In the Student Spotlight: June 8, 2018

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  • Kyle Lindstrom took first place in the research category among the 2018 CEFNS UGRADS prize winners at the Undergraduate Symposium in April. Kyle presented his Space Grant project (mentored by Lisa Prato at Lowell Observatory) on “Planet Formation around Binary and Multiple Star Systems.” He was recognized by the dean during the CEFNS pre-commencement reception on May 11.
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Madison Lenschow, Ali Alenezi, Riley Deheer, Faisel Alotaibi and Kyle Kraemer
  • Madison Lenschow, Ali Alenezi, Riley Deheer, Faisel Alotaibi and Kyle Kraemer’s senior capstone design project took second place in the Online Rube Goldberg Machine Competition. The competition challenged participants to use random items to build a contraption capable of completing a simple task: in this case, pouring a bowl of cereal. The small team of NAU students performed well as newcomers, beating out several larger, more experienced teams. More information about the project, including videos, can be found online.
  • Astronomy students Dylan Nicholls, Andrew DeVerse, Ra’Shae Esplin, John Castañeda, Yoseph Loyd, Raaman Nair, Robert Voinescu, as well as astronomy professor John G. Gibbs authored a paper published by the scholarly American Chemical Society online. The paper, “Shape-Dependent Motion of Structured Photoactive Microswimmers,” discusses how the movement of structured photoactive microswimmers correlates to particle shape and material composition.


Cheyenne Jarrette