After a nearly 5,000-year vigil upon a Nevada mountaintop, an ancient tree now finds its home in the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The Bristlecone pine, called Prometheus, is the oldest individual ever known to have lived.
Researchers have discovered four previously unknown viruses that infect the Earth’s most abundant organism, the marine bacterium SAR11, which play a critical role in the global cycle of carbon and other nutrients.
Experience from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 3-D.
The UA has held a long-standing love for asteroids, from pioneering the search for potentially hazardous space rocks before NASA did to sending a spacecraft to one to scoop up a sample.
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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

Top NASA Fellowship Winners Head to the UA to Pursue Their Research
For the first time, the UA has attracted postdoctoral research fellows from NASA's top three fellowship programs.They chose the UA as their research home base because of its advanced astronomical studies and access to the world's best telescopes and instruments.
UA Researcher and Colleagues Discover the Birthplace of the Chili Pepper
The chili pepper is used in cuisines around the globe, but it was born in what is now Mexico. UA researchers have discovered it was first cultivated throughout the region more than 6,500 years ago.
Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.
UA Researchers are Creating Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur
A UA-led research team has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices.
UA Professor Diana Liverman Named Guggenheim Fellow
Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA’s Institute of the Environment, has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to help identify solutions that alleviate poverty and reduce emissions.

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.

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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.

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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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