Arizona

New scholarship program sending Pasqua Yaqui girls to Space Camp

On Wednesday evening, the new Taking Up Space scholarship program held a fundraising and awareness event at The R Bar in downtown Tucson. Taking Up Space is a new scholarship program that sends middle school girls from the Pascua Yaqui tribe to Space Camp and encourages them to pursue career and education paths in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program is part of nonprofit organization Time in Cosmology, which aims to encourage the study of time in the fields of physics and cosmology. Read more

USS Arizona Mall memorial opens

Small American flags snapped crisply on the UA Mall in the breeze, outlining the shape of the battleship U.S.S. Arizona on Sunday. Over 500 people attended the 3 p.m. dedication ceremony of the new U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial, spilling out of the 355 provided seats and onto the surrounding sidewalk. Read more