In the Student Spotlight: Sept. 18, 2020

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  • Doctoral student in biological sciences Julia Hull, along with coordinator of Flagstaff High School’s Alpine Institute Emily Musta, was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff to support hands-on STEM learning. The effort is a continuation of a multi-year ad hoc collaboration that allows students to learn about restoration science. The project started with classroom visits from NAU scientists and culminated in service trips to a restoration site to collect and plant seeds and seedlings.
  • Ayla Martinez, graduate researcher with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society will join “Picture a Scientist,” a panel discussion presented during the Flagstaff Festival of Science. The panel, composed of active Flagstaff scientists at a variety of career stages, will discuss their diverse experiences navigating STEM fields. The discussion will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Sept. 20.
  • The student team named “Big Beam Theory” made of Carl Wilson, Sarah Rzeszut, Christopher Chapman, Demian Perera and Haitham Murad placed No. 6 in the 2019-20 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Big Beam Competition. The objective is for teams of students to fabricate and test a precast or prestressed concrete beam with the help of local precast concrete PCI producer members. Beams are judged in categories such as design efficiency and load capacity. The team was led by faculty advisor Robin Tuchscherer, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering.