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Science Fest

Friday, April 14, 2023  |  10 AM-2 PM  |  Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus

Celebration, Inspiration, and Collaboration 

Science Fest is organized by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University to celebrate the diversity of our scientific disciplines and the variety of contributions from our current faculty and students, inspire the next generation of scientific problem solvers, and foster partnerships between the university, scientific organizations, and local communities to promote the science disciplines and the ideals of mutual respect and inclusion. 

High school and middle school students, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff will enjoy science-related exhibitions, student poster competition, interactive games, activities, and networking opportunities to connect with each other.  

View photos from the March 25, 2022 event.


Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Friday, April 14, 2023  |  12:30-2:00 PM  |  Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus

The Science Fest student poster presentation competition includes a $1,000 award* to the top poster presentation. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to showcase their research projects and innovations relating to a specific discipline within the Schmidt College of Science. The research projects or innovations should have generated tangible and meaningful results and findings by the submission of the abstract. This poster competition award is generously sponsored by the Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Award to create a platform and opportunity for students in the Schmidt College of Science to participate in the communication of scientific research to their peer groups, faculty and community members. The poster presentation will be judged by four (4) faculty members from the Schmidt College of Science based on a judging rubric .  *$1,000 award may be split for students wishing to compete in team s of two .  

Apply to Compete!

The deadline has now passed to apply to compete.

Deadline to Apply to Compete: March 13, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Download Call for Student Posters and judging criteria rubric .

  • March 17, 2023: “Invitation to Submit the Poster” sent out to the selected students 

  • April 10, 2023: Final printed posters must be submitted to the Schmidt College of Science Dean’s Office (SE-43, room 256) 

Poster Guidelines

Participants are encouraged to use the FAU approved poster templates .

FAU’s Student Government provides supplemental services for research poster printing. Please submit your request for service five (5) business days ahead of your intended pickup date. Click here for more information about how to request the printing service.


Please contact Yanmei Li, Ph.D., at


Events and activities TBA

Exhibitors and Partners



Florida Atlantic University, Breezeway
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

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No-cite parking for visitors is available in Parking Lot 4. Click here for Google Map Directions .


Questions? Contact Yanmei Li at