From analyzing forest fire damage to designing a satellite printed in space by NASA, students have been busy pioneering new areas of study and making breakthroughs in computer science, biology, chemistry and engineering. Learn about NNU’s 2017 summer research projects.
An interdisciplinary English and ecology team traveled to Costa Rica for field research after semester-long courses.
Phil Haunschild, recent graduate and recipient of the Values & Capitalism 2016-17 Young Scholar Award, researches how to employ Syrian refugees in Jordan.
NNU professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. Jennifer Chase each received $15,000 grants through the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program. The program enables outstanding high school science teachers to form partnerships with research scientists from academic and research institutions in the Pacific Northwest.
This year at Homecoming, the NNU Herpetology Lab students and members of the Idaho Herpetological Society had live animals on display for alumni and friends to see close up—and, in some cases, to get real personal (hold).
NNU’s Department of Engineering and Physics recognizes the value of experience in one’s field of study, and is intentional about providing students with a variety of hands-on opportunities. Learn about some of the current research and design projects NNU students have been working on.
For the fifth consecutive year, an NNU engineering team has been selected by NASA to launch an experiment into space. On Tuesday, August 16, NASA will launch the NNU RockSat-X team's experimental payload that will test the effectiveness of flexible RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensors and ADC’s (Analog to Digital Converters) under the harsh space environment.
Led by mechanical engineering professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. John Stutz, an NNU engineering team will develop a vision system to capture images of fruit trees and a computer program that will estimate fruit yield from the image. This is the third ISDA specialty crop grant awarded to the engineering department within the last three years.
When we think of professor-student research collaboration, the humanities usually are not the first subjects to come to mind; however, just this last year, professor-student research in the humanities reached print. An NNU English professor and undergraduate student’s research project eventually led to the writing and publication of “Literary Catholicity: an Alternate Reading of Influence in the Work of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.”
Since 2000, the Brandt Foundation has distributed over $4.9 million to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope. NNU Associate Vice President of Development Mark Wheeler expressed his appreciation stating, “The Brandt Foundation has been a generous and faithful supporter of NNU.... We are blessed to be in partnership with the Brandt Foundation as we serve those in the Treasure Valley and beyond.”