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
School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
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
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
NSF CAREER award supports computer scientist’s ongoing quest to achieve digital equity
Five-year COMET project will focus on crowdsourcing measurements of broadband coverage among rural, low-income and tribal populations
Despite a number of federally funded efforts to increase access to information and telecommunication (ICT) infrastructure across the U.S., studies show that rural communities—especially low-income households in tribal areas—are persistently excluded from access to the essential services and opportunities delivered via ICT. By not having equal… Read more
Disease ecologist awarded $3.5 million to build revolutionary epidemiological platform
EpiMoRPH envisioned as collaborative online “hub,” making forecasting epidemics vastly more transparent and reliable
Mathematical modeling—which combines math, statistics, computing and data—is a critical tool for public health professionals, who use it to study how diseases spread, predict the future course of outbreaks and evaluate strategies for controlling epidemics.
As… Read more