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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.


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 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.


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.


Professor Stephen Kajiura Featured in National Geographic Shark Fest

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Stephen Kaijura, Ph.D., will be featured in Sharkcano, Shark vs. Surfer, and When Sharks Attack during National Geographic’s Shark Fest 2020 in July and August. Read 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.


Professor of Biological Sciences Featured on WPTV5 for Study on Effectiveness of Face Coverings

Nwadiuta Esiobu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, was recently featured on WPTV5 for her study on the effectiveness of various face coverings. The experiment looked at the effectiveness of three different types of face coverings: an N95 mask, a cloth mask, and a face gaiter. Read more.


Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes In Human Behavior At Pandemic Onset

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It’s not just health, social and economic consequences from COVID-19 that have impacted the world. Travel behavior also has been significantly affected. Traffic volumes by March 22, 2020, dropped by 47.5 percent compared to that same point in 2019. John Renne, Ph.D., co-author, professor, and director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning within FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, worked with collaborators on the study. 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.


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.