Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a National Science Foundation grant-funded program that supports active research participation—giving undergraduate students hands-on experience outside of the classroom.
Nov. 14, 2018
In November 2017, a team of scientists pointed NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope toward a comet-like object known as ’Oumuamua—the first interstellar body ever found in our solar system—but the object proved too faint for the infrared telescope to detect.
Though initially disappointing, this non-detection of ’Oumuamua eventually provided new information about the cosmic interloper, according to a new study published in the The Astronomical Journal by Northern Arizona University professor of physics and astronomy David Trilling,… Read more
Nov. 8, 2018
Nuclear-powered laser beams; Martian rocks vaporized to dust; clouds of plasma emitting light waves captured by space robots—to most, this sounds like the makings of a science-fiction novel. To Northern Arizona University doctoral student Sarah Lamm, this is just another day at work. As a member of NASA’s Curiosity mission team and a student of astronomy and planetary science, searching for signs of life on Mars is simply a science reality.
Curiosity is a car-sized rover designed by… Read more
Nov. 7, 2018
Peter Fulé’s career at Northern Arizona University has spanned three decades, moving from master’s student to doctoral student to researcher to professor while keeping much of his work focused on the interactions of fire and climate with forests.
He recently added another line to his resume, becoming the inaugural Charles O. and Mary Minor Endowed Professor in the School of Forestry.
This position, which College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Services Dean Paul Jagodzinski championed, will allow Fulé… Read more
Nov. 5, 2018
Industry experts forecast that more than 20 billion wireless devices of all types—from smart TVs, phones and home appliances to health care monitors and manufacturing process controls—will be connected worldwide via the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Malicious cyber activity, which cost the U.S. economy $57 to $109 billion in 2016 alone, is expected to rise by 22 percent each year, disrupting both consumer and business use of these devices and putting the economy… Read more
Naomi Lee, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, was a co-author on the study, “Human Papillomavirus Prevalence Among American Indian Women of the Great Plains,” published in the Journal of… Read more
Mountain Village, Alaska, is poor—one of the poorest towns in the country, in fact. The town of about 800 people sits in the banks of the Yukon River, far from the gold, oil and … Read more about Graduate Kory Joe: South to Arizona—Alaska Native dedicated to making his homeland better with his NAU degree
Dec. 7, 2018Predicting and managing the global carbon cycle requires understanding the ecosystem processes that control carbon uptake and storage.Although scientists … Read more about Animals help mitigate climate change through influence on carbon cycle, NAU remote sensing scientists say
Dec. 6, 2018Ring in this holiday season as Northern Arizona University’s Harter Handbell Choir, Flagstaff High School Choir, Flagstaff Youth Chorale and guest orchestra unite … Read more about Holiday bells are ringing with Christmas in the Mountains
Kudos to these faculty and staff Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community?E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu, or use our online submission … Read more about In the Spotlight: Dec. 7, 2018
Kudos to these alumni Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community?E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu, or use our online submission form. … Read more about In the Alumni Spotlight: Dec. 7, 2018
Kudos to these students Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community?E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu, or use our online submission form. … Read more about In the Student Spotlight: Dec. 7, 2018
It all started with a teddy bear.Then raising and keeping pets, going hunting with his dad and realizing he was the only ‘90s kid whose bedroom walls were covered in posters of … Read more about Born in tragedy: How an NAU alumnus helped save the life of one Lucky elk
Doug Macy was not an artist, or a Northern Arizona University alum. Yet he was passionate about two things: collecting art and NAU—he had his son to thank for both.Aaron Macy … Read more about The Macy legacy: How one man’s love affair with art will benefit NAU students for years to come
Nearly 200 students from Chinese universities have made their way to Flagstaff to study at Northern Arizona University this school year as part of the Sino-American 1+2+1 program. … Read more about Global partnership: NAU works with Chinese universities to expand 1+2+1 program