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.
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 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.
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.
UA students on the Green Fund Committee have awarded nearly $400,000 to 16 student-led or student collaborative projects that promote sustainability on and off campus. The projects increase the usage of renewable energy, improve energy or water efficiency and reduce waste.