Presenting bumblebees with various combinations of natural and artificial flowers laced with chemical and mechanical cues, UA biologists have discovered that for a bumblebee, foraging for pollen versus nectar is very different.
For the first time, an actual, but harmless, space rock will be used for an observational campaign to test NASA's network of observatories and scientists who work with planetary defense.
A new analysis of Greenland's past temperatures will help scientists figure out how fast the island's vast ice sheet is melting, according to a new report from University of Arizona atmospheric scientists.
Wildfires in Arizona have become more frequent and intense over time. As monsoon rains extinguished the 27,000-acre Burro Fire on Mount Lemmon, we asked University of Arizona fire ecologist Donald Falk to drive up with us and share his thoughts.
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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

UA's Angel Named as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
The Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences founded what is today the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, where he has pushed the frontiers of large mirror making.
UA Project Tackles Challenge of Making Safer Melons
With funding from the Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe practices.
When Lemur Families Cuddle, They Share Important Gut Bacteria
When members of red-bellied lemur families huddle and groom one another, they could be sending important clues on how social behaviors impact their health — and ours.
How Aircraft Are Informing the Work on Self-Driving Cars
Researchers at the UA and the Illinois Institute of Technology are developing safety measures for lidar-based navigation, looking to increase our confidence in robotic cars.
Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter
Astronomers have found the most massive galaxy ever seen in the early universe, and it’s about to get bigger. The researchers involved include the UA's Dan Marrone.

Workplace Climate Survey

The College of Science is conducting a Workplace Climate Survey for faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students. The results will be used to help ensure a positive, respectful, and inclusive workplace.

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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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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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