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

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Selfie in Space
The "proud parents" of the UA's mission team talk about their excitement following a flawless launch sequence, their jitters prior to powering up the spacecraft's instruments for the first time in space, and what it takes to talk to a robotic probe hurtling around the sun millions of miles away.
Grand Challenge: Mapping the Human Immune System
Using high-performance techniques, UA researcher Adam Buntzman has led an effort to harness supercomputers to create the first map of the human immune system.
Network Makes Environmental Change Tangible
With the UA at its core, Tucson represents a vibrant community for exploring interactions between the arts and the environment. In that context, the Environment and Humanities Network was established to build multidisciplinary initiatives that tackle environmental challenges.
UA Engineer Predicts Materials Failure From the Tiniest of Grains
Katerina Aifantis, who became the Netherlands' youngest-ever recipient of a doctorate in applied physics at age 21, is investigating how metallic solids break down at the atomic level.
RISE Symposium to Highlight Range Research
The Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems Symposium continues a legacy of student engagement and research collaborations based on 114 years of data from the Santa Rita Experimental Range, and 64 years of research on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed.

Workplace Climate Survey FAQ

The College of Science is conducting a Workplace Climate Survey for faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students. The results will be used to help ensure a positive, respectful, and inclusive workplace.

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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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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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