Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Alumni
Established in 1968, the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) represents FAU’s ever-growing alumni community. Building school identity, spirit and loyalty through programs and services, the FAUAA and its membership is dedicated to advancing the goals and missions of the University.
By joining the FAUAA, you will have the opportunity to support your alma mater. You will receive special invitations and free or discounted admission to FAUAA-hosted events. Membership also will entitle you to exciting benefits and discounts in a variety of areas.
A portion of your membership is allocated to the FAUAA’s endowed scholarship, which not only assists students in financial need, but also contributes to FAU’s alumni giving participation rate.
Alumnus Ivan Riveros’s remarkable achievements were recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) when he was selected as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a highly prestigious grant awarded to annually to approximately 2,000 current or prospective STEM Ph.D. or master’s students. Read more.
Jackie Kingston earned an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic in 2006 and used the skills she learned at FAU to form an organization called Sea Turtle Adventures that could contribute to conservation efforts. Read more.
Schmidt College of Science alumnus Jeff Guertin, M.S. ’10, is a biologist with Inwater Research Group in Jensen Beach. During his time at Florida Atlantic, Guertin gained hands-on experience not only with sea turtles, but also with the development, planning and execution of a scientific project. Read more.
The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association hosted its annual Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception. The event brought together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their outstanding peers, with alumni from nine of FAU’s colleges honored for their career accomplishments. Representing the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science was Maria Altieri, M.D. ’03. Dr. Altieri is currently the Section Chief of GI Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Read more.
Last fall, Southern Living magazine featured three College of Science master's alumni, Jeff Guertin, Jacki (Lorne) Kingston, and Caitlin Bovery (shown at left), along with Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, for their devotion to saving sea turtles. (Photo credit: Cedric Angeles). Read more.
According to NOAA Fisheries, more than 80 percent of marine aquaculture production in the United States consists of bivalve mollusks such as oysters, clams and mussels. Read more.
Alexis Sturm, Ph.D., recently earned a doctorate in integrative biology from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and is a member of the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She is now on her way to start a one-year fellowship with the Coral Reef Conservation Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more.
Two-time Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumni Nate Shanok most recently graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2020, with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and a focus in behavioral neuroscience. Read more.
Last summer, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumna Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D., became Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania. Read more.