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Hey I was wondering if you could explain or anyone could that new deal FAU has with scripts at the Jupiter campus.
Also will this me the Honors students will now be at the Boca Campus. 
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owlcountry40 said

Hey I was wondering if you could explain or anyone could that new deal FAU has with scripts at the Jupiter campus.
Also will this me the Honors students will now be at the Boca Campus. 
Posted On: Mar 12th 2015, 11:32 AM #343499

OC, below is a link to an article about it.   Owl2doc may have better inside details.  Howard came in and told me about it. He was glowing, saying this will put us on the map.

FAU, research institutes announce partnership program - Sun Sentinel

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One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education programs that will attract the best and brightest students to Palm Beach County, and transform Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter into a hub of scientific inquiry, innovation and economic development.

FAU, and the globally acclaimed Max Planck Florida Institute and The Scripps Research Institute, will build on existing relationships to further scientific discovery and education through shared resources and facilities.

The three institutions will provide undergraduate and graduate students the unprecedented opportunity to enroll in unique degree programs in collaboration with Max Planck and Scripps Florida at the MacArthur Campus.

The initiative will allow students to work and study alongside some of the world’s leading scientific researchers as part of their degree programs, while undergraduate research projects will be mentored by these same scientists.
The Institutes will collaborate to develop premier STEM programs — Science, Technology, Engineering, Math — and combine FAU Jupiter’s existing strengths in STEM areas, with support from the arts, to create a leading STEAM initiative.

FAU President John Kelly said the alliance will help cure diseases, develop drugs, educate students and generate jobs. FAU’s economic impact on Florida’s economy during 2010-2011, the most recently available data, was $6.3 billion. This initiative creates unique opportunities for FAU’s colleges of science, medicine, and engineering and computer science to greatly increase that number, Kelly said.

“This initiative comes from the core of economic development,” Kelly said. “FAU, Max Planck and Scripps will solve real-world problems and take strides to improve human health.

“We will create the knowledge economy of the future,” he said. “Moreover, we will provide students unique scientific research programs that will be the envy of the world.”

A shared facilities environment will provide students access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment. Max Planck and Scripps Florida researchers will have access to FAU faculty, teaching space, and research equipment.
James Paulson, acting president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute, said the Scripps mission is to build a world-class biomedical research presence in Florida for the benefit of human health and to train the next generation of scientists.

“We believe this new agreement strengthens our existing collaboration with FAU and the Max Planck Institute and enables us to work more closely with our local partners to achieve these critical goals,” Paulson said.
David Fitzpatrick, CEO and scientific director at Max Planck, said, importantly, the collaboration will increase research funding in areas of common interest. The Max Planck Florida Institute’s research focus is neuroscience, specifically, gaining insights into brain circuitry. The institute utilizes some of the world’s most advanced technologies in brain research.

“Combining our resources makes this collaboration a potent force in the scientific and healthcare fields,” Fitzpatrick said. “The advances we can take in many important research areas will be significant.

“Together, FAU, Max Planck and Scripps will train the scientific leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
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I don't think there is a set detailed plan in place, I believe the event was really just signing a MOU (memorandum of understanding) It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. Not that they have agreed to come to the table, discussions and plans can officially be set in place. The details about shared facilities and resources have to be hashed out. I was surprised they made a lot of buzz about an MOU because they are signed all the time between agencies and companies. When the announcement was made, I originally thought there was an actual detailed plan being released. Based on how long Scrips and Max Plank have been up there in Jupiter I figured an MOU agreement was signed with FAU years ago. 
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