For UA Faculty
UA Science Connections promotes outreach efforts among campus researchers and the larger community. Researchers can find existing programs, facilities and networks to plug into to enhance the broader impacts of their research grants by effectively using existing infrastructure. Local teachers and informal science groups can also find connections to research-based learning and collaborations for their classrooms and educational programs.
Expertise: We are experienced outreach professionals who know how to communicate science to a variety of audiences. In addition to engaging the general public, we possess the knowledge, experience, and skill-sets to target more specific audiences such as underserved, underrepresented, and female K-12 students.
Outreach Venues: Our staff members are based at and operate through UA Science: Flandrau, Biosphere 2, UA Science Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Tumamoc Hill, the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research, and the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory. Together, these six venues serve more than 160,000 people annually. For more information, please open the UA Science Venues tab at the top of this page.
Exhibits and Multimedia: In addition to expertise in exhibit and hardscape design, standards-based lesson plan creation, and other informal science education and outreach products our team possesses a full range of multimedia capabilities including film, still photography, sound design, web page design, and social media expertise. This wide-ranging experience allows us to fully engage the community with UA Science.
UA Science Connections provides a menu of opportunities for researchers - any researcher working on a grant proposal can plug into this group to get help to develop an education and public outreach (E/PO) plan for the grant proposal, to implement an E/PO component tied to the research of the project, and to amplify the impact of the project’s E/PO particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Contact us today! Shipherd Reed, Matthew Adamson, Jennifer Fields
Education and Public Outreach Resources:
Federal Education and Outreach Goals:
Many private foundations offer grants for education and public outreach. The Grant, Information, Facilitation, and Training (GIFT) Center supports University of Arizona faculty, staff, and development personnel with non-governmental charitable grant seeking activities.
Grant Evaluation Resources:
- Life Sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Physics and Space Sciences
- Mathematics and Computational Sciences
- Neural, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
- Support UA Science
- Community Connections