The University of Arizona

Mobile App Showcases Student-Produced Science Stories

UANews | July 25, 2013
UA students have created an interactive science magazine in the form of an iPad application. The app is the first of its kind produced by the UA School of Journalism and showcases projects created by students in a science journalism course.

Summer Research Program Lets Students Work on UA's Robotic Car

UANews | July 24, 2013
A team of 10 undergraduates from various states, and even as far away as Puerto Rico, have come together at the UA to work on a car that drives itself. Participants in a 10-week College of Engineering summer program - part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation - the students are working with the UA's Cognitive and Autonomous Test vehicle.

UA Camps Prep Next Generation of Engineers

UANews | July 23, 2013
Participants in the UA's Mining Engineering Camp spent a week above ground and underground learning about mineral exploration and processing, mine operations and the sustainability of mining, safety procedures and blasting. The camp was the first in a series of major-specific camps offered this summer by the UA's College of Engineering.

Teachers Live and Breathe Science at UA's Biosphere 2

UANews | July 18, 2013
Funded through a $250,000 grant from the Arizona Public Service Foundation to enhance STEM education across the state, 50 teachers from elementary and middle schools across Arizona are spending part of their summer immersed as researchers at UA’s Biosphere 2, involved with activities and technologies they can directly apply in their classrooms.

Mindfulness Training, an Arizona Youth University First

UANews | July 17, 2013
Research indicates that a mindfulness practice can influence brain activity and the nervous system, reduce stress and improve immunity. Informed by such research, and in line with a nationwide movement among some educators, Arizona Youth University instructors introduced a workshop to educate young students about mindfulness and happiness.

UA Student Named White House Intern

UANews | July 11, 2013
Trevor Gervais, a UA political science student, has been selected to serve as a White House intern along with 146 other students from across the U.S. The UA Honors College student has spent years emphasizing the importance of voter registration, encouraging voter turnout and informing the public about important political issues.