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Science articles by the students of American University.

In the 2021 Issue

A sign reads, American University is proud to be a leader in sustainability. Campus heating infrastructure upgrade. Project benefits: 40% increased energy efficiency and 4.3 million gallons of water saved annually.

Covid-19 Pandemic Causes Decrease in AU’s Carbon Emissions

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Cherry blossom trees along the water, credit Mark Tegethoff

City Trees and The Urban Heat Island Effect

By Mike Alonzo

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Rainbow-hued keyboard, credit Jay Zhang

Computer Science Department Celebrates Talent and Accomplishments

By Roberto Corizzo

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Satellite above Earth

AU’s Integrated Space Science and Technology Institute

By By Samata Pramod Varadkar

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Plastic pollution floating in water, courtesy of Bertolt-Jensen

Microplastic Research, a New and Necessary Field of Study

By Emma Joy

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Student uses a pipette

Sophomore Soars in AU’s Research Laboratory

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Strawberries in water, courtesy of Gianluca Gerardi

Teaching Biology Labs in an Online World

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Farah Hussaini

Letter from the Editor

By Farah Hussaini

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