Photo or Real Thing? Mice Can Inherently Recall and Tell Them Apart
A study by researchers from the FAU Schmidt College of Science provides the very first behavioral evidence that laboratory mice are capable of high-level picture-to-object perceptual abilities. Read more.
Inaugural Diversity in Science Festival
The inaugural Diversity in Science Festival brought together students, faculty, staff, and community members to celebrate and reflect on diversity, equity, and inclusion on March 25, 2022. The festival began with exhibitions and games from the Schmidt College of Science and partner around the University. Next, Speed Talks and a keynote talk from experts facilitated candid dialogue on transparency, accountability, inclusion, and equity. Learn more. View photos.
Left to right: Maria Fadiman, Ph.D., FAU Professor and DEI committee member; Jill Isaac, MA, MA, MBA, Speed Talk Speaker, Int’l Business, Diplomacy & Int’l Relations, Public & Corporate Communication; Tito Sempertegui, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, FAU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Evelyn Frazier, Ph.D., University Instructor, FAU Department of Biological Sciences, and Speed Talk speaker and DEI committee member; Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D., Interim Dean, FAU Schmidt College of Science; Malou C. Harrison, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost, Miami Dade College, and Speed Talk speaker; Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., Professor and DEI committee member; Krista McCoy, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; Yanmei Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Administrative Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Schmidt College of Science; Serena Hoermann, MBA, Assistant Director, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions and DEI committee member.
Diversity in Science Festival keynote speaker, J. Corey Williams, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Georgetown University Medical Center, discussed "Why the Evolution of Science Must be Harnessed for Equity, Inclusion and Justice." This talk was in partnership with the Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series.
FAU Programs Among ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ 2023 ‘Best Graduate Programs’
Several Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs” for 2023. Congratulations to the Department of Biological Sciences, whose biology graduate programs ranked no. 203. The data for the rankings in all six disciplines came from statistical surveys of more than 2,150 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,200 academics and professionals. Read more.
Sarah Milton, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, remarks, "It is the dedication and reputations of our faculty and institutional partners that allow our master's and doctoral students to succeed."
Frontiers in Science 2022 Public Lecture Series
Join us at the 2022 virtual FAU Frontiers in Science lecture series for an exploration of the sciences!
Upcoming Talks
April 8

“Body and Mind: Why They Matter to Each Other”

Ning Quan, Ph.D.
Professor, Brain Institute and the Department of Biomedical Science, FAU

Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
April 22

“AI and the Future of the Mind”

Susan Schneider, Ph.D.
Founding Director, FAU Center for the Future Mind; William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor, FAU; NASA Chair, NASA; Distinguished Scholar, Library of Congress

Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
Data and AI Research Exhibitions Event
Explore "Data and AI Research Exhibitions" on Thursday, April 21, in the Gruber Sandbox, Wimberly Library, Boca Raton campus. Get involved in AI research, check out the new Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, and enjoy refreshments!

Free registration and registration reimbursement available to students who attend this event for the Saturday, May 21, 2022, FAU Data-Driven Science and AI Conference. Learn more.
FAU Data-Driven Science and AI Conference
Saturday, May 21, 2022  
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Student Union, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus
Join the data-driven revolution! Purchase tickets.

Wild Palm Beaches: Sea Turtle Survival
Discover the survival story of sea turtles and learn about the critical conservation research taking place on our local beaches by FAU scientists. Hear from Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, Sarah Milton, Ph.D., (pictured above) Professor of Biological Sciences, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., and students in the FAU Marine Science Lab. Watch here.
Social Media Spotlight: @faugeosciences
@faugeosciences on Instagram: Geoscience undergraduate students visited the southern Appalachians as part of the GLY4750 Field Method Course during a nine day trip over Spring Break. The 11 students explored Cove Lake State Park, Davidson River Campground, and Santee State Park. The class studied sites of geological interest to practice field techniques, including measuring strike and dip of rocks, geologic mapping, working with topographical maps, composing field reports from original data collection in the field, and much more. The students were led by Associate Professor Anton Oleinik, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Eric Prokocki, Ph.D.
Art of Science Photography Contest Winners
Pictured: "Shark Olfactory Tissue," 2021 Honorable Mention, by Aubrey Clark, graduate student.
Congratulations to all of the Art of Science Photo Contest winners in the college! The Schmidt College of Science has winners in a range of categories, including "In the Field," "In the Lab," and a number of "Honorable Mentions." View all of the photos.
Teaching and Mentoring the Next Generation of Scientists
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., (pictured left) a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is a researcher, teacher, and mentor who works with numerous undergraduate and graduate students, has earned recognition for her tremendous work. Read more.
2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition
Dozens of FAU graduate students from all degree programs have applied to compete in the University's 6th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, which will continue in a virtual format this year. This exciting competition challenges graduate students to present their research in only three minutes. Over $30,000 in scholarship prizes are awarded to Preliminary Round and Championship winners. The People's Choice Awards will be determined by a public online vote!

Voting begins on Monday, April 4. Learn more and vote.
Summer MCAT Test Prep Course
The Summer Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Test Prep Course begins June 2, 2022. FAU Test Preparation, in alliance with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has developed FAU's MCAT Course to prepare students for the successful completion of the MCAT. Learn more.
The Road to Summer Success
Registration is open! Over 1,000 summer classes are online and on campus in Davie, Boca Raton, and Jupiter. Learn more and register.
Improve Your Commute Project
Help us develop greener, healthier, more affordable campus transportation options.
In the News
12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate scholars by attending the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 8, 2022, hosted in the Student Union, Boca Raton campus. Almost 200 students participating in 125+ faculty-mentored projects (from all colleges and campuses) will present their progress and findings. Learn more.
13th Annual Graduate Research Day
FAU's Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) will host the 13th Annual Graduate Research Day on April 12, 2022, with support from the Division of Research, Division of Student Affairs, Student Government, and the Graduate College. The symposium will be held on the Boca Raton campus, Student Union (UN-31), Grand Palm Room, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. EST. Learn more.
Turtle Trackers: FAU Researchers Follow Young Sea Turtles in Groundbreaking Project
WSVN-TV interviewed researchers from the FAU Marine Lab about their study that tracks young green sea turtles in a groundbreaking project that will help answer questions about where the turtles go and what they do as they mature, which is currently unknown and is termed the "lost years" by scientists. Watch here.
Meet Science Career Liaison Kelly Nielsen
Please meet the new Career Liaison to the Schmidt College of Science, Kelly Nielsen. Kelly has worked with the FAU Career Center for the past three years on the Experiential Learning and Internships Team and is looking forward to connecting with students at the College of Science in her new role as the Career Center Liaison. Read more.
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