The University of Arizona

UA, AWC Collaborating on $6M Grant

UANews | October 3, 2011
The UA and Arizona Western College are collaborating on a program that has been awarded a $6 million federal grant to boost sustainable engineering education offerings in Yuma County. The grant will allow undergraduates in western Arizona to complete their four-year engineering degrees locally.

The Internet of Tomorrow: Faster, Better and Cheaper

UANews | September 29, 2011
The UA and USC will duke it out this Saturday on the football field, but researchers from the two institutions are collaborating in the lab. They're developing optoelectronic technology – the transmission of data using light for a more reliable, energy-efficient and powerful Internet.

UA Professor Bicycles Across Tanzania, Testing Water

UANews | September 27, 2011
Engineering professor Linda Powers spent part of her summer biking around Tanzania testing wells for bacteria using a unique instrument designed at the UA.

Astronaut to Give Public Talk, Deliver Award to UA Student

UANews | September 26, 2011
Space Shuttle astronaut Fred Gregory will present UA student Cameron Upchurch with a $10,000 scholarship during a public presentation on Sept. 28. Gregory also will share his experiences flying on three shuttle missions and spending more than 18 days in space. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Glow-in-the-Dark Millipede Says 'Stay Away'

UANews | September 26, 2011
A UA-led team of entomologists has unraveled the mystery of the world's only millipedes that glow in the dark. Using a clever field study approach, the research team was able to show that emitting a greenish glow helps the multi-legged, nocturnal arthropods fend off natural enemies.

UA Awarded $1.5M to Study Human-Fire-Climate Interactions

UANews | September 23, 2011
A UA-led interdisciplinary team of researchers will examine how humans in the Southwest have responded to changes in the surrounding forests over multiple centuries with the help of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.