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Mind the gender gap: NAU researcher on team studying women’s experiences in STEM doctoral programs

Melissa Rivers is a co-author on a study that followed 28 women through their doctoral research and the challenges they experienced as scientists and as women. Continue reading

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NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs

The program aims to educate teachers in best practices and an appreciation for and understanding of Native American people, cultures and nations. Continue reading

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To combat decrease in science literacy, NAU professor creates Science History Podcast

Biology professor Frank von Hippel talks with experts from throughout the world, discussing nuclear weapons, the effects of toxins on hormones and more. Continue reading

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NAU researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

A new study shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti. Continue reading

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In the desert, water takes center stage at NAU’s inaugural Student Water Symposium

The symposium is for students doing any type of water-related research, including created art related to or inspired by water. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 16. Continue reading

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Gold medal goals: Meet Roderick Townsend, NAU’s world championship jumper (VIDEO)

With the Olympics upon us, learn more about Townsend, NAU's jumps coach who has won multiple gold medals and was nominated for an ESPY last year. Continue reading

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NAU receives $325K grant from Keck Foundation to increase access to informatics education

The grant will fund a project that has the potential to establish NAU as a leader in informatics education, particularly for underrepresented student groups. Continue reading

Heavenly headway: NAU’s growing astronomy program increasing exploration into secrets of space

With a new Ph.D. program and an influx of faculty to support it, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is opening up worlds of knowledge for faculty and students. Continue reading

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Abstracts being accepted for NAU’s annual assessment fair

The fair, in its 16th year, showcases assessment efforts and scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Continue reading

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Free trainings on Qualtrics, data, budgets and more available for NAU personnel

The Human Resources department is offering a number of new classes to help employees improve their skills. Continue reading

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Female NAU student working in chemistry lab Mind the gender gap: NAU researcher on team studying women’s experiences in STEM doctoral programs
Melissa Rivers is a co-author on a study that followed 28 women through their doctoral research and the challenges they experienced as scientists and as women.
Education student teaching young students NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs
The program aims to educate teachers in best practices and an appreciation for and understanding of Native American people, cultures and nations.
Frank von Hippel To combat decrease in science literacy, NAU professor creates Science History Podcast
Biology professor Frank von Hippel talks with experts from throughout the world, discussing nuclear weapons, the effects of toxins on hormones and more.
"My Dad Matthew" poster Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals
"My Dad Matthew," a documentary about the life of NAU professor Matthew Wangeman, will appear in the Flagstaff and Sedona film festivals.
Women in sports teaching the clinic NAU holds National Girls and Women in Sports Day
NAU Athletics is hosting a free clinic on Feb. 17 to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports day.

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