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NAU’s Power of Data project recognized by national STEM organization

The project is one of 42 nationwide and the first in Arizona featured in Change the Equation's STEMWorks database. Continue reading

Deaver Herbarium

Universities meet to increase Native American student use of natural history collections

Collections can increase science education opportunities for Native American students. Continue reading

Diane Stearns with co-author and NAU nursing student, Janice Wilson.

Study may help explain link between uranium exposure and skin cancer

Diane Stearns and team of researchers investigate photoactivation of uranium and its effects on skin cells. Continue reading

Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $1.5 million to NAU for expansion of physician assistant program

Physician assistants are increasingly being relied upon as primary care providers. Continue reading

Dental hygiene student with a patient.

NAU receives $1 million in health professions scholarship funding

Scholarships assist nursing, dental hygiene students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Continue reading

Adult female narrow-headed gartersnake

NAU researchers help save narrow-headed gartersnakes from after-effects of Slide Fire

Team organized survey and rescue mission for threatened gartersnake species in Oak Creek Canyon. Continue reading

Brent Nelson and Kiisa Nishikawa in the lab.

W. M. Keck Foundation awards NAU $1 million for transformative muscle research

Prestigious grant award reflects NAU's ongoing bioscience leadership. Continue reading


In a world awash with data, projects proliferate for NAU informaticist

Upcoming study will examine links between human microbiome and severity of autism. Continue reading

Grant to promote academic success among young Spanish-speaking English learners

Funding will support dual language curriculum to help promote early oral language skills. Continue reading

Cottonwood field research.

NAU awarded $2.5 million to examine genetic response of ‘foundation’ species to climate impacts

Team will use Southwest Experimental Garden Array, a genetics-based research platform. Continue reading

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Dr. Rita Cheng Rita Cheng appointed next president of NAU
The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved Cheng as NAU's 16th president, who will begin her term Aug. 15.
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