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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


Researchers clarify impact of permafrost thaw

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

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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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To South Africa via Chile, always with an eye on the sky

NAU astronomer is winning grants, searching for asteroids while on sabbatical. Continue reading

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NAU’s Trilling finds multiple ways to get a fix on near Earth asteroids

Hundreds of asteroids being studied, some within hours of their discovery. Continue reading

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NAU lab brings language skills to Flagstaff kids

Child Development and Language Lab pairs NAU students with first-graders to build vocabulary and comprehension. Continue reading


Graduate programs earn recognition in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

The physical therapy program was among five graduate programs at NAU named in the U.S. News 2016 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Continue reading

Caracol is the largest known archaeological site in Belize, whose government wants to preserve sites while also encouraging cultural tourism.

Professor and students exploring newly discovered archaeological sites

LiDAR technology is assisting NAU archaeological research. Continue reading

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