Researchers Discover What May Be Destination for Sea Turtles' Mysterious 'Lost Years'
Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., worked with researchers at the University of Central Florida on a study that discovered the legendary Sargasso Sea may be an important nursery habitat for young sea turtles. Read more.
FAU High and Schmidt College of Science Student CEO Wins $19k in Three Competitions
Paris Prince, CEO of SPods, is an FAU High School senior and a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, who won $19,500 in funding from three competitions for her innovative student project and startup business called SPods; a portable, eco-friendly, hand hygiene product. Read more.
Helping Hand for Wading Birds
With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
Origin of Monkeys Living Near an Urban Airport For Decades Confirmed
Robust data and genetic research are providing important evidence on a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago and settled in a thick mangrove forest near a South Florida airport. Read more.
Students Develop Neural Networks at the Nexus of Data Science and Electron Microscopy
FAU data science students performing research at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience developed an AI-based algorithm to help researchers identify gold particles in electron microscopy images and can help streamline research breakthroughs. Read more.
Science Students Earn Top Spots at 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition
Congratulations to Three Minute Thesis winners from the College of Science: Championship Runner-up, Claudius Osei (experimental psychology Ph.D. program), and Championship Second Runner-up, Nirthieca Suthakaran (integrative biology Ph.D. program). Read more.
2020 Soar-in-4 Student Scholars
Congratulations to our 2020 Soar-in-4 Scholars cohort of high-achieving undergraduate students. The college has 27 students in the 2020 cohort, pursuing a range of disciplines, from psychology, biological sciences, neuroscience and behavior, chemistry, health sciences, and more. The students have support on their journey to earning a bachelor’s degree as part of the Soar-in-4 program. Read more.
Student Spotlight: SEA Scholar Sammy Trail
Sammy Trail is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D. in integrative biology, and a SEA Scholar working in the Department of Biological Sciences Marine Science Laboratory. Sammy is researching sensory biology and behavior with leatherback sea turtle hatchlings. Read more.
FAU High Graduates Receive Bachelor’s Before High School Diplomas
Congratulations to FAU High graduates who received their bachelor’s from the Schmidt College of Science prior to receiving their high school diploma: (left to right) Ainsley Blackwood, psychology; Nicole Nudelman, biological sciences; Xiyan Wu, mathematical sciences and computer science. Read more.
Protect Your Owl Family
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Mathematical Sciences Alumnus Named University of Montenegro President
Alumnus, Vladimir Bozovic, Ph.D., was named the Acting Rector/President of the University of Montenegro. Bozovic earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematical Sciences in 2008 under the direction of professor Spyros Magliveras, Ph.D. Read more.
In the News
Emily Cimillo Honored at Employee Service Awards
Emily Cimillo, Budget and Outreach Manager for the Department of Mathematical Sciences, was recognized with the iTHINK Financial Customer Service Award at the 2021 Employee Service Awards for ensuring efficient and effective use of FAU resources. Read more.
New Classification Scheme Presented in “Tropical Marine Mollusks” Book
"Tropical Marine Mollusks" is the first book of its kind, presenting a completely new classification scheme for the biogeographical regions of the tropical oceans and seas. The publication was developed in partnership with emeritus professor of geosciences, Edward Petuch, Ph.D.
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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