Could the plants growing along roadsides and between buildings in Flagstaff help reveal where fossil fuel emissions are highest and lowest in the city? A team of NAU researchers thinks so. As part of a new $25M award from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a… Read more
College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
Helping humanity through climate research
Several NAU professors are part of a global team of climate scientists recently recognized for their service to humanity.
In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. The IPCC, a body of the United Nations that won… Read more
Students build VISIONS spaceflight hardware
Planetary scientist Christopher Edwards leads project giving students hands-on experience while giving NAU a competitive advantage.
The students are on a multidisciplinary team led by associate professor Christopher Edwards, co-led by professor David Trilling, postdoctoral scholar Chris Haberle, and associate professor Michael Shafer.
Students working to meet NASA’s rigorous requirements
The project began earlier in 2022 when Robert Lillis of the University of California, Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory, the… Read more
How NAU faculty are advancing technology to remove greenhouse gas from the air
How do we remove greenhouse gases from the air?
Answering that question is a critical step in slowing the devastating effects of global climate change. A mechanical engineer from NAU is on the front lines of creating a machine that will, in a way, vacuum out greenhouse gases and create a… Read more
2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science features NAU scientists, artists and educators, Sept. 23-Oct. 2
More than 100 free family-friendly events focus on ancient cultures, the environment and more
The 2022 Festival of Science, a Flagstaff tradition since 1990, kicks off on Friday, Sept. 23, bringing more than 100 free, family-friendly events to the community—many of them highlighting Northern Arizona University faculty and staff as presenters, lecturers and hosts.
This year’s Festival theme is “Pyramids… Read more
How long does a tree or ecosystem remember a drought?
Ecosystems have a long memory. That may not be a good thing.
What scientists have learned is that extreme climate events like drought and heat waves don’t just negatively impact plants, trees and other vegetation while they’re ongoing. The effects of climate extremes, especially droughts,… Read more