NSF announced a revised version of their Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide. A webinar on the significant changes that go into effect January 29 will be held on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Information and Registration
An energetic crowd of autonomous systems enthusiasts, engineers and scientists gathered on the Boca Raton campus recently to advance FAU's research agenda in this area, read more.
DOR's new Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports postdoc fellows with training, resources and more, learn more.
DOR has contracted with Association of American Medical Colleges to offer its Medical Education Research Certificate. The workshops are open to all who are interested in improving their educational research skills, Seats are limited. Class dates start at the end of November. Register to hold your spot.
Faculty came together for a speed networking event recently hosted by the Division of Research. With welcome remarks by Vice President for Research Dan Flynn, Ph.D., the gathering focused on fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Read more.
FAU Tech Runway’s recent gala celebrated a year of tremendous success. The CEO of Chewy, acquired by PetSmart in one of the largest acquisitions in e-commerce, gave the keynote. Read more.
View photos of the event here.
The Center for Environmental Studies announced its Walter & Lalita Janke Foundation Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund awardees. View the funded projects here.
Biim Ultrasound's linear probe and software app, based on technology invented by former FAU professor William Glenn, recently received FDA clearance as a diagnostic ultrasound system technology. Read more.
A new Graduate Neuroscience Training Program allows students to explore the research and training opportunities of three different Ph.D. programs. Applications are being accepted for fall 2018. Read more.
The FAU research equipment listing is now live on the Division of Research website. Click the tabs across the top of the page to view the variety of equipment available to assist you in your research programs. Read more.
President John Kelly reflected on FAU’s strong progress toward achieving $100 million in research expenditures. He praised investigators for receiving externally funded research grants in the last fiscal year at the recent Sponsored Research Recognition Reception. To see a list of the awards, click here.
The FAU Brain Institute welcomed its inaugural class of post-baccalaureate Brain Institute Research Scholars. Three students will pursue full-time research in the labs of mentors Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D. and Randy Blakely, Ph.D., prior to entering FAU as medical students, read more.
Claude Cayemitte, a master's student in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, recently received the Council of Social Work's Education Minority Fellowship. The council is the accrediting entity for all U.S. social work programs, read more.
TechGarage’s Robot Drone League kicked off a 30-hour build this weekend at FAU Tech Runway. Faculty members Dani Raviv, Nancy Romance and Hari Kalva are among those who dropped by to check out the fun and challenging opportunities for pre-collegiate STEM learning. To view photos from the event click here.
FAU's Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Program was awarded a $622,683 grant through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. The team will screen chemically diverse materials for their ability to reduce levels of survivin in cancer cell lines. read more.
Founded by an FAU alumnus, FAU Tech Runway company Shipmonk projects $10 million in sales this year. The start-up plans to open a second warehouse outside Los Angeles. To read the Sun Sentinel’s coverage and view its video, click here.
Findings by Associate Professor and FAU Brain Institute member Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D., were recently published in the journal PLOS Biology. The team analyzed the impact of genetically attenuated insulin signaling on the escape response pathway in aging fruit flies. read more.
In an effort to diversify STEM leadership, NSF is identifying ways funded NSF projects can engage with its network called Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES), read more.
The Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative issued its Fall 2017 call for grants. For details, click here.
ITWomen, in partnership with FAU Tech Runway, invites you to the inaugural ITWomen Leadership Summit. The event will take place 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at FAU Tech Runway.
Keynote speakers include Heather Cabot, angel investor and author of Geek Girls Rising, and Angela Sebaly, entrepreneur and author of The Courageous Leader. Sessions will feature CXO leadership insights, developing a culture of innovation, and an FAU Tech Runway female founder and startup showcase.
The ITWomen Leadership Summit is designed to provide women in the tech industry with rich development opportunities. All proceeds from the event will fund camps and STEM programs for under-served girls in the community. Purchase tickets here.
Florida Venture Forum is accepting applications for the 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase of South Florida. Presenting companies will compete for the chance to win the $25,000 Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Award. Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. Applications due Oct. 16.
Celebrate a year of success, innovation and all those who make it happen at our annual Maverick Reception 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thur. Oct. 26 at FAU Tech Runway.
Your contribution will allow students, faculty and local innovators to participate in our one-year Venture Class program, turning their entrepreneurial dreams into successful startups. Purchase tickets here.
TechGarage will be hosting an open house 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 6 and 7 at FAU Tech Runway, featuring its upcoming fall program for the Drone Robot League and Virtual Reality League.
They will kick-off their season with a Drone Robot League event 12 p.m. Sept. 9 at FAU Tech Runway. Teams will participate in a 30-hour build, with exhibition matches the following day. The program is open to middle and high schoolers, FAU students and company teams. College and graduate school students are also welcome as program volunteers. Email the League at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate student Danielle Dodge is making FAU history. She’s the second student at the university to be chosen for the prestigious 30-year old NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Dodge, who has collaborated with the lab of Josh Voss, Ph.D., of FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, joins 59 other fellows in the 2018 program.
FAU Harbor Branch, one of four university-wide research institutes, is accepting member applications from faculty pursuing research in its topical themes, such as ocean engineering and coastal affairs. Applications are due on September 1. For details and to apply, click here.
The Silicon Valley Globe recently featured Jan Bednar, an FAU Tech Runway graduate and the CEO of ShipMonk (formerly known as BedaBox.) The entrepreneur shares how he turned his idea into a successful business, while giving a nod FAU Tech Runway for the tools and mentorship it provided.
ShipMonk offers international fulfillment services ... read more.
Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR), a funding matchmaking platform, is giving a second chance to highly scored, unfunded applications from NIH, NSF, FDA, DOE, NASA and other funding agencies, foundations and more. NIH is a founding partner.
Research on post-quantum cryptography to protect the privacy of individuals, banks, governments and industry in a post-quantum world is being conducted by I-SENSE Fellow and cryptographic engineer Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Cryptographic researchers widely believe that though currently in its infancy, within a decade quantum computers will be able to break any type of encrypted Internet communication. Watch here.
Seven FAU students were recently awarded $21,000 in scholarships through the annual John Nambu Memorial Summer REU Program. The program provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct research full-time in neuroscience and behavior-oriented labs. Read more.
The Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies recently announced the winners of the pillar's inaugural pilot research project program.
The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and the College for Design and Social Inquiry (CDSI) have recently appointed new deans from within their respective colleges. Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D., is the dean of Arts and Letters, having previously served as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the college. Effective June 12, CDSI will be led by Wesley E. Hawkins, Ph.D. Hawkins has served as interim dean for two years, read more.
The Division of Research is hosting two events on the Boca Raton campus this month for faculty to learn more about research services and opportunities at FAU.
A presentation on Statistical Methods for Grant Writing will be held on June 14. Kathy Freeman, Ph.D., the Biostatistics Core Leader, will discuss how grants can be strengthened and the prospects for funding increased by collaborating with a biostatistician. A symposium on UAV/drone research and education at FAU will convene on June 16 at FAU Tech Runway.
A project led by an investigator in the School of Architecture has been recognized with a 2017 American Institute of Architects Florida Award of Merit for Unbuilt Design.
Assistant Professor of Architecture Jeffrey Huber served as principal investigator, collaborating with FAU colleagues including the Florida Center for Environmental Studies, along with the University of Southern California and the University of Kansas.
Their submission, "Salty Urbanism," is a result of Huber's Florida Sea Grant project titled "ADAPT: Adaptation Design and Planning Tool for Urban Areas."
The Division of Research encourages highly-qualified researchers to volunteer as internal grant reviewers for the NIH and/or NSF. Grant reviewers will have the opportunity to collaborate with accomplished researchers to help identify and cultivate grant applications.
This opportunity will help assist researchers in gaining a better understanding of the grant selection process and improve their own grant-writing skills, read more.
A unique collaboration between the Brain Institute, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has resulted in the recruitment of Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D. Carvelli began her appointment as an associate professor last week.
Carvelli is joining FAU from the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of altered dopamine signaling in the actions of psychostimulants, including cocaine and amphetamine, using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans, read more.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a University-sponsored residency program in psychiatry. The program will be executed in partnership with its member-teaching hospitals in the College of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education Consortium, read more on this topic.
This new program brings a total of four residency programs to FAU: internal medicine (launched in 2014); general surgery (launched in 2016); emergency medicine (launches this July); and psychiatry (launches in 2018), read more.
A professor of English has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to conduct research and teach in India starting in August. Robert Don Adams, Ph.D., will be affiliated with Christ University in Bangalore, a private liberal arts college with ties to the indigenous Catholic church. Adams' award will support his research on Indian philosophy and theology, read more.
Physicists may become familiar with the work of an FAU doctoral student, thanks to the attention two of his publications have garnered.
The journal Optics Letters ranked Ph.D. student Behzad Khajavi's article, "Determining Topological Charge of an Optical Beam Using a Wedged Optical Flat," among the top ten downloaded papers in April.
The Journal of Optics featured his article, "High-order Disclinations in Space-Variant Polarization" on its cover.
Khajavi co-authored the publications with Professor Enrique Galvez, Ph.D., of Colgate University. Khajavi was introduced to Galvez by Warner Miller, Ph.D., associate dean for research and partnership initiatives, in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Khajavi, who has been working as a research affiliate at Colgate, is co-advised by Miller and Galvez, read more.
A report on the research retreat held in January to jump-start the creation of the pillar for ocean and environmental science and technology was just released. It covers topics discussed at the retreat, highlighting the vision for ecosystem science at FAU that bridges science, policy and management.
The pillar that reaches across all six FAU campus is named FAU Harbor Branch. Anton Post, Ph.D., leads the pillar and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute on the Fort Pierce campus.
The outcomes of the retreat will inform a strategic plan for FAU Harbor Branch. The plan will serve as a road map for establishing research centers, internal organization, communication and more, read more.
Eileen N. Whelan Ariza, Ed.D., a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, will be heading to the University of Malta for the spring 2018 semester to assist teachers as they grapple with having many refugee students in their mainstream classrooms. Ariza's job will be to work on building an understanding of the students' exceptional needs, while trying to build an acceptance of pluralism in Malta. She will also be conducting a study of Maltese teachers' cultural identity, language use and perceptions of what they need for successful instruction.
Ariza previously taught as a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica and Mexico. "This experience will help me gain further knowledge and understanding that I can share with my pre-service and in-service teachers because there are refugees in Florida already, and they will continue to be in our mainstream classrooms as well," Ariza said. "We need to know how to serve their needs."
In collaboration with faculty and students, the Division of Research has forged several research interest groups to advance key strategic initiatives. Faculty are encouraged to affiliate with one of the existing groups, or initiate a new one. Groups formed to date are: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Drone Research; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics); and Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information and to suggest a new interest group, click here.