New Degree to Prep Students for Real Estate Development Careers
A new master's degree offered this fall will help prepare students for careers in real estate development. The Master of Real Estate Development degree program is a fast-track, 12-month program geared toward individuals who already have had two to five years of post-undergraduate experience and would like to move into a career in real estate design and development.
UA Astronomy Campers Communicate with Space Station Astronaut
Students with the UA beginning teen Astronomy Camp on June 8 got to ask questions of an astronaut orbiting 250 miles above Earth. And just like a rocket launch, the contact was a quick yet thrilling experience. The UA's Don McCarthy said the camp's first time having contact with an astronaut was hotly anticipated, even before the campers arrived in Tucson.
Team Improves Technologies for Youth with Visual Impairments
Backed by a U.S. Department of Education grant, UA School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts and College of Education researchers are developing an iPad app for students with visual impairments. Early tests of AnimalWatch Vi Suite have been promising, enabling students to work with technology while expanding their understanding of math.
35 Wildcats Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The NSF annually awards 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students across the nation. This year, 35 of those awards were granted to students who either currently attend or have attended the UA as an undergraduate or graduate student. Said Andrew Carnie, interim dean of the UA Graduate College: "We are tremendously proud of these students."
UA Science Internship Pairs High School Students, Research Mentors
The UA will welcome 48 high school students from across Arizona for the annual Keep Engaging Youth in Science, or KEYS, internship program. During the seven-week immersion program, interns will train in bioscience techniques and communication skills and perform hands-on scientific laboratory research, working side-by-side with faculty and postdoctoral and graduate students in UA labs.
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.
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 College of Medicine Class of 2012 had a successful Match Day: 69 graduates will pursue primary care, the most critical shortage that Arizona faces. On Match Day, 149 students learned where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians – a major step in building their medical careers.