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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (2/28)
25 0 0.0%
Total (8/4)
194,467 4,105 2.1%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated February 28, 2021

What the OSIRIS-REx mission is doing now

On Oct. 20, 2020, the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu. The OSIRIS-Rex team has made two big decisions since the touch-and-go event.  Read more

Behind the Beaker: DW Science Podcast

Behind the Beaker is a science podcast created by Alex Pere, about the unbelievable science and even more unbelievable scientists behind it at the University of Arizona. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you stream podcasts! Weekly episodes feature scientists from across the board. Read more

Q&A: Testing Mars exploration drones

University of Arizona scientists will be testing Mars exploration drones in Iceland. Christopher Hamilton, UA associate professor for the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, is the principal investigator on this project. In order to learn more about the Mars exploration drones, the Daily Wildcat spoke with Hamilton about the project. Read more

Vaccinations for people with intellectual and developmental disorders

The pandemic hit people in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities — referred to as I/DD — community with many challenges and left an already marginalized group even more vulnerable. Prioritization of vaccination in this group is crucial, but Arizona’s vaccination plan for this community has been variable based on where one lives. Read more

Is there a disadvantage to taking online labs?

Laboratories are offered fully online, live-online and flex in-person. There are no labs that are allowed to be fully in person. At most, six students and one instructor are allowed in the lab at the same time, which means that most classes follow a laboratory rotation of splitting the class up to four sections and having the student only attend the lab every other week on a rotation.  Read more