The University of Arizona

UA Joins the 'Movement of Making'

UANews | June 18, 2014
Higher education institutions across the country are supporting the "movement of making," which encourages people to create, build and innovate. A letter signed by more than 150 institutions was presented to President Barack Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Faire on Wednesday.

Using Engineering to Help an Otter Tweet

UANews | June 16, 2014
With teachers, professional engineers and college faculty to mentor them, high school students enrolled in the College of Engineering's introductory engineering course have created projects that are helping members of the community.

Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

UANews | June 16, 2014
Dinosaurs were neither the lumbering, cold-blooded beasts depicted in old textbooks nor the high-strung, warm-blooded creatures of recent conjectures, but somewhere in between, according to a study that originated with UA evolutionary biologist Brian J. Enquist and UA alum John Grady.

UA Engineering Introductory Course for High School Students Wins National Award

UANews | June 16, 2014
The UA College of Engineering’s introductory course for high schoolers has won national recognition for its success in getting young students fired up about engineering through hands-on learning.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

UANews | June 11, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education

UANews | June 9, 2014
Faculty involved in "Chemical Thinking," a redesign of Chemistry 151 and 152, are teaching students to think like chemists by focusing on critical-thinking skills and applied learning. The course grew out of the UA's AAU STEM Project, an interdisciplinary effort to significantly expand STEM-related collaborations, curricula and funding opportunities.

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