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MEDIA CONTACT: Paige Garrido

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science to Host Research Day

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 21, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host Research Day on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, in Building SE 43, Sanson Patio, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Poster presentations of graduate and undergraduate research projects will be presented, followed by an award ceremony. This will be the largest research presentation by the College in the history of the event.

For more information, contact Paige Garrido at 561-297-3911 or


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

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