FAU Researcher Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award for Cryptography
Researcher and assistant professor of mathematics, Shi Bai, Ph.D., received the coveted NSF CAREER award for his cutting-edge research in the fields of cryptography. Read more.
Easing Anxiety in Children with Computerized Training Program
Nathaniel Shanok, Ph.D., a recent graduate, and Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of psychology, published a study that found a way to alleviate negative emotions in preadolescent children in the journal, Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Read more.
Memorial Cancer Institute/FAU Designated "Cancer Center of Excellence"
The alliance between the Memorial Cancer Institute and FAU (MCIFAU) has been recognized by the state's Department of Health as a "Florida Cancer Center of Excellence." It becomes just the fifth in the state to earn the designation. Read more.
Scoot Over! Study Reveals E-Scooter Use in Washington, D.C.
Louis Merlin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and collaborators, developed models to understand travel demand and the demographics for electrical scooters in cities. Learn about the challenges facing city, regional, and transportation planners. Read more.
Administrative Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Schmidt College of Science welcomes the newly appointed administrative fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Read more.
Alumna Spotlight: Erika Moylan
Erika Moylan is an FAU alumna who graduated with a B.A. in Geology, a minor in GIS and an Advanced GIS certificate. Erika is currently a Geographer with the South Florida Water Management District, serving as the Emergency Operations Center GIS unit Assistant Manager, working on the annual hurricane preparedness and training for hurricane season. Read more.
Pursue a B.S. in Medical Biology
FAU’s new Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology program offers a streamlined pathway for students seeking entrance into competitive professional programs in the health sciences, such as medical, veterinary, or pharmacology schools. Learn more.
Alumna Spotlight: Danielle Ingle, Ph.D.
Recent FAU alumna, Danielle Ingle, Ph.D., worked with a team to recover 60 "cold-stunned" sea turtles.
Turtles underwent "swim tests" to evaluate if they were ready to be returned to the wild. Danielle helped release 25 turtles back into adequately warm water temperatures. Danielle is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University, Galveston campus.
FAU Researcher Featured in Documentary Series Generation Ocean: Sharks 360
Experience the remarkable migration of thousands of blacktip sharks along the Florida coast. You'll be immersed working alongside FAU professor Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., and the FAU Elasmobranch Lab team as they take to the sea and the sky to study some of South Florida's most exciting shark species.
University Coronavirus Updates
FAU continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). For the most recent updates, visit the University's dedicated web page at
Frontiers in Science 2021 Public Lecture Series
April and May Talks
April 2

"Mathematical Puzzles"

Peter Winkler, Ph.D.
William Morrill Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dartmouth College

Time: 4:00 p.m.

April 23

“A New Horizon in Precision Oncology - Proteogenomics"

Henry Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, National Cancer Institute, and Senior Scientific Officer at the National Institutes of Health

Time: 4:00 p.m.

May 19 (Wednesday)

"The Universe as a Time Machine"

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics at FAU, and Chair of the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Watch on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for Frost Museum of Science, or Facebook Live of the Schmidt College of Science.
We invite you to join the Schmidt College of Science at the 2021 Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series. The series runs from January through May. Experts from across the world bring a diversity of topics, discussing research in timely and engaging areas of the sciences. This season will be fully virtual, yet just as interactive, including question and answer sessions. To see the full line-up, visit
Science Undergraduate Students Compete at FURC 2021
Daniela Nikolova, Ph.D., a senior instructor in mathematics, and her team of students and alumni competed for the second consecutive year, presenting their research at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 2021 (FURC 2021). This year, the team shared their work on the "Symmetric Structures of Viruses." Read more.
Pre-Health Professions Spring 2021 Virtual Workshop Series
April 26 and 29

Prepare for the application process to professional health programs. The Basics Workshop is for freshman and sophomores, and reviews what makes an applicant competitive, Pre-Health Office services, admissions exams, and more. The Beyond the Basics Workshop, is for juniors and seniors, and reviews the personal statement, application timelines, and much more. Register here.
Alumna Spotlight: Carlee Jackson
FAU Schmidt College of Science alumna Carlee Jackson is a turtle and shark researcher in South Florida, and co-founder of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization working to bring more women of color into shark sciences. Learn more.
Spring 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition
The deadline for graduate students to submit their video to this year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition is April 4.

This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to record a 3 minute video to "pitch" their graduate research. Over $30,000 in scholarship prizes are awarded to competition winners. Learn more and submit your video.
Three Minute Thesis Championship Competitor Morgan Slevin
Morgan Slevin is a doctoral candidate in integrative biology and first place winner of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition, who presented, "Smarts and Symbiosis: How a Bird's Gut Microbiome Influences its Cognitive Performance." Morgan competed this spring in the regional 3MT competition. Click here to learn more and see all of the 3MT Championship competitors from the College of Science.
Summer Registration Opens March 29
GPSA Spring 2021 Graduate Research Day 
FAU's Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is hosting the 12th Annual Graduate Research Day virtually April 15-18, 2021. The competition is open to active and enrolled degree-seeking graduate students from all academic disciplines, and provides them with the opportunity to present their research to esteemed faculty judges from all disciplines. Learn more and register.
In the News
Alumnus Spotlight: Winston Buckley, Ph.D.
Winston Buckley, Ph.D., is an '07 and '09 alumnus of FAU, earning an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics, respectively, which he started at the age of 42. While at FAU, Buckley received the first Spyros and Leanne Magliveras Fellowship. Now at Bentley University, Buckley was promoted from associate professor to full professor. Read more.
Postdoc Spotlight: David Bradshaw, Ph.D.
David Bradshaw, Ph.D., an alumnus of the Schmidt College of Science and current postdoctoral fellow, is serving as the new president of the FAU Postdoctoral Association. As a former doctoral student at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Bradshaw secured the first student center, a designated place on campus where students could gather and socialize. Read more.
CES-USGS Research Support Program
FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is pleased to announce our NEW CES-USGS Research Support Program for FAU graduate students interested in, or currently conducting, Everglades restoration-related research. The program will provide a stipend and tuition costs for up to nine credits a semester to one graduate student per year. Application deadline: April 11, 2021. Learn more.
New Podcast: FAU’s Home and High Water  
Subscribe to Home and High Water, a new science podcast by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies (CES) that launches on March 31. The program is about CES research that uncovers how we live, adapt, and thrive in a changing climate. Listen to the Home and High Water trailer.
FAU Cares Emergency Fund for Students
Florida Atlantic University established the "FAU Cares Emergency Fund" for currently registered, degree-seeking students who are experiencing financial hardship. The fund can be used for education-related expenses such as room, board, tuition, and personal expenses.
Students can learn more through FAU’s Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information, and to donate to the FAU Cares Emergency Fund, visit
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