Researchers report the discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time.
Bluebird mothers are uniquely positioned to be a bridge between current environmental conditions and the traits of their offspring.
A four-inch increase in sea levels from New York to Newfoundland occurred in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed, reports a UA-led team.
From cancer research to disaster relief, from engineering bridges to playing a poker hand, virtually every conceivable process is a game of odds.
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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

New Insights Into Drivers of Earth's Ecosystems
Sampling the world's oceans aboard the Tara Oceans research vessel, a UA-led international team uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact.
Three UA Students Among Goldwater Scholars
Undergraduate researchers Alison Comrie, Travis Sawyer and Jeannie Wilkening have been selected as national Goldwater Scholars for their study in STEM-related fields.
Giant Mirror Presents a Unique, Oversize Load
After years of polishing to perfection, the telescope mirror that is expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos has left the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Its destination: Chile.
UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming
More than 70 percent support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for warmer temperatures.
Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate
The 14-minute "A Human Climate" tracks scientists as they investigate the climate that prevailed when key hominin fossils such as Lucy and Turkana Boy were alive.

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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