Two UA Students Earn Goldwater Scholarships
Two UA students, Eric Hansen and Daniel Patrick Fried, have earned the 2013 Goldwater Scholarship. The nationwide scholarship, provided by the Goldwater Foundation, is the premier undergraduate award for those studying mathematics, science and engineering.
UA Fostering a New Type of Outreach
A new movement is under way to shift the way in which the UA engages its community partners in outreach initiatives funded by research grants. Where academics of the past sometimes limited their outreach projects, the move today is toward tailored, multi-year culturally responsive initiatives that serve a range of people throughout Arizona and beyond.
Externships to Give UA Students Hands-On Experience
This summer, students will work with Arizona Cooperative Extension on sustainability projects throughout the state - providing them valuable on-the-job experience and allowing them to contribute to the UA's land-grant mission of bettering the community. Said the UA's Mark Apel: "It really helps them to get ready for the job market, to understand sustainability and get some real-world working experience."
UA Offers Continued Career Support for New Grads Entering Workforce
More than 5,700 undergraduates just earned UA degrees, and while the job market is starting to look up, it remains competitive. For those still looking for jobs, a variety of UA Career Services resources continue to be available, including online job postings, career fairs, seminars, career counseling and more.
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Holds Third Graduation
Fifty UA College of Medicine-Phoenix students were conferred with their medical degrees at ceremonies on May 8 in the third graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school. The college, which has graduated 114 physicians in three years toward addressing Arizona's doctor shortage, opened in 2007.
The UA and Maricopa County Community College District have signed a new partnership to strengthen support for Phoenix-area students pursuing a range of UA degrees. In honor of the new partnership, a celebration event was held on March 28.
EarthWeek, a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will run March 28-30. The event, free and open to the public, will feature research presentations and posters by students.
The UA College of Optical Sciences will hold its second annual Laser Fun Day on March 31. SOCk, the college's undergraduate and graduate student organization, will bring the science of optics alive for elementary and middle-school children. The event is free and open to the public.
Second-year pharmacy student Jennifer Poist is one of only 12 female wheelchair basketball players selected for the U.S. Paralympics team. She and her teammates will compete in London in August. The UA adaptive athletics program is the largest of its kind in the country.
The UA women's wheelchair basketball team has won the National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament with a 33-30 win over the Denver Lady Rolling Nuggets. During the season, the Lady Wildcats practiced at the Campus Recreation Center and trained in the UA Disability Resource Center's adaptive athletics gym.
The job of translator/interpreter – one the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. – is highly technical and, at times, emotionally demanding. The UA's Jaime Fatás Cabeza does the job with a strong command of language and cultural context.