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NAU awarded $3.5 million for Arctic research

Grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy help researchers measure effects of permafrost thaw and fire intensity on soil. Continue reading

Tularemia

NAU scientists unraveling the mysteries of rabbit fever

NAU researchers are identifying strains of Tularemia responsible for rabbit fever illnesses. Continue reading

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NAU researcher looks through the noise to discover potential risks from jet fuel

O'neil Guthrie has several areas of research, including measuring the effects of jet fuel and sustained noise among airmen and civilians. Continue reading

Sierra Ferguson displays her research at the NASA Goddard Space Flight intern poster fair.

Internship engages NAU senior’s childhood dream

Aspiring space scientist Sierra Ferguson spent 10 weeks researching cryovolcanic domes on Jupiter’s moon as part of a summer internship with NASA. Continue reading

SciHealth

New NAU building rises to meet science education needs

Modern labs, meeting spaces and classrooms will transform chemistry education at NAU. Continue reading

Skunk

Citizen-scientists help NAU team prepare for skunk vaccinations

NAU researchers are placing placebos under bird feeders to observe skunk behavior and determine best methods for vaccination against rabies. Continue reading

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Getting from point A to point B: NAU recognized for advancement in mapping systems

NAU's Center for Science Teaching and Learning and Geospatial Research and Information Lab recently received an award for educating Arizona students from K-12 to the university level about Geographic Information Systems. Continue reading

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Campus club taps into thriving craft beer culture

Club offers a niche to students across nearly every discipline. Continue reading

Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz Valley

NAU scientist proposes new approach for conserving species

Instead of working to preserve habitats for individual species, an NAU researcher suggests conserving strategic regions capable of supporting many plant and animal species. Continue reading

drought

NAU researchers contribute to finding of drought’s lasting impact in forests

Recovery from drought takes much longer than previously believed. Continue reading

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SciHealth New NAU building rises to meet science education needs
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Skunk Citizen-scientists help NAU team prepare for skunk vaccinations
NAU researchers are placing placebos under bird feeders to observe skunk behavior and determine best methods for vaccination against rabies.
Staphylococcus aureus  from the Public Health Image Library. Researchers sniffing out factors affecting staph germs
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