News Archive

While heading toward asteroid Bennu, the UA-led OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been tasked by NASA with getting some "roadside science" done: In February, some of its cameras will scan Earth's path for yet-unseen asteroids sharing Earth's orbit.
The theft of architectural plans isn't just the stuff of fiction. UA cybersecurity expert Hsinchun Chen explains how the Empire could have better protected the design plans for the Death Star.
The Hopi Tribe and a team of UA scientists have developed a drought monitoring system to help tribal leaders more accurately prepare for unusually dry conditions and to promote a more community-based planning effort.
Nasser Peyghambarian of the College of Optical Sciences has been elected as a 2016 fellow of the Boston-based National Academy of Inventors.

On November 4, 2016, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Trainees Kimberly Danny and Lydia Jennings participated in Baboquivari High School’s Environmental Health Youth Forum in Topawa, Arizona on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Scientists know that aerosols affect climate, but they don’t know how. A UA chemical engineer is chasing clouds for answers — and giving his students top-flight experience.
Two UA physicists have discovered that concepts such as "hot" or "cold" apply to any system, even those far from equilibrium. The findings could possibly inform the design of future microelectronic devices.
A research collaboration between the University and the Arizona Department of Transportation will address ways to recruit, retain and promote women in the transportation workforce.
Throughout the past year, UA researchers were involved in some of the most exciting and eye-opening news stories. Among them: the OSIRIS-REx space launch, a newly discovered planet with three suns, and findings that revealed how AIDS spread across North America.
Students representing the natural sciences, law and history have been awarded $55,000 through the Carson Scholars Program, dedicated to a pioneer of the environmental movement.