Maggie Lindsay is one of 10 students, from middle and high schools across Arizona, to take place in the UA's Project POEM, a National Science Foundation-funded program designed to motivate teens toward careers in STEM. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
June 13, 2018
Visually impaired teens attended the Sky School on Mount Lemmon as part of the UA's Project POEM, a National Science Foundation initiative aimed at motivating students with visual impairments toward STEM careers. It's a special cause for principal investigator Sunggye Hong. With UANews video.
UA student Reneé Villaman explains findings from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop to community members.
May 18, 2018
Low-income Tucson households are less satisfied renting and living in north and east neighborhoods, according to UA students from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop.
From left: Tito Romero (of Flowers and Bullets Collective, or FB); Jacob Robles (FB); Moses Thompson (Tucson Unified School District); Silvia Isabel Valdillez (FB), Heather Gray (FB) and Sallie Marston (UA). (Photo: Matt Doolen)
May 14, 2018
The winning La Siembra project involves the community in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an urban farm on the vacant site of the former Julia Keen Elementary School.
The Painted Lady butterfly spends only the winter in Arizona. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
May 4, 2018
A new project involving the UA's Katy Prudic enlists outdoors enthusiasts to provide scientists and land managers with data on pollinators across the West. With UANews video.
National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo (right) presented Ethel Branch with the 4-H Luminary Award at a Washington, D.C. gala last month. (Courtesy of the National 4-H Council)
April 24, 2018
Ethel Branch credits her experiences as a youth in the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension 4-H program with helping prepare her for an eventual career as the Navajo Nation Attorney General.
April 18, 2018
The TEALS program, which operates in nearly 350 U.S. high schools, will grow to reach more students in Tucson and southern Arizona in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The lesser long-nosed bat is an important pollinator of cactuses in the Southwest. (Courtesy of Bruce D. Taubert/Bat Conservation International)
April 18, 2018
Once endangered, the bat has been delisted and is now flourishing. Efforts such as Flowers for Bats will ensure the bat continues to thrive in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
March 20, 2018
A drought-induced water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, has Arizonans wondering if a similar situation could happen here. UA water expert Sharon Megdal says it's unlikely.
The Angel Charity Culinary Education Center, depicted in this artist's rendering, will include a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen where children can learn to prepare healthy meals from food they have grown at Tucson Village Farm.
March 12, 2018
Tucson Village Farm's seed-to-table mission to teach children how to prepare healthy meals from fresh foods is being supported by a grant from Angel Charity.