Technology & Discovery

The FAU SeaTech Team

Florida Atlantic University ocean engineering students (9 men and one woman) who study at FAU's SeaTech Dania Beach campus will be partnering up with their counterparts from Villanova University to compete this October 20-26 in the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) RobotX Maritime Challenge in Marina Bay, Singapore. 

This international competition pits 15 teams from 19 colleges and universities from Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore and the United States in performing timed runs to see who can best maneuver and operate an unmanned watercraft called a WAM-V USV16 through various complex tests and obstacles.

The FAU SeaTech team needs your help in raising money to get to Singapore. 
 
Sponsorship levels are available from $100, $4,000 and $8,000. Go to and contribute: http://www.worx-robotx.org/

July 9, 2014

FAU College of Education Selected for Networked Improvement Community

FAU's College of Education has been accepted into the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's first Networked Improvement Community (NIC) designed to support innovation and speed the pace of change in university-based educator preparation. This NIC will act as a forum aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation's teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic men into teacher preparation programs.

Dean Bristor's application on behalf of the College was one of ten selected from over 50 AACTE member institutions. Preference was given to applicants that clearly and convincingly described the contributions they plan to make to the overall work of the NIC and to the profession. 

Updates of this NIC will be posted over the course of the next three years through the AACTE website http://theinnovationexchange.net/ and the AACTE blog EdPrep Matters http://edprepmatters.net/. 

June 9, 2014

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