In the Spotlight: Nov. 20-24, 2023

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  • Brianson Yazzie, a health student at NAU, attended a three-day event at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science National Diversity in STEM Conference, where they won the Native American/Indigenous student abstract award for their groundbreaking research.
  • Student Eric Bennett competed at the Parapan-American Games in the Men’s Individual Recurve Open Archery event on Sunday. He won second place.
  • Ora Marek-Martinez, associate vice president for Native American Initiatives, was recently featured in Indian County Today, a digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and First Nations. The interview focused on NAU Yuma’s Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science.
  • The Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list, published on Nov. 15, listed six highly cited research paper authors from NAU, whose work superseded them in the past decade. The authors and their research article categories included:
    • J. Gregory Caporaso, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, published articles in Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    • Kees Jan van Groenigen, former research assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Richardson, regents’ professor in the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), and Edward A. G. Schuur, Regents’ professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, published articles in Cross-Field.
    • Scott J. Goetz, regents’ professor in CEIAS, Yiqi Luo, former Regents’ Professor of Ecology, both authored articles on Environment and Ecology.
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