Highlights


Human Mission to Mars Class Symposium

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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. Learn more here and check out the photo album on Facebook! 


FAU Receives University of Distinction Approval

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FAU’s “University of Distinction” plan for applied artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics was officially approved by the Florida Board of Governors. This official distinction for FAU will enhance and expand degree offerings at the University and promote AI and data-driven engagement with its region’s technology industry. Read more.


The Case for Space with Robert Zubrin, Ph.D.


Thanks to Robert Zubrin, Ph.D., noted space expert and author, for the stellar talks at FAU, exploring how the revolution in spaceflight opens up a future of limitless possibility. Read more. 


Ask a Scientist with Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D.

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Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., interviews Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science in the next Ask a Scientist Podcast. Listen Here.


FAU Mission To Mars Feature on CBS 12 Part 1


Check out the first CBS 12 News segment featuring the College of Science Human Mission to Mars course that aired on October 8 where meteorologist Lauren Olesky interviews students and faculty. Watch Part 2 here.


Female Sea Turtle Births are at an All-Time High

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The team at FAU has been studying leatherback and green sea turtles, collecting hatchlings from nests along the Florida coast, raising them in special tanks, and then checking their sex. Read more.


Study Reveals Indigenous People's Choice of Medicinal Plants

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and collaborators, include Dr. Maria Fadiman of the department of Geosciences, worked with residents of the Kichwa community, the largest indigenous ethnic group in the Ecuadorian Amazon with a population of 60,000. Read more.


Data Science and Analytics Conference 2019

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The Second Annual Data Science and Analytics Conference celebrated great success in bringing together the research interests of Florida Atlantic University and local industry leaders. On Saturday, November 2, 2019, over 200 data scientists, local leaders, faculty, and students collaborated in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, and analytics. Find out more. Check out our photo album on Facebook!


New AR/VR Lab Brings Imagination to Life for FAU Students

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A new lab at  Florida Atlantic University  called "The Portal" The Portal was opened in partnership with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Machine Perception & Cognitive Robotics (MCPR) laboratory. The MCPR lab is led by co-directors Elan Barenholtz and William Edward Hahn and educates students from high school to Ph.D. studies in the cutting-edge techniques of artificial intelligence. Read more.


13th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

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Thank you to FAU First Lady Carolyn Kelly for kicking off the annual event by dropping the first pumpkin off the SE-43 building roof. Department of Physics Chair and Professor, Luc Wille, hosted, discussing common physics principles demonstrated through the various different drops to a number of school groups in attendance. Following the pumpkin-smashing, everyone enjoyed physics-related carnival games, face painting, dunk tank, and nitrogen ice cream. Check out the photo album here!


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"We have an unprecedented obligation and opportunity to provide our students and community with the highest caliber of research, scientific invention, and education in the country." Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Donate Here.