Astronaut Steve SwansonAlumnus Steve Swanson, a three-time space flight astronaut, discusses his 28-year career with NASA.
Owls are making a difference in their communities and around the world. The University is extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Fighting Ocean Plastic
While on a post-graduation surf trip, FAU alumni Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze were devastated by the amount of plastic they encountered on remote beaches. The experience inspired them to launch a company that has pulled more than 5 million pounds of plastic from the ocean.
Music Therapy for Alzheimer’sTwo alumnae created an organization, Mind & Melody, that uses music to improve the quality of life for individuals with neurological impairments including dementia and Alzheimer's.
Community Change MakerAlumnus Jervonte Edmonds talks about his organization, Suits For Seniors, and its success helping students prepare for college.
Islamorada Beer CompanyInspired by the South Florida lifestyle, four alumni founded a craft beer company that has become a well-known name in the region.
Reinventing eCommerceThe brainchild of alumnus Jan Bednar, ShipMonk helps small businesses grow by offering technology-driven solutions to fulfill orders. What started as an award-winning business plan has become an international operation.
Rich Men LooksFrantz Junior Cherilus combined his affinity for fashion with business savvy to bring affordable fashion and the mobile boutique trend to South Florida.
First and Proud
Leona Robinson, like many FAU students, is the first in her family to attend a four-year university. She credits FAU’s Center for First-Generation Student Success with helping her family navigate college life. Now an upperclassman, she’s giving back to other first-generation students as a campus leader.
Lock-it PlatesAlumni-founded lockable food container company, Lock It Plates, has eliminated more than 8,000 foam plates and 75,000 foam boxes from FAU's dining hall in one year.
Tracking Black Tip SharksStudent Danielle Bartz has always loved sharks, so she jumped at the opportunity to intern with an FAU professor who is an expert in shark migration.
Rebuilding HaitiFAU student Kestride Estil researches how to solve the housing situation in Haiti while clearing up construction debris caused by the 2010 earthquake.
Studying Urban MonkeysStudents and research faculty in FAU’s Anthropology lab study wild monkeys living in Dania Beach.
FPL Manatee ExpertsFlorida Power and Light's Manatee Lagoon invites the public to observe manatees in the wild and employs FAU students to serve as manatee experts.
Preparing to PilotCristina Silva earned her degree in mechanical engineering from FAU as an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard College Student Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).