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Satellite Tracking Juvenile Leatherback Sea Turtles


New technologies are finally shedding light on one of the greatest mysteries in sea turtle biology. Learn how FloridaAtlantic's Marine Science Lab and UpwellTurtles released juvenile leatherbacks off the coast of Florida and tracked their movements.


New Faculty Spotlight: Big Data Holds the Link

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Yang Li, Ph.D., a new assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, studies formulas, models and techniques used in statistical analysis of research data. Read more.


College of Science Safety Ambassadors a Success

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College of Science Safety Ambassadors worked collaboratively with the college to increase public health awareness on campus and in the classroom during the fall semester. Read more.


Student Spotlight: Undergraduate Researcher Lina Crisostomo

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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.

FAU Receives NIH Grant To Enhance Social Engagement In Older Adults

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Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a two-year, $675,000 grant to test a mathematical model designed to optimize social and physical engagement in older adults. Read more.


FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

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Florida Atlantic University and Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County have formed a “Research Partnership to Advance Clinical Trials” (Research PACT), which combines their expertise and resources in areas such as clinical research and clinical trials. The coordinated effort also will leverage the two organizations’ state-of-the-art facilities, as well as proficiency in various areas from cancer to cardiology and biomedical engineering to big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Fifteen faculty members in the College of Science were identified as research collaborators to support the Research PACT. Read more.


Young Shark Scientist Working to Bring More Women of Color Into Marine Biology

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Carlee Jackson, an alumna of the Schmidt College of Science, was featured in the Sun-Sentinel for her co-founding of an organization called Minorities in Shark Science (MISS) for Black female shark scientists. Read more.


Time-lapse of Bottlenose Dolphin Skeleton Completed by Science Grad Students


Check out this time-lapse video of Ph.D. in Integrative Biology student, Danielle Ingle and team assembling a bottlenose dolphin skeleton which is on display in the atrium of the SE-43 building. The deceased dolphin was responded to by the Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Stranding Team. Please note, this video was taken pre-COVID.


Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-Butt to Get What They Want

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Inspired by his own butterfly garden at home, College of Science neuroscientist, Alex Keene, Ph.D., got a unique look at how monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillars behave when food is scarce. The results look something like a combination of boxing and “bumper” cars. Read more.


Resilience of the Florida Bay Estuary Study Published

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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. Read more.


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