NNU News

Engineering team receives data from Idaho’s first satellite

November 20, 2017

NNU's MakerSat team received data from Idaho’s first satellite, MakerSat-0, just hours after it was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket on Saturday, November 18 at 2:47 a.m. MST. MakerSat-0 will orbit around the earth’s poles 14 times a day at 17,000 mph for the next several years, sending research data to the student team’s smartphones.

Idaho’s first satellite to be launched November 14

November 8, 2017

Idaho’s first satellite, MakerSat-0, is scheduled to launch into space aboard a Delta II rocket Tuesday, Nov. 14, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. A CubeSat designed by students at NNU, MakerSat-0 will carry electronics that will, for the first time in history, collect real-time data on the effects of the harsh environment of space on 3D-printed polymer materials.

NNU harbors unique frogs

October 24, 2017

Two unique frog species have been harbored at NNU since July 26, giving students invaluable experience researching and caring for these rare amphibians. Dr. John Cossel received the frogs from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden in Hong Kong after they were confiscated from a cargo shipment.

Students creating solutions: Summer research 2017

August 31, 2017

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.

Student-professor research in Costa Rica

July 20, 2017

An interdisciplinary English and ecology team traveled to Costa Rica for field research after semester-long courses.

Making a difference overseas

July 11, 2017

Phil Haunschild, recent graduate and recipient of the Values & Capitalism 2016-17 Young Scholar Award, researches how to employ Syrian refugees in Jordan.

NNU receives two grants from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

March 29, 2017

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.

Photos from Herpetology Lab Open House

December 1, 2016

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).

Engineering student research teams at NNU

August 12, 2016

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.

RockSat-X Team will launch experiment with NASA August 16

August 9, 2016

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.