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Humphreys Trail

NAU student project guides hiking safety program

The Preventative Search and Rescue Project aims to educate visitors about preparedness for the rigorous climb to Humphrey's Peak and reduce the need for rescue efforts. Continue reading

Nepal relief map

NAU professor’s interactive map guides relief to areas of need in Nepal

Digitally pinpointing areas of need in Nepal overcomes obstacles on the ground. Continue reading

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NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

NAU alumni and students have dominated the Rodel Foundation's Aspiring Principal and Promising Student Teacher awards. Continue reading

Dr. Moses and Tiny

Unearthing slave artifacts in South Carolina

Sharon Moses and students will unearth relics from slaves' spiritual practices. Continue reading

Chocolate

Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump, NAU study says

An EEG study performed by NAU researchers shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Continue reading

Teki Sankey UAV3

Extra time means more flying as NAU researcher awaits one-of-a-kind octocopter

Unmanned aerial vehicles with cameras and sensors provide detail unavailable from satellite photos. Continue reading

The group will visit this salt flat in Argentina. These areas are mined for both metallic and non-metallic resources including salt, iron, copper and onyx. Photo by Michael Ort

NAU expanding partnership with Argentine students

The Geology and Policy project will facilitate an exchange between NAU and a university in Argentina. Continue reading

Permafrost

Researchers clarify impact of permafrost thaw

Scientists study the the role of permafrost on the global carbon cycle. Continue reading

Betsy and Kristen Waring

NAU receives $4.1 million NSF grant to study threatened southwestern white pine

The National Science Foundation award provides funding to help NAU researchers study the effects of climate change on white pine tree disease resistance. Continue reading

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NAU ranked best among online colleges

NAU's online programs ranked best in the country. Continue reading

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Chocolate Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump, NAU study says
An EEG study performed by NAU researchers shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels.
Teki Sankey UAV3 Extra time means more flying as NAU researcher awaits one-of-a-kind octocopter
Unmanned aerial vehicles with cameras and sensors provide detail unavailable from satellite photos.
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