After a nearly 5,000-year vigil upon a Nevada mountaintop, an ancient tree now finds its home in the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The Bristlecone pine, called Prometheus, is the oldest individual ever known to have lived.
Researchers have discovered four previously unknown viruses that infect the Earth’s most abundant organism, the marine bacterium SAR11, which play a critical role in the global cycle of carbon and other nutrients.
Experience from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 3-D.
The UA has held a long-standing love for asteroids, from pioneering the search for potentially hazardous space rocks before NASA did to sending a spacecraft to one to scoop up a sample.
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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

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.
Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.
Transformational Gift to McKnight Brain Institute Launches Matching Campaign
A $5 million gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the matching contributions will help the UA to play a prominent role in the emerging field of neuroscience.
UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond
The UA’s Conserve to Enhance program is helping people save millions of gallons of water across the desert Southwest, and giving them the option to donate their water bill savings to support green projects in their communities.
Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils
The UA's new Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will provide Yuma-area growers with real-time science and information to quickly address challenges in desert agriculture.

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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