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Technology ·

New CIO Urges Students: Make Brave Choices

Steve Munson, AU’s new vice president and chief information officer, talks about his role.
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AU CIO Steve Munson

Technology ·

New CIO Urges Students: Make Brave Choices

Q&A with new CIO
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Aaron Grocholski shows visiting students the effects of polarizing filters

Science ·

AU Optics Olympiad Makes STEM Fun for DC Middle Schoolers

American University hosted more than one hundred enthusiastic students from four Washington, DC, middle schools for its fourth Optics Olympiad.
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Students outside East Campus

Environment ·

East Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification

East Campus is the latest AU facility to be receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
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Science ·

Annual Event Connects Women Across DC STEM Community

Last week, nearly thirty American University STEM students came together to learn and network at the tenth annual Women in Science Alumnae Panel.
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Students signing a pledge to not use single-use plastics

Environment ·

Sustainability and Zero Waste Teams Spearhead Single-Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

University community signs pledge to use reusable utensils to help reduce waste.
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Mathematics ·

AU Professor Teams Up with BAE to Win DARPA Contract for New Cyber Tools

American University Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Michael Robinson has teamed up with BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development team to work on a new contract awarded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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Environment ·

AU Facilities Management Gets Ready for Curtailment

Each winter break for the past seven years, AU Facilities Management ensures lights are turned off, non-essential cords are unplugged, and thermostats are turned down, all in a process to save energy while students and staff are away.
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Hands holding soil with plants growing.

Environment ·

Environmental leaders explore path forward on sustainable policies

Attendees gathered at a recent conference hosted by the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) discussed what it will take to move the agenda forward to adequately combat the many environmental and energy challenges facing the nation and the world.
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microscopic view of a devil worm

Science ·

What Can a Small Worm Teach Us About Climate Adaptation?

Genome of the Devil Worm has been sequenced.
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