2017 Lecture Series
Our intuitive understanding of reality comes from what we see and experience, but modern physics tells us that our world is actually stranger than the one we see, hear and touch every day. At extremes of scale, speed and time, our perceptions of the world prove hard to reconcile with established physical law. Here, at the cutting edge of physics where we attempt to reconcile the bizarre domain of quantum mechanics with the cosmic vastness of relativity, we must increasingly rely on new ways of thinking, seeing and experimenting to probe the principles which underlie everything. Join us as five University of Arizona physicists explain their role as pioneers rethinking the rules of reality.
Learn more at: http://uascience.org
One Young World Environment Summit
The University of Arizona College of Science and Biosphere 2 welcome the One Young World Environment Summit, the first One Young World event to focus solely on environmental challenges and the role young leaders can play in solving them. 500 young leaders will be joined by experts from science, politics, the arts and business at Biosphere 2 in Arizona, 19 – 21 May 2016.
Learn more about the event here: One Young World Environment Summit
UA Science Outreach Sites
Come and visit all six of the UA College of Science's outreach facilities. See the stars, watch the world's largest telescope mirrors being built, take a hike up Tumamoc hill, and experience the world's largest living laboratory at Biosphere 2.
We have facilities like no other, where we push the boundaries of science, and alter perspectives. Our accomplished faculty works side by side with undergraduate and graduate students in groundbreaking research. Through science we come to know our Universe, our world, and ourselves.
See the video: UA Science Outreach Sites
Mt. Lemmon Science Tour App
Produced by the University of Arizona College of Science, this free audio tour app engages users with the surprising natural science of Southern Arizona, from the enchanting Sonoran Desert to the "Sky Island" mountains on every horizon. With music by the band Calexico. The app also includes informative slide-shows and videos that visualize the science. Through science stories, the Mt. Lemmon Science Tour brings the wonders of this region alive. Available at the App Store and Google Play.
2016 Lecture Series
Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for both humans and many of the natural systems upon which we depend. Globally, changes in the oceans, ice sheets and atmosphere provide clear fingerprints of the human causes, but also important lessons for society to learn as we seek solutions. Even more than when the UA Science Lecture Series originally turned to climate change a decade ago, the Southwest is dealing with a looming water crisis, unprecedented severe wildfire risk, emerging human health concerns and much more. Scholars and the public alike need to brainstorm and work to ensure a resilient and vibrant future for the Southwest and the planet.
Learn more at: http://uascience.org
Discover UA Science Video
At the University of Arizona College of Science, we see things differently. Our academic departments, schools and research units encompass the range of physical, mathematical, environmental, cognitive and life sciences. We’re finding new ways to look and learn in order to expand our knowledge and explore the cosmos.
See the video: Discover UA Science
Science City 2015
The University of Arizona’s College of Science and BIO5 Institute are proud to once again co-host Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books- a setting of thematic neighborhoods and stages spanning the exciting worlds of science and technology. Ignite your senses and engage your mind with over 100 hands-on activities, exciting demonstrations, informative talks, author panels, book signings, and engaging presentations for all ages.
Learn more at: www.sciencecity.arizona.edu/
2015 Lecture Series
The 2015 UA Science Lecture Series explores our Universe at molecular, biological, planetary and cosmic scales to ask 'What is life?' and how do we recognize it? Life as we know it produces complex order. Earth's many life forms are diverse and continually changing through birth, growth, and evolution. To understand life in the Universe we ask: What environments produce life and which attributes make something alive? How does life change? Is there life in our Solar System, or on one of countless exoplanets? Is there a connection between life on Earth and life elsewhere? Or are we alone?
Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/universe
UA Science Cafés
Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at a Science Café series this Spring, brought to you by UA Science. A Science Café brings the community together with a UA scientist in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research, get to know the people doing science, and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. We have four separate series at different locations, each with its own theme. Join us for these fascinating science discussions. All Cafés begin at 6:00 pm. and go until 7:30 p.m.
Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/connections/for-the-public/ua-science-cafes
SeeTucson is a collaborative project created to promote awareness of Tucson’s biodiversity by featuring the scientific and natural wonders found only in Southern Arizona. The project is co-sponsored by The University of Arizona College of Science who invites the public to share their community-sourced images through the site.
Learn more at: http://seetucson.org/
2014 Lecture Series
The astonishingly complex human brain is the product of hundreds of millions of years of evolution. Layered upon its ancestral core of ancient molecules and neural circuits, which have comparable functions in other animals, new structures have evolved that expand the capacity of the human brain to flexibly process information and to elaborate complex behaviors.
Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/brain
UA Science in The Star
Over the past FIVE years, the Arizona Daily Star has profiled some of the extraordinary research being done by the University of Arizona's faculty and students in the Star's annual science section. These in-depth news reports capture the breadth of academic science being practiced, and outreach activities available, in Tucson and Southern Arizona. All FIVE Arizona Daily Star inserts are available online here.
Spring 2013 Lecture Series
Now in its eighth year, the College of Science's popular annual lecture series presented six free lectures on recent advances in genomics research. Topics of individual lectures included the genetic roots of disease, how global viral pandemics occur, how agricultural advances can help feed our planet’s growing population, how environment influences individual development, and how genetic mutation and variation impacts survival at the species level.
Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/genomics
Teacher Prep Programs
UA Science teacher preparation programs are designed to prepare science or mathematics majors for secondary level (middle school and high school) teacher certification.
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UA Science and Geotourism
UA Science recently launched a regional geotourism promotion initiative to draw on the resources and appeal of Biosphere 2, UA Science Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Kartchner Caverns, and to attract visitors to Southern Arizona. The region’s scientific and business communities are collaborating in the UA Science Geotourism Initiative to showcase these attractions, which highlight the area’s preeminent scientific and natural wonders. A trailblazer and leader in scientific fields including environmental science, geology, ecology, tree-ring research, astronomy and hydrology, the UA College of Science has an established national and international reputation, which provides a strong foundation for this collaboration with these geotourism attractions.
Learn more at http://www.scitucson.org
Spring 2012 Commencement
On May 11, the UA College of Science honored over 1,000 students who distinguished themselves by graduating with a degree in science at the University of Arizona. Some have been privileged to be involved in the creation of new knowledge at the highest level and now know that profound feeling of understanding some intricate part of our universe, of finding the key to the puzzle.
Tumamoc: Blazing Trails Since 1903
Located just west of downtown Tucson, Tumamoc Hill occupies about 850 acres and is managed by the UA College of Science and Pima County. Tumamoc is considered by archaeologists to be the birthplace of Tucson. Rich with evidence of ancient structures, petroglyphs and pottery remnants, Tumamoc is an ancient site of the Hohokam people who settled there 2,500 years ago. It remains a spiritual place for native peoples and contributes valuable ecological information as a scientific research station. In the early twentieth century, Tumamoc was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as the site of the Desert Botanical Laboratory. Investigators on Tumamoc track and model dozens of plant species. Its wildflower permanent study plots began in 1982 and are among the world's oldest and most important. The Desert Laboratory continues active scientific research work.
Learn more at http://tumamoc.arizona.edu
US News and World Report: 2012 Rankings
Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks university and college programs in business, education, engineering, law, science and medicine. In their 2012 report, the University of Arizona College of Science earned prominent placement for several of its programs.
For 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked these University of Arizona College of Science graduate programs in the top 10 in the U.S.: geology (No. 1), speech, language and hearing sciences (No. 5), analytical chemistry (No. 6), Earth and environmental sciences (No. 7), atomic, molecular and optical physics (No. 7), ecology and evolutionary biology (No. 9) and geochemistry (No. 10).
Galileo Circle: Nurturing Science
The Galileo Circle is a society of individuals whose support is critical to the continued excellence in the sciences at the University of Arizona. Science today is more exciting than ever. From the mapping of the human genome to the mapping of our cosmos, today's physical and biological sciences are revealing both the age of our universe and many new cures to disease. The Galileo Circle is a society of engaged individuals who support the activities that nurture the future of science – a future we are just beginning to imagine. The Galileo Circle creates meaningful connections among patrons and scholars. Through seminars, lectures and scientific excursions, Galileo Circle members embark on journeys to understand our scientific past, and to imagine the profound possibilities for our future.
Learn more at http://cos.arizona.edu/content/galileo-circle