Do asteroids deserve their nasty reputation? On the occasion of Asteroid Day, Eric Christensen, director of the UA's Catalina Sky Survey, talks about the odds and consequences of an asteroid wreaking havoc on Earth.
A UA-led international team has uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact on a global scale.
Collaborators secure more than $500 million to build seven mirrors for Giant Magellan Telescope at UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.
Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.

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

Spiral Arms Discovered in Planet-Forming Disk
A first-year UA graduate student and his adviser have discovered a curious structure that could answer some big questions about outer space.
UA, UNAM Discuss Mining Collaboration
The U.S. and Mexico are "getting a lot more serious" about mining in environmentally sustainable and socially responsible ways, according to UA experts at the launch of the Center for Mexican Studies.
Horn of Africa Drying Ever Faster as Climate Warms
UA-led research suggests that the conflict-troubled region, which includes Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia, will receive progressively less rain, possibly exacerbating tensions.
How Happiness Came Into Beings
Asher Baltzell and a team of UA scientists published a paper that illuminates the evolutionary origins of vertebrate dopamine receptors, the gateways to happiness.
Losing Individuality: The Electron's Identity Crisis
UA physics professor Andrei Lebed challenges our perception of what electrons look like and how they behave.

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.


K-12 Education

Science and math-focused camps and workshops are available for K-12 students—each designed to deliver research experience through hands-on activity.


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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