From researching the underlying causes of cancer to enhancing forest restoration and finding alternatives to fossil fuels, six Science Foundation Arizona graduate research fellows are ready to begin working with NAU scientists in August:
Mohammed Shamsul Arefin, from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, will work with Nazmul Islam, an assistant professor in electrical engineering
NAU graduate Emily Cope will work withJeff Leid, an associate professor… Read more
NAU is part of a new Health Research Alliance of Arizona, created to help move critical biomedical research from the laboratory into the hands of doctors.
The alliance includes more than 200 established health researchers and managers around the state who will network to increase the use of research advances that could reduce health disparities and risks and improve health among Arizona’s diverse populations.
“It’s a simple concept,” said Robert T. Trotter II, an NAU Regents’ Professor in anthropology, who helped form… Read more
With the help of funding from the Beckman Scholars Program, two NAU undergraduates are finding their place on the road to discovery.
Brandie Lambdin and Tara Christine Sweigart, undergraduates in NAU’s College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, recently became Beckman Scholars, an honor that comes with funding and a chance to make a difference.
Both Lambdin and Sweigart hope their inquiry into science will have a positive effect on human lives.
“I am not only motivated in my research by my own willpower, but… Read more
About 40 undergraduates from across the country are on campus this summer for real-world research experiences.
They are taking part in Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs funded by the National Science Foundation. REU programs pair students with NAU research mentors in psychology, environmental sciences, astronomy, mathematics and behavioral and conservation.
Each REU project is managed differently, but all provide hands-on research, university credit, a travel and living allowance and free room and board on campus for eight to 10 weeks. Students… Read more
One of the Office of Sustainability’s closest collaborators will be the newly enhanced Center for Sustainable Environments.
The center, known as CSE, is adding to its mission and absorbing the courses, programs and duties of the existing Center for Environmental Sciences and Education, which will reinforce CSE’s focus on research, education and outreach.
CSE will continue as the academic umbrella for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in environmental sciences, studies and policy. It will be home for most environmental curricula and… Read more
Cancer research and community outreach throughout Arizona recently received a financial boost from the National Cancer Institute.
The institute awarded a $200,000 renewable annual grant to the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona to help establish a Cancer Health Disparities Institute that will unite cancer prevention and treatment to underserved communities in Arizona.
Maria Elena Martinez, director of the institute and co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center’s prevention and control program, said the center received the funding support thanks… Read more