2022 NSU Fact Book

72 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY research projects. Program graduates are prepared to enter graduate study in the mathematical sciences or pursue careers in a variety of fields, including science, medicine, industry, and business. RESEARCH Since its inception in 1966, Nova Southeastern University has had a long history of conducting highquality research in a variety of topics and disciplines. Today, the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff members, researchers, and students pursue studies and investigations in a variety of natural scientific fields, as well as in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Research remains at the forefront of the college’s many initiatives. Specific research topics, and past publications for the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences can be found at hcas.nova.edu/research. RESEARCH INSTITUTES Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center is home to several research institutes. • Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP)—working with Broward County, the college manages this program with its mission to engage the community through outreach and education. • Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC)— located in Hollywood’s Carpenter House, this center is operated by the college in partnership with Broward County government. • Center for the Humanities—aiming to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities as a complement to the core STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math), this center encourages students and scholars to explore connections between those disciplines. • NSU Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI)—based at the Oceanographic Campus, GHRI, a scientific research organization, was established in 1999 through collaboration with renowned marine artist Dr. Guy Harvey. • National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI)—established by Congressional mandate in 1998, this institute’s primary objective is the assessment, monitoring, and restoration of coral reefs through basic and applied research, training, and education. • SECLER, the study of environmental conservation through leading-edge research consists of an interdisciplinary group of scientists in environmental, marine, chemical, and biological sciences investigating ecosystem and environmental changes. The mission of SECLER is to support environmental restoration and conservation and to apply solutions to strengthen resiliency in the face of climate change and ecosystem degradation. • DEEPEND | Restore (Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico) research focuses on the openocean, pelagic fauna of the Gulf of Mexico from the surface to 1500 m depth. DEEPEND studies of faunal composition, abundance, variability, biophysical drivers of community structure, and petrogenic (e.g., oil spill) contamination will greatly improve understanding of pelagic systems in general and will facilitate ecosystem-based management of the Gulf of Mexico large marine ecosystem. • The Council for Dialogue and Democracy (CDD) was designed to support and expand the ongoing collaboration the university has with the community. CDD provides opportunities for groups and communities to use dialogue to explore pressing issues and understand options in addressing them. It is dedicated to practical democracy, including the basics of creating, maintaining, and fostering a society, economy, culture, and political atmosphere that advances, in Abraham Lincoln’s words, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” COMMUNITY RESOLUTION SERVICES (CRS) CRS offers trainings and workshops, as well as facilitation, conflict coaching, and consulting services, to individuals, families, groups, and organizations to resolve conflicts on NSU’s campuses and in the broader community. Needed services are offered frequently at either no cost or based on a sliding-fee scale. Colleges and Academic Centers