TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Research
The TODAY Show featured the FAU Marine Lab's critical sea turtle conservation research. Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., professor and director of the lab, discussed how climate change is impacting the endangered sea turtle population. Watch here.
When 52 Dolphins Left Their Home, Meeting the New Neighbors Went Favorably
When two groups of like animals attempt to co-habitat the same territory, it can often lead to a battle. But that wasn’t the case for two groups of dolphins who spent the last few years living in the same waters, according to a study by Denise Herzing, Ph.D., an affiliate professor in the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and her team, who were recently published in the journal, Marine Mammal Science. Read more.
FAU Moves Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ List of Top Universities
Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Top Public Schools,” to No. 132 from No. 140 in this year’s ranking of the nation’s best universities. This marks the largest rise out of all public universities in the state of Florida. Read more.
Supporting Student Research and Smart Streetscapes: $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is serving as a key partner for a major National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at Florida Atlantic University. Two faculty members in the college are part of the leadership team for the grant. Donna Chamely-Wiik, Ph.D., associate dean for undergraduate research and prestigious fellowships for the FAU Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, and associate scientist for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is supporting student involvement and research. John Renne, Ph.D., AICP, professor and director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, is focusing on the development of smart streetscapes. Read more.
Apply for Fall 2022 Scholarships
Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 21, 2022

Undergraduate Student Scholarships
Andrew R. and Marjorie C. Buglione Endowed Scholarship
Sarajedini Family Scholarship

Graduate Student Scholarships
Andrew R. and Marjorie C. Buglione Endowed Scholarship
Science Graduate Research Support Scholarship
Journey to Health: Death to Cancer Cells
Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science earned a pilot grant for a project that allows them to use an anti-inflammatory drug to decrease damage to the heart muscles — a side effect of cancer treatment — while increasing death to cancer cells. Read more.
  • Shailaja Allani, Ph.D., associate scientist, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
  • Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., emeritus professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Jumpstart Postdoctoral Program 
The Jumpstart Postdoctoral Program aims to stimulate synergy between faculty and postdoctoral associates and encourage greater multidisciplinary collaboration. The program provides opportunities for postdocs and our faculty to engage in multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems. Faculty interested in starting a new collaboration and in supporting early career scientists, this is an ideal opportunity to do both.
Inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit
Thursday, October 6-Saturday, October 8, 2022 
Boca Raton Campus, Florida Atlantic University and Virtual  

The inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit explores how the Covid-19 pandemic impacts healthcare and communities. The summit will help guide students in useful skills as they embark on their pathway to becoming the next generation of healthcare providers.
Community Talk: "Imposter Syndrome"
Inaugural Pre-Health Professions Summit
Thursday, October 6, 2022
4:00-5:30 p.m. 
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (BC), Room 126

Join us for a community talk on "Imposter Syndrome" from Dr. Darin Latimore, Yale School of Medicine, deputy dean and chief diversity officer and associate professor of Internal Medicine. Learn more.
Student Spotlight: Paris Prince Talks Start-up SPods
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science student Paris Prince talks about her journey through the FAU Wave program as founder and CEO of SPods, a dissolvable water and soap capsule that allows users to wash their hands. Prince also discusses how FAU Tech Runway helped her with protecting her idea and product development, and her experience working with health organizations like UNICEF. Watch here.
Summer 2022 Dean's List
Congratulations to our outstanding Summer 2022 scholars! Read more.
Applications are Open for FAU's Ph.D. Neuroscience Graduate Program
Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2022

Florida Atlantic's Neuroscience Graduate Program provides our doctoral students with the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned faculty using cutting-edge research techniques to understand the nervous system, from fundamental cellular processes to translational medical applications. The unique program links multiple FAU colleges, departments, and local research institutes to achieve a multi-disciplinary training experience that spans the breadth of neuroscience inquiry.
Fall 2022 Biology Continuing Education Courses
Fall 2022: Oct. 18-Nov. 17

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.

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.
Basic Clinical Skills for Pre-Health Course
Monday, October 10-Friday, November 11, 2022

This course provides students with basic clinical skills that will ensure meaningful medical experiences (through shadowing or volunteering) prior to entering a health-related graduate program (medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary, physical therapy, podiatry, and optometry).
Fall 2022 Pre-Health Workshop Series
September to December, 2022

The Pre-Health Professions Workshop series runs throughout the Fall 2022 semester with virtual and/or in-person sessions. Workshops are open to all campuses and include: Pre-Health and Health Science Academic Program Overview, Pre-Health Freshman FAQs, The Basics for Competitive Applications, Beyond the Basics, Post-Baccalaureate “Career Changer” Program, How to Open a File/Committee Interview Request, workshops for first generation students, and more. Learn more.
Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival
Friday, October 28, 2022
Pumpkin Drop: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Carnival: 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
SE-43 building south and west lawns, Boca Raton campus

Physics faculty drop pumpkins off the roof of the SE-43 building to demonstrate common physics principles such as constant acceleration of gravity, terminal velocity, and Newton's laws. Special guest Sir Isaac Newton will explain the theories behind these principles. Don't miss the Physics Carnival fun! Learn more.
Young CryptograpHers 2022 Summer Camp
The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosted 21 high-performing female high school students at the second Young CryptograpHers Summer Camp in July. The week-long program was held in the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, located in the Wimberly Library on Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton campus. Read more.
Earn Your Certificate in Cybersecurity
Build high-demand skills and combat cyber threats with a certificate in cybersecurity. Learn more.
2022 Art of Science Photography and Videography Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2022

Art of Science submissions showcase original images and footage of the inherent beauty in research, scholarship and creative activity. Open to FAU faculty, students and staff. Prizes include an iPad, Apple watch and AirPods. Learn more.
TeamSparX Refresh
The Division of Research announced an upgrade to TeamSparX, a Florida Atlantic research collaboration platform. This team-building software platform connects researchers with potential collaborators and with students interested in research. Learn more and take a look at the new features.
Schmidt College of Medicine: The Art and Science of Pain Management Conference
This conference will review the latest technology, science, and treatment options anyone interested in treating or researching pain and addiction should be made aware of in order to offer the best care choices to their patients and background for their studies. Learn more.

Call for Poster Presentations

October 28, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Digital Boards, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine

Highlighted Research Topics: Pain, Psychology and Addiction
Astronomical Observatory Event Attracts Space Enthusiasts
The FAU Astronomical Observatory's Jupiter Perihelion Opposition to the Sun public viewing on September 23, brought in over 300 guests throughout the evening. Visitors enjoyed presentations about Jupiter, its moons and Juno, the next planetary probe mission to Jupiter, plus observations of the Jupiter system. This event was made possible by the Department of Physics and Eric Vandernoot, manager of the FAU Observatory and Astronomy and Physics lab coordinator.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day
Image Credit and Copyright: Jarmo Ruuth, NASA Picture of the Day
The NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day on September 14, 2022, was captioned by FAU professor of physics and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D. "It is one of the largest nebulas on the sky -- why isn't it better known? Roughly the same angular size as the Andromeda Galaxy, the Great Lacerta Nebula can be found toward the constellation of the Lizard (Lacerta)." Read more.
In the News
CUES 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Professor Reid Ewing: Best Development Practices

Monday, October 10, 2022 - A Retrospective Look at one of the Top 100 Planning Books of All Time. As CUES celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, the center welcomes professor Reid Ewing, one of the most highly cited urban planning scholars in the world, to reflect on his time when he worked at the center in the 1990s. RSVP here.
Life Sciences South Florida 4th Annual Women in STEM Brunch

Speakers will share their research, entrepreneurial, personal, and professional journeys to inspire undergraduates and graduate students, university staff, faculty, and community members to continue their purposeful pursuits and paths in STEM. Following the symposium, there will be an opportunity for networking. Learn more.
2022 Combinatorics, Computing, Group Theory and Applications (CCGTA) Conference

The CCGTA conference was held on August 14-21, 2022, and included 47 participants from all over the globe. The conference brings together experts in group theory, combinatorics and computing to discuss computational, algorithmic and applications aspects that have recently emerged at the interface between these areas. Read more.
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