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We are celebrating 20 years of

and Unmatched Opportunities
with a series of special events.

FAU’s John D. Macarthur Campus in Jupiter is where groundbreaking programs in research and education create unmatched opportunities for the best and brightest students. It’s where FAU converges on site with two of the world’s leading research organizations, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute, to offer high school, undergraduate and graduate students transformational experiences not found anywhere else in the world.

Located 25 minutes north of FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, FL, FAU Jupiter is home to the nationally-ranked Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and faculty labs from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Recognized as a center of scientific activity, the campus also serves as the headquarters for two of FAU’s primary research organizations, the Brain Institute and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH).

In addition, the College of Education hosts teacher education coursework, its one-of-a-kind Academy for Community Inclusion and the community-centered Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jupiter housed in the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex on campus, is the largest membership organization of its kind in the country delivering personal enrichment courses covering a broad range of stimulating topics, taught by leading experts.


Terje Hoim

TERJE HOIM, PH.D. Named Interim Associate Dean of Wilkes Honors College

Terje Hoim, Ph.D. was recently named the interim associate dean of academic affairs of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter. For the past three years, Dr. Hoim has served the college... more


FAU Scientists Awarded 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships by National Academies' Gulf Research Program

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine selected Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology in Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors... more


FAU Brain Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

The Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation (BBRF) awarded the prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to Adele Stewart, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the FAU... more

Octo Girl


As part of her recent Ph.D. research, Chelsea Bennice studied how two different octopus species co-exist. She developed a 24-hour camera to monitor the animals under the Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach,... more

Johanna Kowalko

Examining Sleep Plasticity 

While sleep is almost universal across the animal kingdom, sleep architecture and amount vary drastically between species. Further, animals alter how much they sleep in response to their environments and food availability.  A Florida... more

Events SEE ALL

  • Students intern on campus with world-renowned scientists at FAU's brain institute, jupiter life science initiative, and harbor branch oceanographic institute
  • Over 70 students have co-authored publications in top-quality, peer-reviewed journals with their research mentors since 2002