leadership team for the grant. Read More.
Florida Atlantic moves up in U.S. News & World Report’s list of "Top Public Schools" to No. 132 from No. 140 in this year’s ranking of the nation’s best universities. This marks the largest rise out of all public universities in the state of Florida. Read More.
Akshay S. Naraine, MSc., is the project lead, a Ph.D. student in the Schmidt College of Science and the International Max Planck Research School for Synapses and Circuits. Read More.
According to a first-of-its-kind study by Florida Atlantic University researchers in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, reveals only marginal improvements with respect to evacuation planning in America’s 50 largest cities. Read More.
Associate professor and senior author of the study, Marianne Porter, Ph.D., is part of a team researching the newly-discovered walking shark that breaks all of the rules for survival. Read More.
Congratulations to Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., on her new role as director of the Environmental Science Program in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Dr. Briggs began her new role on August 2. Read More.
Test Prep Course (CNA). 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.
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. Read More.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, Amish Mishra, took home the Runner-Up award from FAU's 6th annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship this year for his presentation, "Seeing data: For now we see dimly, but soon we will see shape to shape." Read More.
Haley Davis, a Charles E. Schmidt College of Science student in the Biological Sciences Master’s degree program, tied for the second runner up award in the 2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) for her presentation on “Hyposalinity tolerance of three southeast Florida reef-building corals.” Read More.
Morgan Slevin, a doctoral degree candidate in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Integrative Biology Program, captured first place in FAU’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) for his presentation on, “Treating treatment failure: How wild avian microbiomes mediate stress responses, with applications to wildlife rehabilitation.” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read 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.
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.
Two FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science students were winners in the 58th annual Florida Society of Geographers Awards. Department of Geosciences Ph.D. candidates Asha Paudel won the “Outstanding Oral Presenter, Ph.D.” award, and David Brodylo received the “Outstanding Poster Presenter, Ph.D.” award. Read More.
March 29, 2022
Several Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs” for 2023. Congratulations to the Department of Biological Sciences, whose biology graduate programs ranked no. 203. Read More.
March 18, 2022
Student health and safety remain our top priority. For this reason, the College of Science Advising Office will utilize email, phone via Google Voice, and Microsoft Teams to connect with our students. Read More.
March 14, 2022
A study by researchers from the FAU Schmidt College of Science provides the very first behavioral evidence that laboratory mice are capable of high-level picture-to-object perceptual abilities. Read More.
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.
Please meet the new Career Liaison to the Schmidt College of Science, Kelly Nielsen. Kelly has worked with the FAU Career Center for the past three years on the Experiential Learning and Internships Team and is looking forward to connecting with students at the College of Science in her new role as the Career Center Liaison. Read More.
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is a researcher, teacher, and mentor, working with numerous undergraduate and graduate students, earning recognition for this tremendous work. Read More.
Congratulations to the 2022 Golberg Scholarship winner, Jorge Torres. Jorge is pre-medical track student currently pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Read More.
January 31, 2022
When Affiliate Assistant Scientist and FAU alumna, Chelsea Bennice, Ph.D., set out to collaborate on a field guide to distinguish two species of octopus, she never expected to discover that Florida has an entirely new species, called the Brazil reef octopus (Octopus insularis). Read More.
Alumna Deborah Santos de Azevedo is a marine biologist and multicultural shark researcher. She works as a research assistant for the American Shark Conservancy and project manager for their Shark Surveys project. Read More.
January 27, 2022
Findings from researcher Brett Laursen, Ph.D., show that both mothers and friends shape adolescent self-esteem. Read More.
Watch Florida Atlantic University on The College Tour before it officially drops on Amazon Prime Video! The Schmidt College of Science has two amazing students featured. Watch More.
January 26, 2022
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.
Congratulations to the awardees from the Schmidt College of Science, listed below.
Project Leader: Shailaja Allani, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Project Leader: Chad Forbes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology. Read More.
January 12, 2022
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.
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. Read More.
Register for this test preparation course intended for students to “challenge” the CNA exam. Session 1 runs from Jan. 29-Feb. 5. Register Here.
January 6, 2022
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.
December 9, 2021
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.
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.
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.
December 1, 2021
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.
November 9, 2021
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.
October 19, 2021
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.
October 18, 2021
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.
October 14, 2021
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.
October 13, 2021
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.
October 12, 2021
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.
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.
October 6, 2021
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.
Wayne Robinson, a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior, is a member of Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D.'s, laboratory on FAU's Jupiter campus. Robinson has mastered skills in molecular biology and imaging to investigate the cellular causes of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Read More.
September 26, 2021
Interim Chair and Professor of the Department of Psychology, Robin Vallacher, Ph.D., (pictured left) was interviewed alongside FAU Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., on West Palm Beach's WPTV 5 show "To the Point." Vallacher and Wagner discussed how social media has changed our political discourse. Watch Here.
September 16, 2021
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, Monica Rosselli, Ph.D., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award by the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS). Read more.
September 14, 2021
Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science and collaborators conducted the first long-term study in a South Florida lagoon to discover how different octopus species coexist. Read more.
September 9, 2021
Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Salvatore Lepore, Ph.D., was selected for induction into the FAU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more.
August 24, 2021
Graduate student Kerry-Ann Bartley shares how the M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science provides training in analytic tools, preparing students with transferrable real world skills. Read more.
August 23, 2021
In a study, recently published in PLOS ONE, researchers in the Department of Exercise and Health Promotion examined stress levels within the genders of undergraduate college students and discovered that female students were much more stressed than their male counterparts. Read more.
August 20, 2021
Pre-Health Professions Office advising is now available on the Jupiter campus. Meet with a pre-health advisor on Thursdays throughout the Fall 2021 semester. A range of pre-health services and programming will now be available to students on the Jupiter campus. Learn more.
August 18, 2021
Jorge Torres is a pre-medical track student working towards a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and is a member of the Tiny Earth Lab, researching antibiotic producing bacteria found in the soil. He is also a member of the Soar-in-4 program. Read more.
August 17, 2021
Two FAU researchers recently released results of an international study on the social psychology of three United States presidential elections. The results show distinct linguistic styles between two major networks, Fox News and MSNBC. Read more.
August 13, 2021
Two professors recently discovered a compound with the potential to protect brain degeneration, which impacts millions of Americans every year who suffer from diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Read more.
August 12, 2021
With hurricane season in full force, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts, including from the Schmidt College of Science, are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath with the media. Read more.
July 23, 2021
Home to a diverse community of researchers, including faculty, staff, student and postdoctoral fellows, FAU’s global reach extends to all corners of the world. Take a look at FAU’s research that is making a worldwide impact. Read more.
July 22, 2021
Despite a challenging year due to COVID-19, sponsored research awards to FAU faculty are up, and continue to rise. For the 2021 fiscal year, the Schmidt College of Science research awards amounted to over $10.5 million, up nearly $1 million from the previous fiscal year. Read more on President John Kelly's blog commending research efforts.
July 21, 2021
FAU’s Center for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) has been selected as the recipient of the Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2021 Excellence and Innovation in Online Teaching Award for the development of online science labs in collaboration with faculty from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. The award submission focused on the innovative use of technology and effective online pedagogy in the development of interactive and immersive online science labs. Read more.
July 12, 2021
Shi Bai, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, is working on a mathematical method, called lattice-based cryptographic systems, which is the use of mathematical equations to protect the security of messages. The race is on to build better cybersecurity to combat the looming threat of quantum computers and their ability to crack encrypted data. Read more.
July 14, 2021
We are celebrating shark awareness to commemorate research and conservation of 500 unique species of sharks. Learn about these important ocean predators and scientists from the Schmidt College of Science studying everything from how they swim to migration patterns. Read more.
Professor and director of FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies, Colin Polsky, Ph.D., was featured in Boca Magazine’s Winds of Change article to discuss the challenges that South Florida faces on the front lines of the global climate crisis. Read more.
June 14, 2021
In a recent study, Morgan Slevin, lead and corresponding author and an FAU doctoral student in integrative biology and neuroscience, studied the gut microbiota in relation to cognitive performance in 38 zebra finches to determine how the gut microbiome affects the brain and decision making. Read more.
June 30, 2021
Researchers from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion are the first to examine the relationship between grit and a muscular endurance performance task – specifically, the grueling back squat. Read more.
Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D, a research professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is part of a team of FAU researchers that were awarded a $675,000 grant to design experiences, or mathematical model, that give older adults a chance to form meaningful social interactions while aiding for age-related impairments. Read more.
A select group of Palm Beach State College students are learning about the high impact practices and cutting edge techniques used by geoscientists at the GEOPATHS Inspirational Summer Program that took place in June. The National Science Foundation funded program provides experience flying professional drones, perform mapping of coastal geomorphology, and much more. Read more.
June 23, 2021
A first-of-its kind study in U.S.-born children from Spanish-speaking families finds that minority language exposure does not threaten the acquisition of English by children in the U.S. and that there is no trade-off between English and Spanish. The study was led by lead author Erika Hoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychology. Read more.
Watch 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship Runner-Up, Claudius Osei, present "Embodied Cognition: How Cognitive Behavior is Not Solely a Construct of the Brain But Involves the Entire Body.” Claudius was awarded $1,500 as the 3MT Championship Runner-Up winner, and is a Ph.D. student in experimental psychology. Learn more about the FAU 3MT Competition. Read more.
May 17, 2021
Chris Ruden, an alumnus of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program , and amputee powerlifter, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, was interviewed on Good Morning America about turning adversity into an advantage. Watch here.
June 14, 2021
FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a series of free online modules to assist in understanding the science and challenges related to harmful algal blooms. Read more.
June 10, 2021
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) proposal, submitted by leadership from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and collaborators, was selected by the Office of the Provost as the University's official QEP strategy. Read more.
June 3, 2021
Vivian Merk, Ph.D., an assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, is investigating the cellular distribution of micronutrients in cyanobacteria that can enhance nitrogen fixation and biofuel production, and could help mitigate the adverse effects on Florida ecosystems and human health. Read more.
June 2, 2021
Researcher Andy Khamoui, Ph.D., from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and member of FAU’s I-Health, is researching a life-threatening complication of cancer with limited treatment options, in hopes of finding a treatment. Read more.
May 21, 2021
Paris Prince, an FAU High School senior and a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science won $19,500 in funding from three competitions for her innovative student project and startup business called SPods, a portable, eco-friendly, hand hygiene product. Read more.
May 18, 2021
Robust data and genetic research are providing important evidence on a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago and settled in a thick mangrove forest near a South Florida airport. Read more.
May 5, 2021
Congratulations to Three Minute Thesis winners from the College of Science: Championship Runner-up, Claudius Osei (experimental psychology Ph.D. program), and Championship Second Runner-up, Nirthieca Suthakaran (integrative biology Ph.D. program). Read more.
May 5, 2021
Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., worked with researchers at the University of Central Florida on a study that discovered the legendary Sargasso Sea may be an important nursery habitat for young sea turtles. Read more.
May 1, 2021
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience FAU data science students developed an AI-based algorithm to help researchers identify gold particles in electron microscopy images and can help streamline research breakthroughs. Read more.
April 30, 2021
Congratulations to the student scientist winners from the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium! The college has winners in the Basic Sciences, Cross Disciplinary, Environmental, Ecological & Marine Sciences categories. Read more.
April 30, 2021
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands with all students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented time in history, when we all feel the unfathomable impact of the pandemic and numerous incidents of racially motivated aggressions and violence. Read more.
April 29, 2021
Three FAU High students will receive their bachelor’s from the Schmidt College of Science prior to receiving their high school diploma. Read more.
April 8, 2021
With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
Sammy Trail, is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D. in integrative biology, and a SEA Scholar working in the Department of Biological Sciences Marine Science Laboratory who is researching sensory biology and behavior with leatherback sea turtle hatchlings. Read more.
FAU’s new B.S. in Medical Biology prepares students for competitive professional training programs in the health sciences with a streamlined, pre-professional degree program.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce that Stephen C. Locke, Ph.D., was appointed as chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Read more.
April 29, 2021
Apply to Become a Manatee Master at FPL’s Manatee Lagoon! Learn more. Read more.
April 8, 2021
Daniel Gil Valenzuela, a double major pursuing a bachelor’s in physics and chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry, was selected as FAU’s Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. Read more.
April 21, 2021
Daniel Alempijevic, M.S., first author and a doctoral student in Integrative Biology, and Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., senior author and an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, developed a species-specific camera-trap that captured picture-perfect details of the elusive dryas monkey species. Read more.
April 22, 2021
Marianne Porter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received the Faculty Advocate Award at the 6th Annual Women/Womxn’s Leadership Institute on March 27, 2021. Read more.
April 14, 2021
In a new study recently published in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition, lead author and Schmidt College of Science alumna Cassie Volker of Wild Dolphin Project explored the aggressive fights between the males of two species of dolphins that coexist in the Bahamas. Read more.
April 8, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are the first to identify a single nocturnal species of a Malawi cichlid – the Tropheops sp. “red cheek. Read more.
April 15, 2021
Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Read more.
March 30, 2021
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in denouncing increased violence, xenophobia, discrimination, and micro-aggression directed against Asian Americans across the nation. Read more.
March 9, 2021
Nathaniel Shanok, Ph.D., a recent graduate, and Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of psychology, published a study that found a way to alleviate negative emotions in preadolescent children in the journal, Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Read more.
March 9, 2021
The Schmidt College of Science welcomes the newly appointed administrative fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Read more.
March 1, 2021
Understanding travel demand patterns of shared e-scooter use and the demographics most likely to use this alternative form of transportation are expected to be a moving target for several years and a challenge for city, regional, and transportation planners. Read more.
February 9, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are the first to conduct a longitudinal study to examine the extent to which being “nice” (prosocial behavior) and being “mean” (relationally aggressive behavior) shape changes in friend perceptions of their relationship. Read more.
March 3, 2021
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology is a rigorous, streamlined, pre-professional program unique in Southeast Florida that will enable students to pursue competitive professional training programs in the health sciences. This program is tailored for students who seek entrance into top-tier schools in the fields of medicine, veterinary science, pharmacology, and more. Read more.
February 18, 2021
Using venom from the Conus nux, a species of sea snail, a first-of-its-kind study from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine in collaboration with FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce, suggests that these conotoxins could potentially treat malaria. Read more.
February 10, 2021
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science examined the developing mother-infant relationship by studying feeding method (breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding) and affectionate touch patterns in depressed and non-depressed mother-infant dyads as well as examining the infant’s electroencephalogram activity (EEG) during development. Read more.
November 14, 2020
The virtual 2020 Data Science, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Conference brings together the research interests of Florida Atlantic University and industry and government leaders to stimulate collaboration in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and more.. Read more.
May 15, 2021 (Application)
FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is pleased to announce our NEW CES-USGS Research Support Program for FAU graduate students interested in, or currently conducting, Everglades restoration-related research. Read more.
February 2, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Social Work and Criminal Justice and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science examine why re-entry programs are not as effective for African American men when compared to others.. Read more.
March 18, 2021
2021 virtual Pre-Health Professions Graduate Fair! Admission representatives were in attendance from health-related graduate schools and programs. Read more.
January 13, 2021
City of West Palm Beach Awarded $450,000 by the State of Florida for Assistance with Developing Plans to Enhance Resiliency Read more.
January 7, 2021
The Division of Research's Owl Research and Innovation Spring 2021 Magazine Read more.
January 13, 2021
Using prototype “micro-satellite” tags specifically designed to fit juvenile leatherback turtles, Upwell and Florida Atlantic University researchers released eighteen captive-reared juvenile leatherbacks off the coast of Florida and tracked their movements. Watch here.
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Yang Li, Ph.D., will join FAU’s department of mathematical sciences at Charles E. Schmidt College of Science as an assistant professor in Spring 2021. Read more.
The Schmidt College of Science put out a call for student volunteers to serve as COVID-19 Safety Ambassadors for the Fall 2020 semester on both the Davie and Boca Raton campuses. Read more.
Lina Crisostomo is a Biological Sciences major and Health Administration minor in the College of Science who is on the pre-health track student, aiming to go to medical school and become a physician. Read more.
The research team includes Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D., a research professor in the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and a member of the FAU Brain Institute; Christopher Beetle, Ph.D., an associate professor of physics, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; and Christine Williams, DNSc, professor emeritus, FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more.
South Florida giants in higher education and healthcare have joined forces to form an alliance that will advance clinical research and clinical trials in the region. Read more.
Carlee Jackson isn’t afraid of sharks. Quite the opposite. She thinks they’re cute. She also thinks that they’re incredibly important to the ocean ecosystem. Read more.
Check out this timelapse video of #FAU students putting together a bottlenose dolphin skeleton which is on display in the physical science building's atrium. Watch here.
Inspired by his own butterfly garden at home, a Florida Atlantic University neuroscientist got a unique look at how monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillars behave when food is scarce. Read more.
Mason Smith, a geosciences Ph.D. student, and collaborators, including his advisor, professor, Scott Markwith, Ph.D., published a paper in Marine and Freshwater Research concerning a novel Florida Bay ecosystem model titled, “ Ecosystem structure and resilience of the Florida Bay Estuary: an original ecosystem model with implications for everglades restoration .” Read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Pre-Health Professions Office is providing additional support for Pre-Health track students pursuing goals of attending medical and health professional careers thanks to the newly founded Golberg Scholarship. Read more.
To determine how this lack of predation impacts escape responses that are highly stereotyped across fish species, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College explored the tiny A. mexicanus to determine if there are evolved differences in the species. Read more.
Among this year’s conference award recipients was Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., professor emeritus in Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. Read more.
A cross-disciplinary team contributed expertise from a diversity of scientific fields, including sea turtle husbandry, wildlife telemetry, oceanographic modeling, and conservation biology. Read more.
The Division of Research's Owl Research and Innovation Fall 2020 Magazine Read more.
Nov. 18 virtual event: "Planning Ocean Cities" The Center For Urban and Environmental Solutions is hosting a film screening, presentations, and discussion about climate impacts on the natural and built environment in South Florida. Read more.
A study from Ph.D. candidate Morgan Slevin is the first to show the relationship between a bird’s gut and brain. Read more.
Associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diana Mitsova, Ph.D. , was appointed the John DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development. Read more.
Tiffany Comerie, an FAU alumna who majored in biology, is now a Physician Assistant, serving on the front-line in the Emergency Room at Florida Medical Center. Read more.
Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D., has been named interim dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Teresa served as chair and professor in the FAU Department of Psychology since 2018. Read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science welcomes Sarah Milton, Ph.D., as the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Read more.
Monica Rosselli, Ph.D., Professor & Assistant Chair of Psychology in the College of Science, was a member of a research team that was awarded a five-year, $5.3 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Read more.
Betsy Evans is a Summer 2020 graduate of the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program in Environmental Science. Read more.
For more than 1 million years, independent cavefish populations that are geographically and hydrologically isolated from one another have evolved to include about 29 different populations Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, have received a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train graduate students in data science technologies and applications. Read more.
In 2016, Jessica Pate, FAU alumni, founded the Florida Manta Project to learn more about the understudied manta rays off the coast of South Florida. Read more.
Andrew Terentis, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus. Read more.
Scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science compared city storks with natural wetland storks to gauge their success in urban environments based on their diet and food opportunities. Read more.
FAU’S Ask a Scientist podcast series hosted by Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., is now available on Spotify. Follow us on your streaming service of choice by searching "FAU Ask a Scientist." Read more.
Each year the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science celebrates the achievements of its future doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and physician assistants. Congratulations to the future doctors who began their journey here at FAU! Help us cheer on and commemorate these young students' achievements. Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, in collaboration with Georgia State University, have received a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more.
The Department of Geosciences offers undergraduate degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a focus in either Geography or Geology. Read more.
Science Student Services and Advising has transitioned to remote platforms beginning March 18, 2020 until further notice. Read more.
FNBC6 South Florida's Roxy Vargas interviews John L. Renne, Ph.D., an associate professor and Director for the FAU Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. Watch Now.
Francis Motta, Ph.D., second author and an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is among a team of scientists who have uncovered evidence that an intrinsic oscillator drives the blood-stage cycle of malaria parasite, P. falciparum. Read more.
Congratulations to Edoardo Persichetti, Ph.D. , assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a member of the FAU's Center for Cryptography and Information Security, whose proposal for a cryptographic encryption scheme made it to the final round of the Post-Quantum Standardization process. Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have published a new report, “Protecting South Florida: A Discussion of Sea Level Rise, Property and Regional Planning,” to assist local government to respond to sea-level rise. Read more.
Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University have received the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award. Read more.
The Department of Physics in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science was the recipient of a $1.1 million gift to establish The Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more.
The coronavirus crisis has not altered Floridians’ belief in climate change, according to the third Florida Climate Resilience Survey by the Florida Atlantic University Center for Environmental Studies and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative (CES-BEPI). Read more.
Right before turtle nesting season, beaches were closed due to COVID-19, so the assumption was there would be fewer interruptions of nesting turtles. Watch more.
The department comes to us from the former College for Design and Social Inquiry and is led by Dr. Steven Bourassa, who serves as the Chair and Henry D. Epstein Professor. Read more.
Deguo Du, Ph.D. , an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and collaborators, were awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant of $444,434 for the research project titled “Role of the N-terminal Region in Abeta Oligomer and Fibril Formation.” Read more.
Stephen Kaijura, Ph.D., will be featured in Sharkcano, Shark vs. Surfer, and When Sharks Attack during National Geographic’s Shark Fest 2020 in July and August. Read more.
Nwadiuta Esiobu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, was recently featured on WPTV5 for her study on the effectiveness of various face coverings. Read more.
Traffic volumes by March 22, 2020, dropped by 47.5 percent compared to that same point in 2019. Read more.
Robin Vallacher, Ph.D., is a professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology. Read the message from the chair.
Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will serve as a series consultant for “Star Gazers”. Read more.
Andrés Garzón-Oechsle is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geosciences. He works with faculty member Erik Johanson, Ph.D., in the Environmental Change Lab. Previously, he received a B.A. in Anthropology at Indiana University and an M.A. in Anthropology at FAU. Read Q and A.
Several juvenile shark species use shallow water nursery sites where the young can grow with a reduced risk of predation. However, prior to a study by Florida Atlantic University, no documentation was available to show that large adult sharks also swim in shallower waters to avoid predation. Read more.
The College of Science is featuring Spring 2020 graduates from across the college this week. Keep an eye out for new graduates that will be added to this webpage and the College of Science social media. Read more.
Kaitlin Waite is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She works with Howard Hock, Ph.D., in the FAU Undergraduate Vision Laboratory. Read Q and A.
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, find that being fun is a serious matter because it imparts special benefits to children. They recently published a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study in the Journal of Personality that explored the importance of being fun. Read more.
Upon FAU’s transition to remote working on March 16, 2020, due to COVID-19, our Tiny Earth team kicked into high gear to preserve the efforts of our teaching labs and team this far in the semester. Read more.
FAU’s ADVANCE Institutional-Transformation Catalyst program received a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant aimed at recruiting and retaining women faculty, particularly in the STEM areas. Read more.
Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual Wave Competition, an undergraduate research competition organized by FAU’s Division of Research. Students have been working on innovative projects for the past two semesters, taking their ideas from concept to reality. Winners Here.
Congratulations to the winners of the 11th Annual Graduate and Professional Research Day and the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium winners from the college of science. Winners Here.
Science Professor Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., interviews Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., a microbiologist and biotechnologist in this episode of Ask a Scientist. Listen Here.
Students earn top spots in the university-wide research competition. Read More.
When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With “virtual” communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use of mobile and video devices, now more than ever, it’s important to understand how these technologies impact communication. Read More.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s 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.
FAU worked with members of the United States Coast Guard to provide the three female baby sea turtles with a special “seat” on board a 33-foot special law enforcement (SPC-LE) boat for their journey home. On March 27, they were released about 17 to 18 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream Current. Read More.
Amaury Miniño is pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics with honors, and a minor in Economics. He works with Dr. Pamela E. Harris at Williams College, in continuation of his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Read More.
Ph.D. candidate in Mathematical Sciences, Alex Milbrand, is teaching future scientists at FAU. With her sights set on pursuing a career in higher education, Alex shares her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, the range of leadership roles she has assumed along the way, and the opportunities afforded to mathematics students at the University. Watch Here.
As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Read More.
The recently released zero-cost eText, Methods of Calculus, authored by mathematics faculty Papiya Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., was chosen for the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Innovation Award. Read More.
Jorge's research focuses on invariant manifolds in nonlinear dynamical systems. These are geometric objects which organize the long time behavior of models used in physics, engineering, biology, economics, and even from within mathematics itself. Read More.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is proud to announce the Fall 2019 Dean's List. Congratulations to our high achieving undergraduates. Read More.
Scientists Suspect These Blind Creatures May Hold Clues to Many Biological Mysteries, Including Human Disease Read More.
Like most other species, male sea turtles will mate with any female sea turtle they can. However, when it comes to female sea turtles and mate selection, it’s a little more complex. Sea turtles are known to have multiple mates, yet there is no consensus on why they do. Read More.
Lisa Greenberg, a Senior Instructor of Mathematics in the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, oversees Math Boot Camp for the University, helping create a foundation for students to develop higher-level math skills. Watch Video Here.
The College of Science’s Methods of Calculus course text and supplemental materials are now free to ensure greater access and affordability to students. Through the State University System of Florida’s Affordability Counts initiative, the FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences began taking steps to advance affordability in its courses. Read More.
The Pre-Health Professions office held a Virtual Pre-Health and Graduate Fair Monday, May 11 Students spoke with admission representatives online from health-related graduate schools and programs. For more information about this event Click here.
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.
Mathematical biologist, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., is interviewed by the College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., about how mathematical models are used to understand how infectious disease spreads in a population Listen to Podcast here.
Middle and High School student scientists from across south Florida came to Florida Atlantic University to compete in the 2020 Science Olympiad. Check out our Photo Album.
High achieving undergraduate students had the opportunity to meet with the College of Science Dean, college leadership, faculty and members of the academic affairs team at the Soar-in-4 Scholars luncheon. The students will work closely with the Academic Affairs team through the program. Students also had the opportunity to connect with fellow Soar-in-4 peers. Check out our photo album!
Assistant Professor of Digital Science and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, University of South Florida Ryan Carney, Ph.D., talked Digital Dinosaurs and Diseases at another packed lecture hall last Friday, February 21st. Check out our Photo Album.
Thanks to author, glaciologist, National Geographic Society Explorer, and TED Fellow, M Jackson, Ph.D., who joined us on Friday, January 24 to explore “The Secret Lives of Glaciers.” Check out our Photo Album
A study led by neuroscientist William Alexander, Ph.D., at Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, sought to better understand how motivational control processes help maximize performance when faced with task challenges. Read More
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., a Professor of Biological Sciences, worked with WPTV to test for bacteria on 20 different wristwatches. They looked for two germs, in particular: E. coli and staphylococci, or staph. Watch to find the results.
The College of Science welcomes Mitchell Arthur, who joins Student Services and Advising as the Assistant Director of Science Advising and Continuing Education. Read more.
Society of Physics Students at Florida Atlantic University is an organization that provides a community for undergraduate students interested in physics. Our goal is to assist in bridging the gap between students and faculty, share ideas and knowledge of physics concepts, provide opportunities for leadership roles and encourage involvement in research. Find out More.
David Warburton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geosciences is interviewed by WPTV. Watch here.
FAU’s “University of Distinction” plan for applied artificial intelligence and big data analytics was officially approved today by the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System. Read more.
The Human Mission to Mars Class Research Symposium showcased the work of the student-led teams on Mars exploration. The undergraduate class of over 40 students shared their findings for the University’s inaugural mission to Mars. The teams presented research on Mars habitat construction, the best energy sources for long-term success on Mars, preventing a Martian mutiny, soil and plant microbiome for optimal crop yields, and much more! View Album.
This first-of-its-kind course at FAU is open to all undergraduate students willing to be crew members for the University’s inaugural expedition to Mars Read more.
In her lab, just off the main campus at Florida Atlantic University, biologist Jeanette Wyneken likes to quip, "hot chicks and cool dudes." Read more.
The study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, is the first to analyze data collected at the village-level rather than the national level to guarantee that the estimates of medicinal plant families are consistent with the availability of these families locally. Read more.
FAU sea turtle conservation research is featured at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Turtle Trackers exhibit. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., welcomed guests at the launch of the exhibit alongside MODS CEO, Joe Cox, on Friday, Sept. 13 ribbon cutting. Read more.
The 2019 Data Science and Analytics conference will bring together the research interests of Florida Atlantic University and local industry leaders to stimulate collaboration in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, and analytics. Read more.
To address the shortage of geoscience students in the workforce, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Palm Beach State College (PBSC) were awarded $314,841 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Geopaths Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Project. Read more.
The October 19, 2019, Explore FAU Day was a success! Prospective students had a chance to explore all that FAU has to offer. We had over 500 high school students and family members visit the College of Science to talk with our students, faculty, and staff about the programs we offer and the exciting research we perform. View photo album.