July 12, 2021
Shi Bai, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, is working on a mathematical method, called lattice-based cryptographic systems, which is the use of mathematical equations to protect the security of messages. The race is on to build better cybersecurity to combat the looming threat of quantum computers and their ability to crack encrypted data. Read more.
July 14, 2021
We are celebrating shark awareness to commemorate research and conservation of 500 unique species of sharks. Learn about these important ocean predators and scientists from the Schmidt College of Science studying everything from how they swim to migration patterns. Read more.
Professor and director of FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies, Colin Polsky, Ph.D., was featured in Boca Magazine’s Winds of Change article to discuss the challenges that South Florida faces on the front lines of the global climate crisis. Read more.
June 14, 2021
In a recent study, Morgan Slevin, lead and corresponding author and an FAU doctoral student in integrative biology and neuroscience, studied the gut microbiota in relation to cognitive performance in 38 zebra finches to determine how the gut microbiome affects the brain and decision making. Read more.
June 30, 2021
Researchers from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion are the first to examine the relationship between grit and a muscular endurance performance task – specifically, the grueling back squat. Read more.
Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D, a research professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is part of a team of FAU researchers that were awarded a $675,000 grant to design experiences, or mathematical model, that give older adults a chance to form meaningful social interactions while aiding for age-related impairments. Read more.
A select group of Palm Beach State College students are learning about the high impact practices and cutting edge techniques used by geoscientists at the GEOPATHS Inspirational Summer Program that took place in June. The National Science Foundation funded program provides experience flying professional drones, perform mapping of coastal geomorphology, and much more. Read more.
June 23, 2021
A first-of-its kind study in U.S.-born children from Spanish-speaking families finds that minority language exposure does not threaten the acquisition of English by children in the U.S. and that there is no trade-off between English and Spanish. The study was led by lead author Erika Hoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychology. Read more.
Watch 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship Runner-Up, Claudius Osei, present "Embodied Cognition: How Cognitive Behavior is Not Solely a Construct of the Brain But Involves the Entire Body.” Claudius was awarded $1,500 as the 3MT Championship Runner-Up winner, and is a Ph.D. student in experimental psychology. Learn more about the FAU 3MT Competition. Read more.
May 17, 2021
Chris Ruden, an alumnus of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program , and amputee powerlifter, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, was interviewed on Good Morning America about turning adversity into an advantage. Watch here.
June 14, 2021
FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a series of free online modules to assist in understanding the science and challenges related to harmful algal blooms. Read more.
June 10, 2021
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) proposal, submitted by leadership from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and collaborators, was selected by the Office of the Provost as the University's official QEP strategy. Read more.
June 3, 2021
Vivian Merk, Ph.D., an assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, is investigating the cellular distribution of micronutrients in cyanobacteria that can enhance nitrogen fixation and biofuel production, and could help mitigate the adverse effects on Florida ecosystems and human health. Read more.
June 2, 2021
Researcher Andy Khamoui, Ph.D., from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and member of FAU’s I-Health, is researching a life-threatening complication of cancer with limited treatment options, in hopes of finding a treatment. Read more.
May 21, 2021
Paris Prince, an FAU High School senior and a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science won $19,500 in funding from three competitions for her innovative student project and startup business called SPods, a portable, eco-friendly, hand hygiene product. Read more.
May 18, 2021
Robust data and genetic research are providing important evidence on a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago and settled in a thick mangrove forest near a South Florida airport. Read more.
May 5, 2021
Congratulations to Three Minute Thesis winners from the College of Science: Championship Runner-up, Claudius Osei (experimental psychology Ph.D. program), and Championship Second Runner-up, Nirthieca Suthakaran (integrative biology Ph.D. program). Read more.
May 5, 2021
Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., worked with researchers at the University of Central Florida on a study that discovered the legendary Sargasso Sea may be an important nursery habitat for young sea turtles. Read more.
May 1, 2021
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience FAU data science students developed an AI-based algorithm to help researchers identify gold particles in electron microscopy images and can help streamline research breakthroughs. Read more.
April 30, 2021
Congratulations to the student scientist winners from the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium! The college has winners in the Basic Sciences, Cross Disciplinary, Environmental, Ecological & Marine Sciences categories. Read more.
April 30, 2021
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands with all students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented time in history, when we all feel the unfathomable impact of the pandemic and numerous incidents of racially motivated aggressions and violence. Read more.
April 29, 2021
Three FAU High students will receive their bachelor’s from the Schmidt College of Science prior to receiving their high school diploma. Read more.
April 8, 2021
With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
Sammy Trail, is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D. in integrative biology, and a SEA Scholar working in the Department of Biological Sciences Marine Science Laboratory who is researching sensory biology and behavior with leatherback sea turtle hatchlings. Read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce that Stephen C. Locke, Ph.D., was appointed as chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Read more.
April 29, 2021
Apply to Become a Manatee Master at FPL’s Manatee Lagoon! Learn more. Read more.
April 8, 2021
Daniel Gil Valenzuela, a double major pursuing a bachelor’s in physics and chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry, was selected as FAU’s Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. Read more.
April 21, 2021
Daniel Alempijevic, M.S., first author and a doctoral student in Integrative Biology, and Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., senior author and an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, developed a species-specific camera-trap that captured picture-perfect details of the elusive dryas monkey species. Read more.
April 14, 2021
In a new study recently published in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition, lead author and Schmidt College of Science alumna Cassie Volker of Wild Dolphin Project explored the aggressive fights between the males of two species of dolphins that coexist in the Bahamas. Read more.
April 8, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are the first to identify a single nocturnal species of a Malawi cichlid – the Tropheops sp. “red cheek. Read more.
April 15, 2021
Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Read more.
March 30, 2021
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in denouncing increased violence, xenophobia, discrimination, and micro-aggression directed against Asian Americans across the nation. Read more.
March 9, 2021
Nathaniel Shanok, Ph.D., a recent graduate, and Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of psychology, published a study that found a way to alleviate negative emotions in preadolescent children in the journal, Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Read more.
March 9, 2021
The Schmidt College of Science welcomes the newly appointed administrative fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Read more.
March 1, 2021
Understanding travel demand patterns of shared e-scooter use and the demographics most likely to use this alternative form of transportation are expected to be a moving target for several years and a challenge for city, regional, and transportation planners. Read more.
February 9, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are the first to conduct a longitudinal study to examine the extent to which being “nice” (prosocial behavior) and being “mean” (relationally aggressive behavior) shape changes in friend perceptions of their relationship. Read more.
March 3, 2021
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology is a rigorous, streamlined, pre-professional program unique in Southeast Florida that will enable students to pursue competitive professional training programs in the health sciences. This program is tailored for students who seek entrance into top-tier schools in the fields of medicine, veterinary science, pharmacology, and more. Read more.
February 18, 2021
Using venom from the Conus nux, a species of sea snail, a first-of-its-kind study from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine in collaboration with FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce, suggests that these conotoxins could potentially treat malaria. Read more.
February 10, 2021
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science examined the developing mother-infant relationship by studying feeding method (breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding) and affectionate touch patterns in depressed and non-depressed mother-infant dyads as well as examining the infant’s electroencephalogram activity (EEG) during development. Read more.
November 14, 2020
The virtual 2020 Data Science, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Conference brings together the research interests of Florida Atlantic University and industry and government leaders to stimulate collaboration in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and more.. Read more.
May 15, 2021 (Application)
FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is pleased to announce our NEW CES-USGS Research Support Program for FAU graduate students interested in, or currently conducting, Everglades restoration-related research. Read more.
February 2, 2021
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Social Work and Criminal Justice and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science examine why re-entry programs are not as effective for African American men when compared to others.. Read more.
March 18, 2021
2021 virtual Pre-Health Professions Graduate Fair! Admission representatives were in attendance from health-related graduate schools and programs. Read more.
January 13, 2021
Using prototype “micro-satellite” tags specifically designed to fit juvenile leatherback turtles, Upwell and Florida Atlantic University researchers released eighteen captive-reared juvenile leatherbacks off the coast of Florida and tracked their movements. Watch here.
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.
The research team includes Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D., a research professor in the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and a member of the FAU Brain Institute; Christopher Beetle, Ph.D., an associate professor of physics, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; and Christine Williams, DNSc, professor emeritus, FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more.
South Florida giants in higher education and healthcare have joined forces to form an alliance that will advance clinical research and clinical trials in the region. Read more.
Carlee Jackson isn’t afraid of sharks. Quite the opposite. She thinks they’re cute. She also thinks that they’re incredibly important to the ocean ecosystem. Read more.
Check out this timelapse video of #FAU students putting together a bottlenose dolphin skeleton which is on display in the physical science building's atrium. Watch here.
Inspired by his own butterfly garden at home, a Florida Atlantic University neuroscientist got a unique look at how monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillars behave when food is scarce. Read more.
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 concerning a novel Florida Bay ecosystem model titled, “ Ecosystem structure and resilience of the Florida Bay Estuary: an original ecosystem model with implications for everglades restoration .” Read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Pre-Health Professions Office is providing additional support for Pre-Health track students pursuing goals of attending medical and health professional careers thanks to the newly founded Golberg Scholarship. Read more.
To determine how this lack of predation impacts escape responses that are highly stereotyped across fish species, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College explored the tiny A. mexicanus to determine if there are evolved differences in the species. Read more.
Among this year’s conference award recipients was Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., professor emeritus in Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. Read more.
A cross-disciplinary team contributed expertise from a diversity of scientific fields, including sea turtle husbandry, wildlife telemetry, oceanographic modeling, and conservation biology. Read more.
A study from Ph.D. candidate Morgan Slevin is the first to show the relationship between a bird’s gut and brain. Read more.
Associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diana Mitsova, Ph.D. , was appointed the John DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development. Read more.
Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D., has been named interim dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Teresa served as chair and professor in the FAU Department of Psychology since 2018. Read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science welcomes Sarah Milton, Ph.D., as the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Read more.
Monica Rosselli, Ph.D., Professor & Assistant Chair of Psychology in the College of Science, was a member of a research team that was awarded a five-year, $5.3 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Read more.
Betsy Evans is a Summer 2020 graduate of the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program in Environmental Science. Read more.
For more than 1 million years, independent cavefish populations that are geographically and hydrologically isolated from one another have evolved to include about 29 different populations Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, and 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.
Scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science compared city storks with natural wetland storks to gauge their success in urban environments based on their diet and food opportunities. Read more.
Each year the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science celebrates the achievements of its future doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and physician assistants. Congratulations to the future doctors who began their journey here at FAU! Help us cheer on and commemorate these young students' achievements. Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, in collaboration with Georgia State University, have received a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more.
The Department of Geosciences offers undergraduate degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a focus in either Geography or Geology. Read more.
Science Student Services and Advising has transitioned to remote platforms beginning March 18, 2020 until further notice. Read more.
FNBC6 South Florida's Roxy Vargas interviews John L. Renne, Ph.D., an associate professor and Director for the FAU Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. Watch Now.
Francis Motta, Ph.D., second author and an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is among a team of scientists who have uncovered evidence that an intrinsic oscillator drives the blood-stage cycle of malaria parasite, P. falciparum. Read more.
Congratulations to Edoardo Persichetti, Ph.D. , assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a member of the FAU's Center for Cryptography and Information Security, whose proposal for a cryptographic encryption scheme made it to the final round of the Post-Quantum Standardization process. Read more.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have published a new report, “Protecting South Florida: A Discussion of Sea Level Rise, Property and Regional Planning,” to assist local government to respond to sea-level rise. Read more.
Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University have received the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award. Read more.
The Department of Physics in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science was the recipient of a $1.1 million gift to establish The Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more.
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 (CES-BEPI). Read more.
Right before turtle nesting season, beaches were closed due to COVID-19, so the assumption was there would be fewer interruptions of nesting turtles. Watch more.
The department comes to us from the former College for Design and Social Inquiry and is led by Dr. Steven Bourassa, who serves as the Chair and Henry D. Epstein Professor. Read more.
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 for the research project titled “Role of the N-terminal Region in Abeta Oligomer and Fibril Formation.” Read more.
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.
Nwadiuta Esiobu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, was recently featured on WPTV5 for her study on the effectiveness of various face coverings. Read more.
Traffic volumes by March 22, 2020, dropped by 47.5 percent compared to that same point in 2019. Read more.
Robin Vallacher, Ph.D., is a professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology. Read the message from the chair.
Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will serve as a series consultant for “Star Gazers”. Read more.
Andrés Garzón-Oechsle is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geosciences. He 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. Read Q and A.
Several juvenile shark species use shallow water nursery sites where the young can grow with a reduced risk of predation. However, prior to a study by Florida Atlantic University, no documentation was available to show that large adult sharks also swim in shallower waters to avoid predation. Read more.
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, find that being fun is a serious matter because it imparts special benefits to children. They recently published a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study in the Journal of Personality that explored the importance of being fun. Read more.
Upon FAU’s transition to remote working on March 16, 2020, due to COVID-19, our Tiny Earth team kicked into high gear to preserve the efforts of our teaching labs and team this far in the semester. Read more.
Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual Wave Competition, an undergraduate research competition organized by FAU’s Division of Research. Students have been working on innovative projects for the past two semesters, taking their ideas from concept to reality. Winners Here.
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. Winners Here.
Students earn top spots in the university-wide research competition. Read More.
When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With “virtual” communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use of mobile and video devices, now more than ever, it’s important to understand how these technologies impact communication. Read More.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s 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.
FAU worked with members of the United States Coast Guard to provide the three female baby sea turtles with a special “seat” on board a 33-foot special law enforcement (SPC-LE) boat for their journey home. On March 27, they were released about 17 to 18 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream Current. Read More.
Ph.D. candidate in Mathematical Sciences, Alex Milbrand, is teaching future scientists at FAU. With her sights set on pursuing a career in higher education, Alex shares her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, the range of leadership roles she has assumed along the way, and the opportunities afforded to mathematics students at the University. Watch Here.
As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Read More.
Jorge's research focuses on invariant manifolds in nonlinear dynamical systems. These are geometric objects which organize the long time behavior of models used in physics, engineering, biology, economics, and even from within mathematics itself. Read More.
Like most other species, male sea turtles will mate with any female sea turtle they can. However, when it comes to female sea turtles and mate selection, it’s a little more complex. Sea turtles are known to have multiple mates, yet there is no consensus on why they do. Read More.
The College of Science’s Methods of Calculus course text and supplemental materials are now free to ensure greater access and affordability to students. Through the State University System of Florida’s Affordability Counts initiative, the FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences began taking steps to advance affordability in its courses. Read More.
Pursuing his doctorate in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, Morgan Slevin also works with Assistant Professor, Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., in the Behavioral Ecology and Bio-acoustics Lab. Morgan's current project at FAU aims to help understand the relationship between a bird's gut microbiome, its brain, and its overall health. Read more.
High achieving undergraduate students had the opportunity to meet with the College of Science Dean, college leadership, faculty and members of the academic affairs team at the Soar-in-4 Scholars luncheon. The students will work closely with the Academic Affairs team through the program. Students also had the opportunity to connect with fellow Soar-in-4 peers. Check out our photo album!
Assistant Professor of Digital Science and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, University of South Florida Ryan Carney, Ph.D., talked Digital Dinosaurs and Diseases at another packed lecture hall last Friday, February 21st. Check out our Photo Album.
Thanks to author, glaciologist, National Geographic Society Explorer, and TED Fellow, M Jackson, Ph.D., who joined us on Friday, January 24 to explore “The Secret Lives of Glaciers.” Check out our Photo Album
A study led by neuroscientist William Alexander, Ph.D., at Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, sought to better understand how motivational control processes help maximize performance when faced with task challenges. Read More
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., a Professor of Biological Sciences, worked with WPTV to test for bacteria on 20 different wristwatches. They looked for two germs, in particular: E. coli and staphylococci, or staph. Watch to find the results.
Society of Physics Students at Florida Atlantic University is an organization that provides a community for undergraduate students interested in physics. Our goal is to assist in bridging the gap between students and faculty, share ideas and knowledge of physics concepts, provide opportunities for leadership roles and encourage involvement in research. Find out More.
David Warburton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geosciences is interviewed by WPTV. Watch here.
The Human Mission to Mars Class Research Symposium showcased the work of the student-led teams on Mars exploration. The undergraduate class of over 40 students shared their findings for the University’s inaugural mission to Mars. The teams presented research on Mars habitat construction, the best energy sources for long-term success on Mars, preventing a Martian mutiny, soil and plant microbiome for optimal crop yields, and much more! View Album.
The study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, is the first to analyze data collected at the village-level rather than the national level to guarantee that the estimates of medicinal plant families are consistent with the availability of these families locally. Read more.
FAU sea turtle conservation research is featured at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Turtle Trackers exhibit. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., welcomed guests at the launch of the exhibit alongside MODS CEO, Joe Cox, on Friday, Sept. 13 ribbon cutting. Read more.
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. View photo album.