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The BRAIN at AU 2016-2017 Executive Board. From left to right: Brianne Drury, secretary; Stephanie Martin, treasurer; Samantha White, president; and Hannah Goldbach, vice president.

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AU Welcomes “Being Really Awesome in Neuroscience”

Neuroscience major Irena Volkov discusses AU's neuroscience program and new neuroscience club, B.R.A.I.N. (“Being Really Awesome in Neuroscience”).
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River and blue canoe. Varanga Temple background. Karkala, Karnataka.

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Community Stigma and the Challenges of Conducting Research Abroad

Undergraduate Student Maile Young discusses her experiences with studying Neglected Tropical Diseases abroad in Karnataka, India.
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American University Senior Michael Krause describes how proteins bind in the immune system at a chalkboard.

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Learnable Evolution Models: A Solution in Need of a Problem

Michael Krause studies oncological vaccine therapy through Learnable Evolution Models (LEM).
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Sabrina Jones, PhD Student, Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCaN), works in a lab.

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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Advancing Discovery and Scientific Training

The center supports an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity at American University.
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Rat peering from start box of E maze.  A turn in one direction defines empathetic action; turning in the other direction provides an alternative outcome not requiring empathy.

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Are Rats Empathetic?

An AU lab has focused on creating a novel paradigm to directly test if rats choose empathetic action, and has worked on several studies on this.
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Photograph of the front of Bender Library

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STEM Students + Distance Resources = Success!

Distance resources at American University allow you to access materials such as data, literature, and peer-reviewed research, as well as services such as research assistance and interlibrary loan while you are away.
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Sarychev Volcano.

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Volcanic Eruptions in the Age of Climate Change

Valentina Aquilauses global climate models, as well as satellite, aircraft, and ground based observation to understand the role aerosols play in the world’s climate system.
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William Farmer (left; undergraduate in biology) catching up with brother Jackson Farmer (right; Research Associate, Kaplan Lab) in lab.

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Brothers and Colleagues

Jackson and William Farmer both work in the Biology department at American University.
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Hand in plastic glove holds a slide

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Experimental Biochemistry: A Student-Driven Inquiry-Based Upper Level Undergraduate Laboratory Course

From hypothesis development to experimental design, data collection and analysis, students have complete control over research projects.
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Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy

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Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy

At a recent event held at SPA, Senior Fellow Karl Hausker, SPA Scholar in Residence Karen Baehler, and SPA Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Paul Bledsoe discussed how U.S. businesses and citizens can invest in reducing carbon emissions.
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