Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
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.
Brain of World's First Known Predators Discovered
A UA scientist and his colleagues have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.
Professor emeritus Wayne Wymore, who in 1960 founded the world's first academic department of systems engineering at the University of Arizona, died Feb. 24 at age 84. His wake will take place Sunday, Feb. 27, in Tucson.
UA anthropology professor Vance Holliday and doctoral student Joshua Reuther were part of a University of Alaska team that uncovered a structure dating back more than 11,000 years. Their story appears in the current issue of the journal Science.
UA professor Walter W. Piegorsch is one of the first in the nation to gain professional statistician accreditation from the American Statistical Association – a benchmark for the new Graduate Interdisciplanary Program in statistics housed at the BIO5 Institute.
Two sheets of paper, a few strips of sticky tape and two paper clips – that's all UA engineering students had to build a high-soaring paper airplane. The Flight Design Challenge was part of this year's Engineering Week.