In the Spotlight: May 8, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Paul Donnelly, associate professor of the comparative study of religion, has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to conduct his sabbatical research project in India in the fall. Donnelly will study a Buddhist pilgrimage route in the Himalayas of northwestern India and live in the village at the start of the route. He will join pilgrims on the route over a four-month period, photo-documenting the trip and recording pilgrims’ accounts along the way.

    ASME Team
    NAU’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers who participated in the Human Powered Vehicle competition are, from left: Phillip Kinsley, Alex Hawley, Matt Gerlich, Erik Nelson, Heather Kutz, Kevin Montoya, and team adviser Perry Wood.
  • NAU’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers, right, traveled to San Jose last month to compete in the 2014 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.
    Out of 29 universities, NAU’s team of students placed second overall, second in innovation, second in design, third in endurance and brought home first place in the women’s sprint. Read more and see photos from the competition on the group’s website.