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Oct. 11, 2017
Research Attracts Stellar Students
Building on the success of this past summer, for the next two summers, FAU will host visiting STEM undergraduate students from across the country. The students will participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, held at institutions boasting strong research initiatives in innovative areas. READ MORE.
Young-Onset Dementia's Costs
Research led by James E. Galvin, M.D., of the College of Medicine and the Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies, is the first to capture the economic burden of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) in the United States. The study, published in Neurology , reveals that costs associated with FTD are twice that of Alzheimer’s disease. READ MORE .
Bridging the Way to Safety
Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed an innovative remote sensing technique to gauge the condition of timber railroad bridges. It is the first to measure displacements in lateral and vertical directions under traffic to aid in quantifying the condition of the bridges based on metrics, rather than simply on visual observation or just using images from photogrammetry. READ MORE .
Spanish Literature Expert Publishes Book
In an example of excellent scholarship, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Letters shows us how the Humanities can contribute to, if not lead, explorations into understanding human cognition, according to Dean Michael Horswell, Ph.D. Expert in Spanish literature, Yolanda Gamboa, Ph.D., has co-edited a collection of essays on Spanish drama criticism, titled Making Sense of the Senses: Current Approaches in Spanish Comedia Criticism.
FAU Tech Runway Company Nabs Award
MajiGear, a Venture Class 4 company, is a recipient of TechConnect's 2017 Defense Innovation Award. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have for the warfighter and national security. Visit MajiGear's website here.
Update from the Research Park
FAU faculty, students and staff collaborate with Research Park at FAU companies. To read the park’s latest newsletter, click here .
Recent Sponsored Research Awards
Investigator Name and Project
Sponsor Name and Total Anticipated Funding
Brain Lapointe
Caloosahatchee River – North Fort Myers Nutrient and Bacteria Source Identification Study
Lee County, State of FL
$98,764
Jeanette Wyneken
Promiscuity in Marine Turtles: Evolutionary Push for Population Stability
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
$7,773
Marianne Porter
Migration Mechanics: Understanding Swimming Kinematics of a Marine Apex Predator
Save Our Seas Foundation
$37,500
To see more recent awards, scroll down in the digital magazine  here.
11 a.m. Oct. 12, Boca Raton campus
Gary T. Leavens, Ph.D., will discuss "EPL/J: An Information Flow Control Policy Specification Language." For more information, click here.
Research Integrity
9 - 10 a.m. Oct. 13, ME-104, Rm. 223
Videoconference available
Understanding ethical guidelines and how they affect your research activities. Questions? Contact Elisa Gaucher. To RSVP, click  here .

Research Accounting, October 17
CANCELLED 
Faculty and post-docs from all colleges are invited to attend this workshop led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. You’ll take away an understanding of how to better reach lay audiences and ideas for strengthening NSF broader impacts proposal sections. RSVP here.
4 p.m. Oct. 24, Jupiter campus
Videoconference available
Samer Hattar, Ph.D., will discuss "Retinal and Brain Circuits Underlying Light Effects on Behavior." For details, click here.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 SU-80, Rm. 223
Video conference available
A former NIH Program Officer will share his insights. To RSVP, click here . Details here .
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, FAU Tech Runway
Celebrate innovative technology of Venture Class companies, watch drone demonstrations and hear from a distinguished speaker. Get your ticket here.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, The Atrium
Engineering East
The central focus of this DOR-hosted meeting is to foster interdisciplinary faculty collaboration on opioid addiction. The Vice President for Research will give opening remarks. Network and contribute your ideas to FAU’s research agenda. RSVP by October 27 here .
Limited Submission
Internal deadline: Nov. 13
For details, click  here .
Limited Submission
Internal deadline: Dec. 1
For details, click  here .
Letter of intent due: Nov. 1, applications by Dec. 4
Due: Dec. 15, letter of intent 30 days prior
NSF Biological Sciences No Deadline, Full Submission Change To read the Dear Colleague letter on i mplementation of the no-deadline, full-proposal submission process for most programs in the or Directorate for Biological Sciences, click here.
Expand Your Search for Research Funding 
To find funding opportunities, visit GrantForward. To find university-based resources, expertise and collaborators, use Florida ExpertNet. Click on the images below.
Now, more than ever, it's important to broadcast your scientific and scholarly achievements.

Please send research news and accomplishments to 
Luis F. Perez or Beth C. Barak   here .
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