The University of Arizona Success Stories

UA Students Design, Test NASA Mars Camera

UA Students Design, Test NASA Mars Camera

Kyle Stephens, Space Grant Intern 2008-2009, is part of Crew 117 which is made up of engineers from The University of Arizona to test a new camera designed for the NASA-sponsored remote imaging system acquisition (RISA).

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences' EarthWeek 2012 Award

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences' EarthWeek 2012 Award

Monica Ramirez, Space Grant Fellow 2010-2012, was awarded 2nd place for her abstract and 3rd place for her poster titled "A Greenhouse Study Assessing Potential Risk of Arsenic Exposure from Consumption of Home Produced Vegetables Near the Iron King Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site, Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona" at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences' EarthWeek 2012 event.

Posters on the Hill

Posters on the Hill

Congratulations to FY 2011 Intern Michael Schaffner, selected one of 74 students from over 850 applicants across the nation to present his Space Grant research on Capitol Hill!  Michael will exhibit a poster, “Water on the Moon: Remote Sensing from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter”, detailing his work with Dr. William Boynton from the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Posters on the Hill 2012 event April 24, 2012

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PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship

PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship

Chelsea Hodson, Space Grant Intern 2007 and 2008, was awarded the PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship. Originally from Phoenix, she received her BA in journalism from the University of Arizona in 2009. She has worked as a Space Grant intern for NASA’s Phoenix Mars Mission. Her chapbook, BEACH CAMP, was published in 2010. Chelsea lives in Los Angeles and is writing an essay collection.

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Physics on the (Dirt) Road in Kenya

Physics on the (Dirt) Road in Kenya

Sherri Heck, a research scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), measures the carbon dioxide levels in rural areas around the world. The trip to Kenya was funded by NCAR in support of Sherri’s research and included a science outreach component.

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NIEHS grantee student honored with Wetterhahn Award

NIEHS grantee student honored with Wetterhahn Award

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta is the fourteenth recipient of the annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. The award, which recognizes an outstanding graduate or postdoctoral researcher who demonstrates scientific excellence, was presented at the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) annual meeting Oct. 25 in Lexington, Ky. Ramirez-Andreotta is credited for her commitment to engaging residents of the local community in her research and empowering them with her results. After graduation, Garcia hopes to pursue a doctorate degree and join the Peace Corps, and professionally, her interests are focused in the local efforts of sustainable management of the environment in Northern Mexico.

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Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement

Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement

Denise Garcia, a first-generation graduate student, will graduate with a Master's of Science in ecology and management of rangelands from the UA's School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She is working in conjunction with the Arizona Bureau of Land Management and the Gila Watershed Partnership in assessing land cover change of Southeastern Arizona.

After graduation, Garcia hopes to pursue a doctorate degree and join the Peace Corps, and professionally, her interests are focused in the local efforts of sustainable management of the environment in Northern Mexico.
 
Women on the Move honors 17 Tucsonans

Women on the Move honors 17 Tucsonans

Public health graduate student Deanna Lewis received the YWCA Women on the Move Award at a banquet on Sunday at the Westin La Paloma. Lewis is a physician's assistant who founded the Dequenesh Community Health Clinic to treat the uninsured, under-insured and working poor. She is a DrPH student in the Maternal and Child Health program at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is also the recepient of the 4CS-11 outstanding paper award from the American Physical Society, which recognizes her team's success with their PV outreach and education program.

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Ground Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Ground Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Living in Arizona, NASA Space Grant intern Luis Huizar has a keen interest in how climate change is affecting ground water levels. Reduced rainfall in high-population areas can lead to issues with ground water sustainability. Through his internship, Huizar is helping to ensure future generations have plenty of potable water.

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Project Could Save UA Thousands of Gallons of Water

Two UA chemical and environmental engineering students have designed a recirculating chilled water system for their lab that could potentially save the University tens of thousands of gallons of water and thousands of kilowatt hours of energy each year.

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