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Blog Series: UA Student Navigates Germany, Works to Advance Research

This is the fifth and final post in a University of Arizona blog series about the University's STEM education initiatives and students conducting research abroad.

Blog Series: UA Students Studying, Researching Abroad

Under its strategic academic and business plan, "Never Settle," the University of Arizona has underscored its commitment to student engagement by ensuring 100 percent of students have the opportunity to be involved in some form of practical, engaged activity relevant to their future careers.

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds

UANews | August 6, 2014
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, a UA-led research team provides some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. Among the findings: As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them.

The UA Named a Top College by The Princeton Review

UANews | August 4, 2014
The Princeton Review has named the UA one of the best higher education institutions in the nation for undergraduate education. In its annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition," the UA is recognized for its academic and career support for students, as well as its sustainability initiatives and financial aid offerings.

Photo Essay: UA Journalism Student Shares Experience Covering Politics in D.C.

I was in the White House for about 20 minutes before the magnitude of where I was really sunk in. That was roughly the difference in time between me walking through the door and U.S. President Barack Obama entering the room I was in with other reporters. 

Longtime Band Leader Jay Rees Returning to Alma Mater

UANews | July 28, 2014
Over the past two decades, Rees has led the Pride of Arizona, known as the "World's First Alternative Music Marching Band." He leaves behind a legacy of passion, innovation and a commitment to pushing students to new heights.

Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant

UANews | July 23, 2014
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.

Photo Essay: UA Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists

This summer, 45 high school students from Tucson, Tuba City, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Nogales took part in an innovative University of Arizona program called KEYS – Keep Engaging Youth in Science. During the seven-week immersion program, the students served as interns alongside faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students in various UA laboratories.

Celebrating Apollo 11 – the UA’s Role in the First Manned Lunar Landing to Space Exploration Today

UANews | July 16, 2014
Since the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory was established in 1960, UA scientists have played a key role in nearly every NASA mission, from the Apollo expeditions to the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid.

UA Engineering Camp Introduces Girl Scouts to STEM

The University of Arizona College of Engineering, in partnership with Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona, held the first-ever Imagine IT, a summer engineering camp for girls that is designed around search and rescue scenarios. The idea behind the camp was to get girls interested in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, math and engineering. Read more about the camp in this UANews story.

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