Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
A small school in the foothill town of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India has more in common with Flagstaff than one would think, thanks to Pradeep “Max” Dass, director of the NAU Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
A few short weeks ago, Dass traveled—for the second time—to Mussoorie, home to his teaching alma mater, Woodstock School. He is helping guide the oldest international school in Asia to take steps to strengthen its science, technology, engineering and math education programs.
“I was fortunate… Read more
Northern Arizona University’s Educational Support Services recently earned a statewide honor for its remarkable strides toward helping Native American students gain access to higher education degrees.
The Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award recognizes the success of NAU’s college access programs and the increase in proportional representation of Native American students receiving bachelor’s degrees.
Erin Grisham, the executive director of Educational Support Services, was singled out in the award announcement for her significant contribution to the field, including playing a key role on… Read more
Northern Arizona University has been awarded a $448,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support career and educational pathways in geospatial technology.
Through the Geospatial Connections Promoting Advancement to Careers and Higher Education, or GEOCACHE, project, NAU will partner with Mesa Community College to integrate GST and project-based learning in new and existing courses, increase awareness of and training for GST-related careers through internships, outreach and industry involvement, and provide sustained professional development in GST skills for high… Read more
A new building on north campus will create more direct connections to the historic Quad while opening a path to sustainable practices in chemistry education at Northern Arizona University.
The five-level, 118,000-square-foot Science and Health Building ultimately will house classrooms, lecture halls, offices, research modules and teaching labs to support NAU’s chemistry programs and the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
Construction of the $71.3 million building began last week, and it will open to students in fall 2015.
As enrollment in… Read more