Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children
A new study by Florida Atlantic University psychology researchers, including Brett Laursen, Ph.D., senior author and a Professor of Psychology, is the first to show that classroom seat assignments have important implications for children’s friendships. Read more.
Interim Dean Teresa Wilcox Named Associate Provost of Academic Personnel
Congratulations to Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D., on her new role as Associate Provost of Academic Personnel. Since July 2020, Dr. Wilcox served as the Interim Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
WPTV: Climate Change Tipping the Gender Balance of Some Species
WPTV featured the Marine Science Lab, along with Lab Director and Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., to discuss how hotter temperatures, due to climate change, are leading to more female sea turtles hatching than males. Watch here.
New Climate Change Focus for B.S. in Geosciences Program
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce the recently launched focus in Climate Change for the Bachelor of Science Geosciences degree. Students enrolled in the program’s focus area will learn about the fundamental science and policy knowledge needed to understand and address the real-world problem of climate change, particularly in Florida. Read more.
Alumna Success Story: YashoNandini Singh
The future is bright for Schmidt College of Science students. FAU provided recent graduate YashoNandini Singh, Chemistry Ph.D. ‘22, the research foundation she needed to land an amazing industry position as an applications scientist (bio-consumables) at Agilent Technologies, Inc., in Folsom, CA. Read more.
Student Spotlight: Jared Kahn Earns American Chemical Society Award
Congratulations to FAU senior chemistry student Jared Kahn! He received the Most Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student award from the American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry for the 2021-22 academic year. Read more.
Mathematical Sciences Student Wins Runner-Up in 2022 Three Minute Thesis Championship
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, Amish Mishra, took home the Runner-Up award at FAU's 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship for his presentation, "Seeing data: For now we see dimly, but soon we will see shape to shape." Amish works with faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Francis Motta, Ph.D. Read more.

Learn more and see all the winners. Watch Amish's winning presentation below.
3MT® Championship Runner-Up winner, Amish Mishra.
Student Scientists Serve as Manatee Masters at Manatee Lagoon
Hear from some of our current and former students about what it's like to be a Manatee Master at Manatee Lagoon. Interested students can apply here.
Fall 2022 Biology Continuing Education Courses
Fall 2022: Oct. 18-Nov. 17

The Assisted Reproductive Technology certificate course is for professionals or current students seeking a career in human reproductive medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, biomedical science and other allied life science programs.

The DNA Forensics certificate course is for professional and non-professional students contemplating a career in biotech, forensic science, criminal justice and other allied life science programs.
Ph.D. Student Spotlight: Archana Neupane Timsina, Mathematical Sciences
Archana will graduate from FAU in August with her Ph.D. in Mathematics. Her research interests focus on infectious disease epidemics and computing invariant manifold of implicit dynamical systems. Read more.
FAU Experts for the 2022 Hurricane Season
With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season forecast to be above average activity with a higher probability of major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts from the Schmidt College of Science and around the University are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath. Read more.
In the News
Researcher Publishes Urban and Regional Planning Book

Yanmei Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and co-author, Sumei Zhang, Ph.D., published "Applied Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning" with Springer. The publication is a textbook that introduces the fundamentals of research methods and how they apply to urban and regional planning. Read more.
FAU Announces Formation of FAU Health Network

Three South Florida counties that collectively are home to the largest metropolitan population in the state will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region’s leading public and private academic and medical leaders. Read more.
FAU Ranked Among the Top 100 in America for Economic Mobility
Florida Atlantic University was ranked No. 63 in the country for economic mobility in a recent national ranking of higher education institutions by Third Way, a public policy think tank. Read more.
FAU Recognized as Military Spouse Friendly® School
Florida Atlantic University has earned the 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools designation status award. Read more.
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