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02/24/2013
University of Arizona astronomy club sees its research published in major publication
Research is a reward for some astronomy undergrads at the UA.

01/22/2013
UA Engineering Students Work with GE, Continental in Mexico
Two UA engineering senior design teams, as part of the UA Engineering Senior Capstone Design Program, are working for the first time with manufacturing facilities in Nogales, Sonora, to design solutions to real-world engineering problems.

01/14/2013
Students Improving Scientific Knowledge to Present Work
Student research related to social media, drinking water, drought conditions and the black-tailed prairie, among other topics, will be presented during the UA's 24th annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program conference.

12/12/2012
The Making of a Researcher
inShare.Emile Brink Gordon’s zeal for research at the University of Arizona led him to publish his first peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Virology – a rare achievement for an undergraduate student. His article was one of five spotlighted by the editor as “especially meritorious” and “of significant interest.” His second article has just been accepted. Last fall, Gordon presented his research at the 22nd Biennial Phage and Virus Assembly Conference – also while an undergraduate.

09/27/2012
UA Student Earns Prize for Mobile App
Andrew Bares, a UA sophomore studying computer science, earned a grand prize award for developing an app to help students keep up with course assignments.

09/13/2012
Magic is in the Air at the UA College of Engineering
Visiting groups of aspiring engineers are treated to a little magic courtesy of the UA department of materials science and engineering.

09/12/2012
U.S. News Praises UA for Undergraduate Research, Business Programs
The UA is recognized in the America’s Best Colleges 2013 guidebook for its excellence in undergraduate business education and undergraduate research and creative projects.

08/09/2012
UBRP, a UA Success Story
Carol Bender, the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program director, has authored a chapter in a newly published book at the same time that the program has received another glowing review.

05/02/2012
Students Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships
The students were selected from the Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium - federally funded programs at the UA that help prepare students for graduate school at the UA or elsewhere.

04/26/2012
Engineering Design Day 2012 to Showcase Student Projects
UA College of Engineering Design Day will showcase student inventions that save lives, track endangered species, take you virtual horse racing and support NASA missions.

04/23/2012
Playing the Odds to Your Favor
UA student Jason Xu has been recognized by the College of Science for his undergraduate research.

04/20/2012
UA Undergrad Taking Moon Research to Washington, D.C.
Michael Schaffner will present during the Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., one developed to inform U.S. Congress of the importance to continue funding research opportunities at the nation's higher education institutions.

04/13/2012
For UA Astronomy Students, the Sky is Not the Limit
UA astronomy students Kevin Hardegree-Ullman and Jake Turner designed, proposed, conducted and presented research on two recently discovered planets outside of our solar system while they were still undergraduates.

03/26/2012
EarthWeek to Feature Student Research
The March 28-30 event, free and open to the public, will feature research presentations and posters by students.

03/09/2012
UA Receives Award for Internationalization
The award recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.

02/08/2012
UA Honors Expo, 25 Years Strong
Dozens of undergraduate researchers will present their original work during the Honors Research Expo, which is now in its 25th year.

01/30/2012
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Abound at UA
At the UA, undergraduate students have many opportunities to get involved in scientific research.

01/18/2012
UBRP Students to Present Original Research
The 23rd annual UBRP conference will be held this weekend, offering an opportunity for students to share their scientific research with the UA and Tucson communities.

08/17/2011
Glendale student studying pocket mice pigment changes at UofA
Mountain Ridge High School graduate Jillian Moore said she has always been interested in biology and molecular sciences. She took the AP advanced biology class in high school "and I really got interested in it," and that interest continued in college. She received a scholarship from the Honors College at University of Arizona based on test scores and her grades.

08/15/2011
Organic Photovoltaics: Solar Cells of the Future?
Undergraduate researcher Safatul Islam is a member of a team in the College of Optical Sciences investigating organic photovoltaics, which can lead to improved electronics.

08/06/2011
Undergraduate student, HCLC alum performs biology research
Ahwatukee Horizon Honors High School graduate and University of Arizona undergraduate Tarik Ozumerzifon participated in a program this summer called the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP). UBRP is designed to train young researchers through involving them in hands-on research. For the past two months, Tarik has worked in the research laboratory of Dr. Eugene Mash, UA professor of chemistry. His project aims to develop a new and more effective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent.

07/26/2011
Summer Research Opportunities Sizzle at the UA
Each year, the UA Graduate College works to recruit undergraduates on campus and off and matches them with UA faculty research mentors to help students succeed in graduate schools.

06/28/2011
UA Student's Summer Agenda: Underwater Robotics
Undergraduate Eduardo Moreno will spend his summer building underwater robots to test for use in exploration and national defense.

06/24/2011
UA Student Robotic Rover Team Among Best in Nation
UA engineering students designed and built a planetary rover and demonstrated its capabilities recently at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

05/04/2011
UA Student Researchers Named NSF Fellows
Of the 2,000 students across the nation named 2011-12 National Science Foundation fellowship recipients, 20 are current UA students.

05/03/2011
Engineering Design Day 2011 to Showcase UA Innovations
More than 50 design projects will be on display at this year's event on May 3 at the UA Student Union Memorial Center.

04/12/2011
UA Student to Present Mars Finding at Nation's Capitol
UA geophysics senior Lujendra Ojha is one of two students in Arizona invited to share research with government, foundation and organization officials during the Posters on the Hill event being held in Washington D.C. this month.

04/11/2011
UA Offices, Programs Promote Undergraduate
The U.S. House of Representatives initiated Undergraduate Research Week in April, noting that undergraduate researchers, like those at the UA, are essential in "pushing the nation’s innovation agenda forward."

03/23/2011
Research funds aid education mission
Research funds aid education mission

02/28/2011
Student will present research in capitol
Lujendra Ojha, a geosciences senior, found possible signs of liquid water on Mars through his research using a special high-resolution camera. About 700 undergraduates around the U.S. applied to present their research at the Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., on April 13, and 74 students, including Ojha, were chosen.

02/10/2011
New UBRP Grant Marks 20 Years of Continuous Funding
The UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program has just received a grant from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in the program's continued effort to train and improve the education of undergraduate researchers in biology-based disciplines.

02/07/2011
Undergraduate Researchers to Present Original Work
UA students will present their research during the UA Honors Research Expo. Topics to be presented include issues related to human rights, immigration and ways to increase happiness.

01/20/2011
Research Findings Abound at UBRP Conference
Students will present nearly 100 original research projects on Saturday during the 22nd annual UA Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference.

12/08/2010
UA BioMed Students Earn National Recognition
Of 1,300 research presentations, five by UA students received national recognition.

11/14/2010
'On the front lines' of discovery
With more than 50 percent of its undergraduate students engaged in research, the College of Science at the University of Arizona is a national leader for involving students in cutting-edge research with faculty mentors. Students become partners with faculty in the process of discovery.

09/09/2010
Student researchers boost Biosphere 2 attendance
Ten undergraduate students conduct research internships under the guidance of Biosphere staff and five graduate students display their research at the Biosphere 2.

09/07/2010
Undergrads give labs a hand
Students working in labs within the Arizona Health Sciences Center are paid to contribute to research projects. Undergraduate students can be found in labs throughout research centers, the BIO5 Institute and the College of Medicine.

08/30/2010
For Aspiring Undergrad Researchers, UA is the Place to Be
Many opportunities are available for undergraduates who want to try their hands at research – in the natural sciences as well as in arts, humanities and the social sciences.

08/22/2010
Lettuce project sprouts national prize for UA student
A UA student's work researching iceberg lettuce has paid off with national recognition. Kaylee Renick received first place in the oral competition at the American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference with seven other students from universities around the nation.

08/10/2010
FRONTERA: Focusing Research on the Border
The UA College of Medicine summer internship program promotes public health disparities research along the U.S.-Mexico border.

07/30/2010
Associate Dean Champions Student Research, Graduate School
Maria Teresa Velez and her team in the UA Graduate College have increased graduate school enrollment of underrepresented minority students by 82 percent since 1996.

07/29/2010
McNair Scholars Working to Improve Selves, Science
Students are working on summer research projects while honing skills to launch graduate school careers.

06/07/2010
NSF Grant Creates Undergraduate Research Program at Biosphere 2
The grant will fund a 10-week program for undergraduate students. The first session begins today at the UA facility in Oracle, Ariz. Areas of emphasis will include interactions between organisms and their changing environments and communicating research to the public

05/26/2010
Undergraduate Biology Research Program Earns $1.8M Grant
The UA's Undergraduate Biology Researh Program is helping support and train the next generation of scientists, researchers and faculty members in the biological sciences.

05/06/2010
UA Engineering Students Blaze Trail with Intelligent Vehicle
Student engineers presented a variety of projects to the community at Engineering Design Day. The team behind an autonomous vehicle capable of navigating to a specified location without interention won the award for best overall design.

04/07/2010
Four UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars
Troy J. Comi, Beryl Jones, Stacy Marla Shiffler and Jennifer Sierchio are all UA Honors College students and each have been named a recipient of the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship.

02/12/2010
Student Researchers Driven by Desire to Question
Students will present during the UA Honors College Spirit of Inquiry expo on topics related to environmental studies, particle physics, depression and happiness, music, human rights and health.

01/21/2010
UA Program Offers Increasingly Board Range of Research Opportunities
Nearly 100 students from the UA and San Miguel High School will be presenting their research during the Undergraduate Biology Research Program's 21st annual conference held at the UA

01/20/2010
UBRP Prepares Students for Work in Biology Lab
UBRP Prepares Students for Work in Biology Lab

12/22/2009
UA Students Funded to Study Abroad
More than one dozen UA students have been named Gilman Scholars, earning a collective $70,000 in scholarship funds to conduct research and study abroad during the spring and summer semesters of 2010.

10/16/2009
UA Seeks to Broaden Diversity in Engineering, Geosciences
Innovative teaching and a grant from the National Science Foundation will help the UA convince students from underrepresented groups that geology and engineering aren't as boring as they think.

08/10/2009
Summer Research Program Trains Future Graduate Students
Top students from throughout the United States and Mexico come to the UA to participate in 10 weeks of intensive research training with some of the nation's top researchers in their fields.

07/15/2009
UA Student Scholar Presenting at National Symposium
Ahmed Badran has been selected as one of the few students who will present research during this month's Beckman Scholars Symposium, which is part of a nationally competitive program.

04/17/2009
UA Student Named Goldwater Scholar
Arshed Al-Obeidi, a UA Honors College student, has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the federally endowed Goldwater Foundation named after the former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, a UA alumnus.

04/13/2009
International UA Research Program Continues with NIH Funding
A newly-awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $1 million will enable the UA's Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open Program to continue.

02/05/2009
UA Student Earns Howard Hughes Award
Emily Ricq, a senior in the College of Science and also an Honors College student, earned the Science for Life Undergraduate Creativity Award.

02/04/2009
Undergraduates a key to UA research
Students paid as they learn scientific method

01/07/2009
Undergraduate Research Program Turns 20
The Undergraduate Biology Research Program's students and staff will celebrate the program's 20th anniversary with a conference and award ceremony on Jan. 17. UBRP. Since its inception, the Undergraduate Biology Research Program has involved more than 1,500 undergraduates in research and graduate school preparatory activities. The Undergraduate Biology Research Program began at a time when there was not a coordinated effort to involve undergraduates in scientific research. Now, 20 years later, the effort is a mainstay at the UA.

12/16/2008
Engineering Student Honored at National Competition
Patrick Candelaria, who was honored at an engineering conference, helped lead a team of engineering students around the country in a 24-hour design competition that his team eventually won.

11/10/2008
Research Conferences Pick UA Undergraduate Researchers
Traditionally, it has not been common for undergraduate students to present their work at conferences that draw national and international researchers, but a number of UA students are doing just that.

09/18/2008
UA Gets $18.5M NSF Grant to Create Engineering Research Center
A National Science Foundation grant will allow the UA to establish a research center.

09/11/2008
Three UA Navajo Students Selected for NASA Space Grant Internships
The students will be mentored by UA faculty with similar interests for a year's worth of scientific research training.

07/02/2008
UA Alum in ABC Series
Oscar Serrano, a former UA Honors College student who earned degrees in 2000 and 2001, is one of the Johns Hopkins Hospital residents film crews followed for the ABC News series, "Hopkins."

06/25/2008
Grant-Funded Students Researching, Training This Summer
The UA maintains numerous programs that enable students to spend their summers researching, training and getting ready for graduate school.

04/10/2008
UA Sophomore Presenting Research to Congressional Members
Undergraduate researcher Kevin Keys will present his work in Washington, D.C., during a national conference aimed at promoting federal and state support for student research.

03/14/2008
Six UA Women Undergraduate Researchers to Present at National Conference
Six undergraduate researchers, all women, will present their research next month in San Diego.