Research & Grants

News about research and grants at NNU.


Students creating solutions: IdaBot

Research & Grants

Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.

Students creating solutions: fertility research

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Biology majors Abi Haas and Lauren Gould make advancements in research about fertility and sustainability of pregnancy in the first trimester. Learn about what they are doing and how their experience is preparing them for a career in biology.

Students creating solutions: Summer research 2017

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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.

Students creating solutions in Liberia

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In partnership with NNU on a Mission and the University of Liberia, NNU’s Department of Engineering utilized their skills to serve the community in Sinoe County, Liberia. Senior mechanical engineering major Levi Sligar shares about his team’s project and his experience.

Students creating solutions: FireMAP

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Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student collaborative research to discover or design solutions. Junior computer science major Nick Hamilton shares about his experience helping create FireMAP for the Boise Forest Service.

RockSat-X Team will launch experiment with NASA August 16

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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.

Grants fund student-faculty research in the sciences

Research & Grants

Working on significant research in the sciences under faculty active in their fields is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at NNU. These research projects are made possible by grants from foundations that recognize the potential of NNU students and faculty to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in their fields and to improve the lives of people with their discoveries.

Making industry connections

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Through the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee, NNU music majors get a taste of the music industry and leave with the connections they need to make their way in this highly competitive field.

Engineering student research teams at NNU

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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.

Engineering department receives $90,400 grant to develop Fruit Count App

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Led by mechanical engineering professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. John Stutz, an NNU engineering team will develop a vision system to capture images of fruit trees and a computer program that will estimate fruit yield from the image. This is the third ISDA specialty crop grant awarded to the engineering department within the last three years.

Killing off MRSA, the super bacteria

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In the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics, 11 Northwest Nazarene University professors guided 36 students through a summer of research this last June, July and August. One of those projects involved the battle against MRSA (pronounced Mursa)–the super bacteria.