The University of Arizona

UA Grad's Wildlife Master's Project Adopted by State Transportation Department

UANews | October 4, 2013
For her master's project at the UA, Sara Sillars studied and designed a wildlife corridor project for Interstate 10 east of Tucson. The project has since been adopted by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Sillars, now a geographic information systems analyst for Pacific Gas and Electric, says the UA's Masters of Science in GIS Technology program gave her valuable real-world experience.

UA Humanities Class Teaches High School Students About Culture, College

UANews | October 4, 2013
Lisa Adeli, a UA outreach coordinator, is teaching a humanities course on the Middle East at a local high school to expand what students know and understand about the region. Adeli also encourages the high school students to pursue higher education, and some of her previous students are now studying at the UA.

Global Commitment Earns UA Student National Tropical Medicine Travel Fellowship

UANews | October 1, 2013
UA medical student Aubri Carman has earned a Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. The unique fellowship is the only medical student award dedicated to nurturing a career path for physician-scientists in tropical medicine. Fellows receive airfare and up to $1,000 in living expenses for a clinical training or research project in an area where tropical diseases are endemic.

Wildcats Make Connecting Via Social Media Easier

UANews | September 20, 2013
On a study abroad trip in India, two UA students came up with the idea for a mobile app that makes it faster and easier for people to connect with each other via multiple social media sites simultaneously. SociaLink, developed by Michael Jacobs and Hector Rosales, is now available for download at the Apple Store.

UA Engineering Program Gaining Ground in High Schools

UANews | September 18, 2013
The UA's Engineering 102 High School program, introduces high school students and teachers to engineering through a variety of hands-on activities. Since its inception in 2008, the program has grown from one school and 21 students to 28 schools and 375 students.

UA Students Earn Nationally Competitive Fellowships

UANews | September 17, 2013
Three UA students have earned nationally competitive awards from the American Association of University Women, a global leader in advancing education and equity for women and girls. UA doctoral students Stephanie Tolbert and Erin Durban-Albrecht earned American Fellowships while undergraduate researcher Kaitlin Charette received a career development grant.