Dr. Karin Scarpinato on Research at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Weekly Meeting January 22, 2020
Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Dr. Karin Scarpinato, Senior Associate Vice President, Division of Research, Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Dr. Scarpinato is a molecular geneticist by training and helps lead the growing research program at FAU. She came to FAU from the University of Miami (UM) where she served as the assistant provost for research.
She manages a team of over 100 employees to provide support for the FAU research needs. For example, she has enabled growth in the Division of Research by holding workshops for faculty on the cusp of writing grants. It is her goal to provide these faculty members with support to guide them through the grant-writing process. She has set up writing bootcamps that are eight-10 weeks long. These bootcamps introduce young faculty to the basics of grant writing and serve as a refresher for those faculty members who wish to get back into writing grants.
Here is an example of the research being done in artificial intelligence, sensors and smart systems – a teamwork approach.