Highlights


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!


FAU Poll Shows Most Floridians Concerned About Climate Change

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The poll, conducted by Florida Atlantic University Center for Environmental Studies (CES) in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) in FAU’s College of Business found 68 percent of respondents agreed that climate change has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida. Colin Polsky, director of the FAU Center for Environmental Studies, who led the effort, said the poll showed a surprising lack of a “grand partisan divide” on climate change in Florida, compared to the nation as a whole. Read more.


National Science Foundation Funds Florida Atlantic and Palm Beach State College Partnership for Geoscience Programs and Career Pathways

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To address the shortage of geoscience students in the workforce, Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College were awarded $314,841 through the National Science Foundation Geopaths Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Project. This award facilitates the development of a model to increase recruitment and retention of students from Palm Beach State into geosciences programs at FAU. Read more.


Explore FAU Day 2019!

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The October 19, 2019 Explore FAU Day was a success! Prospective students had a chance to explore all that FAU has to offer. We had over 500 high school students and family members visit the College of Science to talk with our students, faculty, and staff about the programs we offer and the exciting research we perform. Check out our photo album here!


Kaitlin Grell, Biological Sciences Alumna

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Kaitlin Grell earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and an Environmental Science certificate from FAU in May of 2019. About a month after she graduated from FAU, and started work with the Walt Disney World Company as an Aquatic Research Intern at the Seas with Nemo & Friends. Read More.


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.


Artificial Intelligence–Equipped Rovers: An Interview with Science Magazine

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Cognitive psychologist Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D. and Computer Scientist William Hahan, both at Florida Atlantic University are running versions of classic psychology experiments on robots equipped with Artificial intelligence. Check out the interview with Science Magazine here!


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