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As the age of autonomous vehicles advances, researchers are uncovering what such technologies mean for our future. See some of our researchers' predictions.

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Jacqueline Drazan, surrounded by a sea of hockey puck lookalikes, actually cylinders of pothole fill.

Grad student gets geology variety at NRRI

From ancient ‘peperites’ to potholes, Jacqueline Drazan loves all things rocky. Meet this future geologist.

Abby Yates

Prepared for the future

A life changing learning abroad experience and inspiring instructors have prepared Abby Yates for her future. Read more about Yates.

Alonso Guedes with a horse patient

The answer in the enzyme

By inhibiting a mammalian enzyme, researcher Alonso Guedes advances pain management in veterinary and human medicine. Learn more about this discovery.

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