For the first time, UA astronomers used echoes of light to determine the distance from a star to the inner wall of its surrounding planet-forming disk of dust and gas.
Initiatives aim to measure global warming’s impact on high seas and deep currents with increasing scope and quality using the Argo floats.
A UA researcher and her colleagues found a lull in Caribbean hurricanes during the Golden Age of Piracy corresponds to a low in sunspot activity.
UA researcher Julie Miller believes birds can help us understand the genetics behind language problems associated with Parkinson's disease.
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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

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain'
In an excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," UA entomologist Justin Schmidt tells the fascinating story of the tarantula wasp. (That's an ant on his nose, by the way.)
World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place
The UA is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to collect and generate big data faster and develop new crops more quickly for sustainable domestic energy.
UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming
The University is helping village farmers to improve economic profitability and environmental sustainability in the Arab state. Turki Faisal Al-Rasheed, a graduate of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leading the effort along with Joel Cuello and Kevin Fitzsimmons.
Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture
On National Pollinator Week, UA researchers are working to ensure the ecosystem's health while showing the public how to do the same. Pollinators aid 80 percent of flowering plants.
UA Planetary Scientist Waiting for Juno
NASA's probe will swing into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, and William Hubbard has been working toward this moment for his entire career. An understanding of the origin and evolution of the giant gas planet is the goal.

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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