Kudos to these students
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- Several NAU students presented at the Arizona School Counselors Association annual meeting in Phoenix recently. Graduate students Jorge Garza and Danielle Austin and undergraduate researchers Rebecca Weiss, Robert Jaxel, Anthony Cordes, Karolina Pieja and Phillip Rody are part of the Community University Public Inquiry, an interdisciplinary research project that gives undergraduates the opportunity to do community-based research with local organizations. The group partnered with Northern Arizona Interfaith Council to improve training and resources for counselors in local schools to support immigrant students and families. The group of students (pictured left) was led by Leah Mundell, lecturer in anthropology.
- A team of students from the Franke College of Business recently won the local competition for the CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge. They beat the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of New Mexico and move onto the Americas competition in early April to earn a spot at the global finals in Prague.
Austin Dikeman, a sophomore biology major, won second place for her presentation at The Wildlife Society’s Arizona-New Mexico Joint Annual Meeting in February. Her presentation, in which she competed against graduate students, was titled “ITS2good to be true: an optimal metabarcoding approach for diet analysis of endangered herbivores.” Dikeman works with the Bat Ecology & Genetics Lab in the School of Forestry and in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at NAU.
- NAU sent 102 students to Tucson for the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, “Breaking the Silence: Engaging Introvert in Extrovert Leadership Styles.” NAU hosted 12 breakout sessions out of the 80 offered at the conference, and students Alannah Don and Erika Stahl, two Peer Jacks mentors, won the award for outstanding presentation of the conference.