FAU Lands $2 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

FAU researchers in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, in collaboration with four other universities, recently received a grant from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish the “Center for Equitable Transit-Oriented Communities” (CETOC). CETOC will focus on “Preserving the Environment,” to support the U.S. DOT’s climate solution and sustainability goals. The center will promote transit access, multimodal infrastructure, compact and efficient land use patterns, as well as resilience and climate mitigation, and adaptation. Read more.

Marine Seagrass Meadow Shows Resilience to Bounce Back After Die-offs

A study about Florida Bay, one of the largest global contiguous seagrass systems, in Aquatic Botany by Marguerite Koch, Ph.D., senior author and a professor of biological sciences in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, found healthy recruits of turtlegrass, a marine seagrass, in open bare patches after seagrass meadow die-off events. Read more.

Climate Change Concern in Florida Linked With Recent Extreme Weather

An increasing number of Floridians agree that human actions are causing climate change, including a record number of Florida Republicans, according to a new survey from Florida Atlantic University. This finding reinforces the trend observed in the prior seven Florida Climate Resilience Surveys, conducted by FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.

New Model Based on Psychology Predicts Who Will Buy Trendy Products

A study by co-author Andrzej Nowak, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, offers a new psychological interpretation of the most popular, existing adoption model used widely in marketing today centered around four groups of people to predict who will buy trendy products. Read more.

Schmidt College of Science Celebrates Future Doctors

Dean Valery Forbes, Ph.D., hosted the 20th Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Future Doctors’ Reception on May 3, in the FAU Student Union on the Boca Raton campus. FAU faculty and staff, along with students’ families, gathered to celebrate FAU students who have been admitted to health professional graduate programs. Read more. View photos.

Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 17 at the Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach. The center, led by John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, Professor and CUES Director, remains dedicated to working with communities, local residents, and decision-makers to address urban and environmental issues through partnerships, education, and research. Read more. View photos.

FAU Honors 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumni

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association recently hosted its annual Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception. The event brought together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their outstanding peers, with alumni from nine of FAU’s colleges honored for their career accomplishments. Maria Altieri, M.D. ’03, was the honoree and alumna from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight: Sea Turtle Scientist Jeff Guertin

Schmidt College of Science alumnus Jeff Guertin, M.S. ’10, is a biologist with Inwater Research Group in Jensen Beach. During his time at Florida Atlantic, Guertin gained hands-on experience not only with sea turtles, but also with the development, planning, and execution of a scientific project. Read more.

Program Spotlight: Professional Science Master in Medical Physics

The Schmidt College of Science’s Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP) degree program provides students with a strong foundation in radiological and applied physics training within the medical physics profession so graduates can go on to create the cutting-edge medical technologies of tomorrow. Read more.

Florida Remains No. 1 for Higher Education in 'U.S. News' Rankings for Seventh Year

Once again, U.S. News and World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education because of several factors, including the state’s relatively low tuition rates. Read more.

Congratulations Spring 2023 Graduates

Congratulations to all of our inspiring spring graduates! View photos.

Graduate Student Hayley Knapp Places Second at State-wide 3MT® Competition

Congratulations to first-year Biological Sciences master’s degree student Hayley Knapp, who placed second overall in the state-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition hosted at the University of Miami on April 19. Earlier this spring, Knapp won first place in Florida Atlantic’s annual 3MT® competition for her presentation, “From Poop to Parent: Examining Paternity in Dynamic Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Populations in the Bahamas.” Read more.

Electrocardiogram (EKG-12 Leads) Technician Course

This comprehensive 30 hour EKG technician course prepares individuals to function as EKG and Monitor technicians in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, and other health care facilities. No previous healthcare experience is required. After completing this course you will be able to analyze cardiac rhythms and 12 lead EKGs.

Summer 2023 Dates: June 26-July26

Class meets on Monday’s 5:00-9:00 p.m. in-person and on Wednesday’s 5:00-9:00 p.m. through Zoom.

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HBOI Boat Tours Return

Sign up today for a fun and educational 1.5-hour excursion aboard FAU Harbor Branch’s pontoon tour boat, the Discovery! During this experience, an expert guide will discuss the wildlife encountered, as well as the research that the institute conducts to better understand and protect the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. Learn more.

Polo Reef Science Internship
Registration is now open for interested students to apply for a 12-week internship opportunity on-site at the Polo Reef Company in New York. The internship is available for Florida Atlantic University students in the Summer 2023 semester. A diving certificate is preferred for internship applicants. The intern should reside within driving distance of the Polo Reef Company for the duration of the internship. Learn more.

  • Identify and take care of a variety of coral species, and rehabilitate species back to full health when needed
  • Dive in a 17,000-gallon tank
  • Evaluate and provide for the nutritional needs of fish species and coral in an aquarium environment (aquarium ecosystem)
  • And much more!
Continuing Education Courses
DNA Forensics and Assisted Reproductive Technology
Summer ‘23: Jul. 6-Aug. 8 | Fall ’23: Oct. 17-Nov. 16

The DNA Forensics certificate course is for professionals and non-professional students contemplating a career in biotech, forensic science, criminal justice and other allied life science programs. Learn more and register.

The ART certificate course is for professionals or current students seeking a career in human reproductive medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, biomedical science and other allied life science programs. Learn more and register.
Become a Cybersecurity Expert
Earn an advanced graduate degree or certificate in cybersecurity and elevate your career path. Our graduates in the Department of Mathematical Sciences acquire high-demand, specialized skills and are sought after by some of the biggest names in the technology industry, government, and academics. Learn more.
In the News

'Scientific American' Taps William Hahn, Ph.D., as AI Expert

Assistant Professor and Co-director of the FAU Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab, William Hahn, Ph.D., discusses “How AI Knows Things No One Told It” in a May 11 Scientific American article. Read more.

Marianne Porter, Ph.D., Shark Scholar for 'National Geographic'

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and shark researcher, Marianne Porter, Ph.D., discusses “Do Sharks Hold Their Breath Underwater?” in a May 11 National Geographic article about scalloped hammerhead sharks. Read more.

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Tuesday, August 8

Summer Commencement

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