Inaugural Class of FAU High School – Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with Max Planck Academy to Highlight Senior Research Projects at Capstone Event

JUPITER, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – Florida Atlantic University High School – Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with Max Planck Academy will highlight the extraordinary research projects of the inaugural class of students with a Senior Capstone Showcase on Thursday, April 21, at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL.

FAU High School – Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with Max Planck Academy was launched in Fall 2018 and is a premier, research-focused institute that provides an early university entrance high school experience for STEM-focused juniors and seniors in high school. This unique partnership between FAU, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), and the Germany-based Max Planck Society, expanded existing opportunities for FAU’s graduate and undergraduate students. This extraordinary program provides FAU High School students access to the laboratories of MPFI, allowing them to participate in unparalleled education and world-class research opportunities as part of their curriculum. 

Media outlets are invited to attend a pre-event media opportunity at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday only. The FAU High School Senior Capstone event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday. To RSVP for the 2:30 p.m. media opportunity, contact Bethany Alex at 561-876-7411 or by Wednesday, April 20 at noon. Media entry will not be given for the 4 p.m. event on Thursday. 



About Florida Atlantic University:
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 critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit


About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with 86 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment in 1948, 22 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI provides exceptional neuroscientists from around the world with the resources and technology to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function. MPFI researchers employ a curiosity-driven approach to science to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. For more information, visit