Science and Technology

The current Bridge to Doctorate cohort students, with UA faculty and staff. Back row, left to right: Terrance DeLisser, Zachary Binger, Joseph Moya, Samuel Cabral, Nathan Reiland, Erica Vanover, UA professor Jim Field, Pierce Longmire, Joseph Agosttini, Jorge Castro Maldonado. Front row, left to right: UA program coordinator Shetara OliwoOlabode, Andres Zuniga, Anissa McKenna.
Oct. 18, 2018
A $1.075 million grant from the National Science Foundation continues allows the UA to continue helping underrepresented students through the Bridge to the Doctorate Program.
Robert Norwood, from the UA College of Optical Sciences, unveiled plans for the Cloud Infrastructure Renewal Center during the Sonoran Cloud City luncheon at the TENWEST festival. (Photo: Pam Scott/UA News)
Oct. 17, 2018
The new Cloud Infrastructure Renewal Center will focus on developing sustainable data centers and educating students to engineer, operate and manage them.
Oct. 16, 2018
The Hurwitz Lab makes extremely large data sets from a range of storage servers searchable to assist scientific discovery.
By studying the annual rings of trees such as the European black pines on this slope in Anatolia, Turkey, scientists figured out that the northern boundary of the tropics moved back and forth over the last 800 years. (Photo: Ünal Akkemik)
Oct. 15, 2018
A UA-led research team used tree rings to trace the north-south shifts of the tropics back 800 years. They found that periods of tropical expansion coincided with severe droughts.
Lake Magadi, pictured during the wet season, periodically dries and floods in response to seasonal rains that cover the lakebed evaporites with up to 3 to 6 feet of water. (Photo: Richard Owen)
Oct. 10, 2018
Sediment cores provide evidence of a variable but progressively drying climate coincides with a major shift in stone-tool-making abilities and the appearance of modern Homo sapiens.
Oct. 2, 2018
In a new book, UA communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people diagnosed with serious illnesses turn to social media, online health forums and other digital resources for help coping.
An adult two-tailed swallowtail butterfly in Texas. Nearly 900 observers have uploaded more than 1,300 images of this species of butterfly to iNaturalist. (Photo: iNaturalist user Nancy Norman)
Sept. 27, 2018
In a cross-country collaborative class, a UA professor and a data science specialist help arm students for biology’s big data revolution by incorporating coding into the scientific method.
Benjamin Renquist, inventor of a new animal growth assay, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center.  (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Sept. 27, 2018
How can farmers of aquatic animals quickly and efficiently select the top producing stocks for breeding? Benjamin Renquist has invented a new assay that answers this question, offering an easy-to-use assay that has been licensed to startup GenetiRate.
Armin Sorooshian will lead the Aerosol Cloud Meteorology Interactions over the Western Atlantic Experiment to identify how aerosol particles change cloud properties in ways that affect Earth's climate system. The investigation will focus on marine boundary layer clouds over the western North Atlantic Ocean. (Photo: Armin Sorooshian)
Sept. 26, 2018
UA professor Armin Sorooshian will continue his research into tiny particles with huge impacts on climate, air quality and human health as one of five NASA Earth Venture investigations.