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.
UA South Students Headed for Fall Internships in DC
UA South students Beatriz Greeno and Juan Andres Espinoza are among 28 students nationwide who were selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Congressional Internship Program. Both came to the UA as community college transfer students.
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.
UA senior Steven Palmer, who grew up watching “Wheel of Fortune,” recently earned a spot as a contestant on the popular game show. Palmer, who appeared on the show this week, took home $11,283 in cash and prizes, which included a trip for two to Hawaii.
UA professors Mary C. Stiner and Jonathan T. Overpeck have been appointed as Regents' Professors, an honor reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction.
UA graduate programs are advancing medical technologies and enhancing the research enterprise through programs that marry advanced science training with the skills needed for today's workforce while also connecting faculty and students in different disciplines to tackle modern challenges.