In an ongoing effort to help high school seniors successfully chart their course after graduation, educators at Northern Arizona University developed the Senior Launch Guide, an innovative workbook designed to inform students, parents, teachers and counselors about postsecondary options and identify steps to get there. Based on its success in Arizona, schools across the country are now using the… Read more
In the field of physics, everything that has mass and takes up space is matter. Active matter consists of many self-propelled entities uniting to create large-scale structures and movements, such… Read more
A Northern Arizona University physicist who studies complex, hybrid nanomaterials has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently named assistant professor John Gibbs a 2018 Cottrell Scholar. This award includes a three-year, $100,000 grant to advance his teaching and research.
One of only 24 early-career teacher-scholars selected nationally from the… Read more
Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative way to manipulate light in silicon. By demonstrating a new type of laser that amplifies light with sound waves in a silicon chip, the team’s research represents a significant advance in the field… Read more
What if an electric car could be run off the power stored in its door panels? What if a jet could be powered by energy stored in its fuselage?
Researchers at Northern Arizona University have invented a unique multifunctional material that is capable of storing power while providing structural support for high-performance systems operating in a wide range of environments specific to the aerospace, automotive and… Read more