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

More Perfect Than We Think
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain

William Bialek, PhD, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, Princeton University

The Ancestors in Our Brains
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain

Katalin M. Gothard, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, Neurobiology, and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

The Literate Brain
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain

Pélagie M. Beeson, PhD, Professor and Head of Speech, Language and Hearing Science

The Evolution of Modern Neurosurgery: A History of Trial and Error, Success and Failure
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain

G. Michael Lemole, Jr., MD, Chief, Division of Neurosurgery and Professor of Surgery, UA College of Medicine

A Window into the Brain: Viewed through the Evolution of MRI Technology
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain

Diego R. Martin, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Medical Imaging and Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine

Time Traveling: What Our Brains Share with Beetle Brains
Lecture Series: The Evolving Brain
Nicholas J. Strausfeld, PhD, Director, Center for Insect Science and Regents’ Professor of Neuroscience
Genomics Tomorrow
Lecture Series: Genomics Now

This panel discussion will bring together this series' five esteemed presenters to address the complex and varied issues associated with genomics research and its potential impact on individuals an

Epigenetics: Why DNA Is Not Our Destiny
Lecture Series: Genomics Now

Donata Vercelli, MD, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases, The University of Arizona

The 9 Billion-People Question
Lecture Series: Genomics Now

Rod A. Wing, Bud Antle Endowed Chair, School of Plant Sciences and Director, Arizona Genomics Institute, The University of Arizona

Genomics and the Complexity of Life
Lecture Series: Genomics Now

Michael W. Nachman, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona

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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