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May 20, 2020
A Launch to the Top

FAU Tech Runway announced the winners of its annual Launch Competition, revealing the next cohort to enter its much lauded accelerator and mentoring program as Venture Class 8. The program offers promising ventures and talented entrepreneurs "best-in-class" instruction, networking, access to a network of investors, co-working space, cash investment awards and much more.

Congratulations to the winners of the $7,500 cash investment awards: Clearway Global, Lab in a Window, AerLogs, Cloudsyte, Guident, OneTouch and LifeMetrics. READ MORE.

Program Shines in Competition

Just as Tech Runway unveiled its new class, more good news rolled in from the 2020 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition. Two Tech Runway companies won their respective industry tracks, and a third company was named a finalist.

Real Street X, a venture class 5 company, took the top prize in the real estate track; and Intercept TeleMed won in healthcare/biosciences. Judges also recognized PowerCalc, a venture class 3 company, as a finalist. The newspaper ran lengthy features on the winners. Read more on Real Street X and Intercept TeleMed.
Fishing for First Place

With the support from the Division of Research, FAU's Graduate and Professional Student Association recently hosted its 11th annual Graduate Research Day as a virtual competition.

Steven Lombardo, a doctoral student enrolled in the Integrative Biology program at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, won first place for his research on bonefish in the biological and chemical sciences category. READ MORE.
Aerial Drones Capture Shark Escape

In new study, Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and a team of other researchers with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle researched the natural behaviors of a blacktip shark escaping from a large hammerhead shark in shallow waters. READ MORE.
Research in Arts and Letters

Jason Sharples, Ph.D., associate professor of history was recently featured in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters newest initiative – Research Thursdays.

Sharples received the Howard H. Peckham Long-Term Fellowship on Revolutionary America. The grant will support archival research for his project Tangled Roots: Florida’s Revolving Empires and the Opportunities of Changing Borders, 1760-1830.  READ MORE.
Next up: The Opioid Epidemic and What We Can Do About It

Almost 150 participants tuned in last week, for another successful virtual Research in Action with Colin Polsky, Ph.D., a professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science as he addressed issues with sea-level rising. WATCH.

Join us this week as Larry Toll, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, explains the science of addiction and the research behind opioids , HERE.
How AI Can Help

Zhen Ni, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of computer and electrical engineering and computer science, from the College of Engineering and Computer Science improves how learning machines make decisions on their own.

Ni's research uses artificial intelligence (AI) with control systems to teach robots how to adapt to different environments and conditions. READ MORE.
Have You Recently Published a Book?

The Research Communications team wants to hear about your recently published (after November 2019) book, chapter or co-authored book or chapter, for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue of Owl Research & Innovation  magazine and/or newsletter.

Submit your information   HERE.
Researchers: Need Workday Reporting Help?

Tanya Cohen, senior research accountant and effort administrator in the Division of Research's Office of Research Accounting, is available for individual training sessions on post-award management and Workday reporting.

To schedule a virtual training, please contact Tanya at tanyacohen@fau.edu.
Meet SparX at FAU: Formerly FAU Research Hub

Connecting faculty to collaborators, students and funding.

Post a project.
Recruit students.
Connect to colleagues.
Find funding.

Due to COVID-19, most FAU events are canceled, postponed or moved to an online platform.
Marc Kantorow, Ph.D.
Regulatory role of Phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling pathways in lens differentiation and function
$1,033,875
Jefferson University-Federal Flow Through
Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D.
Marilyn Link Internship Endowment Funds FY2020
$3,500
Florida Atlantic University Foundation
James Hartmann, Ph.D.
In vitro study of Cytokine production by peripheral blood cells from Healthy Donors and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients
$13,909
Florida Atlantic University Foundation
Rodney Murphey, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology and Neuroscience; a joint graduate program between the Max Planck Florida Institute and Florida Atlantic University
$114,433
Max Panck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Limited Submissions
 
Featured, upcoming limited submissions are listed below (with internal application due dates). To access a full list of limited submission funding opportunities and instructions for submitting an internal application, click here.  
 
Questions about the limited submissions process? Email  limited@fau.edu  
 
Internal application due date:  June 29, 2020
 
Internal application due date:  June 29, 2020
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