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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.


Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin Of Behavioral Evolution

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A groundbreaking study mapping cavefish brains leads to the origin of behavioral evolution. Lead author, Alex Keene, Ph.D., an associate professor of biological sciences, states, "This work has broad implications for our understanding of how brains evolve in many different animal models and we hope that it will be widely used by the scientific community." Read more.


FAU Awarded $2.4 Million NSF Grant to Train Data Scientists

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Researchers from across Florida Atlantic University, including collaborators in the FAU 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. 


Alumna Discovers Manta Ray Nursery

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FAU graduate, Jessia Pate, an alumna of the Biological Science M.S. program, discovered the first urban nursery ground for manta rays off the South Florida coast. And in in 2016, Jessica founded the Florida Manta Project to learn more about the understudied and threatened manta rays. Read more.


Andrew Terentis Recognized as Fulbright Scholar  

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Andrew Terentis, Ph.D., was selected as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus. Read more.


Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings, and City Living Helped Wood Storks Thrive

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Betsy Evans, Ph.D., an alumna of the College of Science, and Dale Gawlik, Ph.D., a professor and director of FAU’s Environmental Science program, were published in Scientific Reports for a study on how wetland bird species persist and even thrive in an urban environment. Evans was the lead author, conducting the study as a graduate student, and is now a natural resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more.


Hurricanes and Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt?

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University received a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study areas of Florida that are still recovering from hurricanes. The project is led by, Alka Sapat, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Public Administration, and co-principal investigator, Diana Mitsova, Ph.D., an associate professor in FAU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, in collaboration with Georgia State University. Read more.


How Can We Help South Florida Recover From the Pandemic?


NBC6 South Florida's Roxy Vargas interviews John L. Renne, Ph.D., a professor, and Director for the FAU Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. Citing other cities like Rome, Italy, Renne recommends devoting underutilized outdoor spaces to new purposes like markets and cafe-style dining, especially in downtown, walkable locations.


Math Researcher Makes Breakthrough in Understanding Malaria

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Francis Motta, Ph.D., and colleagues uncovered evidence that will enable scientists to develop new strategies and treatments to prevent and control parasitic infections. Read more.


Researcher's Algorithm Part of Final Selection Round for Creating First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standard

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Edoardo Persichetti, Ph.D., is part of a research team whose proposal for a cryptographic encryption scheme made it to the final round of the Post-Quantum Standardization process. Read more.


Sea Level Rise: Impacts to Property and Regional Planning Solutions


A recent study published by researchers from the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at FAU reveals urgent action is needed to protect billions of dollars in real estate investment across South Florida due to impacts of sea-level rise over the next several decades. Read more. Read the sea level rise report here.


Marine Biologist Marianne Porter Awarded NSF CAREER Award

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Assistant professor of biological sciences, Marianne Porter, Ph.D., receives prestigious NSF Early CAREER Award. Porter received $625,943 over five years for research to better understand how marine animals tune, or dynamically adjust their movements using their skin and skeletons. Read more.


Pursue a Degree in Geosciences at Florida Atlantic


Students that study Geosciences have the opportunity to experience all that nature has to offer. And at FAU, the world becomes your classroom - with a strong field-based research component that includes study areas throughout South Florida and across the globe. Learn more.


Pre-Health Professions Office Expands Davie Campus Support and Virtual Offerings

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Meet the Pre-Health team and learn about the pathways, programs, and support now being offered on the Davie campus. And learn about how the Pre-Health Office has transitioned to virtual services, workshops, programming, and support. Read more.


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.


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.