Public Programs

Science and math competitions for individuals and school teams, discussion groups and educational conferences for teachers and parents, and public lectures that feature some of the most distinguished scientists in the world. Physics Phun Night is aimed at creating excitement among young people through experiments and demonstrations. Most of these events occur on a regular schedule. Please check event websites for current program or speaker information.

Life Sciences
BIOTECH Project - Hosted by the MCB Department, this project offers teacher professional development workshops, classroom resources, and classroom visits.

Biotechnology Laboratory for Arizona Teachers (BLAST) - Hosted by Tucson High School, this biotech lab gives Arizona students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. 

Galapagos Marine Ecology - An undergraduate course built around giving students the opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands and study its unique ecology. 

Herbarium - An accessible collection of over 400,000 plant specimens from Arizona and Mexico. 

Insect Discovery  - A program for elementary school students to enjoy hands-on activities with specimens and live insects

Marine Discovery  - Hosted at Flandrau Science Center, this program allows students to interact with a variety of ocean species including a living tide pool, a shark dissection, and other activities. 

Tucson Bird Count - In conjunction with Arizona Game and Fish and the Audubon Society, this program is a citizen-science project studying the bird species in Tucson.

Tucson Hummingbird Project - Similar to above, this project focuses on hummingbirds.

Earth Sciences
ATMO Seminar Series - A seminar series focused on atmospheric sciences, open to the public. 

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research - Hosted tours at the laboratory's new facility.


Physics and Space Sciences
Astronomy Camps on Mt. Lemmon  - An immersion experience for students at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

HiRISE Operations Center- HiRISE is the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet and is run right here out of the University of Arizona - view images and learn more about Mars, the Red Planet.

Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center  - Visit the telescopes on Kitt Peak and learn about astronomy. 

NASA Space Grant Speakers Program - A speakers program for high-, middle-, and elementary school students.

Physics Alumni Lecture Series (PALS)- Brings alumnae to provide personal networking and mentorship programs for UA students. 

Physics Department Tours - An invitation to visit the Department of Physics at the University of Arizona. 

Space Imagery Center  - Events connected with the center's imagery and requests for speakers. 

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tours - Visit the foundry for telescope mirrors at this unique facility beneath the UA football field. 

Steward Observatory Public Evenings  - A lecture series hosted at the observatory on science topics. 

Tucson Area Physics Teachers Organization (TAPT) - Includes an educational and shadowing program for high- and middle-school students. 

Mathematics and Computational Sciences
Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) - A program to improve teacher education in mathematics

Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) - Helps teachers improve education for Latinos in mathematics. 

General Science
College of Science Public Lecture Series - A program devoted to public lectures on different science topics. 

Tucson GEAR Up  - Programs designed to prepare students for entry to college. 

Women in Science and Engineering - WISE aims to increase interest and diversity in STEM fields by offering a variety of community and campus outreach programs.