Ethnic studies professor Wendy Rountree was a voracious reader as a child, but she struggled to find children's and young adult literature with African American protagonists. When she chose to study literature as an adult, she realized she could help children and young adults gain access to texts that validated their experiences and offered limitless inspiration. In an effort to provide Arizonans with access to high-quality, affordable programs that will prepare them for jobs in the semiconductor industry, NAU will use $13 million in funds from the Arizona Commerce Authority to establish a new metrology certificate program, a semiconductor training center and a research and teaching laboratory that will unite experts from multiple disciplines across the physical sciences. When Ian McLeod isn’t mountain biking or teaching at NAU’s Phoenix Bioscience Core, he’s working with some of the biggest names in extreme sports. Since 2011, the athletic trainer and physician assistant has served as an on-course medical responder at the Winter X Games, where famed athletes converge from across the globe to compete in extreme skiing, snowboarding and more. McLeod often uses his experiences at the X Games to create case studies in the classroom.
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