Science and Technology

Taite Nazifi explores the natural beauty of Costa Rica while conducting research for the Justice 360 web application.
June 5, 2018
UA junior Taite Nazifi is gathering ideas for a web application to support river conservation efforts. But his time in the remote village of Longo Mai is about so much more. "I can't even begin to explain what kind of amazing impact this has made in my life," he says.
Workers install solar panels to capture renewable energy.
June 4, 2018
Continuing the UA’s tradition of leadership on climate, three scientists have been selected to help craft the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Minying Cai (left) and Victor Hruby (right) invented the peptides for novel skin cancer prevention. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
May 31, 2018
Melanin represents the body's natural defense against cancer-causing UV rays. The UA has licensed two melanin-producing peptides to startup MCR Therapeutics.
UA undergraduate Adriana Mitchell will travel to Japan this summer to work on Hayabusa2, an asteroid sample return mission that is a sister project to the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission.
May 31, 2018
Goldwater Scholarship winner Adriana Mitchell of the UA will assist the Japanese on the Hayabusa2 project, an asteroid sample return mission similar to the OSIRIS-REx mission.
(Composite image: Bob Demers/UANews)
May 30, 2018
The UA program, begun less than two years ago, becomes one of only 20 to be recognized by the National Security Agency for teaching specialized technologies and techniques.
Weijian Zhou (left) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xi’an and Warren Beck (right) of the University of Arizona at a cross-section of a hill near Xi’an, China, examining layers of loess soil that represent thousands of years of soil deposition. (Photo: © 2009 Xian Feng, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
May 24, 2018
The Earth's glacial/interglacial cycles depend on how much the sun warms the middle of the planet, not the northernmost region, according to new UA-led research.
The UA has opened doors for former transfer student and new alumna Fernanda Fraijo Arce. "I wouldn't change (the experience) for anything," she says.
May 23, 2018
The welcoming culture has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, an honors society for community college students, which named the University to its 2018 Transfer Honor Roll.
May 16, 2018
The UA College of Humanities is exploring the intersection of technology and the humanities, focusing on the vital role of human context and perspective in guiding digital innovations.
The inactive form (left) of the MAPK p38 enzyme moves in an uncoordinated fashion. Once the necessary molecules (blue blob and P symbols) bind, the enzyme becomes active (right) by moving in a coordinated fashion to do its job inside a cell. (Credit: Senthil Ganesan, UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
May 15, 2018
Moving correctly is crucial for a kinase enzyme, a UA-led research team discovered. The finding may present new avenues for developing drugs for cancer and other diseases.