Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Science Graduates
View photos from the Fall 2019 Commencement.
Spring 2020 Owl Research & Innovation Magazine
College of Science research and initiatives were abound in the spring issue of Owl Research & Innovation. Click here to view the magazine.
Some of the innovative activity from the college featured in the magazine includes: the college's work in the field of artificial intelligence and VR/AR, women scientists leading the way, how blind cavefish may hold clues to biological mysteries, and a feature on how the dean of the college is shaping the popular weekly PBS astronomy show, "Star Gazers."
Student Services Welcomes New Assistant Director
The College of Science welcomes Mitchell Arthur, who joins Student Services and Advising as the Assistant Director of Science Advising and Continuing Education. Read more.
Apply for Spring 2020 Scholarships
Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2020

College of Science General Scholarships available for students:
  • Dean Perry College of Science Graduate Scholarship (Spring only)
  • Stuyvesant Legacy of Excellence in STEM Scholarship Fund (Financial Aid Based Award)
  • Sarajedini Family Scholarship

For more information about these scholarships, and others, and to apply, visit the  College of Science Scholarships web page. For questions, contact
2020 Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series
Join us at the 2020 FAU Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, kicking off Friday, January 17, with a talk on "How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Redefining Neuroscience." Following, is a talk on January 24 with author, National Geographic Explorer, and glaciologist, M Jackson, Ph.D., who will speak about "The Secret Lives of Glaciers." This talk requires registering for tickets. We have experts this season from a range of scientific disciplines who are coming to FAU to speak about: artificial intelligence and machine learning, the geology of glaciers, the biology of extreme movement, how mathematical modeling is changing the world, understanding the Big Bang, a look inside nanomachines, and more! View the January talks below:
January 17

“How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Redefining Neuroscience”

Michael Smirnov, Ph.D.
Neural Data Scientist, Max Planck Florida Institute

Time: 4:00 p.m.
January 24

“The Secret Lives of Glaciers”

M Jackson, Ph.D.
Author, Scientist, Geographer, Glaciologist, National Geographic Explorer

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Following the talk there will be a Q&A, a book sale and signing, and a reception with light refreshments will begin thereafter.
Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Stotler, Ph.D. Candidate
Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Psychology, Jacqueline Stotler, goes into detail about her research in the Infant Cognition Lab, her experience at FAU as a psychology student and she shares what she wants to pursue when she graduates, in this recent Q and A. Read more.
Congratulations to Our Medical Physics Students
Congratulations to three of our Medical Physics graduate students who won awards at the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine's fall meeting. Pictured, left to right: Afrouz Ataei; FL AAPM President Omar Zeidan, Ph.D.; Maryam Ghonchehnaz; and Panagiota Galanakou. Learn more about the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics here.
FAU’s Society of Physics Students Recognized
Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS). The group was recognized as a 2019 Distinguished SPS Chapter. The Society of Physics Students’ National Office recognized the FAU chapter’s dedication and commitment to the SPS mission, support of fellow students, student involvement initiatives, and cultivation of a strong SPS community at the University. Learn more about FAU’s SPS chapter.
Inside the FAU Research Gallery
Photo by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star.
Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D. (pictured left), a Professor of Biological Sciences, oversees the FAU Marine Research Lab at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, which has a public viewing area called the Research Gallery. Visitors can look down from the second floor upon tubs of turtles, and usually a professor or a student is on hand to answer questions about the work underway. “Our lab is in many ways unique in the world,” says Jeanette Wyneken, “we’re not only doing the science, but we talk about it in real time.”

Read more from this story in The Coastal Star.
In the News
Human Mission to Mars Class Research Symposium

The symposium showcased the work of the student-led teams on Mars exploration. The undergraduate Human Mission to Mars class of over 40 students shared their findings for the University’s inaugural mission to Mars.  View photos.
Paul Yiu, Ph.D., Retirement

The Department of Mathematics celebrates Paul Yiu, Ph.D., who served as a professor, teaching courses that range from Geometry to Calculus, Number Theory and Cryptography.
Watch: NASA Scientist James Rice, Ph.D., Speaks to Mars Class

James W. Rice, Ph.D., spoke with the Human Mission to Mars class on November 13, 2019. He discussed his work as a Senior Scientist for the Mars Rover Exploration Project: Geology Team Leader for the Planetary Science Institute.  Watch the video.
Psychology Professor Nancy Jones, Ph.D., Published

Associate Professor, Nancy Jones, Ph.D., and Director of the Waves Lab, recently published the book, "Conducting Research in Developmental Psychology." The text discusses a new area of developmental science, developmental psychology, and human development.
Electrocardiogram Technician Course
Interested in working in the health field? The Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician Course will prepare you to work as an EKG technician in hospital, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities. After completing this course you will be able to analyze cardiac rhythms and 12 lead EKGs.

Register online today at
Sponsored Research Awards
Sarah Milton, Ph.D.
FAU Foundation, $25,050

Loisa Kerwin
South Florida River Water Management District, $298,190

Tiffany Briggs, Ph.D.
US Army Engineer and Development Center, $75,576

Rodney Murphy, Ph.D.
Max Plank Florida Institute for Neuroscience, $134,950 
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