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.
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.
One year ago, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from the UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble.
Energy from compressed air stored underground is cheap, clean and renewable, and could even save lives. Researchers at the UA's School of Sustainable Engineered Systems are designing systems that will run fridges, buildings or power plants.
A UA engineer has developed a new instrument that tests for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness that afflicts more than 4 million Americans. The device makes testing for the disease easier and less invasive.
Using a one-of-its-kind flight arena, UA entomologist Goggy Davidowitz and his group study how giant hawk moths use energy resources for two of nature's most costly evolutionary traits: flight and reproduction.