Highlights


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.


FAU Marine Biologists Develop New Way to Identify the Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

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Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have developed a first-of-its-kind technique that is minimally invasive and greatly enhances the ability to measure neonate turtle sex ratios at population levels across nesting sites worldwide. Read more.


Virtual Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

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Neuroscientists at FAU, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., an associate professor in the College of Science, and Michael Kleiman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher, worked together to conduct a research study to determine whether being observed affects people’s behavior during online communication. Read more.


FAU Teams Up With U.S. Coastguard to Release Three Baby Sea Turtles

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Professor of Biological Sciences, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., and nine of her directed independent study students decided “wild” life must go on. Jeanette and researchers teamed up with members of the U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles with small solar-powered satellite transmitters attached to them. Read more.


Student Spotlight with Amaury Miniño

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Pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics with honors and a minor in Economics, Amaury Miniño works with Assistant Professor, Dr. Pamela E. Harris, Ph.D., in continuation of his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Amaury's current research project involves studying Kostant's weight multiplicity formula for the exception Lie algebra of type G2. Read more.

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