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Students Maya Kinley-Hanlon, David Bialy, and Jacob Vancampen with Philip Johnson in AU’s gravitational wave detector lab.

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AU Welcomes New Institute for Integrated Space Science and Technology

Learn about some of the projects underway at American University’s new Institute for Integrated Space Science and Technology (ISSTI).
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The audience from the American University Symposium: Sex Differences: From Neuroscience to the Clinic and Beyond.

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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Making an Impact in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research

The mission of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University is to foster the development of a self-supporting, high-quality, multi-disciplinary hub of scientific research and training environment.
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Anila (middle) is hooded during graduation by her mentor Stoodley (right).

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Excellence in Neuroscience Training at AU: Anila D’Mello, BCaN Graduate and Current MIT Postdoc

Anila D’Mello discusses the PhD program in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
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Matt Mullins, Irena Volkov, and Samantha Hepworth present their I-CORPS projects at the Mathias Student Research Conference.

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American University I-CORPS Program

Spring 2018 marked American University’s inaugural participation in the I-CORPS program, which is a National Science Foundation sponsored program developed to foster science and technology entrepreneurship through a five-year $253,000 grant.
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Hyperbolic Triangles

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The Analysis and Geometry of Information

Stephen Casey, chair and professor of mathematics in the American University Department of Mathematics and Statistics is looking at the fundamental structures of information and how it is gathered, stored, and communicated.
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Varanga Temple in Karkala, Karnataka.

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Trouble in Paradise

Professors Karen L. Knee, Kiho Kim and senior environmental science major Alexandra Morris studied nutrient pollution from human populations on land on the island of Saipan in March 2018.
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A chalkboard filled with equations and writing.

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A Building Made for Collaboration

The Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building serves as an environment that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty. With the new building finished, the faculty celebrated with a welcome party.
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Student works in a lab at a cryogenic workstation.

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Trying to Understand Addiction

David N. Kearns, Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses his research on drug addiction.
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Kim Blankenship

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An Emphasis on Science and Interdisciplinary Research at American University

From the grand opening of the Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building to the wide range of high-impact research taking place in every STEM department on campus, it is clear that American University is committed to investing in science and research.
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Naden Krogan and Maryam Yamadi (right) examine the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Credit: Brenda Chow.

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Scientist Spotlight: Professor Naden Krogan

One of the most fascinating questions in nature is how a complex organism develops from a single cell. Naden Krogan, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, wants to answer this question by analyzing development in plants.
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