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FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus to Offer Jupiter Summer Science Experience 2014

JUPITER, Fla. (January 14, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University continues to expand its Life Science Initiative on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter with the announcement of the Jupiter Summer Science Experience. The summer program is an opportunity for students to enhance their education in the life sciences and other academic disciplines, and a number of research-based experiences, including internships, will be available.

The Jupiter Summer Science Experience offers students from FAU as well as other colleges a chance to become part of the MacArthur Campus’ innovative Life Science Initiative. Research collaborations have recently been launched between faculty at FAU and researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Florida Research Institute.

“This is a unique educational experience that promises to be a very exciting opportunity for students,” says Dean Jeffrey Buller of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. “This is a great time for people to learn more about FAU’s MacArthur campus. Along with the university’s science initiative, we have courses this summer for students with a wide range of interests.”

Areas of study offered include:

  • Directed Independent Study
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics

In addition to enrolling in courses, students will have the option of participating in other activities to extend their knowledge, participate in career-enhancing opportunities and enjoy the many resources the area has to offer. There will also be an opportunity to live in the dormitories on the MacArthur campus at a discounted rate. This program is open to FAU students and non-FAU students. Deadline to register is May 18.

For more information or to register, contact Monica Maldonado at 561-799-8206 or, or visit


FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The campus is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society, and research facilities of Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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