Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. Candidate Alex Milbrand is Leading the Way
Ph.D. candidate in Mathematical Sciences, Alex Milbrand, is teaching future scientists at FAU. With her sights set on pursuing a career in higher education, Alex shares her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, the range of leadership roles she has assumed along the way, and the opportunities afforded to mathematics students at the University. Click here to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics.
Remote Student Advising and Support
College of Science Student Services and Advising has transitioned to remote platforms beginning March 18, 2020, until further notice. Learn more.
University Coronavirus Updates
FAU continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For the most recent updates, visit the University's dedicated web page at
Division of Research Updates
The Division of Research offices are available to help FAU researchers in any way possible with online-everything and remote working. The opportunity to write those grants or catch up on any compliance training in the weeks ahead is available. Read more.

In addition, the Division of Research set up a website where students, faculty and staff can ask questions anonymously. Visit and use the event code “SustainResearch” to post questions.

Combat COVID-19 Student Competition

Do you have an idea to help combat the effects of COVID-19? Enter the Division of Research COVID-19 Student Competition. The challenge has two categories: clinical/research and social science/education. Click here to learn more.

The top two projects in each category will be awarded a cash prize.
  • 1st Place wins $2,000 per team to start the project
  • 2nd Place wins $1,000 per team/project to start the project

Click here to submit your application online. The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2020.
FAU: We're in This Together
We are inspired by the resilience of our University community and proud of all our Owls. We are in this together, even while we are apart. 💙
College of Science Fall 2019 Dean's List
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is proud to announce the Fall 2019 Dean's List. Congratulations to our high achieving undergraduates. Read more.
Distance Learning Innovation Award
Mathematics Instructor, Papiya Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., pictured left.
The recently released zero-cost eText, Methods of Calculus, authored by mathematics faculty Papiya Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., was chosen for the United States Distance Learning Association Innovation Award. The eText is a free open educational resource that was developed in partnership with FAU's Center for Online and Continuing Education. Learn how FAU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is taking steps to advance access and affordability in its courses. Read more.
Cavefish: Out of the Dark, Into the Limelight
Alex Keene, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Science, and his collaborators, assistant professors, Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D., and Erik Duboué, Ph.D., both from Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, are helping FAU emerge as a hub for the growing field of cavefish research. Together, these scientists are teasing out fish secrets and establishing it as an unconventional sort of lab rat, a subject for routine use in studies intended to shed light on human biology. Read more from the Division of Research
Mathematical Models and Understanding Infectious Disease with Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D.
Mathematical biologist, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, is interviewed by College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., about how mathematical models are used to understand the ways infectious disease spreads in a population. Tuncer also discusses what information mathematical epidemiologists look for to better understand emerging diseases, such as the coronavirus. Click here to listen to the full podcast.
Student Spotlight with Morgan Slevin
Pursuing his doctorate in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, Morgan Slevin works with assistant professor, Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., in the Behavioral Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab. Morgan's current project aims to help understand the relationship between a bird's gut microbiome, its brain, and its overall health. Read more.
Three Minute Thesis Competition Goes Virtual
FAU's Graduate College will host the University's 4th-Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition virtually! This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to present their research in three minutes. Graduate students compete for over $30,000 in scholarship prizes. Due to University guidelines for COVID-19, the competition will be held virtually this year. Detailed instructions on how to submit videos will be provided to all registered competitors.
Registration and Static Slide deadline: March 30, 2020
In the News
51st Southeastern International Combinatorics Conference

The 51st Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing was held on March 9-13, 2020, at the newly renovated Student Union building at FAU. The conference included a program with plenary lectures by invited speakers, as well as sessions of contributed papers each day. Read More.
FAU Hosts the Southeastern Regional Learning Assistant Workshop

The workshop included presentations and panels with students and faculty on this approach to active learning, in addition to classroom visits in two calculus and a chemistry course taught with learning assistants. Read more.
Sponsored Research Awards
Frederick Hoffman, Ph.D.
National Security Agency, $19,970  
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