Seven of the top 15 high schools in Arizona ranked by U.S. News & World Report offer ENGR 102 HS, the engineering introduction course from the UA College of Engineering. For fall 2012, 25 Arizona high schools are scheduled to offer the course in cities ranging from Yuma to Phoenix.
They come from San Tan Valley, Athem, Ariz. and many cities in between. With the start of the UA's summer pre-session, the first crop of University students began classes at a new site, the Chandler Community Center.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, a club at the UA committed to community outreach and recruitment, has been recognized with Raytheon's Eagle Award. The award pays tribute to the armed forces for the club's dedication to core values including discipline and courage.
The UA chapter of Students In Free Enterprise, a club that helps students develop entrepreneurial skills to empower those in need, won the organization's regional competition and now is competing in the nationals by showcasing programs it developed for communities in Tucson and beyond.
Michelle Coe, Irene Liang and Carol Seanez, all UA undergraduates, have been named Udall Scholars. With three students named, the UA tied with the University of Georgia for having the most scholars out of 70 institutions.
The African American Women's Arch of Honor pays tribute to the lives and contributions of UA and Tucson community women. Inaugural honorees include organizations and women who have served as administrators, educators, business officials and activists.