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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Medicine Commencement and Reception
10 a.m. April 28,
Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton campus
The College of Medicine will be hosting the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017. View the schedule here.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Showcase
4 – 7 p.m. May 3
FAU Tech Runway, Boca Raton campus
This design showcase will feature the revolutionary projects of senior engineering and computer science students that push the envelope to tackle real-world problems. For more details, click here.

NIH Regional Seminar
May 3 - 5, New Orleans, LA
October 25 - 27, Baltimore, MD
This seminar provides an opportunity for you to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, gather helpful NIH contacts and more. For more details on the New Orleans location, click here. For the Baltimore location, click here.

Celebrating Biotechnology
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. May 4
Alachua, Fla.
BioFlorida is hosting this networking event of more than 500 life science professionals. For more information and to register, click here.

I-SENSE Lecture Series
11 a.m. - Noon May 11
Room 303, Engineering East Bldg., Boca Raton campus
Douglas Hutchinson, M.D., will delve into neuroprosthetics in his lecture, "Neuroprosthetics: Hacking into the Peripheral Nervous System." For more information, click here.

2 p.m. - 3p.m. May 11
Room 303, Engineering East Bldg., Boca Raton campus
J. Michael Coyle, Ph.D., will give an overview of the U.S. Army Research Office. Funding opportunities will be discussed, with emphasis on Computer Science and Computational Architectures and Visualization. For more information, click here.

Tech Runway Launch Competition and Graduation
4-7 p.m. May 23
FAU Tech Runway, Boca Raton campus
Applications due: March 22
FAU Tech Runway will announce their 2017 Launch competition winners and present live pitches from their graduating start-ups. To apply, click here.

NSF Grant Writing Bootcamp
Due to DOR: May 29
The Division of Research is hosting an NSF bootcamp for investigators with research that's ready for submission. Participants will write a grant during the bootcamp. The materials of college-vetted faculty are to be submitted by college leadership to Karin Scarpinato, Ph.D., associate vice president for research. For details, click here.

NSF Grants Conference
June 5 -6
Louisville, Kentucky
NSF's Spring Grants Conference focuses on the state of current funding, policies and procedures and more. Capacity is expected to be reached quickly. Registration opens March 30. For details, click here.


April 2017

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Neural Dynamics of Cognitive Flexibility
4 p.m. April 4
Room 106, Engineering East, Boca Raton campus
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
To view the flier, click here. See the full schedule here.

Historical Resources' Small Matching Grant Program
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. April 6 Webinar
Learn how to submit a Small Matching Grant Application from the Florida Department of State. To register, click here.

Honors College Symposium for Scholarly & Creative Research
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 7
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Jupiter campus
Abstracts due: March 3
The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College symposium showcases honors students and their projects in a one-day event that includes a series of concurrent talks, a poster session and a visual arts presentation. To learn more, click here.

Peace, Justice and Human Rights Colloquium Series
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. April 19
College of Business, Room 307 Boca Raton campus
Markus Thiel, Ph.D., will be presenting "European Civil Society and Human Rights Advocacy." For information on speaker and remote participation, click here.

Business Plan Competition
8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 21
College of Business, OD 101, Boca Raton campus
Applications due: Feb. 21
The competition will feature the top five finalists pitching their business plans to judges. Keynote speaker Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University will discuss, “Secrets to Pitching Investors.” For details, click here.

NSF Scholarship Webinar
Noon - 1:30 p.m. April 24
5 - 6:30 p.m. May 4

Proposals due: Aug. 29
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is hosting two information sessions to assist researchers in preparing their proposals for the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. For webinar details, click here.

FAU Wave Award Ceremony
5 - 7 p.m. April 24
Acura Room, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton campus
The FAU Wave undergraduate research and entrepreneurship competition will honor its innovative students and their projects at this end of year award ceremony. To learn more, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series
4 p.m. April 25
Max Planck Florida Institute
Videoconference to EE 106, Boca Raton campus

Vivek Jayaraman, Ph.D., will discuss "Understanding an Internal Representation Linking Vision and Action." For more information, click here.

Florida Cultural Affairs Grants Workshops
April 26 - Miami
April 27 - Stuart
The Florida Department of State is hosting multiple workshops to announce grant opportunities and assist with grant applications. For details and to register, click here.

March 2017

I-HeAL Seminar: Family and Hospitalized Older Adults
Event cancelled
2 p.m. March 1
Room 202, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
The Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies is hosting Marie Boltz, Ph.D., for a lecture on "The Family Role in Optimizing Function and Physical Activity in Hospitalized Older Adults." View flier here.

Environmental Health Decisions
March 6 - 7 Webinar
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a workshop on advances in causal understanding for risk based decision making in the fields of molecular and bioinformatics approaches. To learn more, click here.

Military Health System Research Symposium
Abstracts due: March 6
The Department of Defense's annual symposium is seeking abstracts on military health system research. To learn more, click here.

I-SENSE Events
Multiple dates in March
To learn more about the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering's upcoming events, click here.

I-SENSE Seminar Series
2 p.m. March 10 
11 a.m. March 16
Jordan Beckler, Ph.D., of Mote Lab will be speaking on March 10 at HBOI, with video connection to Sea Tech and Boca Raton campuses. Nikos Sidiropoulos, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, will speak on March 16 on the Boca campus. For details, click here.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Lecture
Noon - 2 p.m. March 13
FAU Student Union, House Chambers
Ross Deuchar, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at FAU, will be presenting "Gangs, Violence and Resistance - A Scottish Perspective." Seating is limited to 72 people. For more information, click here.

I-HeAL Seminar: Need for Speed of Innovation
2 p.m. March 15
College of Nursing, Room 202 Boca Raton campus
Ab Brody, Ph.D., presents "Reconciling Building Evidence With the Need for Speed of Innovation in Implementing Care Improvements for Older Adults." To view the flier, click here.

Broward Student Research Symposium
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 17
Davie West bldg., Davie campus
Abstract submission: Feb. 1 – Feb. 28
This annual event features research activities of Broward graduate and undergraduate students and gives student researchers the opportunity to experience presenting research. To learn more, click here.

Connected MCU Lab Evaluator and Adopter Workshop
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. March 17
Engineering East, Room 213, Boca Raton campus
This workshop is intended for teachers, teaching assistants, and lab managers who are considering adoption of the CMCU Lab within their engineering curricula. For details, click here.

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 20
Hilton Arlington, Arlington VA
The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering will host a workshop to introduce junior eligible faculty to the NSF CAREER program. Participants will glean tips on preparing CAREER proposals for CISE programs. For more information, click here.

Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation
1 p.m. March 20-21
Web broadcast
The National Academy of Sciences is hosting a workshop examining the role of neuroinflammation in nervous system disorders. For more information and to register, click here.

Historical Resources' Small Matching Grant Program
1-2:30 p.m. March 21 webinar
The Florida Department of State will help potential applicants learn how to submit a Small Matching Grant Application. To register, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Neural Mechanisms of Social Bonding
4 p.m. March 21
Engineering East, Room 106, Boca Raton campus
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Larry Young, Ph.D., will discuss "Neural Mechanisms of Social Bonding and Empathy: Implications for Autism." To download the flier, click here. View the series schedule here.

South Florida Life Sciences Showcase
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 23 Miami
Connect and partner with life science executives from industry, research and academia. The President of Medtronic Latin America are among the scheduled speakers. For details on this BioFlorida event, click here.

I-SENSE Lecture Series: Safety and Mobility for Automated and Connected Vehicles
11 a.m. - noon March 23
Room 303, Engineering East bldg., Boca Raton campus
Matthew J. Barth, Ph.D., will give a holistic assessment of connected and automated vehicle applications. To view the flier, click here.

Graduate & Professional Research Day
9 a.m. March 24
Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton campus
Abstracts due: March 1
This University-wide event showcases research of FAU graduate students. To view the flier, click here. To register, click here.

philoSOPHIA conference
March 30 - April 2, 2017
Boca Raton campus
The 11th annual philoSOPHIA conference theme is affect and social justice. For more information on this FAU-hosted conference, contact Lauren Guilmette.

University Vision, Design and Capacity Technical Grant Writing Workshops
March 23 - 24 Baltimore
March 31 - April 1 Chicago
There is no cost to attend these workshops on strategies to make proposals more competitive. Capacity is limited. Registration is open for the March workshops. The workshop will also be held in Greensboro (April) and in Sacramento (June). For details, click here.

Undergraduate Research Symposium
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 31
Live Oak Pavilion & Grand Palm Room, Boca Raton campus
Abstracts due: March 3, posters by March 20
This symposium hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry gives undergraduate student researchers the opportunity to present their findings to the community. For more information, click here.

College of Engineering Lecture Series
2 - 3 p.m. March 31
EE-106, Boca Raton campus
Slobodan Simonovic, Ph.D., will present "Resilience: A New Metric for the Assessment of Measures for Adaptation to Global Change." For more information, view the flier here.

February 2017

Neuroscience Lecture Series: GPCR Functional Selectivity
4 p.m. Feb. 7
Room 106, Engineering East, Boca Raton campus
Marc G. Caron, Ph.D., will discuss "GPCR Functional Selectivity in the Actions of Dopamine: Implication for Improved Therapies." For details, clickhere.To view the series schedule, click here.

I-SENSE Lecture Series
11 a.m. - noon Feb. 9
Room 405, Engineering East, Boca Raton campus
Speaker Tam Vu, Ph.D. will discuss "Non-invasive Sleep Quality Monitoring." Vu is the director of Mobile and Networked Systems Lab at University of Colorado Denver. For more information, click   here.

Convening Culture Conference
noon - 1 p.m. February 9
WEBINAR
Learn about this conference, with the sub-theme, Exploring Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Arts & Culture. It will convene on February 22-23 in Gainesville. To register for the webinar, click   here.

Indian River Lagoon Symposium 2017: An Estuary in Peril
Feb. 9 - 10
Johnson Education Center,  HBOI
Scientists, decision makers, students, educators and others gather to discuss relevant research and its application in the management of the lagoon. A Feb. 10 forum is open to the public. For details and to register, click here.

Angel Bootcamp: Investing in the Business of Healthcare
2:30 - 6:00 p.m. Feb. 10
This bootcamp is an opportunity to demystify myths of angel investing in healthcare and understand if becoming an angel is right for you. For details, click here.

Social Work and Technology: Preparing for Updated Ethical Codes and Practice Standards
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 10
SO 112, Boca Raton campus
Allan Barsky, J.D., Ph.D., will present this professional development workshop to help social workers and mental health professionals prepare for changes in practices standards due to technology developments in the areas of informed consent and more. For details, click here.

Max Planck Sunposium
Feb. 13-14
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Max Planck's Sunposium is dedicated to bringing the world's most esteemed neuroscience researchers together. Register by Dec. 15 and receive a 30 percent discount. To register, click here.

Rebuilding Our Innovation Infrastructure
1 - 2 p.m. Feb. 15 webinar
This National Academies webinar will discuss the role of organizations in empowering innovators to address research and technology challenges. For more information, click here.

Technology Business Incubator Open House
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16
Research Park is hosting an open house to introduce  incubator and Research Park entrepreneurs. Come see who won this year's Research Park Awards.  RSVP  here.

Child Rescue Coalition's Gala
6 - 10 p.m. Feb. 17
Delray Beach, Fla.
You're invited to Tech Runway start-up Child Rescue Coalition second annual fundraising gala. If you would like to purchase tickets or sponsor the event, click here.

BioFlorida Exchange
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Feb. 18
FIU Miami campus
This BioFlorida event hosted by FIU will feature presentations on engineering and the university's incubator-accelerator program for entrepreneurship. For more information, click here.

Business in Medicine Lecture
12 - 1 p.m. Feb. 21
RSVP by today
Gelb Auditorium, Boca Raton campus
Howard P. Forman, M.D., director of the Healthcare Curriculum and the M.B.A. for executives program at Yale University, will present "Introduction to the Pharmaceutical Industry - Overview and Major Regulatory Influences." RSVP here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Mouse Models of Autism
4 p.m.  Feb. 21
Engineering East, Room 106, Boca Raton campus
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D., will discuss " Mouse Models of Autism: Probing Genetic Causes and Testing Novel Therapeutics." To view the flier, click  here. See the series schedule here.

Cloud Transformation Day
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 21, Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 23, Winter Park , Fla.
Amazon Web Services is offering two workshops to discuss how to migrate workloads onto the Amazon Web's cloud. To register for the Tampa session, click here. To register for the Winter Park session, click here.
Copyright Workshop
8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Building 4, Room 208, Boca Raton campus
Kenneth D. Crews, attorney and international copyright consultant, will be presenting " Making Copyright Work for You: Ownership and Fair Use." For more information, click here.

Medical Student and Resident Research & Scholarship Day
12:30 - 4 p.m. Feb. 24
College of Medicine Lobby and Gelb Auditorium, Boca campus
Learn about the latest research and scholarly activities of medical students and residents. Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D., new dean of the College of Medicine, will keynote the event. To register, click here.

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference
Feb. 24 - 25
Boca Raton campus
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry is hosting one of the nation's largest undergraduate multi-disciplinary research conferences. All members of FAU's community are encouraged to attend. For more information, click   here.

National Academies Innovation Economy
3:30 - 5 p.m. Feb. 28
Washington, D.C. webcast
Successful collaboration will be explored. To register, click here. The webcast link will be available at 3:30 p.m.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Regulation of Intracellular pH
4 p.m. Feb. 28
Room 119, MC-17, Jupiter Campus; videoconference to: Boca (EE 106), Davie (LA 148) and HBOI (LE 108D)
Walter Boron, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss " Regulation of Intracellular pH in Neurons & Astrocytes: Role of Na-coupled HCO3 Transporters." See the flier here ; view schedule here.

January 2017

NSF Grants Conference Webcast
Available now
The topics discussed by NSF professionals in this webcast include types of funding opportunities, proposal preparation and award management. To view the presentation, click here.

Neuronal Migration, Cortical Form and Function, and FASD
4 p.m. Jan. 10
Engineering East, Room 106
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Hermes H. Yeh, Ph.D., will discuss "Neuronal Migration, Cortical Form and Function, and FASD." To download the flier, click here. To view the series schedule, click here.

University Startups Conference & Demo Day
Early registration by Jan. 20
April 18 - 20
Washington, D.C.
This event highlights areas that make up the ecosystem supporting commercialization and will benefit professionals involved in startup creation and support activities. For more information and to register, click here.

Ocean Science and Environmental Research Retreat
9 - 4 p.m. Jan 20
HBOI campus
The goal of this retreat is to achieve integrated and well-funded ocean science & technology and environmental science research programs. Further details, including van transport from Boca Raton to HBOI are forthcoming. To RSVP, click here.

The Biology of Aging
Jan. 22 - 25
Jupiter, Fla.
This Scripps Florida event will focus on the mechanisms of aging and developing therapeutics to extend health-span. For more details and to register, click here.

Making and Makerspaces in Education: Resources for Innovative Learning
1 - 2 p.m. Jan. 24
Webinar
This webinar will focus on the guiding questions and important resources for an educational makerspace. Registration is required for this free event. To register, click here.

Ocean Science Lecture Series
4 - 7 p.m. Jan. 25 
Johnson Education Center, Harbor Branch campus
Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., will be presenting "Sharks with Spectators." For details and to view the lecture series schedule, click here.

I-SENSE Lecture Series: New Frontiers in Water Resources
11 a.m. - Noon Jan. 26
Engineering East, Room 405, Boca Raton campus
I-SENSE presents a lecture by Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D., titled "Measuring and Monitoring the Hydro-Dynamics and Water Quality of Mixed Land Use Watersheds." View the flier here.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series
2 - 3 p.m. Jan. 27
Room 106, Engineering East, Boca Raton campus
Videoconference to: SeaTech (ST 259)
Pierre Baldi, Ph.D., presents "Deep Learning Theory and Applications in the Natural Sciences." For more details, click here.

Life Sciences Collaboration
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30
Jupiter Medical Center
Vice President for Research Dan Flynn, Ph.D., is scheduled to speak at this BioFlorida event at Jupiter Medical Center. Experience robotic surgery first-hand through a demo of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System. For more details and to register, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Vesicle Circulation
4 p.m. Jan. 31
Room 119, Research Facility MC-17, Jupiter campus
Videoconference to: Boca (EE-106), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Ed Levitan, Ph.D., will discuss "Vesicle Circulation, Capture and Synaptic Neuropeptide Release." He's vice chair of research in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. For details, click here. To view the series schedule, click here.

December 2016

CEO Forum
6 - 8 p.m. Dec. 7
FAU Tech Runway, Boca Raton campus
FAU Tech Runway is hosting this year's GROWFL CEO forum featuring Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. To register for this free event, click here.

Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science
7 p.m. Dec. 7
FAU Harbor Branch Johnson Education Center Auditorium
This event will focus on indigenous knowledge and modern science coming together in a complimentary, collaborative fashion. The discussion will be led by Native American, Jon Waterhouse, who has worked with indigenous cultures within some of the most remote watersheds on the planet. To watch the webinar, click here.

South Florida Technology Alliance ITPalooza
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Technology education sessions will be presented by regional and national subject matter experts on Cloud, Security, IoT and more. For more information and to register, click here.

Energy Harvested Security for the Internet of Things
11 a.m. - noon Dec. 8
Engineering East, Room 405, Boca Raton campus
I-SENSE presents a lecture by Patrick Schaumont, Ph.D., on the use of energy harvesting for the solid information security required for internet connectivity and embedded connected devices. View the flier here.

NIH BRAIN Initiative Fellows
2 - 3 p.m. Dec. 8 webinar
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The NIH BRAIN Initiative will be conducting a pre-application technical assistance webinar to provide an overview of this program. Prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their questions or comments to Nicole North. To register, click here.

Mechanisms of Action of Amphetamines
Noon Dec. 9
Room 119, Research Facility MC-17, Jupiter campus
Videoconference: Boca (PS-226), Davie (DW-421), HBOI (LE-108D)
Harald Sitte, Ph.D., will discuss "How Neuronal Membrane Lipids Impact the Activity of Amphetamine-Type Psychostimulants." To view the flier, click here. For the series schedule, click here.

2016 BioFlorida Annual Conference
Dec. 11 - 13
Jacksonville, Fla.
This life sciences event will feature a presentation by James Galvin, M.D.,of the College of Medicine and a biopitch presentation by Ken Dawson Scully, Ph.D., of the College of Science and Brain Institute. For details, click here.

Life Sciences Initiative Update
8 - 10 a.m. Dec. 1
Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex
President John Kelly will deliver an update on the latest Jupiter Life Science Initiative highlights. RSVP by November 29 here.

Post- Holocaust Jewish Identity in the Third French Generation
1 - 2 p.m. Dec. 5
AH 205, Boca Raton campus
FAU's Alan Berger, Ph.D., will deliver a talk on the meaning of memory and Jewish identity in the aftermath of the Holocaust. For details on this Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative lecture, click here.

Engineering & Computer Science Distinguished Lecture
1 - 2 p.m. Dec. 6
EE 405, FAU Boca Raton campus
Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D., will be presenting "The Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: Uncorking the Bottleneck to Student Success." For more information, here.

Special Neuroscience Seminar: Impact of Neuronal Membrane Lipids
Noon Dec. 16
Room 119, Research Facility MC-17, Jupiter campus
Videoconference: Boca (EE-106), Davie (LA-148), HBOI (LE-108D)
Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., will discuss "Mechanisms of Action of Amphetamines: Insights from C. elegans Genetics and Physiology." To view the flier, click here. For the series schedule, click here.

November 2016

Neuroscience Student Organization Kick Off
4 p.m. Nov. 1
Lake Pavilion, West Palm Beach
This event kicks off the new Neuroscience Student Organization. All graduate students interested in brain sciences and brain health are invited, along with their advisers. View the flier here. To RSVP (required), click here.

Plant Genome Research
2 p.m. Nov. 1 Webinar
The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems will present information about eligibility and submission changes in the solicitation for the Plant Genome Research Program. For more information, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series
4 p.m. Nov. 8
Engineering East, Room 106
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Kathryn Commons, Ph.D., will discuss "Serotonin: The Fifth Discipline." She is an associate professor in the department of anaesthesia at Harvard University. See the flier here. View the series schedule here.

The Chemistry of Microbiomes in Human Environments
2 - 5 p.m. Nov. 9
Webcast
This National Academies of Sciences event will focus on the advances, opportunities and challenges of the human microbiome. Register here.

Deep Blue Sea Conference
Nov. 9 - 12, Irvine, CA
Applications due: May 5
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative released a call for candidates to present at their 2016 conference, Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement. For more information and to apply, click here.

Business Plan Competition Kickoff
4:30 p.m. Nov. 14,
BU-120, Boca Raton Campus
The Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will kick off its annual competition to encourage the FAU community to pitch their game-changing idea for a chance to fund their new ventures. Details here.

HHS SBIR/STTR Conference
Nov. 15 - 17
Orlando, Fla.
The State University System and University of Central Florida are co-hosting this conference on biotech innovation, small businesses and technology transfer. FAU is a presenting sponsor. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

National Academies of Sciences - Developing Innovation Ecosystems
1 - 2 p.m. Nov. 17
Webinar
VentureWell President Phil Weilerstein will be discussing how his company has impacted the innovation ecosystems that support entrepreneurs. For details and to register, click here.

Old Vero Site & Current Paleoindian Research
2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 17 webinar
Archaeologist C. Andrew Hemmings, Ph.D., will lead a discussion on the Old Vero site in the context of modern Paleoindian archaeology in Florida and the Southeast. To learn more, click here. RSVP to Alexina Alonso.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Annual Meeting
Nov. 17 - 19,
National Harbor, Md.
This event featuring healthcare community members will focus on discussing key trends in patient-centered research. For details, click here.

Senior Associate V.P. for Research Open Forums
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nov. 18
BOT Conference Rm., Admin. Bldg. Boca Raton campus
The Division of Research encourages faculty and staff to participate in the open forums it is convening for the top three candidates for Senior Associate Vice President for Research. To view the video conference locations and candidate CVs, click here.

Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment Symposium: From Translational Research to Clinical Practice
Nov. 18 - 20
Amelia Island, Fla.
This symposium aims to bring together basic science and clinical experts in the field of angiogenesis. The Mayo Clinic invites abstracts for presentations of original research dedicated to the field of angiogenesis. For details and to submit an abstract, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series
Note: New Date and Time
10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 FAU Jupiter campus, MC-17; Videoconference: Boca (BC-130), Davie (LA-148), HBOI (LE-108D)
Alexandre Bonnin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Southern California lectures on Neurodevelopment Effects of Maternal Inflammation and Stress: A Novel Placenta-Serotonin Pathway. To view the flier, here. To view the flier, click here. To see the series schedule, click here.

3MT Championship
5:30 - 8 p.m. Nov. 18
Lifelong Learning Society, Boca Raton campus
The Graduate College is hosting the university's inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Championship featuring three-minute research presentations from FAU's top graduate students. For details and to RSVP, click here.

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Corporate Needs
1 p.m. Nov. 21 webinar
Hosted by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, this webinar highlights the technical and scouting needs for their corporation selection committee for the group's start-up conference in April. For details, here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Hormonal Regulation of Brain Dopamine Homeostasis
4 p.m. Nov. 29
Engineering East, Room 106
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Aurelio Galli, Ph.D., will discuss "From the Gut to the Brain: Hormonal Regulation of Brain Dopamine Homeostasis and Cocaine Reward." To view the flier, click here. For the series schedule, click here.

October 2016

Indian River State College Student-focused Collaborative Research Programs
2 - 3 p.m. Oct. 4
Webinar
This event features Tom D' Elia, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Indian River State College, who will be discussing the successes of Student-Focused Collaborative Research programs. For more information, click here.

FAU Neuroscience Seminar Series: Apostolos Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
4 p.m. Oct. 4
Engineering East, Room 106, Boca Raton campus
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, will present, "Informative Neural Interactions." He's also director of the university's Center for Cognitive Studies. View the event flyer here. For the series schedule, click here.

University of Miami Core Facility Symposium
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 5
Miami, Fla.
This symposium will inform researchers about UM services, expertise, equipment and technologies and how to effectively interact with UM core facilities. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Neural Engineering Research Symposium
University of Miami
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 13
Miami, Fla.
The University of Miami invites abstracts from researchers specializing in the fundamental aspects of neural science, engineering and reparative medicine. For details and to submit an abstract, click here.

Understand Your Genome
Oct. 15
Jacksonville, Fla.
This symposium is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of clinical whole genome sequencing as a means to advance human health through responsible, targeted educational outreach. For more information and to register, click here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?
4 p.m. Oct. 18
Research Facility MC-17, Room 119, Jupiter Campus
Videoconference to: Boca (EE 106), Davie (LA 148) and HBOI (LE 108D)

Paul Shaw, Ph.D., will discuss "Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?" He is an associate professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. See the flier here. View the series schedule  here.

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Regulation and Functions of Brain Cholinergic Systems
4 p.m. Oct. 25
Engineering East, Room 106, Boca Raton Campus
Videoconference to: Jupiter (MC-17, 119), Davie (LA-148) and HBOI (LE-108D)
Martin Sarter, Ph.D., will discuss "Regulation and Functions of Brain Cholinergic Systems: Translational Research Approaches." He's a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. To see the flier, click here. For the series schedule, click here.

Latin American Healthcare and Life Sciences Summit
Oct. 25, Miami
Examine trends shaping the healthcare and life sciences industries regionally. Explore the emerging opportunities and challenges for investors. For more information on this Financial Times event, click here.

Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Oct. 25, Washington, D.C.
The goal of this workshop is to inform public health strategies and messaging on preventive interventions for future Alzheimer's disease and related research. For details, click  here.

Open Access Week
Oct. 24 - 30, Wimberly Library
FAU Libraries is taking part in Open Access week, a global event promoting Open Access literature. View the full list of events here.

New Medical Lecture Series
Noon - 1 p.m. Oct. 28
Room 128, BC- 71, Boca Raton campus
The U.S. and Global Healthcare Economy - What Medical Students Need to Know is the topic for the first of five Business in Medicine lectures. For more information, click here.

BioFlorida: Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29,
Engineering East bldg., Boca Raton campus
This Bioflorida event, hosted by the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems, offers networking opportunities and speakers from industry and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. For details, click here.

September 2016

Scripps Seminar Series
4 - 5 p.m. Sept. 29,
Jupiter, Fla.
"Deciphering Ribosome Assembly using Electron Microscopy and Mass Spectrometry" will be presented by James Williamson, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs at Scripps Research Institute in California. This series is open to the public. To view the schedule, click here.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
Abstracts due: Sept. 26
Feb. 6 - 9, New Orleans, La.
This conference is seeking abstracts focused on the latest research on oil spill restoration and resource management. View the call for abstracts here.

Strengthening STEM Workforce Ecosystem
1 - 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27
A webinar on the findings and recommendations of a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem. There is no cost to this webinar, but registration is required here.

Federal Funding Workshop to Help Your Research
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21
Board of Trustees Conf. Rm
Administration Building Boca Videoconference sites available here.
Tips and insights into federal funding will be provided by high-level speakers connected to agencies such NIH, NSF, DoD and more. To RSVP, click here; for the speaker lineup, here.

Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security SBIR Workshop
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1
Washington, D.C.
Small Business Innovation Research Phase II or Phase III awardees will present their research and technologies. For more information, click here.

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Series
Noon - 1:50 p.m. Sept. 1
ME-104, Boca Raton campus
Graduate students conducting research are encouraged to register for this series to learn the core competencies of ethical research. For details, view the flier or register here.

Electronic Vehicle Summit
Poster abstracts due: Sept. 2
Event: Oct. 17 - 20
Cocoa, Fla.
This conference is accepting poster presentation abstracts from students, industry professionals and government entities. For details, click here.

Donation and Transplantation
5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 8
Tampa, Fla.
A brief facility tour wraps up this BioFlorida event hosted by LifeLink Tissue Bank. For more information, click here.

Division Open House
2 - 4 p.m. Sept. 9
ME-104, Third Floor
Stop by for refreshments in the Division's new location. Discuss your research and how Division of Research staff can help you. To RSVP, click here.

Annual Reporting for FAU Institutes and Centers
Due: Sept. 12
The state requires that the university submit a report for all FAU institutes and centers. To meet the state's deadline, the division requires that all information be entered online via ExpertNet by each institute and center no later than Sept. 12. If you have questions, contact Patrice Cochran. For details, here.

UPDATED
FAU Brain Institute Kicks Off Lecture Series
4 p.m. Sept. 13
Room 106, Engineering East Boca Raton campus
The Brain Institute's kick-off event is the first in a series of neuroscience lectures. The featured speaker is Rene Hen, Ph.D., director of integrative neuroscience at Columbia University. Reception to follow in the Atrium. To view the event flier, click here. To view the series schedule, click here.

Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine Conference
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 -15
Coral Gables, Fla.
The FDA commissioner is slated to speak at this University of Miami conference on scientific, regulatory and ethical aspects of clinical trials. Updates on FDA regulatory requirements will be provided. For details, click here.

August 2016

Start a Career with a Ph.D.
4 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25
Gainesville, Fla.
This BioFlorida event aims to connect graduate students with the bioscience private sector. A panel of life science experts will share past experiences and tips from their industry career. For more information, click here.

Falling Walls Lab New York
Call for Applications
Extended deadline: July 22, event Aug. 30
The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks participants for the Falling Walls Lab New York forum. It convenes scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs for three-minute presentations. For more details and to apply, click here.

5G and Next Generation Wireless Networks
1 - 2 p.m. Aug. 24
Webinar
Hear policy recommendations to enable the growth of 5G and Next Generation Wireless networks during this free National Academies webinar. Registration is required. To register, click here.

How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships
10 a.m. Aug. 24
Webinar
During the 90-minute session, panelists will share tips on successfully applying for federal fellowships and traineeships. Panelists from NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, NIH and NSF will attend. To access the webinar, use the event password: 8sHU24T@ at this link.

Save the Date
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Summer Retreat
August 18, Boca Raton Campus
Students will present their findings to date at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry's summer retreat.

BioFlorida Neuroscience Nexus: Fueling Local Discoveries That Shape Our Understanding of the Brain
5:30 - 8 p.m. Aug. 17
Jupiter, Fla.
This Bioflorida event hosted by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will feature a presentation on the FAU Brain Institute by Executive Director Randy Blakely, Ph.D. For details, click here.

The End of Automobile Dependence Book Tour
5:30 - 7 p.m. Aug. 9
West Palm Beach, Fla.
The FAU Center for Urban and Environmental Studies presents Peter Newman, professor of Sustainability at Australia's Curtin University, who will be discussing his book titled "The End of Automobile Dependence: Global and Local Trends Moving Away from Car-based Planning." This event is free, however, registration is required. For details and to register, view the flier here.

Get to Know NeoGenomics
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10
Fort Myers, Fla.
This BioFlorida event consists of a meet and greet with members of the executive team of NeoGenomics Laboratories. Tours of the company's facilities will be given in consecutive small groups. For more information, click here.

July 2016

Sensing in Soft Wearable Structures
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 7
Room 405, Engineering East, Boca Raton campus
Lucy Dunne, Ph.D., director of the Apparel Design Program at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the challenges and solutions of textile- and garment-integrated wearable sensing technology. For details, view the flier here.

BioFlorida Saturday Exchange
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., July 9
Sunrise, Fla.
BioFlorida's Saturday Exchange series are quarterly events that bring together life sciences professionals to network and dicuss the latest life science industry trends. Register here.

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference
July 8 - 12
Orlando, Fla.
Learn about the latest developments in bioinformatics, computational biology and more. For details, click here.

Palm Beach County Science Symposium
Call for Presenters and Exhibitors
Due: June 30 for presenters, by July 15 for exhibitors
Boynton Beach High School is hosting this year's science symposium. For details on the call for presenters, click here. For details on exhibiting, click here.

BioFlorida Life Sciences Workforce
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. July 20
Jacksonville, Fla.
Learn from companies about North Florida's life sciences job market in "Let's Talk About Workforce: The Lifeblood of the Life Sciences Industry." Register here.

I-Corps at the National Institutes of Health
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. July 21
Webinar
This webinar will focus on the NIH I-Corps, a program designed to provide scientists from NIH SBIR funded companies with hands-on entrepreneurship training. It will be facilitated by biotech experts. For more information, click here.

International Coral Reef Symposium at HBOI
1 - 3:30 p.m. July 29
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute researchers will present select talks and posters from last month's International Coral Reef Symposium in Hawaii. To view a flier, click here. For the agenda, click here .

June 2016

Lean Tools for Startups
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. June 2
Orlando, Fla.
Learn about Lean methodologies for startup businesses with a focus on financing, intellectual property and business strategy development. Details here.

Barriers and Opportunities for STEM Degrees
9 - 12:30 p.m. June 6
Webinar
This briefing will cover the Board on Science Education report on systemic changes to support students' diverse paths to STEM degrees. For more information, click here.

Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation
June 6 - 7
Webinar
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will conduct a workshop on the relationship between healthcare and transportation. For more information, click here.

Refining the Concept of Scientific Inference When Working With Big Data
June 8 - 9
Webinar
This workshop will bring together statisticians, data scientists and domain researchers from different biomedical disciplines to explore key issues of scientific inference. For details, click here.

International Conference on Quantitative Structure -Activity Relationships in Environmental and Health Sciences
June 13 - 17
Miami Beach, Fla.
This conference will explore new approaches and develop common understandings for Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships methodologies in the field of Environmental and Health Sciences. For details, click here.

Smart Communities: Intelligent Space and Responsive Design
1 - 2:30 p.m. June 16
WEBINAR
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine present a webinar with Cannon Design representatives to discuss how to transform the built environment. For more information, click here.

Microbiomes of the Built Environment
June 20 - 21
WEBINAR
This National Academies' Board on Life Sciences event focuses on examining the formation and function of microbial communities in built environments. To attend this meeting in person or via webcast, register here.

Epidemiology Congress of the Americas
June 21 - 24
Hyatt Regency, Miami, Fla.
This meeting showcases and promotes the diversity of study, practice and policy within epidemiology to improve the health of diverse populations. For details, click here.

Falling Walls Lab New York
Call for Applications
Due: June 22, event Aug. 30
The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks participants for the Falling Walls Lab New York forum. It convenes scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs for three-minute presentations. For more details and to apply, click here.

Increase Your Chances of Commercialization Success
5:30 -8:30 p.m. June 23
University of Miami
Join Bioflorida to delve into " Defining Critical Early Stage Commercial and Organizational Strategies for Novel Drug and Medical Device Development." For more details and to register, click here.

May 2016

Out of Equilibrium in a Warming World: Glaciers and Sea Level Change
3 p.m. May 3
Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Alex Gardner, Ph.D., research scientist at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss global glacier contributions to sea level rise. This event kicks off FAU's Florida Center for Environmental Studies Sea Level Rise Summit. For details, click here.

Best Practices in HSI Title V Programs & Grantsmanship
9 - 11:30 a.m. May 4
Rm. 303, Engineering East bldg., Boca Raton campus
David F. Trujillo will discuss best practices for Hispanic-Serving Institution Title V programs and grantmanship. Trujillo's work focuses on providing project evaluation, program development and grants-seeking assistance to Hispanic-Serving Institutions. For details, click here.

Sea Level Rise Summit
May 3 - 5
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Ft. Lauderdale
Save the date for FAU's Florida Center for Environmental Studies third Sea Level Rise Summit. This year's theme, Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida, is a rare opportunity to discuss the Arctic and sub-tropics together and potentially unlock new insights that are mutually beneficial to stakeholders from both regions. For information, click here.

Celebration of Biotechnology
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. May 12
Progress Park, Alachua, Fla.
BioFlorida is hosting this annual outdoor community event attracting more than 500 industry and life science professionals. Pre-register for this free event here.

3rd Annual STEM Initiative Learning Showcase
5 - 8 p.m. May 12
Palm Beach Convention Center
This event is a mini-conference for STEM teachers designed and implemented by other STEM teachers. The presenters will share the concepts and strategies for student achievement in STEM. To register by April 5th, click here.

StartUp Nation Conference
May 17
Miami Dade College
The StartUp Nation Conference aims to connect entrepreneurs from Tel Aviv, Israel and Miami. It's an opportunity to understand Israel's unique entrepreneurial ecosystem. For details, click here.

SciColl's Food Security Symposium
May 18 - 20
Beltsville, MD
This symposium titled "Stressors and Drivers of Food Security: Evidence from Scientific Collections" will engage researchers from anthropology, archaeology, earth sciences, biodiversity, agriculture and other fields in discussions examining food supplies throughout human history. For more details, click  here.

I-SENSE Lecture
Promise and Potential of Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)
11 a.m. - noon May 19
Engineering East, Room 405, Boca Raton campus
Santos Kumar, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, will describe the progress being made by NIH efforts to advance the science of mHealth and releasing the mobile sensor data-to-knowledge platforms. For details, view the flier here.

U.S. Census Bureau's Innovation Measurement Initiative
1 - 2 p.m. May 25
WEBINAR
The Innovation Measurement Initiative seeks to integrate university data on federally funded research with Census Bureau data. The webinar is free. Registration is required here.

Lessons Learned in Growing and Scaling Business
10 - 11:30 a.m. May 26
WEBINAR
This event focuses on leading and dealing with continual change, and lessons learned from growing a business. For more information and to register, click here.

Water Quality Research in Florida Workshop
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 26
Exploration Research Park, Canaveral, Fla.
This workshop hosted by Florida Research Parks Network and Space Florida is an opportunity to explore the innovations and potential breakthroughs from emerging research and technologies using unmanned surface drones, satellite imaging, etc. For details, click  here.

Gulf Research Program Capacity Building Grants
2 p.m. May 26
WEBINAR
The Gulf Research Program is hosting this informational webinar to discuss the program's new capacity building grants and "Enhancing Community Networks that Improve Coastal Environments, Health and Well-being." Register here.
Current Challenges and Future Research Areas for Digital Forensic Investigation
Noon, Friday, May 27
Engineering East Conference Room 405
Mark Scanlon, Ph.D., of the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland and a Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation, will explore the current challenges contributing to the backlog in digital forensics and outline future research topics for a more efficient digital forensic process. For details, click here.

April 2016

I-SENSE: Transportation Sensor Data Lecture
11 a.m. - Noon April 14, Room 405
Engineering East Building, FAU Boca Raton campus
Perspectives on Leveraging Transportation Sensor Data for System Evaluations and Performance Measurement: A Case for a Trusted Broker? will be presented by Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D. He's associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the California Polytechnic State University. For more information about this lecture, click here.

Democracy and the Science Communication Environment
4 p.m. April 8
Rm. 103, Davie West Bldg., FAU Davie campus
Dan Khan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, will present various forms of empirical evidence in southeast Florida to support a "two climate changes" thesis. For more information, click here. RSVP here.

NEW
GPSA Research Day

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 8 
Live Oak Pavillion & Grand Palm Room, Boca Raton campus
This event showcases FAU graduate students' research. Don't miss the poster presentations, awards, lunch and a judged competition. View the Spring into Research 2016 schedule here. Read coverage on the Broward Student Research symposium  here.

Developing an Evidentiary Standards Framework for Safety Biomarkers Qualification Workshop
April 14 - 15
Bethesda, MD
This workshop is aimed at creating collaboration among scientific stakeholders including FDA, NIH, the bio-pharmaceutical industry, academic researchers, and patient groups regarding a proposed framework for determining the levels of evidence required to qualify biomarkers for use in drug development. For more information and to register, click here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. April 5
Room RF 119, Research Facility Bldg., Jupiter campus
"Shared pathways for synaptogenesis and axonal regeneration" will be presented by Catherine Collins, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Michigan. This series is open to the public. To view the schedule, click here.

College of Engineering & Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. April 18
Rm. 106, Engineering East Building, FAU Boca Raton campus, with videoconferencing to SeaTech ST 259
Label-free Magnetic Additive Biomanufacturing Technologies to Isolate, Sort Circulating Tumor Cells & Microemboli will be presented by guest speaker Utkan Demirci, Ph.D., associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. For details, click here.

Environmental Advocacy Webinar
12 - 1:30 p.m. April 19
WEBINAR
Governor Bob Graham, along with former chief of staff to the mayor of Jacksonville Chris Hand and 1000 Friends of Florida President Ryan Smart, will discuss techniques to upgrade the quality and impact of participants' advocacy to become more effective champions for Florida's natural resources. For more information and to register for this free webinar, click here.

College of Medicine Distinguished Lecture
12:45 - 1:35 p.m. April 22, BC 130
Amer Riazuddin, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Medicine will present, Investigating the Genetic Basis of Inherited Ocular Dystrophies. Food and beverage will be served in the college lobby at noon. For detais, click here.

NSF Program Director Workshop
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29
MARC Pavilion, FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus
The purpose of this workshop is to provide both general and specific information on funding opportunities at the NSF. This workshop will be presented by Rajakkannu Mutharasa,Ph.D., Program Director in the NSF's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems. For more information, click  here. RSVP by April 28 here.


March 2016

Rare Opportunities for Progress in ADHD Neurobiology: A Tale of Leaky Dopamine Synapses
4 p.m., March 17
Alumni Center Great Hall Room 109, FAU Boca Raton campus
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Brain Institute Director and Professor of Biomedical Science, will deliver a lecture on the biological mechanisms underlying risk for ADHD. This event is part of the Charles E. Schdmit College of Medicine Distinguished Lecturer Series. For more information, here.

EnRICH Webinar Series: Introduction to Instrumental Variables Based Methods for Causal Inference in Health Research
2 - 3:30 p.m., March 14
Webinar
The EnRich webinar series is a series of webinars that feature special topics related to maternal and child health research. This webinar focuses on understanding the role of instrumental variables in health research. For more information and to register, click here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. March 15
Room 106, Engineering East
"Optic flow based navigation in dynamic environments" will be presented by Oliver Layton, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. This series is open to the public. To view the schedule, click here.

Spring Into Research
6th Annual Broward Student Research Symposium
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 18
Davie West Building, Davie Campus
View the Spring into Research 2016 schedule here.

Frontiers in Science Series
3:30 p.m. March 18
Room 126, College of Medicine bldg. BC-71, Boca Raton
Timothy Williams, M.D., of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, presents "New Technology in Radiation Oncology - Advances in Patient Care." This series is open to the public. This series is open to the public. To view the Frontiers in Science 2016 schedule, click here.

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Series
- Data Management Practices, Research Misconduct and Collaborative Research
Noon - 1:50 p.m. March 18
Room 223, Student Services Bldg. (SU-80), Boca Raton
HBOI LE 108D
Graduate students may view the schedule and register here. Email Beth Barak if you wish to participate from Jupiter.

BioFlorida Mission-Driven Innovation
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., March 22
Orlando, Fla.
This Bioflorida event features a discussion with Thomas J. Graham, M.D., a renowned Health Innovator and new Global Chairman, Lake Nona Institute and Chief Health Strategy and Innovation Officer, of the Tavistock Group. Register here.

T-Summit 2016
March 21 - March 22
Washington D.C.
This event focuses on development of the T-shaped concept, a model for success that encourages professionals to possess deep disciplinary knowledge and an ability to communicate across social, cultural and economic boundaries. To register by March 11, click here.

Funding Science: Perspectives from an NSF Program Director
11:30 a.m. March 25
Alumni Center, FAU Boca Raton campus
Henry Ghol, Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the NSF, will provide insights on programs that fund environmental research at the NSF and discuss the larger context for research funding at U.S. universities. For more information, click here.

February 2016

NIH Workshop: ASSISTance with NIH's Online System
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3
OIT Computer Lab, Room 146

"Learn about NIH's online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications. Space is limited to 20. Additional sessions will be offered if there's sufficient interest. To register, click here.

Sea Level Rise Summit
Feb. 4 - 6
Save the date for "A Warming Arctic: Shared Futures from Alaska to Florida," the third sea level rise summit hosted by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies. Details will be announced here.

To Frac or Not to Frac? - How Mechanics of Quasibrittle Hydraulic Fracture Can Sway the Answer
3 - 4 p.m. Feb. 5
EE 106, Boca Raton campus

"The College of Engineering and Computer Science's Distinguished Lecture Series presents Professor Zdenek P. Bazant, Ph.D., of Northwestern University. For more information, click here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9
Room 106, Engineering East
"Informative neural interactions across three modalities: MEG, fMRI and Local Field Potentials" will be presented by Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, University of Minnesota professor of neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry. To view the schedule, click here.

Big Data Research: Practical Solutions to Emerging Challenges for IRBs
1 - 2:30 p.m., Feb. 10 webinar
Dean's Conference Room (303), Engineering East

This intermediate-level webinar discusses considerations for IRB review from an assistant IRB director at Harvard and a data security expert at a commercial research firm. For details, click here. To RSVP, click here.

Startup Expo
Feb. 16 - 17
The Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center

The Research Park at FAU is partnering with SUP-X for an international start-up conference. Click here to learn more. Get tickets here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16
Room 106, Engineering East
"Role of Diversity in Single and Multi-set Source Separation: Applications in Medical Imaging" will be presented by Tulay Adali, Ph.D., professor at the University of Maryland. This series is open to the public. To view the schedule, click here.

Training on Grants.gov Workspace
1 - 2 p.m. Feb. 18
Room 146, OIT Computer Lab
Space is limited to 20. Additional sessions will be offered if there's sufficient interest. For questions, email Nancy Thoman or dial 561-297-4237. To register, click here.

National Science Foundation Presents Engineering Talk Friday
3 - 4 p.m. Feb. 19
Room 106, Engineering East
Videoconference locations: SeaTech ST 209, HBOI LE 103
NSF's Assistant Director for the Directorate of Engineering will present, "Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Research and Innovation." For details on this College of Engineering and Computer Science seminar, here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23
Room RF 119, Research Facility Bldg., Jupiter
"Sex differences in the Brain: a Whole Body Perspective" will be presented by Geert Devries, Ph.D., director of the neuroscience institute at George State University. This series is open to the public. To view the schedule, click here.

NIH Grantwriting Workshop
MOVED FROM Feb. 23
10 - 11:30 a.m. March 30
College of Nursing, Room 202

Associate Dean of Research Linda Weglicki, Ph.D, in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, will share less well-known insights to help craft compelling proposals. Weglicki was a Chief, Office of Extramural Programs in the National Institute of Nursing Research's Division of Extramural Science Programs. To register, click here.

System Dynamics Methods for Mental Health Research
2 - 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Webinar
This event focuses on system dynamics methods for conducting mental health research with illnesses such as depression. Presented by Hazhir Rahmandad, Ph.D., assistant professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more details, click here.

Tools for Students to Start An IRB Submission
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Feb. 24
Conference Room 315, Behavioral Sciences (BS 12)
Learn how to navigate IRBNet and the steps required for approval. To RSVP, click here.

Resources to Support Your Grant Writing Efforts
12 - 1 p.m. Feb. 24
Board of Trustees Conference Room 305, Administration Building (AD 10)
Videoconference locations: Davie LA 148 and Jupiter SR 275
An interactive panel session with representatives from across the university share how numerous programs support faculty and graduate students with grant applications. For details and to RSVP, click here.

January 2016

Medicine Lecturer Series
12:45 - 1:50 p.m. Jan. 29
Room 130, Medicine (BC-71)

Associate professor of biomedical science Vijaya Iragavarpu, Ph.D., will kick off the first of five lectures with a presentation on tumor growth. To view the College of Medicine's distinguished lecture series schedule, click here.

Germany's 2016 Science Tour: The Future of Urban Development
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 Germany - Applications due: Sept. 25, 2015
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is calling for applications for a science tour of cutting-edge research facilities in Germany. DAAD is seeking researchers with doctoral degrees that are investigating sustainable urban development. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about funding opportunities for cooperation in higher education and research and network with German scientists. For more details and to apply, click here.

Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26
Room 106, EE-96 Engineering Bldg., Boca Campus

"Non-spatial sequence memory: Cells, systems, and aging" will be presented by Dr. Tim Allen, FIU Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience. To view the schedule, click here.

Miami Winter Symposium: Inflammation Conference
Jan. 24 - 27, Hyatt Regency Miami, Fla.
This symposium will be focusing on inflammatory health issues in a wide-range of areas, including diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity, neurological disorders, stroke and atherosclerosis. For more details and to register for the conference, click here.

Insider's Tips on NIH Review
2-3:30 Jan.27
Board of Trustees Conference Room, Admin. Building, Boca Raton

Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, will provide an "insider's" look into the NIH review process. To register, click here.

Training on New NIH Grant Submission Process
The office of Sponsored Programs is offering training sessions for both NIH ASSIST and Grants.gov Workspace. For more information on upcoming changes and training click here.
NIH ASSIST 10 - 11:30 a.m., Jan. 6
OIT Computer Lab, Bldg. 22, CM 146
Grants.gov Workspace 10 - Noon, Jan. 12
OIT Computer Lab, Bldg. 22, CM 146
Space is limited to 20 in the Computer Lab. If space fills up, additional sessions will be offered, register here.

Environment and Health: What's the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It?
Jan. 14 -15, Webcast
The Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions committee is hosting a workshop to discuss the latest emerging research on microbiome-environment interactions. For more information and to register click here.

Future of Education Technology Conference
Jan.12 - Jan. 15, Orlando, Fla.
This event brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. For details and to register click here.

December 2015

Scripps Core Seminar Series: Flow Cytometry Core
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Dec. 18
Scripps Research Institute, Room B159
Bring your FAU ID. To view the full schedule, click  here.

November 2015

CEO Forum Program Series
Event: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Winter Park, Fla; Register by Nov. 27.
This event is meant to bring together leaders of established growth-stage businesses and CEO peers who have grown their companies into more advanced stages of business development. To register click here.

Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation and Realization Conference
November 11-14, 2015, California
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academy of Sciences, invites applications for this conference. 60 applicants will be selected to attend. Details here.

2015 NAKFI Conference
November 12-14, 2015, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California
The 2015 NAFKI Conference "Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation, & Realization" will explore how arts, design, sciences, engineering, and medicine can stimulate a renaissance of innovation that solves real-world problems. Click here for more details and to register.

Scripps Core Seminar Series: Histology
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13
FAU faculty and students are encouraged to attend "The Art and Science of Histology." To view the schedule, click here. Bring your FAU ID.

Fulbright Scholar Workshop
9 - 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Admin. Building, Room 246
The Fulbright Scholar Program's Assistant Director for Outreach will discuss opportunities for teaching and research overseas. Space is limited. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

Coastal Systems Science: Applications and Opportunities Seminar
HBOI, webcast available , 11 a.m. - noon Nov. 19
FAU's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Networks Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) and HBOI present this seminar to be led by Paul T. Gayes, Ph.D., Director of the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University. To request webcast details and to download the flier, click here.

Mosquito-Borne Viral Epidemics Webinar
2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 19
Life Sciences South Florida presents "Are Mosquito-Borne Viral Epidemics Mysteries or Puzzles?" Jonathan Day, Professor of Medical Entomology at University of Florida, will lead this webinar on mosquito-borne viral epidemic research. Click here for more information and to RSVP by Nov. 18 to Alexina Alonso.

Fulbright Scholar Workshop
9 - 11 a.m. Nov. 16: Admin. Building, Room 246
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars will discuss opportunities for teaching and research overseas. Space is limited. For more details or to request a one-on-one meeting and to RSVP, click here.

NIH Webinar Series
Tomorrow 2 - 4 p.m., Nov. 5: Boca Raton Admin. Building, 3rd floor, Board of Trustees conference room,
University Research Administrators
Friday 2 - 4 p.m., Nov. 6: Research (R01) Project Grants

Starting tomorrow, NIH is hosting two webinars that are designed to give participants useful insights in the application submission and peer review processes. Viewers will see presentations by five NIH Center for Scientific Review experts. There will be an opportunity to partake in a 30 minute discussion after the presentations. To participate remotely, register here.

IEEE SmartGridComm
Nov. 2 - 5 , Miami, Fla.
This Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference brings together international researchers and practitioners who are leveraging and developing information and communication technology for the intelligent grid. Click here for more information.

What You Need to Know About NIH Application Submission and Review Webinar Series
2 - 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 Research Administrators
Nov. 6 Research Project Grants (R01)

These webinars aim to give participants useful insights into NIH application submission and peer review processes. Click here for details and to register.

Falling Walls Conference
Bay area event applications due: Aug. 23, 2015 lab: Sept. 18, 2015 Berlin applications due: Aug. 31
Event November 8-9, 2015

The Falling Walls Conference is an annual gathering of forward- thinking individuals from 75 countries. Each year, 20 of the world's top young thought leaders are invited to Berlin to present their breakthrough research. The competition is open to researchers and scientists (M.A. students, doctoral candidates and post-docs), entrepreneurs, engineers, young professionals and innovators from all areas. For more details, click here. Download a Bay area lab flier here. Watch a video here.

International Bullying Prevention Conference
Nov. 8 - 10, 2015 - Denver, CO
This event offers the opportunity to learn from national experts and network with international colleagues on youth-focused bullying prevention efforts. CDSI's Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., will be presenting. For more information, view the event program here. Register for the event here.

2015 Rising Seas Summit
Cambridge, Mass. - Abstracts due: July 7, 2015. Nov. 12-13, 2015
Suggestions for speakers and topics are sought for this meeting on sea level rise best practices and cutting-edge solutions. For more information, click here.

October 2015

Gulf Research Program Webinar
1:00 p.m. Oct. 28
Program staff will share an overview of the program's annual report, highlight 2015 fellows and grantees, and answer questions about funding opportunities. To register (which is required), click here.

Applied Grant Writing Workshop at FAU Boca Raton
Oct. 9, 2015 1 - 3 p.m., Administration bldg., Room 246
Glean writing tips for common proposal sections. Investigators will gain insights on streamlining their proposals, strengthening arguments and more. Bring a Specific Aims/Project Summary section to the workshop. Space is limited. For the scheduled workshops and to RSVP, click here.

BioFlorida Conference
Oct. 11-13, 2015 Orlando, FL
This conference will focus on topics such as immune-oncology, precision medicine, medical technology, digital health and space research. For more information and to register, click here. Registration is 40% off for FAU faculty and staff.

Digital Media and Developing Minds
Oct. 13-16, 2015 California
The purpose of this colloquium is to identify and report on research regarding the impact of digital media on developing minds.This event offers a limited number of travel awards with online registration for graduate and postdoctoral students living more than 50 miles from the conference site. For more information and to register, click here.

NIH Digital Summit
Oct. 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Bethesda, MD or live videocast
Researchers, health professionals, and communications professionals interested in digital health are encouraged to attend this event on optimizing digital platforms to reach patients, scientists, clinicians and the public. This summit is open to the public and registration is required for in-person attendance. No registration is necessary for the videocast. For more information and to register, click here. To join the videocast at the time of the event, click here.

Angel Investing: Helping Innovators Bridge the Valley of Death
Oct. 20, 2015 1-5 p.m. - Washington D.C.
This pre-meeting workshop hosted by the Angel Capital Association will feature a keynote presentation by Jamie Rhodes, association director and CEO of National Nano Materials. In addition, a panel of experts from the angel community will present. This event is free and open to the public. Register here .

New Perspectives in Mentoring Conference
Oct. 20-23, 2015, New Mexico Proposals due: May 15, 2015
The 8th Annual conference hosted by the Mentoring Institute at the University Of New Mexico is looking for proposals in the field of developmental relationships, that are supported by theory and research and which demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. Read the call for proposals here.

Coastal Resilience Workshop
Oct. 26-28, 2015, Ft. Lauderdale - Abstracts due: July 31,2015 posters by Sept. 30, 2015
Join physical and social scientists, engineers, coastal zone managers and other practitioners who will present results and ideas related to infrastructure and environment, economy and society, and leadership and strategy. Submit abstracts to resilience@uno.edu. Find the online registration, poster and abstract templates and further details on the event website.

BioFlorida 2015 Conference
Oct. 11 - 13, 2015 Orlando - Early bird registration deadline: July 27, 2015
This two-day event focuses on immunooncology, precision medicine, medical technology, digital health, traumatic brain injury and space research. Early-stage life science companies can apply through Aug. 28 to present at the conference's BioPitch. Register here.

Grants Day
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6, 2015 - Orlando, Fla.
This free event at the University of Central Florida aims to promote multi-investigator research and help faculty, students, and staff develop competitive proposals. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

September 2015

Progress on the Redesign of the National Survey of Children's Health and the Data Resource Center
2 - 3 p.m. Sept. 10, 2015
This webinar will focus on the redesign of the National Survey of Children's Health and resources from the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. For more information, click here.

Thinking Outside the Brain Webinar
2:30 - 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 2015
This free webinar will cover signaling between the neural and vascular systems during development and the role of cerebrospinal fluid in regulating neurogenesis. For information and to register, click here.

Responsible Conduct for Research Workshop Series
Sept. 2 & 18, 2015 Noon - 1:50 p.m. - First module: Conflict of Interest - College of Medicine, Room 130
Eight workshops on topics ranging from conflict of interest to data management, responsible authorship, mentor/mentee responsibilities, animal welfare and human subjects protection are offered throughout the semester. To review the schedule and to RSVP, click here. Students are encouraged to register now.

Responsible Conduct for Research Workshop Series
Noon - 1:50 p.m., College of Medicine 130 and HBOI RL 201
- Data Management, Research Misconduct & Collaborative Research, Sept. 4, 9, 2015
- Conflict of Interest, Sept. 18, 2015

Four workshops on the core competencies of ethical research, such as data management, are offered twice each this semester. For a schedule and to register, click here. Students are encouraged to register now.

Cancer Research Symposium
Sept. 18, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., University of Central Florida
The Florida Department of Health is hosting this Orlando event featuring presentations designed to highlight and explain research project results and their collective impact on the health of Floridians. To register, click here.

Recent Trends in Vision and Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
Sept. 23, 2015 Tampa; Abstracts due by: Aug. 15, 2015
This symposium at the University of South Florida aims to foster collaborative research efforts and forge partnerships in the field of vision science and ocular nanotherapeutics. This event is free, however, RSVPs are required by August 15. For more details, click here.

NIH Proposal Development Workshop at FAU Boca Raton
Sept. 29, 2015 10-11:30 a.m. - Administration bldg., room 246
This workshop will focus on valuable tools and resources for preparing NIH proposals. Alice Miehl, Ph.D., will cover topics including identifying NIH funding opportunities, choosing the right study section and cover letter format. For the complete schedule, click here. Space is limited. RSVP for the Sept. workshop to Dr. Miehl at aespino5@fau.edu.

Florida Roundtable on Ocean Acidification
Sept. 2, 2015 Sarasota, FL
This meeting will focus on current knowledge regarding ocean acidification in Florida. Breakout discussions aim to identify the next steps to engage communities and state officials on the issue. For more information and to register, please contact Sage Melcer.

August 2015

Peace, Conflict and the Scale of the Climate Risk Landscape Webinar
Aug. 25, 2015 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
The first of five global climate security webinars hosted by Arizona State University will address climate risk and security. The Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative director is among the speakers. For more information and to register, click here.

Environmental Monitoring
Aug. 28, 2015, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Alachua, Fla.
This BioFlorida event focuses on regulatory requirements, types and sources of contamination, cleanroom classifications, sampling methods and frequencies, and interpretation of environmental testing results. To register for the event, click here.

Military Health System Research Symposium
Aug. 17 - Aug. 20, 2015 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, this conference focuses on new scientific knowledge resulting from military research and development. For more information, click here.

Marine Biotechnology Event
Aug. 20, 2015, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Nova Southeastern University
Connect with others interested in marine biotechnology at this Bioflorida Southeast chapter event. Register by clicking here.

July 2015

Current Good Laboratory Practices and In-Vitro Toxicity Testing
July 29, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m. - Alachua
This BioFlorida event will cover the FDA's cGLP regulations and how they affect the conduct of non-clinical lab safety studies. Topics include quality assurance, personnel and testing facility management and more. Registration Fee: $150. For details, click here

Sue Skemp Retirement Reception
July 17, 2015 3 - 5 p.m. - Alumni Center, Great Hall
All FAU faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the achievements of Sue Skemp, Director of the Southeast National Marine Renewal Energy Center. RSVP here.

GUIRR Webinar: Funding Opportunity on Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats
July 17, 2015 - 1 - 2 p.m.
This webcast will provide insight into the proposal preparation process for the development of new and improved medical countermeasures to prevent and treat the conditions caused by chemical agents. The NIH's Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Program invites proposals for new or renewal U54 Research Centers of Excellence. NIH staff will be on hand to answer questions. For details and to complete the required registration form, click here.

2015 Florida Branch American Association for Lab Animal Science Meeting
July 18, 2015, Harbor Branch
Join research colleagues from throughout Florida to share results of studies related to laboratory animal husbandry, health, care, regulatory compliance and research. View the flier here for more information. Register here.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Webinar
July 13, 2015 - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The institute will hold a "town hall" webinar on it's funding process and provide tips on how to respond to its Letter of Intent procedures for the four current broad funding announcements. Register here.

Florida Economic Development Conference
July 13 - 15, 2015, Orlando, Fla.
Join economic developers from around Florida to discuss the most important issues in economic development today. This conference will highlight the pioneers, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and catalysts that will drive Florida's economic future. View the event page for more information and to register.

Institute of Medicine - Health Literacy and Palliative Care
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. July 9, 2015, webcast
The Roundtable on Health Literacy is holding a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on palliative care. Click here for details.

June 2015

Advances in Addiction Research: Applying Genetic Biomarkers to Personalize Treatments - Webinar
This webinar is available in AAAS' free on-demand archive. Topics covered include: development and application of a targeted genotyping array for genetic research on addiction and treatment approaches, the advantages of fully automated genotyping platforms and more. For further details and to watch the webinar, click here.

Global Ocean Science Education Workshop
June 26-27, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
The two-day workshop will bring together ocean scientists and ocean educators from across the globe. It will provide a forum for discussing research and education issues, such as the leveraging of international ocean science research in education initiatives. More details and registration here.

BioFlorida's Saturday Exchange
8:15 a.m. - Noon June 27, 2015 - Miami, Fla.
This event focuses on medical technology and highlights the translational research from the Diabetes Research Institute. Details are here.

Growing the Life Science Industry in Northeast Florida
4 - 8 p.m. June 30, 2015, Alachua, Fla.
This event features a discussion and incubator panel with industry life science experts. A reception follows the panel. More details here.

Building the Life Sciences in Tampa Bay
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. June 23, 2015 - 5104 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa
BioFlorida presents Lee H. Evans, Head of Bristol-Myers Squibb North America's Capability Center & Global Capability Center Operations. Evans will speak at 6:20 p.m. He's followed by Valerie McDevitt, the University of South Florida's Associate Vice President, Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships at 6:45 p.m.. Details here.

Science in Japan Forum: Marine Biology
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, June 12, 2015, Washington, D.C
Leading researchers in marine biology from Japan and the U.S. will showcase recent insights into ocean life - from microscopic bacteria to whales. View the flier for more information and to register.

Webinar: SBIR/STTR Funding
1 - 2 p.m. June 9, 2015
Find out if your technology company is eligible for federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer Program. This webinar covers the basics, such as: program purpose, eligibility and funding sources. Cost of the webinar is $30. Register here.

Webinar: Corporate Reverse Showcase
1 - 2 p.m. June 10, 2015
The Global 1000 speakers in this series are: Norell Hadzimichalis, Ph.D., from Technology Sourcing/Outside-Innovation, North America RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser); and Vijay Muralidharan, Ph.D., the Program Leader at External Science and Technology Programs. More details here. This event is free, but registration is required.

BioFlorida Communications Webinar
Noon - 1 p.m. June 10, 2015
Learn seven ways to present breakthrough communications. Led by the Founder and CEO of Moore Communications, expected takeaways are how to: gain traction with your story, become a thought leader and develop champions. Evite here, register here.

Aquatic Ecosystem Health Conference
May 30 - June 4, Gainesville
The Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses is the first of two back-to-back conferences. The Fifth Florida Marine Mammal Conference is June 2 - 4. These conferences focus on aquatic ecosystem health issues effecting aquatic species in Florida. Read more details.

2015 NSF Day Conference
June 1-2, Tampa, FL


The Role and Potential of the Private Sector to Improve Economic Well-Being and Community Outcomes
11 a.m. June 4, 2015, webcast
This Institute of Medicine roundtable will explore the role of the private sector in improving economic well-being and community outcomes. Topics to be discussed include the corporate role in sustainability, multi-sector efforts to develop human capital and initiatives to revitalize communities through investments in education and jobs. For the agenda, click here. Register here.

Webinar: The Future Of Mineral Resources And The Products That Require Their Capabilities
1 - 2 p.m., June 5, 2015
The National Academies' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable speakers will discuss supply and demand for materials across the periodic table. They will cover scarce materials in terms of availability, usage, and life-cycle and the progress in implementing a risk reduction plan. A Q&A session will follow. Register here.

May 2015

Florida International University's Global Health Consortium
May 20-22, 2015, FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus
This consortium presents updates and opportunities on immunizations, infection control, prevention strategies, zoonotic infectious diseases and recent outbreaks. Current approaches to emerging health challenges across the globe will be presented. The event is free but registration is required. To register and for more information, click here.

Qualitative Methods for Public Health: An Overview and Introduction
Webinar: 1 - 2:30 p.m. May 27, 2015
The Maternal Child Health Research Program hosts this webinar with Hannah Cooper, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University. It's meant to teach participants how to critically assess the strengths and weakness of qualitative research papers and evaluation projects, and how to contribute to the development those projects and research. Register here.

Raising Capital for Biotech Ventures in Florida
May 28, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Scripps Florida
Connect with life science executives, entrepreneurs and researchers, students and service providers. The main lecture will be Advancing Drug Discovery with Todd A. Huffman, Ph.D. of Scripps Research Institute. Registration and event details here. View the flier to learn more about this event. Register here.

National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment Seeks Session Proposals
Proposals Due: May 15, Conference: Jan. 26-28
The 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment brings together more than 1,000 leaders in science, engineering, policy, governance, business, education and civil society to work across traditional boundaries and advance integrated solutions. For details, click here.

Bridging the Americas Through Clean Energy Development
8 - 11 a.m. May 15, 2015, PGA National Resort and Spa
This event brings together industry leaders on economic development opportunities in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. They plan on discussing the energy markets in their respective regions and how South Florida can become a gateway for companies interested in clean energy projects. See flier here.

American Wind Energy Association Conference
May 18 - 21, Orlando, FL
As wind power rapidly emerges as a key player in the new energy dynamic, learn key facts, statistics and market information about the U.S. wind energy industry. Click here to view the full schedule.

Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Workshop
May 20 - 21, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
The FESC Workshop showcases pioneering research, education and outreach programs that focus on Florida's sustainable energy future. The program features internationally renowned speakers, presentations and posters highlighting work leading to alternative energy strategies, improved energy efficiency, workforce development and economic development. Details and registration here. Read the call for student posters here.

Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability Workshop
Nominations due: May 11, 2015
The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and Ocean Studies Board have announced a new National Research Council workshop to review the current science for decadal climate variability. They are seeking workshop planning committee nominations. Details.

April 2015

America's Knowledge Economy: A State by State Review
Webinar: 1 - 2 p.m. April 27, 2015
Elsevier in partnership with the Council of State Governments, provide for the first time, a data driven assessment of every state's comparative knowledge economy advantages based on the research conducted and new knowledge it produces. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Brad Fenwick, Senior Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier. Registration is required.

Geosciences Colloquium
April 17, Noon - 1:20 p.m., SE 457
"Near-Surface Geophysical Studies in Karst and Volcanoes," presented by Sarah Kruse, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida.

Distinguished Lecturer Series
April 17, Lunch: 1:15 - 2 p.m., Seminar: 2 - 3 p.m. in BC 128.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Distinguished Lecturer Series wraps up its first leg with the following lecture: "Statistical Association and Causation: Contributions of Different Types of Evidence" presented by Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., First Sir Richard Doll Professor and Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean. For more information, contact Sara Greene at 561-297-2984.

College of Medicine Seminar
April 17, College of Medicine
Talk Location: BC 128
Reception: College of Medicine Front Lobby
Reception: 1:15 - 2 p.m.
Talk: 2 - 3 p.m.
Discussion: 2:45 - 3 p.m.
Networking: 3 - 4 p.m.
Presenter: Charles Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Talk Title: Statistical Association and Causation: Contributions of Different Types of Evidence

Boca Raton "Town/Gown" Relationship Presentation
April 20, 3:30 - 5 p.m., School of Urban and Regional Planning, Visual Planning Technology Classroom, Social Science Building, Room 276
At President John Kelly's request, graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning Project class give four presentations on the Boca Raton-FAU "Town/Gown" relationship. Details here.

National Research Council Workshop: Performance Standards in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
April 20-21, 2915, Washington D.C.
Experts discuss performance standards and how they might be improved to conform with today's experimental environment. If you plan to attend, you are encouraged to take a brief survey to indicate topics you would like to learn about. Register here.

Community Redevelopment Agencies in Miami-Dade: Past, Present and Future
April 21, Miami Center for Urban Design, 6 - 9 p.m.
Four FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning students will present the results of their Spring 2015 research alongside two Miami-Dade County Commissioners and the former head of the Beacon Council. See flier for details.

The U.S Navy and an Ever Changing Earth
April 22, 7 p.m., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
FAU welcomes Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White, Oceanographer and Navigator of the U.S. Navy and director of the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change, for a special guest lecture. Contact Carin Smith at 772-242-2230 or carinsmith@fau.edu for more information.

Geosciences Colloquium Series
April 10, 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m., SE 457
"The Restoration of the Cypress Creek Watershed" presented by Michael Yustin, Project Manager, Engineering Department, Martin County Board of County Commissioners.

NSF Webinar: Inside Anonymous
April 14, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Glean an insider's perspective on Anonymous, a group of hackers, activists and technologists. Gabrielle Coleman will share her story of becoming an Anonymous confidante. Details here.

Military Health System Research Symposium Call for Abstracts
Deadline April 3
The MHSRS is accepting abstracts from various disciplines for the 2015 meeting until April 3rd. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 8. The MHSRS is the Department of Defense's premier scientific meeting that has been held in Fort Lauderdale for more than 15 years. See details here.

FAU Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Student Union
The largest Undergraduate Research Symposium yet will be held in the Live Oak Pavilion on the Boca Raton campus. Don't miss the oral/video and poster presentations, motivational speaker Bob Danzig - former President of Hearst Newspapers - and awarding of prizes. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Students interested in volunteering at the symposium should fill out the registration form. Details here.

University of Central Florida Grants Day: Partnering with National Labs
April 6, Orlando, FL
RSVP to april.torre@ucf.edu by March 20. Call 407-823-3778 to arrange for a parking pass, by same date if needed via postal mail. Details here

March 2015

Geosciences Colloquium Series
March 20, Noon - 1:20 p.m., SE 457
Kimberly Huguenard, a postdoctoral research associate from the Physical and Environmental Sciences Department at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi presents - The role of turbulence in coastal sediment transport. Check the full series schedule here.

U.S. Dept. of Defense Funding Opportunities for Medical Research and Development
March 20, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Engineering East, Room 303C

American Defense International and the Division of Research present a seminar featuring U.S. Army Col. Ron Poropatich, M.D., (Ret.), Executive Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn the in and outs of obtaining DOD medical research funding. Details and RSVP here.

Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter Conference
March 23-25, 2015, Hyattsville, MD
This event is an opportunity to learn more about U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's programs and better understand the Command's procedures and operations. Click here for details.

Department of Energy: Better Buildings Challenge Webinar
March 24, 1 - 2 p.m.
The National Academies' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable presents a webinar on The Better Buildings Challenge, which supports commercial and industrial building owners by providing technical support and solutions to energy efficiency. There's no cost for the webinar, but registration required. Read more details here.

Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Institute
March 13-15, 2015, Stetson University, Celebration, FL
Applications due: Jan. 17
The institute will assist campus-based teams in developing transformative opportunities for undergraduate research in the
social sciences. Click here for more information and here to submit your application.

Cybersecurity and Privacy: Complementary - Not Mutually Exclusive Concepts Webinar
March 19, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
As part of the Washington Area Trustworthy Computing Hour Seminar Series, former Department of Homeland Security Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan will describe how department protections are embedded into cyber-security architecture at the agency and how that can be replicated. Register here and view the webinar series schedule here.

February 2015

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference
Feb. 1-4, 2015 Tampa, Fla.
The conference will focus on promoting and sustaining a healthy Gulf environment, communities, and economy, including new discoveries, innovations, technologies, and policies. Registration opens on Monday. For details, click here.

Frontiers in Science Lecture
February 20, 2015, 3:30 p.m., College of Medicine, Room 126
Tom Lubensky, Ph.D., Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Frames Near Mechanical Collapse: from Jamming to Topological Phonons." Contact Ashley Morgan at ammorgan@fau.edu for information.
  Webinar: Using Electronic Health Records for Health Services
February 17, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Objectives of the webinar include understanding the progress and evolution of pediatric Electronic Health Records through the nationwide Comparative Effective Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting project. Register
  Decadal Survey of Ocean Science Report Briefing
February 12, 2015, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., HBOI, webcast
March 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m. webinar
FAU Harbor Branch Research Professor Dr. Shirley Pomponi will give a briefing on this report focusing on ocean research priorities. The briefing at the Johnson Education Center auditorium will be streamed live here. For the webinar, Pomponi will be joined by report Co-Chair David Titley, former NOAA Chief Operating Officer. Click here for details.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Training Workshop
February 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Engineering East, Room 303C
Video conferencing to Davie, Jupiter and HBOI (details forthcoming)
Protocol writing, wildlife research and applicable oversight are among the topics to be addressed. Ron Banks, D.V.M, Director of the Office of Animal Welfare Assurance at Duke University, is the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter BioFlorida Meeting
February 5, 2015, Vaccine Gene & Therapy Institute, Port St. Lucie, FL
Click here for details.

Data Security Breaches in Human Subjects Research
February 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 246
FAU's Office of Research Integrity presents a web-based seminar on breaches of confidentiality and appropriate responses and more. Download the flyer. Questions may be directed to researchintegrity@fau.edu.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Maternal Diet Programs rDNA Transcription Rates in Fetal and Adult Offspring
February 27, 2015, 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
College of Medicine, Room 128
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch, College of Medicine front lobby
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Dr. Oleg Denisenko, Research Associate Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Washington
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Networking

Undergraduate Research Symposium - Call for Abstracts
Deadline: February 27, 2015, Event: April 3, 2015
Engineering East, Room 303C
Students present their research and scholarly findings through an oral/performing arts or poster/visual arts presentation. Click here for details.

Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences
March 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Engineering East, Room 303C
Report Co-Chairs, FAU Research Professor Dr. Shirley Pomponi and David Titley, former Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will lead the webinar. Watch last week's briefing at Harbor Branch here.

University of Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference
June 2-4, 2015, Gainsville, FL, Abstracts due: February 25, 2015
Scientists, veterinarians, policy makers and students throughout Florida will discuss environmental factors and their interrelationships with marine animal health. Details here.

University of Miami Research Symposium
March 4, 2015, Miami, FL
Participate in CaneSearch, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute's research symposium. This year's theme is translational science. The poster abstract deadline was extended to Feb. 9 for FAU faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows. Details here.

Two Conferences in One: University Start-Ups and Global 1,000 Meet-Partner-Deal
March 10-12, 2015, Washington, D.C.
Panels will cover university leadership in innovation, the Small Business Innovation Research Program and investors working with universities to deliver innovation to the Global 1,000, the world's most sustainable corporations, as measured by an index of the same name. The rate for university attendees before Dec. 31 is $995. Click here for details.

A Focus on Supporting University Start-ups
March 10-12, 2015, Washington, D.C.
The National Council for Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is holding a Combined University Start-ups Conference and Global 1000 Conference. The event highlights funding university startups, showcases world-class university-based start-ups, angel investors, VCs, incubators and SBIRs and more. See more details here.


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