Highlights


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 .


Supporting Student Research and Smart Streetscapes: $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center

Supporting Student Research and Smart Streetscapes: $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center

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.


TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Release and Conservation Research

TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Release and Conservation Research

NBC’s TODAY Show featured our FAU Marine Lab's critical sea turtle conservation research. Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., professor and director of the lab discusses why there are more female turtles than male turtles being born. Watch here.


Inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit

Florida Atlantic University moves up in the U.S. News & World Report

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.


FAU Moves Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ List of Top Universities

Florida Atlantic University moves up in the U.S. News & World Report

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.


Study First to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

Study First to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

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.


What Has America Learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Not Enough

What Has America Learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Not Enough

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.


Study First to Explore 'Walking' Shark Movements in Early Life Stages

Study First to Explore 'Walking' Shark Movements in Early Life Stages

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.


New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

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.


Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., Named Director of Environmental Science Program

Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., Named Director of Environmental Science Program

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.


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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