STEM

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College is aimed at building educational and research opportunities in the life sciences on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, and is a collaborative effort between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Jupiter Life Science Initiative.



STEM Education and the Life Sciences

The Honors College is located in Jupiter, Florida on the John D. MacArthur campus with easy access to internships at Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI). All students have the opportunities to do research in the life sciences field with faculty at Scripps Florida and Max Planck Florida Institute of Neuroscience. Opportunities to conduct internships and research with scientists at these world-class institutes makes the Honors College campus unique for STEM education and the life sciences. An average of 40 Wilkes Honors College undergraduates annually fulfill their internship requirements by working in labs at FAU, Scripps Florida and MPFI.
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Jupiter, Florida


STEM Concentrations



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Do you aspire to be a doctor, scientist, pharmacist, physician assistant, or veterinarian? Several of our STEM concentrations fully prepare you for graduate or professional school and careers in these fields.

View the full list on honors colleges concentrations




Student Profiles

Jupiter, Florida

Michael Rohr ‘16

Concentration: Biological Chemistry
Research at Scripps Research Institute

Awards: Outstanding Thesis Award
Currently attending University of Florida, College of Medicine


“The close proximity to both Max Planck and the Scripps Research Institutes on FAU’s Wilkes Honors College campus was one of the reasons I choose to attend the school.”

            —Michael Rohr


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Nicolas Tran ‘16

Concentration: Biological Chemistry
Research at Max Planck Florida Institute
Currently attending University of Florida, College of Pharmacy


“The reason why I decided to go to the Honors College was because of the research opportunities at TSRI and MPFI. I worked in the Ja Lab at Scripps my freshman year and grew an appreciation for research. When I was informed of the MPFI Scholars Program, I jumped at the opportunity to research at a world-renowned facility.”

            —Nicolas Tran


Jupiter, Florida

Monique Tromp ‘16

Concentration: Biology

Awards: Outstanding Thesis Award
Research at Max Planck Florida Institute
Beginning work at Max Planck Florida Institute in Fall of 2016 as a Research Assistant


“Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College provided me a comprehensive platform for education, research experience and mentoring in my chosen field. There is an enormous number of opportunities on the Jupiter campus between FAU, Max Planck Florida and Scripps Florida, which provides students a wide range of options in choosing a research area. You get to work with the very best in hands on training.”

            —Monique Tromp


Jupiter, Florida

Emily Senderey ‘15

Concentration: Biology
Research at Scripps Research Institute
Currently at FAU, College of Medicine


“My desire to attend the Honors College stems from its small class size, its emphasis on teaching through problem-based learning and its early exposure to patient care.”

            —Emily Senderey


Jupiter, Florida

Asnel Joseph ‘15

Concentration: Biological Chemistry
Research at Max Planck Florida Institute
Currently working at Max Planck Florida Institute in Bolton Lab since 2015.

“I was attracted to the living and learning community of the campus along with their biological chemistry program. It seemed like the perfect place for me.”

            —Asnel Joseph




Programs

Research opportunities and expert instruction provide you with new tools for analysis, changing the ways you see and interact with your world.

 

 

Medical Scholars:
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Incoming freshmen may apply to the Wilkes Medical Scholars Program, a highly selective, early admission program into the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Visit Medical Scholars admission page.
Medical Scholars Application deadline is February 1.


Max Planck Scholars:
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The MPFI Scholars Program provides undergraduate science majors the opportunity to gain intensive lab research experience learning from some of the world’s best neuroscientists in a state-of-the-art research facility.
Learn more here


Internships:
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Visit our internships page if you are a current student looking for internships.


HUB for the Life Sciences

FAU Jupiter, and the community of scientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida, comprise a world-class research and education hub for life science. Our collaborative efforts are producing leading research and top graduates.

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Learn more about the FAU Jupiter’s Life Science Initiative.


Last Modified 11/8/16