Charles E. Schmidt College of Science : Florida Atlantic University

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Remote Student Advising and Support


College of Science Student Services and Advising has transitioned to remote platforms beginning March 18, 2020, until further notice. Learn more.

Mother/Infant Skin-to-Skin Touch Boosts Baby’s Brain Development


A new study by researchers in the FAU College of Science demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Referred to as Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, has been associated with promoting brain development in infants. Read more.

Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. Candidate Alex Milbrand is Leading the Way

Alex Milbrand is teaching future scientists at FAU. Alex shares her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, the opportunities afforded to mathematics students at the University, and much more. Click here to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics.

Distance Learning Innovation Award


Zero-cost eText, Methods of Calculus, authored by mathematics faculty chosen for distance learning award. Read More.

Student Spotlight with Morgan Slevin


Pursuing his doctorate in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, Morgan Slevin also works with Assistant Professor, Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., in the Behavioral Ecology and Bio-acoustics Lab. Morgan‘s current project at FAU aims to help understand the relationship between a bird’s gut microbiome, its brain, and its overall health. Read more.

Pre-Health Professions Week PostPoned


FAU’s Pre-Health Week is postponed for a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience. An announcement will be shared with details when the event is rescheduled. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Ask a Scientist with Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D.

Mathematical biologist, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., is interviewed by College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., about how mathematical models are used to understand how infectious disease spreads in a population. Tuncer also discusses what information mathematical epidemiologists look for to better understand emerging diseases, such as the coronavirus. Listen to the full podcast here.

Three Year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Jorge Gonzalez

Every fall the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites STEM Ph.D. candidates in the final year of their studies to apply for the prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship program. The program is incredibly competitive, with thousands of eligible candidates competing for only thirty awards in mathematics. This gives us great cause to celebrate Jorge’s many accomplishments. Read more.

Science Olympiad 2020


Middle and High School student scientists from across south Florida came to Florida Atlantic University to compete in the 2020 Science Olympiad. View our album here!

Affordability Counts at FAU


Affordability Counts at FAU – Mathematics Instructor, Papiya Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., created a free online textbook and supplemental materials to lower costs for students. Learn how FAU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is taking steps to advance access and affordability in its courses. Read more.

Monogamous Female Sea Turtles


It is believed that female sea turtles may mate multiply to ensure fertilization, which will result in multiple paternity within their nests, providing “fertilization insurance,” so to speak. However, researchers from Florida Atlantic University suggest that this fertilization insurance hypothesis might not be so compelling after all. Read more.

Lisa Greenberg, Senior Instructor of Mathematics

Lisa Greenberg, a Senior Instructor of Mathematics in the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, oversees Math Boot Camp for the University, helping create a foundation for students to develop higher-level math skills.

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Dean Ata

“We have an unprecedented obligation and opportunity to provide our students and community with the highest caliber of research, scientific invention, and education in the country.” Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Donate Here.


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