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NAU earns second NSF grant aimed at recruiting, educating and retaining math and science teachers

Through the Noyce program, math and science education majors can get scholarships as they student-teach as well as support in the first years of teaching. Continue reading

National Science Foundation funds NAU project to reduce false alarm rates in ICUs

Fatemeh Afghah aims to integrate information from a variety of devices to reduce false alarms while avoiding suppression of true alarms. Continue reading

Measuring tree height.

Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

Studies have measured root biomass and root profiles, but very few look at the function of those roots. Continue reading

Oak Creek

Do the leaves that fall into a stream affect the insects that fly out?

Study reveals new ways a plant’s genotype can influence its surrounding ecosystem. Continue reading

Demonstration of smartphone app

NSF grant highlights NAU’s leadership in biodiversity digitization and informatics

Citizen scientists will use a smartphone app to produce data to identify Lepidoptera species. Continue reading

Lake Peters research site

Trek to Arctic lake brings NAU researchers a step closer to refined watershed model

Lessons from the Arctic can be applied to understanding changes in the climate. Continue reading

CSTL geospatial lab

NAU center taking successful local science teaching project to national scale

Geospatial technology allows students to solve real science problems, hone communication skills. Continue reading

Bionic Ankle

NSF award propels NAU team toward all-terrain prosthetic

Breakthrough algorithm opens potential to more natural movement with bionic ankle. Continue reading

A field of blooming Scotch broom.

NSF-funded research to examine long-term effects of invasive shrub

Invasive species influences survival and growth of Douglas fir trees in the Pacific Northwest. 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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Scott Halle holds up donated NAU shirt Thanks, NAU: More than 1500 items donated in this year’s clothing drive
Today wrapped up the annual Classified Staff Advisory Council winter clothing drive, and organizers were thrilled with the turnout.
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This position will bring expertise that aligns behavioral health and justice efforts with a focus on care for the poor and vulnerable members of the region.
candle lit dinner NAU School of Music Holiday Dinner serves up food and music
The Annual Holiday Dinner, which will feature a three course meal and continuous music performances, has seatings in late November and early December.
Studying abroad in Italy NAU makes its debut on top 20 list for students studying abroad
The list, on which NAU is No. 17, looks at the number of students who go abroad for a yearlong educational program.
Neuroscience of Compassion NAU’s Neuroscience of Compassion undergraduate program boosts research careers
The program is funded by an NSF grant and is intended to provide research experience to students who don't have such opportunities at their universities.
pine needle basket weaving Finding family: Elder Cultural Advisors program offers education, support to Native American students at NAU
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, NAU looks at this unusual program, which aims to help Native American students succeed in college and beyond.

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NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
Patient with autism spectrum disorder NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut
Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program