A new technique that allowed researchers to analyze genetic material from serum samples of HIV patients taken before AIDS was known provides a glimpse into the beginnings of the epidemic.
A UA-led team finds that the four Kuiper Belt Objects with the longest known orbital periods revolve around the sun in patterns most readily explained by the presence of such a planet.
Grasslands and grass crops, covering much of the world's land area and providing half of the calories humans eat, may be unable to respond quickly enough to a changing climate that is outpacing the plants' ability to adapt.
How does natural selection result in evolutionary change? A new method that dramatically reduces the complexity underlying how genetic information is translated into traits could provide biologists with a key.

UA Science: A Place of Discovery and Innovation

Joaquin Ruiz, DeanThe University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education. One of the largest colleges at the University of Arizona, we are a nexus of award-winning programs that encourage both independent and collaborative-driven research. Our academic departments, schools and research units encompass the range of physical, mathematical, environmental, cognitive and life sciences. UA Science is among the most powerful and prolific academic research centers in the world, recognized and rewarded for the unparalleled caliber of our achievements. With over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, we are an integrative learning institution, where accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists engage side-by-side in groundbreaking research. Our scientists and students also share their knowledge with the local and broader community through extensive outreach and public service initiatives. Our mission is to encourage the aggressive pursuit of research excellence, to support novel teaching and outreach programs and to create economic opportunities for our community.

Joaquin Ruiz, Dean

UA Ranked in Top 25 for Research Funding
The University ranks No. 21 overall — and first in the state — among public institutions in the National Science Foundation's annual quantification of research activity at colleges and universities throughout the nation.
UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via Sweat
At the 2015 El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event, faculty and students from the UA helped develop a first-of-its-kind wearable sweat sensor. With UANews video.
UA to Launch First-of-Its-Kind Online Science Academy
Starting in the spring, the University will bring science courses to UA Online, kick-starting a new era of greater accessibility to high-demand STEM and lab sciences.
UA Part of $15M Federal Grant, National Center Designation
UA planners and engineers are part of a multicampus program awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Transportation grant, intended to improve pressing transportation issues.
UA Physicist Earns Air Force Grant to Study Plasmonic Amplifiers
Assistant professor John Schaibley has been awarded three years of funding to study a technology that could improve transistors, the building blocks of electronics.

Workplace Climate Survey FAQ

The College of Science is conducting a Workplace Climate Survey for faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students. The results will be used to help ensure a positive, respectful, and inclusive workplace.


Undergraduate Research

The research opportunities available to UA Science undergraduates make this college a smart choice for students who want to grow academically, socially, and intellectually.


Tucson: Science Lives Here

UA Science invites you to experience telescopes atop of Tucson's highest peak, a century-old ecological laboratory and the world-class attraction, Biosphere 2.


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