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July 29, 2020
Research on the Upswing

Daniel C. Flynn, vice president for research, unveiled a report looking at five year's worth of research metrics during a recent meeting of the research leadership from across the university. All the numbers are up from last fiscal year, and way up from five years ago when he started implementing changes based on President John Kelly's Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence 2015-2025. READ MORE.

To view the downloadable pdf of the progress report, click here.
$5.2 Million to Help Lake Okeechobee

To better understand the nutrient conditions of Lake Okeechobee and harmful algal blooms, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5 million in grant funding will be awarded to South Florida Water Management District and Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

The two grant recipients will be using the funding to enhance nutrient removal technologies, data sharing and water quality monitoring to help improve the relationship between the environment conditions and nutrient dynamics in Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE.
New Study on Threatened Species

Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, recently published results of a study the movement, behavior and habitat use of white-spotted eagle rays in Florida's Indian River Lagoon. This ray is listed as "near threatened" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "Red List of Threatened Species."

 The study, published in the journal  Endangered Species Research , shows that rays use the deeper portions of the Indian River Lagoon, along Florida’s southeast coast, during the day and shallower portions during the night. READ MORE
NEXT: P romoting S ocial Connection During a Global Pandemic

About 50 people joined last week's virtual Research in Action as Shermeen Yousif, Ph.D., an assistant professor, in the school of architecture, in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, talked about her research on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the architecture of design process. Watch previous Research in Action presentations here.

Join us this week as Michael Maniaci, Ph.D., talks about s ocial connections and the importance of close relationships for health and well-being - even during a global pandemic. Maniaci is an assistant professor in the department of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Register here.
COVID-19 Change Challenge Update

Steven Kiyohiko Shiba, a medical student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, was one of the Division of Research winners of the COVID-19 Change Challenge, an opportunity for FAU students to earn up to $2,000 to help implement their ideas on combatting COVID-19 related issues.

His project proposed developing predictive algorithms for Covid-19 infections in FAU health care by enrolling participants into two study groups while they wear the Oura ring, a smart ring that resembles a silver wedding band, that collects data
with responses to daily symptom survey’s to predict the illness of Covid-19.

To read more about the progress of Shiba's project, click here.
Christine Spadola, Ph.D., assistant p rofessor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work , in the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, recently co-authored a chapter called Addictive Behaviors During Emerging Adulthood, inside the book The Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Addictive Behaviors.

The book was published by Routledge.

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Call for Presentations

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science invites researchers to submit presentation proposals for the third annual Data Science, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Conference.

The thirty-minute presentations should be original research, or conversation topics, that help users of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in south Florida. (Student poster presentations are also accepted for consideration.)

The deadline to submit is Aug. 17. Submit your presentations, here.

The virtual conference, which will address challenges and issues local leaders face with big data, is slated for Nov. 14. To register, click here.
1 to 2 p.m., TOMORROW , Zoom

2 to 3 p.m., TOMORROW , Webex
Meeting number (access code): 160 085 2228
Meeting password: PEhR3PU3EX5
*Have your resume/CV handy for the workshop

1 to 5 p.m., Aug. 4, Zoom
Due to COVID-19, most FAU events are canceled, postponed or moved to an online platform.
Steve Burton, Ph.D.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Florida Dolphins Stranding and Population Assessment Program
$476,506
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
Steve Burton, Ph.D.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Whales Stranding and Population Assessment Program
$172,939
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
Borko Furht, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation RAPID: Modeling Corona Spread Using Big Data Analytics
$95,751
National Science Foundation
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D
Evaluation of the effects of microbial remediation treatments on the performance of South Florida slash plant
$1,494
Florida Native Plant Society
Limited Submissions

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Questions about the limited submissions process? Email  limited@fau.edu  
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