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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

plants

Grant funds harvest of data to examine climate change impacts

Experimental garden array requires informatics approach. Continue reading

Scholarships from NSF grant to benefit transfer students in STEM fields

Students qualify with academic talent, financial need. Continue reading

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Watch the stories of two long-distance Lumberjacks whose college education is thanks to this highly-acclaimed competency-based degree program.
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The grant will allow the year-round college-prep academic outreach program to continue through August 2022—providing opportunities for freshmen and sophomore high school students interested in math and science careers
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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