FAU to Make Thousands of Face Shields for Baptist Health South Florida

With major shortfalls of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers around the world, a team from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems (I-SENSE), one of the university’s four research pillars, have identified a simple solution to rapidly produce protective face shields for Baptist Health South Florida, the largest health care organization in the region with 11 hospitals, including Boca Raton Regional Hospital. ... more

FAU Develops New Way to Identify the Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have developed a first-of-its-kind technique that is minimally invasive and greatly enhances the ability to measure neonate turtle sex ratios at population levels across nesting sites worldwide. ... more

‘Virtual’ Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

From health care to education to media, social distancing across the globe due to coronavirus (COVID-19) has created the need to conduct business “virtually” using Skype, web conferencing, FaceTime and any other means available. With this expansive use of mobile and video devices, now more than ever, it is important to understand how the use of these technologies may impact communication. But are all forms of online communication alike?... more

 


FAU Develops New Way to Identify the Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Marine scientists have developed a new method that greatly enhances the ability to measure sea turtle hatchling sex ratios and is a crucial step to assess climate change impacts on imperiled turtle species.

FAU Teams Up with U.S. Coast Guard to Release Three Baby Sea Turtles

Beach closures and other COVID-19 pandemic restrictions required FAU marine scientists to get creative to make sure that three baby green sea turtles made it home, so they teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard.

'Virtual' Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

A first-of-its-kind study by FAU researchers explores the phenomenon of visual cues and live video interactions. Now more than ever, it's important to understand how technology is impacting communication.

Thousands Register for Certificate from FAU Hospitality Program

FAU's Hospitality and Tourism Management program is offering a free certificate to workers who may be affected by the coronavirus crisis.

FAU Medicine Offers Virtual Activities to Manage Stress, Stay Healthy

The FAU Medicine Wellness Hub now offers online classes, lectures and workshops. These tools are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

How Small Businesses Hurt By Pandemic Can Navigate Loan Program

A federal plan to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic could prove to be overly complex, but there are steps owners can take to improve their chances at securing relief.

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Barry Weinberg

The Osher LLI at FAU will present a lecture by Barry Weinberg, on Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Tuesday, March 14.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Presents Terry Virts

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Terry Virts, on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.

Research Park Releases 2019 Report to the Community

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® released its annual economic report to the community.

FAU to Make Thousands of Face Shields for Baptist Health South Florida

FAU engineers have developed a disposable face shield that only requires clear polyester plastic, elastic fabric bands, and a laser cutter. Unlike 3D printed solutions, this process is simple and quick.

Coronavirus Stimulus May Hold Key to Home Prices, FAU Expert Says

The housing market faces its biggest threat in more than a decade, and whether home prices can withstand the new coronavirus pandemic largely depends on an effective stimulus package, said Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D.

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One Key Way to Curb Coronavirus Spread: More Paid Sick Leave

As the coronavirus makes its way across America, imagine you are a waitress with no paid sick leave and children at home. Rather than falling ill from a case of COVID-19, your biggest worry is losing pay, or possibly your job. So, if you don't feel well, you still go to work.... more

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