For Coal-Digging UA Mining Student, Internship Truly is 'Hands-On'
Danielle Taran’s internships have zigzagged her across Texas and stepped her through the life of a mine – from digging coal to reclaiming land. The first-generation college student played at Carnegie Hall in high school and is now holding her own in a field where men have dominated for centuries.
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.
A major driving force of evolution comes from mistakes made by cells and how organisms cope with the consequences, UA biologists have found. Their discoveries offer lessons for creating innovation in economics and society.
Supapan Seraphin, a materials science and engineering professor, received a Ben's Bells award for her work with students. She makes a famous Thai lunch for them, providing an opportunity to discuss academic concerns.
A new 1.6-megawatt array located in the UA Science and Technology Park's Solar Zone will offer solar energy to Tucson Electric Power customers. The system's output will be sold through TEP's new Bright Tucson Community Solar Program.
This year's UA College of Science spring lecture series, "Cosmic Origins," will focus on modern cosmology insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries. The first lecture is on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall on the UA campus.