Events and News

Diversity in Science Festival

Friday, March 25, 2022  |  Noon-5:00 PM  |  Sanson Life Sciences Patio and Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus

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FAU Hosts Events in Honor of Black History Month

FAU celebrates Black History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty: February 1-28.

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Previous Events

In the News

Great Minds Are Not All The Same with Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin

Join us on this virtual talk. November 29, 2022 12:00 - 1 :30pm.   Learn more and register.

Student Spotlight: SEA Scholar Sammy Trail

Sammy SEA Scholar

Sammy Trail, is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D. in integrative biology, and a SEA Scholar working in the Department of Biological Sciences Marine Science Laboratory who is researching sensory biology and behavior with leatherback sea turtle hatchlings.   Read more.


FAU Honors Distinguished Alumna Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin

Maria Jasin, Ph.D., award-winning researcher, professor and William E. Snee Chair in the Developmental Biology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2021 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony.  Read more.

Undergraduate Researcher Named FAU's Wimberly Scholar

Daniel Gil

Student Daniel Gil Valenzuela was named FAU’s Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. He is a double major pursuing a bachelor’s in physics and chemistry. The Wimberly Scholar award, which has been given to one FAU student each year since 1971, is the most prestigious student academic prize given by our university.  Read more.

Medical Physics Students Accepted to Residency Programs

Medical Physics Students

Congratulations to our four medical physics students and graduates, Alianna Gomex Gacenda, Atdhe Beqiri, Maryam Chonchehnazi, and Mahboob Rehman, who were accepted into fully-funded residency positions to become Certified Medical Physicists with a doctorate from the American Board of Radiology. Read more.

Chemistry Student Researcher Earns Alzheimer's Research Fellowship


Brandon Lubin, an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded the Alzheimer’s Disease Summer Research Fellowship. The award will assist Brandon’s research on “the role of methionine sulfoxide reductase in Alzheimer’s disease pathology,” and is funded by the I-BRAIN and I-HEALTH Pillars.

Statement on Violence Against the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community


The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in denouncing increased violence, xenophobia, discrimination, and micro-aggression directed against Asian Americans across the nation.  Read more.

Let Us Stand Together: Message from the Schmidt College of Science

stand together

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science stands with all students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented time in history, when we all feel the unfathomable impact of the pandemic and numerous incidents of racially motivated aggressions and violence.  Read more.

Student Stands Out at Honors Convocation and Research Symposium

Starr Warner

Starr Warner, a student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, was recognized as a University Scholar for the college at the 52nd Annual Honors Convocation and is second place winner for Cross-Disciplinary Research at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Marianne Porter Receives Faculty Advocate Award

Marianne Porter Marianne Porter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received the Faculty Advocate Award at the 6th Annual Women/Womxn’s Leadership Institute on March 27, 2021.    Read more.


Formation of the COS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


Dean Teresa Wilcox appointed Dr. Yanmei Li as an administrative fellow for the newly formed Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Please direct any questions to


Meet the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion


In 2020, the dean appointed Ms. Latarsha Morgan as the Assistant Director for Diversity & Inclusion. Her role will be to ensure that all College of Science projects related to diversity aligns with the overall vision of the college to celebrate diversity, facilitate equity and inclusiveness, and inspire positive change.    Find out more here.

Young CryptograpHers Cybercamp Summer 2019


The first    Young CryptograpHers Cybersecurity Summer Camp    took place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus on July 29 to August 2, 2019. Read more.

Congratulations to Elected Fellow of APS


Professor of Medical Physics, Theodora Leventouri, Ph.D., was elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society  (APS). APS recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.  Read more.

FAU Inducted as Chapter of AWIS


As the nation continues to observe “Women’s History Month,” Florida Atlantic University has announced that it was recently accepted as an official chapter of the  Association for Women in Science  (AWIS), a global network inspiring bold leadership, research and solutions that advance women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  Read more.

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