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UA Partners With Girl Scouts to Offer Search and Rescue Engineering Camp for Girls

UANews | July 7, 2014
About 25 girls from across southern Arizona are on campus this week for a summer camp designed to show them the world-changing aspects of science, technology, engineering and math. Activities will include designing packs for search and rescue animals and building search and rescue robots.

UA Geosciences Student Participates in NASA’s Women’s Mars Curiosity Day

UANews | July 2, 2014
Shaunna Morrison, a UA geosciences doctoral student who works on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, was one of the female engineers and scientists who helped run the Curiosity rover during Women’s Curiosity Day.

Pests in your Plants? Call the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network

UANews | July 1, 2014
Pests can pose a serious threat to plants. Expert plant scientists and community liaisons in the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network can help to diagnose pest-related issues affecting plants whether they’re in a back yard or a commercial agriculture enterprise.

Fumes Keep Moths From Finding Flowers, Study Discovers

UANews | June 30, 2014
New research by the University of Arizona and the University of Washington shows that strong background odors, including natural plant odors and human pollution, can mask the scent of flowers from pollinators.

UA's Impey Given $1M Grant to Improve Science Education for Undergrads

UANews | June 30, 2014
University of Arizona astronomy professor Chris Impey, a pioneer in the use of instructional technology to teach science, is the first astronomer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor.

UA-Developed Technology Helps Find Happy Middle Between Low Temps and High Bills

UANews | June 25, 2014
UA researchers have created a first-of-its-kind thermostat add-on that reliably predicts electricity costs, putting consumers in control of balancing their comfort with their budget.

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