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UA Medical Students Work With Google Glass

UANews | November 4, 2013
Two fourth-year students at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix are working with sophisticated Google Glass technology. After entering a contest they found on social media, Jeff Tully and Christian Dameff received one of 6,000 pairs of the high-tech glasses distributed by Google earlier this year. The students believe the glasses - which work like a wearable computer - could serve important functions in emergency medicine.

UA Math App Blends Numbers, Animal Lessons

UANews | November 1, 2013
A Web-based math tutoring system developed by a UA professor is now available as an iPad app. AnimalWatch is a pre-algebra program that helps students build math skills as they learn about endangered and invasive species around the world. UA professor Carole Beal developed it as a way to get students interested in math without bogging them down with just numbers.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, SynDaver Strike Formal Collaboration

UANews | October 31, 2013
Medical education at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a big boost with the latest in simulation technology from SynDaver Labs, manufacturer of the world's most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts. The exclusive collaboration between the medical school and Tampa, Fla.,-based SynDaver Labs could create up to 1,000 jobs over the next several years.

UA Undergraduate Receives $10,000 From Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

UANews | October 29, 2013
UA undergraduate Eric Hansen has won a prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Former NASA astronaut Ed Gibson will present the check to Hansen during a public lecture and ceremony on Friday. Hansen, who started as a creative writing major at the UA, later discovered a passion for science and math.

UA Student Finds 'Hawaiian Beach' Sand on Mars

UANews | October 23, 2013
The world's largest database of minerals, developed and housed at the UA, enables NASA to identify the minerals that make up the soil on Mars. Some of those minerals are the same as you'd find on a beach in Hawaii. UA graduate student Shaunna Morrison, a member of the science team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, is helping to uncover the secrets of the Red Planet.

UA Class Analyzes Language Through Word Puzzles

UANews | October 22, 2013
UA professor Richard Ruiz is teaching a course on word puzzles that helps students understand how one word can mean different things depending on the context. The course is offered to incoming and first-year Honors College students. The students work on one major crossword puzzle every week.

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