Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Science, in keeping with one of the strategic platforms of Florida Atlantic University, is committed to "identify and promote opportunities to diversify our students, faculty, and staff - and build institutional cross-cultural competencies."

In The News

Cancer Conundrum: Investigating the Complicated Side Effects of Cachexia

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Researcher Andy Khamoui, Ph.D., from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and member of FAU’s I-Health, is researching a life-threatening complication of cancer with limited treatment options, in hopes of finding a treatment. Read more.


Researchers Discover What May Be Destination for Sea Turtles' Mysterious 'Lost Years'

Maria Jasin

Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., worked with researchers at the University of Central Florida on a study that discovered the legendary Sargasso Sea may be an important nursery habitat for young sea turtles.    Read more.




Helping Hand for Wading Birds

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With the varying water conditions in the Everglades constantly putting the survival of wading birds’ chicks at risk, the race to understand events leading to a successful nesting season has become the mission of Michelle Petersen, Ph.D., a new research assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.    Read more.




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Diversity Initiatives 

The goal of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in academic science and engineering careers, thereby developing a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

STRIDE  (Strategies and Tactics to Improve Diversity and Excellence)
The goal of this committee improves the search process by disseminating information on best practices for diversity and excellence through workshops geared towards providing information as well as advice on practices to promote inclusivity.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The goal of the committee is to nurture a teaching, learning, and research environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are highly valued and respected. The initiatives led by the committee will strive to promote and advance diversity and inclusion within and around the college and create a platform to facilitate dialogues and communication on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Selected Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizations

Association for Women in Science

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Center

National Council of Negro Women Inc. (NCNW)

Women’s Inspiration and Leadership League

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities      

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity      

Multicultural/Spiritual Organizations at FAU

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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