The University of Arizona

A School in the Sky: UA Science and Tucson Students

UANews | November 27, 2013
The UA's Sky School program brings K-12 Tucson students out of the city to the astronomical observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, where they explore, learn about science and the natural world, and design their own experiments under the guidance of UA graduate student scientists.

Chemistry Program Promotes Discovery-Based Experiences

UANews | November 27, 2013
A new UA program called Chemistry Discovery couples a course for undergraduates with an outreach program for middle school students. The goal is to train the forthcoming generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics field-educated professionals while promoting the sciences to middle school students.

Keeping Our Nuclear Stockpile Safe and Ready

UANews | November 22, 2013
Leading a UA research effort that has brought in almost $8 million in funding, UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Head Jeff Jacobs conducts fundamental research in fluid instability and provides experimental data to help national laboratories validate their simulations of nuclear arms safety and efficacy.

UA Maintains Status as a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

UANews | November 18, 2013
The UA has maintained its nationwide status of being a top producer of students earning Fulbright awards. For 2013-2014, 10 UA students earned scholarships under the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, which enables them to teach and conduct research in other countries.

Building a Community of Support for American Indian Students

UANews | November 15, 2013
A number of UA offices, programs and groups are working to be more responsive to the needs of students who are members of tribal nations. Native American Student Affairs, for example, serves as an important, centralized hub of support. The University has gained statewide and national attention for its recruitment, support and graduation of American Indian students.

UA Student-Athletes Fight for Cancer Awareness

UANews | November 12, 2013
Junior softball player Chelsea Suitos and senior swimmer Sam Rowan, members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, are working with the Arizona Movember Foundation to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. The community can get involved by growing a mustache for the cause, or by donating money.