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Attention Urban and Regional Planning Students

Urban and Regional Planning has joined the FAU College of Science.  Click here for academic program requirements and advising details.


Department of Urban and Regional Planning Joins the College of Science

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We welcome the Department of Urban and Regional Planning to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. The department comes to us from the former College for Design and Social Inquiry and is led by Steven Bourassa, Ph.D., who serves as the Chair and Henry D. Epstein Professor.  Read more.


Department of Psychology Welcomes Interim Chair Robin Vallacher, Ph.D.

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Robin Vallacher, Ph.D., is a professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology. Read Message from the Chair. 


Inaugural Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., installed as the inaugural Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more. 


Climate Change Still is Key Topic For Floridians in Era of Coronavirus

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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. The quarterly statewide survey shows that 89 percent of respondents believe climate change is happening, up from 86 percent in January and 88 percent in October 2019. Read more.


FAU Sea Turtle Researcher Finds More Human Interruptions During Nesting Season


Right before turtle nesting season, beaches were closed due to COVID-19, so the assumption was there would be fewer interruptions of nesting turtles. However, FAU professor Dr. Jeanette Wyneken says there were actually more turtles being interfered with.


Ask a Scientist Now Available on Spotify!

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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.


The Ringer Interviews FAU Marine Biologist Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.

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The Ringer Interviews FAU Marine Biologist Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., revealing what Hollywood gets wrong about the ocean. Image Graphic by The Ringer. Read more. 


Alzheimer's Study Awarded NIH Grant

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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 to investigate the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more.


Congratulations Class of Spring 2020

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Read a message from the Dean, and view graduating students we are featuring throughout the week! Learn more. 


Student Spotlight with Andrés Garzón-Oechsle

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Pursuing a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Andrés Garzón-Oechsle 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. Andrés'  research involves understanding the magnitude and intensity of past human occupations in the cloud forests of Manabí in coastal Ecuador. Read more.


Drone Aerial Video Shows It's "Hammerhead" Time!

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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has enabled FAU scientists to observe and allow natural behaviors to be documented in the wild. Stephen Kaijura, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, was able to provide insight into these predator-prey interactions. Read More.


Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Graduate and Undergraduate Research Day Winners!

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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.


Student Spotlight with Kaitlin Waite

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Pursing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a B.S. in Biological Sciences, Kaitlin Waite works with Howard Hock, Ph.D. in the Undergraduate Vision Laboratory. Kaitlin's current research project for her Psychology Honors Thesis focuses on the perception of motion and speed in the visual system and how cortical brain damage can affect these responses. Read more. 


FAU Study Finds Being Fun is No Laughing Matter

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FAU study finds being fun is no laughing matter. Brett Laursen, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychology, along with Robert Altman, M.A., and Li Wei, M.A., collaborated with Concordia University to conduct a research study to determine if children who are popular were able to gain popularity by being fun to hang around with. Read more.


Research and Teaching Continues for Tiny Earth Lab Team

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Upon FAU’s transition to remote working, the college's Tiny Earth team kicked into high gear to preserve the efforts of their teaching labs and research this far in the semester. Read more.


FAU's Women Researchers Leading the Way

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FAU shares the stories behind some of its women researchers and leaders paving the way in their field. These women researchers and leaders, like Daniela Nikolova and Jeannette Wyneken, have made contributions ranging from establishing women in science associations to making breakthrough findings in marine biology. Read more.


College of Science Wave Competition Winners

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FAU hosted its fifth annual Wave Competition, an undergraduate research competition. The College of Science is proud to announce that third place went to “Drone-Based Quantum Communication,” a team comprised of Alexandra DeCesare, Daniel Carvalho, and Robert Snyder from the College of Science Quantum Optics Lab. Read more.


Partner with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science as we race towards excellence!

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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.