UA Researchers

Note: This database is a list of faculty who welcome undergraduate students into their research projects. It is up to faculty to keep this list updated.
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Students may also search for research positions, events, and opportunities in Handshake.

Faculty Members: For more information on updating your information in the faculty database please visit ur.arizona.edu/update. For help listing active undergraduate research opportunities in Handshake, contact Kelley Merriam-Castro at kmerriam@arizona.edu.
Name Department Offering Research Opportunities? Types of Opportunities Prereqssort descending Research Location End Date
Kimberly Sierra-Cajas Yes
Tucson main campus
Bryan Carter
Africana Studies
Yes
Paid
For Credit
A willingness to learn new and exciting technologies and platforms and work with diverse clients and co-workers
Tucson main campus
Patrick Ronaldson
Pharmacology
Yes
Paid
Ability to commit 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours per week during the summer to research.
Tucson main campus
Horst Steklis
Animal and Biomedical Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
ACBS160
Tucson main campus
Allan Hamilton
Neurosurgery
Yes
Paid
For Credit
AI, coding
Tucson main campus
Tommi Koskinen
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Algebra, differential equations, computer programming
Tucson main campus
James Threadgill
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Yes
Paid
AME 220, 323, 331, 401 MATLAB, LabView, Solidworks, TecPlot
Tucson main campus
Julie Armin
Family and Community Medicine
Yes
For Credit
An understanding of health equity issues
Tucson main campus
Robin Samlan
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
Tucson main campus
Nathan Smith
Astronomy
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
ASTR250
Tucson main campus
Edward Prather
Astronomy
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Astro 170B1
Tucson main campus
Jennifer Mcintosh
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
At least an introductory inorganic chemistry course
Tucson main campus
Diane Thompson
Geosciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
At least one lab-based course
Tucson off-campus
Yang Song
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Basic ability to conduct literature reviews, gather relevant research materials and synthesize information Basic ability to use statistical analysis tools, such as Excel, R, MATLAB, or Python Preferred: Computer programming (e.g., Python/Fortran) or AI/ML model experience Preferred: Spatial data analysis and mapping experiences, such as GIS applications, NETCDF data analysis and visualization
Tucson main campus
Felicia Goodrum Sterling
Immunobiology
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
basic biology, molecular biology and biochemistry
Tucson main campus
Qing Hao
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Yes
Paid
Basic circuit class and thermodynamics
Tucson main campus
Edita Navratilova
Pharmacology
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Basic laboratory training and animal handling preferred, but not required.
Tucson main campus
Avelino Arellano
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
basic math and physics
Tucson main campus
Walter Betancourt
Environmental Science
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Basic microbiology skills
Tucson off-campus
Christopher Castro
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
For Credit
Basic physics, math through calculus, computer programming experience
Tucson main campus
Chi-Kwan Chan
Steward Observatory
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Basic programming skill in C or Python; able to understand basic physics equations.
Tucson main campus
Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Yes
For Credit
basic understanding of the European Middle Ages, motivation, passion
Other
Aaron Tesch
College of Applied Science and Technology
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
BASV 316 or equivalent
Online
Ralph Fregosi
Physiology
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Biology 182 PSIO 202
Tucson main campus
Judith Brown
The School of Plant Sciences
Yes
Paid
For Credit
biology, biochemistry, plant pathology, microbiology
Tucson main campus