In the Student Spotlight: March 19, 2021

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  • Adam Belmonte, doctoral student in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS); Temuulen Sankey, associate professor of SICCS; Scott Goetz, professor of SICCS; and Thomas Kolb, professor of forestry, co-authored the article, “UAV-Based Estimate of Snow Cover Dynamics: Optimizing Semi-Arid Forest Structure for Snow Persistence” published in Remote Sensing. The study used unmanned aerial vehicle multispectral imagery and Structure-from-Motion models to quantify rapidly melting snow cover dynamics and examined the effects of forest structure shading on persistent snow cover in a recently thinned ponderosa pine forest.
  • Stephanie Seymour, student in civil and environmental engineering, received the 2021 American Society of Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section Undergraduate Student Award. The award celebrates her accomplishments related to engineering education and she will receive a $250 honorarium.
  • Junior basketball player Cameron Shelton earned a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 6 Second Team, the first Lumberjack in six years to join the team. He also is the sixth Lumberjack in NAU history to earn the all-district honors.
  • Mary Kray, alumna of music, was one of 11 singers selected to compete in the Rocky Mountain Regions Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition. At age 22, she was the youngest competitor and received an Encouragement Award.