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Grad student Linda Amarante seated next to a microscope.

Science ·

Softball and the Brain: Grad Student’s Sport Made Her Think About Choices

Linda Amarante is earning her PhD in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.
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SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

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SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

AU students got the chance to apply what they are learning in the classroom to a real-world environmental challenge at the first SPA Public Policy Hackathon recently.
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William Baker, 2018 William K. Reilly award winner

Environment ·

2018 Reilly Award-Winner Spent 40 Years Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

On March 8, Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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Mamie Parker, 2018 William K. Reilly award winner

Environment ·

'It Wasn't the Water or the Wildlife, It Was the People'

On March 8, Mamie Parker, former chief of staff and head of fisheries at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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The Design and Build Lab (DaBL) is part of a movement to get people working with their hands. Three shelves with scientific instruments, beneath the periodic table.

Science ·

Full STEAM Ahead

AU science professors incorporate art into classes and the new Don Myers building.
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rubens tube showing flames in waves

Science ·

AU's Optics Olympiad Makes Science Fun

Middle school students from six schools across DC spent the day at AU, learning about physics through lasers, infrared light, and other scientific concepts.
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Three people in business casual and nametags stand indoors

Technology ·

CAS and Kogod Students Team Up for Fed Tech Venture

Last fall, four College of Arts and Sciences and Kogod School of Business students were selected for the FedTech program. The students worked alongside business professionals to bring their innovation skills to fruition.
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computer board hardware

Technology ·

AU Launches Three Computer Science Grad Programs

To give students the skills necessary to meet this workforce demand, American University is launching three new Computer Science Tracks for graduate student: Data Science, Games and Computational Media and Applied Computer Science.
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Marc Edwards standing at podium

Environment ·

Activist Marc Edwards Illuminates Flint Water Crisis

The AU environmental science department hosted Marc Edwards for a presentation on how government science institutions went to great lengths to conceal critical information about the toxic levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.
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Data scientist standing in front of screen with data.

Mathematics ·

The Data Sciences: Five Things You Need to Know

People with the right skills and training, who can interpret complex data, are highly sought after and compensated in all sectors of the job market. Here are five things you should know about the Data Sciences.
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