July 15, 2019Every five minutes, an animal species goes extinct.With more than 7,000 species throughout the world on the endangered species list, animals are more … Read more about Gardeners and guardians of biodiversity in the Congo Basin: Dwindling forest elephant populations could reduce forest carbon stocks and impact climate
Registration for Northern Arizona University’s 10th annual Undergraduate Symposium opens on Feb. 1. This celebration of student achievement will feature more than 1,000 students from all colleges showcasing exhibits and presenting research to peers, professors and the Flagstaff community.
The symposium will highlight the diversity of students’ experiences with more than 500 posters and 240 presentations from painting exhibitions and service learning projects to more traditional research.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform students about this opportunity.
“Not many undergraduates… Read more
For the second year in a row, a Northern Arizona University graduate student won a statewide award for a research presentation.
Sofia Sweeney, a masters of arts of teaching Spanish student, won NAU’s 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) contest on March 27, winning over the judges and the crowd with her discussion of using Instagram to teach Spanish to her students. She took first place at the 3 Minute Grad Slam at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, beating nine other… Read more
Last month, leading NAU researchers and scholars were honored for their exemplary work over the past year during the 2016 Research and Creative Activity Awards.
Each academic department nominated up to one eligible individual/work for each of the award categories. Nominations were made through department chairs and directors.
Awardees of each category received a $1,500 discretionary fund which can be used for any purpose allowable under university policy.
Seven Northern Arizona University faculty and students will be honored at the Research and Creative Activity Innovation Awards presentation and reception.
The event is being held 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the High Country Conference Center in the Agassiz/Fremont Room.
The awards are presented in recognition of the research, scholarly and artistic achievements of NAU faculty and students, and the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of NAU innovations.
The 2016 awardees are:
- Nicholas McKay, assistant professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental… Read more
Reading isn’t all rainbows for many children across the country.
In fact, it’s down right difficult for 70 percent of Arizona’s fourth-graders who are testing below proficient in reading, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Trina Spencer, research director at the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University, is on a mission to help remedy a national reading crisis through the design and roll-out of an academic language intervention curriculum called Story Champs. The program is being sought after by educators across… Read more
Nearly 80 percent of human skin infections can be traced to harmful bacteria huddled beneath a biofilm, a protective layer formed by microorganisms that acts as a shield and makes them resistant to treatment with antibiotics.
In a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, a team of researchers identified members of a unique class of materials, known as ionic liquids, which can both disrupt biofilms to enhance the delivery of antibiotics and serve as… Read more