Wildcats wide receiver David Roberts is an aerospace engineering senior, balancing his studies in a tough major with football. He earned UA Student Athlete of the Month honors in 2009 and was named offensive player of the week in 2010, along with getting As in his classes.
During the 2011 Collegiate and Campus Showcase, research labs and science and engineering departments across campus will open their doors to the public to learn about the broad and often surprising range of scientific research happening at the UA.
The UA student chapter of Engineers Without Borders is raising money to send members to Bolivia over the summer to implement a water distribution system. The tournament will take place Oct. 29 on the UA Mall.
Internationally known scientist Harold Cohen will give a public talk at the UA on Oct. 31 about the years he spent developing AARON, a computer program that designs and prints its own original works of art.
Sixteen up-and-coming UA junior faculty members and six UA projects that partner with the local community are recent recipients of grant funding through the UA Foundation and the UA Office of the Vice President for Research.
During the 2011 BioBlitz at Saguaro National Park, school children and volunteers teamed up with experts to embark on a 24-hour race to discover and tally as many of the park's living creatures as possible in an effort to better understand the ecology and biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.