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.