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.
The classes aim to help Southern Arizona residents create beautiful outdoor living spaces that incorporate native plants that are lush, heat and cold tolerant, add shade and attract wildlife. The workshops begin Oct. 22 and continue through next year.
A new space telescope designed to peer into the inner reaches of far-away solar systems and a balloon riding the jet stream 120,000 feet above ground are two UA research proposals selected by NASA for further evaluation as potential future science missions.
The UA Biosphere 2 continues its successful Let's Talk Science! lecture series for visitors to the facility. The talks, which begin Oct. 22, are designed to increase the public's understanding of science topics. The series is dedicated to Regents' Professor Michael J. Drake, who died recently.