Science

Looking to yesterday and tomorrow with OSIRIS-REx

Of all the scientific advancements and achievements born from the UA, few projects are as high profile as the ongoing OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample recovery mission. Here is a briefing on progress so far, as well as the goals anticipated on being accomplished. Read more

Healthcare in the age of Trump: Your medicine and you

For the past ten years, healthcare reform has been in the forefront of presidential agendas. This came after an all-time high of 15.8% of Americans living without any kind of health coverage in 2006 according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Read more

Engineering Design Days showcases student inventions

On May 1, teams of engineering students showed off the fruits from a year’s worth of work for Engineering Design Days.  One hundred and five different teams were tasked to design and/or construct prototypes and concepts of gadgets ranging from an anti-drone device to a tube that would help prevent choking in hospital patients. Read more

Despite policy efforts, natural gas slowly replacing coal

President Donald Trump focused much of his campaign speech on reviving the failing coal industry with deregulation and more jobs, but Derek Lemoine, an assistant professor of economics and UA Statistics-Graduate Interdisciplinary Program professor, said Trump’s rhetoric has a few issues.  Read more

Sawmill Fire: Wildfire a hot topic for UA experts

A wildfire sparked in the Santa Rita Mountains Sunday and is currently sweeping across the Coronado National Forest. It has already claimed over 40,000 acres of mesquite, oak and riparian woodland, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Read more