Research

Alumna is 'Fighting Fire with Science'

May. 9, 2019 —
NMU alumna Raven Mitchell ('18 BS) is featured in a magazine cover story that highlights individuals who have “devoted their lives to better understanding the physical world so the rest of us might learn how to protect it.” In conjunction with her master's thesis project, Mitchell is working with NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson ('73 BS) to monitor the changing thickness of permafrost in Arctic regions. Permafrost thaw can releas

Student Scholars Receive Awards

Apr. 15, 2019 —
An awards ceremony kicked off Northern Michigan University's 24th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on April 11. Undergraduate and graduate students were honored in various categories of poster presentations. There were also awards for an essay competition, projects using Lydia Olson Library and/or NMU Archives resources, and technology innovation. 

Student Scholarship Celebration April 11

Apr. 5, 2019 —
The 24th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship at Northern Michigan University will be held from on Thursday, April 11, in Jamrich Hall. The event kicks off with an awards presentation at 9 a.m. in room 1320. Posters and art will be on display in the first-floor common areas of Jamrich Hall. Presentations are scheduled in Jamrich 1320 and 1311 from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The public is invited.

NMU Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition

Jan. 18, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University presents the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. This annual competition is held at over 600 universities in more than 65 countries. It gives graduate students the opportunity to showcase their theses. Competitors will have one slide and three minutes to explain their original research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The top three competitors earn a cash prize and the graduate winner will win $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools competition in St. Louis.

Prychitko Co-edits Economics Book

Jan. 9, 2019 —

NMU Economics Professor David Prychitko co-edited The Market Process: Essays in Contemporary Austrian Economics. The book was published in December by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and covers issues ranging from equilibrium theory and free banking to public choice and the problems of contemporary social reform. It is an introduction to the diversity of contemporary Austrian economics and its innovative trajectory of research in the late 20th century economics.

Biologists with NMU Ties Find Wolves Eat Fish, Berries

Dec. 20, 2018 —

A team of biologists, including NMU alumnus Tom Gable ('16 MS) and master's student Austin Homkes, has documented a pack of wolves in Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park that hunts fish as a seasonal food source. They even captured some night-vision video of the activity (link provided below). This discovery, along with earlier studies through the Voyageurs Wolf Project, suggests the animals' diets are more varied than previously thought.