Science

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Q&A: Fungi: more than a decomposer

Peter Kennedy is an associate professor visiting from the University of Minnesota and focusing on biology teaching and learning, ecology, evolution, behavior and plant and microbial biology.    Read more

Astronomer to Race Across the West

Competitive cyclist and University of Arizona professor of astronomy Eric Pearce has challenged himself to finish one of the biggest cycling tournaments in the country in just three and a half days. Beginning in Oceanside, Calif., and ending in Durango, Colo., the Race Across the West is the second-longest qualifying race for Race Across America, or RAAM — three to four days of near-constant cycling over 930 miles, through four states and two time zones. The diverse terrain is unparalleled in any other qualifier. Read more

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Science Lecture Series speakers discuss experiences as Women in STEM

Each year, beginning in 2006, the University of Arizona College of Science hosts a lecture series showcasing key speakers who present on a single topic or theme. This year, the series “Searching for Certainty” features six UA scientists giving lectures from Jan. 15 to Feb. 26.  For the first time ever, all six of the speakers are women.  Read more

New discoveries on the horizon thanks to grad student's black hole research

 “As a pretty young kid who was moving around a lot, focusing on reading, writing and history didn’t seem worth it. I had to relearn it all in a new language every time, but math is the same everywhere. Math was the only thing worthwhile to learn,” said Lia Medeiros, a graduate astrophysics researcher at the UA, reflecting on her childhood.   Read more