A new look at one of ecology’s unsolved puzzles – why biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions – brought some unexpected revelations.
Representatives of the Hayabusa2 asteroid sample return mission visited their UA OSIRIS-REx colleagues to explore how the projects can benefit each other.
The University of Arizona’s 12-meter telescope at the Arizona Radio Observatory atop Kitt Peak has received first "light."
The gift is one of the largest in the history of the foundation and the University and will support scientific and cultural studies in the environment, social justice and the Southwest.
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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

Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key in Climate Change
An invisible menagerie of microbes in permafrost soil acts as a global driver of Earth processes such as climate.
New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe
The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."
Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine
Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.
A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats
UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.
UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project
New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.

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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