Student-developed technology in Madagascar
In January 2015, Hooper Undergraduate Research Award recipient Cedar Mitchell (at left in photo) travels to Madagascar to train scientists to use technology she developed at NAU to better understand origins of that country's recent plague (Yersinia pestis) outbreaks.
Early birds - Interns as Researchers
As part of the Interns-to-Scholars program, Araceli Olivas assisted Dr. Meghan Warren in studying different types of middle school physical education lessons, such as mountain biking.
No Hard Feelings: Storytelling from the Inside Out: No Hard Feelings
Undergraduate Alysaa Burkett captured the grand prize in the national Digital Storymakers contest sponsored by Atavist and the Pearson Foundation for No Hard Feelings, sharing the stories of where local bands form, perform, create, and break up.
Preventing terrorism through bioscience
As an undergraduate in microbiology, Kenzie Shippy is conducting critical research on the burkholderia bacterium in the world-renowned Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen) at NAU.
Dedicated to improving the natural conditions of northern Arizona
Beginning in her freshman year, Katelynn Jenkins developed a passion for restoration and research while working as an uindergraduate research assistant with the Ecological Research Institute. This experience led to many other opportunities and culminated in receiving a Hooper Undergraduate Research Award to study the effects of the 15,000-acre Schultz Fire on aspens in Coconino National Forest's Lockett Meadow.
Award-winning student filmmakers
Five NAU alumni, including Alex Thomas, Derek Ellis, and Jessalyn Carpino, won the 73-Hour Film Festival for Retrograde, earning an automatic screening at the Sedona International Film Festival in February 2013.
Learning the language of the universe
Supported by an NAU NASA Space Grant, Margaret Landis seeks to become fluent in the language of how our universe works on a fundamental level and to learn how this knowledge can help us understand the natural processes on Earth.
An education, reflected
Margaret Sheble, Kiran Haynes, and Erin Carter curate the Reflections of Flagstaff interactive photography exhibit at Beasley Art Gallery, with funding from the Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA).
Shoot for the stars
Undergraduates receive support for research projects from NAU's NASA Space Grant...and not all are geologists. Andrew Belus, pictured here, worked on a project comparing the effects of water limitation on soil communities, an topic of interest for those who study Mars.
The Arcosanti Project
NAU arts management students create a marketing plan for the Cosanti Foundation.
Students' drive for success leads to clean-powered cars
Students design a motor controller for electric cars.
NAU percussion ensemble features student composition
“Brittle Black Fire Brick” inspired by struggles of coal mining on the Navajo Nation.
From NAU to the Audubon Center
Lauren Marks (BS '11 in biology) uses her undergraduate research experience as a springboard to try many exciting career paths.
Students study natural remedies as treatment for stress
Cinnamon a possible remedy for anxiety.