Former UA undergraduate Lujendra Ojha discovered possible water-related streaks on the red planet's slopes.
The geosciences capstone field course will be based in Italy and serve juniors, seniors and graduate students starting next summer.
The findings from a UA-led study suggest a worsening future for the conflict-troubled region, which includes Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
A team of UA researchers can already "farm" on the red planet with a fully functional prototype greenhouse that produces sweet potatoes and strawberries.

UA Science Celebrates Books at Science City

Elliott Cheu, Associate DeanThe University of Arizona’s College of Science and BIO5 Institute are proud to once again co-host Science City at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books — a setting of thematic neighborhoods and stages spanning the exciting worlds of science and technology. Explore the UA’s science-rich campus by participating in open houses, tours, and events throughout the course of the weekend. Visitors will experience the connection between our daily lives and advances in science, as well as hear about the research being done right here at the University of Arizona. Visit

Elliott Cheu, Associate Dean

Kids experience Science City

Carbon Mineral Discovery Program Invites Public Participation
UA geoscientists are part of the hunt for new carbon-containing minerals and will be at the Carbon Mineral Challenge booth this week at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
UA-Built Concussion App in NCAA Competition
Sports-related concussions have become part of the national conversation, and a team of UA researchers — including football players Jason Sweet and Scooby Wright — is teaching athletes to recognize the signs.
With UA Grass, Golf Courses Could See Two Kinds of Green
A new turfgrass is being tested that would retain its color longer, keeping courses open and saving money from costly overseeding procedures in the fall of the year.
Haury Grants Aim to Strengthen Community
The first round of competitive grants awarded by the UA’s Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice recognizes projects that answer specific problems with inspiring solutions.
How Plant Science Can Help in Growing Small Business
UA plant sciences experts Barry Pryor and Thom Plasse have received Arizona Department of Agriculture funding to train the public on how to raise mushrooms, a robust and lucrative crop.

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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