Former UA undergraduate Lujendra Ojha discovered possible water-related streaks on the red planet's slopes.
The geosciences capstone field course will be based in Italy and serve juniors, seniors and graduate students starting next summer.
The findings from a UA-led study suggest a worsening future for the conflict-troubled region, which includes Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
A team of UA researchers can already "farm" on the red planet with a fully functional prototype greenhouse that produces sweet potatoes and strawberries.

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

OSIRIS-REx's Spacecraft, Up Close and Personal
Dante Lauretta of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is interviewed, as part of last week's final opportunity for outsiders to see and photograph the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft before its scheduled launch Sept. 8. The spacecraft will be transported from Colorado to Florida later this month.
Inside 'Design Day': Projects, Prizes and Job Prospects
Whether harvesting energy from power lines or nuts from farms, 100 teams of seniors in the UA College of Engineering offered their designs for improving products and cutting costs.
Light Echoes Give Clues to Planet Nursery Around Star
UA astronomers have taken a big step forward in understanding the evolution of planetary systems, using echoes of light to determine the distance from a star to the inner wall of its surrounding planet-forming disk.
Undergraduate Researcher Presents Work on Capitol Hill
UA undergraduate researcher Alison Comrie was honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation
Tech Launch Arizona, the UA's commercialization arm, honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation.

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.


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.


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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