Do asteroids deserve their nasty reputation? On the occasion of Asteroid Day, Eric Christensen, director of the UA's Catalina Sky Survey, talks about the odds and consequences of an asteroid wreaking havoc on Earth.
A UA-led international team has uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact on a global scale.
Collaborators secure more than $500 million to build seven mirrors for Giant Magellan Telescope at UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.
Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.

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

TLA Initiative Brings Tech Dollars to Arizona
By looking to a successful small business called SenesTech, Tech Launch Arizona dreams up new ways to win funding for innovative technologies.
How Wind Sculpted the Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit
UA geoscientists are the first to determine how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the state of Arizona, came to be. They say wind erosion is key in shaping landscapes.
UA Part of National Team Picked to Lead Flexible Electronics Research
The FlexTech Alliance, of which the UA is a part, has been awarded $75 million to further flexible hybrid electronics research, which has the potential to reshape multiple industries from health care to engineering.
UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry
With more than $1.7 million in grant funding, an international UA-led partnership is working to develop an aquaculture industry to push Myanmar back into the global economy.
Building Curiosity Into Technology
Endowing a machine with the ability to explore on its own instead of merely executing pre-programmed commands is the vision of UA engineering professor Wolfgang Fink.

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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