The UA Named a Top College by The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has named the UA one of the best higher education institutions in the nation for undergraduate education. In its annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition," the UA is recognized for its academic and career support for students, as well as its sustainability initiatives and financial aid offerings.
Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.
UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow
The Rincon Heights Community Garden, born out of a partnership between the UA and a neighborhood association, gives residents a place to grow organic fruits and vegetables while giving UA students a place to learn about nutrition, native ecology and landscape design.
More than 350 undergraduate engineering students presented their innovations at the 2014 UA College of Engineering Design Day. The projects, which were sponsored by national and local industries and have the potential of becoming commercial products, provide the students with real-world experience and job opportunities.
The University of Arizona is partnering with Tucson Values Teachers to host Teacher Appreciation Week. The effort honors, celebrates and supports teachers in Southern Arizona, particularly in STEM areas.
The UA School of Journalism, in partnership with the Arizona Daily Star, launched a new class to train students on developing solution-oriented mobile apps. The course was established to respond to a growing demand for journalists with technical skills, while also training students to think about ways engage people on solutions on top of sharing information about community-based problems.
Beginning this fall, candidate UA students in the College of Education's elementary program will be required to commit to at least one home engagement with their elementary students. The requirement is meant to give the future teachers a unique opportunity to learn, firsthand, about the social and cultural backgrounds of their students to help improve in-class instruction and engagement.
Twenty-two UA students and alumni have been selected for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which provides substantial funding over a three-year period for graduate studies in STEM areas.
While working toward advanced degrees, UA graduate students are also producing new knowledge, marketing products, and forming companies that address significant challenges facing our state, nation and world.