Monica Rosselli Recognized with HNS Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, Monica Rosselli, Ph.D., was presented the Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award by the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS). Learn more.
'Octo Girl' Takes Deep Dive to Uncover How Octopus Species Coexist
Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science, and collaborators, conducted the first long-term study in a South Florida lagoon to discover how different octopus species coexist. Read more.
Salvatore Lepore Recognized by National Academy of Inventors
Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor, Salvatore Lepore, Ph.D., was selected for induction into the FAU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more.
Erik Johanson Interviewed by Local 10 News About Record Breaking Heat
Erik Johanson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geosciences, was interviewed by WPLG Local 10 about climate change, in particular, the record breaking heat in Florida, and its impacts across the state. Watch here.
Jeanette Wyneken Interviewed on Climate Change Impact on Sea Turtles
Professor of Biological Sciences, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., was interviewed by WSVN-TV to discuss how climate change is fueling gender imbalances in loggerhead sea turtles. Watch here.
Hubble Picture of the Week Taken by FAU Astrophysicist
This star-studded Picture of the Week from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken by Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Professor and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, depicts NGC 6717, which lies more than 20,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. The photo is part of NGC 6717 is a globular cluster, a roughly spherical collection of stars tightly bound together by gravity.⁠
Social Media Spotlight: Coastal Studies Lab
@CoastalStudiesLab on Instagram: "Student researchers snuck in a last minute field day today to capture post-Larry conditions just before poster materials are due tomorrow for the @asbpa national coastal conference. Talk about hot off the presses research findings!" Follow here. Learn more about the lab.
Continuing Education Courses
The Schmidt College of Science is offering three continuing education courses this Fall 2021 that are available to students and members of the community. Each course promotes education for future careers in health and medicine.

Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep Course
Session 1: starts Oct. 16, Session 2: starts Nov. 13

Basic Clinical Skills for Pre-Health Students
Session 1: starts Oct. 4

Electrocardiogram (EKG-12 Leads) Technician Course
Session 1: starts Oct. 5
Student Services and Advising Fall Workshop Series
Learn about graduate and undergraduate programs, certificates, minors, and career opportunities offered across the Schmidt College of Science. Learn more and RSVP.

Monday, November 1
Certificates and Minors Workshop

Thursday, November 4
Graduate Programs in Psychology Workshop

Monday, November 8
Exploring Careers in Environment, Design & Policy: Geosciences, Urban Development, Urban & Regional Planning Workshop
Pre-Health Professions Fall Workshop Series
All workshops will be virtual and open to all campuses. Workshops serve a range of students, from freshman to seniors, and topics including Pre-Health Freshman FAQ, Interview Boot Camp, How to Open a File, and more. Learn more.
2021 Three Minute Thesis Competitor
Watch 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship Competitor, Riley Wehr, present “The 'tell tail' Triceratops; what a fossil assemblage from North Dakota can tell us about the climate and environment of the last days of the Cretaceous.” Learn more about the FAU 3MT Competition.
2021 Art of Science Photography Contest
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021

Open to members of the FAU community - students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff - to showcase the cutting edge research, scholarship, and creativity happening at FAU. Submit your photographs today for an opportunity to win an iPad, Apple Watch, or AirPods. Top photographs will be published in an upcoming issue of Owl Research and Innovation magazine. Learn more.
Forward Together
FAU strongly encourages everyone to wear face coverings inside buildings as well as outside when around large groups of people. As we prepare for the fall semester, help us move Forward Together.
In the News
Shark Researcher and Pilot Featured | National Aviation Day
Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, is an internationally renowned shark researcher and pilot with more than 950 hours of flight time. During his training flights, Kajiura saw large numbers of sharks along the beach. Those sightings sparked his idea for a shark aerial survey program at FAU, and he now uses aviation to study the annual blacktip shark migration. Watch here.
Scientists Discuss Hurricane Preparedness with UPress
Associate Professor, Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor, Erik Johanson, Ph.D., were interviewed by FAU's University Press, discussing how students can prepare for hurricane season. Read more.
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