The University of Arizona

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.

1985-2013: Zuppiger, Hotshot Firefighter and UA Alumnus

UANews | July 2, 2013
A 2008 UA graduate, Garret Zuppiger was among the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots Crew firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Those who knew Zuppiger say he held a strong connection to the environment and was deeply passionate about serving as a firefighter.

High School Students Discover Biodiversity Treasure Trove

UANews | June 26, 2013
UA associate professor Betsy Arnold and Tucson High Magnet School science teacher Margaret Wilch developed a science course allowing high school students to participate in real desert biology research. In the process, students were also able to discover a multitude of new species, and their work now has potential applications for areas that include sustainable agriculture, the biofuels industry and medicine.