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Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education

UANews | June 9, 2014
Faculty involved in "Chemical Thinking," a redesign of Chemistry 151 and 152, are teaching students to think like chemists by focusing on critical-thinking skills and applied learning. The course grew out of the UA's AAU STEM Project, an interdisciplinary effort to significantly expand STEM-related collaborations, curricula and funding opportunities.

The UA, a Transfer Destination

UANews | June 5, 2014
The UA is expanding the number of articulation agreements it has with community colleges and improving programs for transfer students. The move is part of a deliberate, cross-institutional effort to increase the number of Arizona residents with baccalaureate degrees.

UA Undergrads Conducting Microgravity Research Aboard NASA's G-Force One

UANews | June 4, 2014
NASA has invited the UA Microgravity Research Team to perform experiments in weightlessness aboard the G-Force One. The undergraduate researchers are at the Johnson Space Center this week, studying how polymers made in space could be used for spacecraft repair on long missions.

Hart Visits Nogales to Reaffirm UA's Support of Rural, Border Communities and Partnerships

UANews | May 30, 2014
As part of visits this year to Arizona communities that the UA serves through its land-grant mission, UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited and toured the border community of Nogales. While there, Hart affirmed the UA's commitment to collaborating with and serving rural and border communities.

Learning From a Firefly: UA Students Develop Innovative Apps

UANews | May 29, 2014
Drawing on inspiration from fireflies and everyday inconveniences like potholes, UA College of Engineering students are creating apps that could become real-world products.

From a Bhutanese Refugee Camp to the UA

UANews | May 28, 2014
Sarsawati Chhetri barely spoke English when she arrived in the U.S. at the age of 13. Today she's working toward her undergraduate degree and credits UA programs such as Arizona Assurance, New Start and Arizona Mentors for her success.

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