UA Teams Selected for Zero Gravity Flights

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
UA Teams Selected for Zero Gravity Flights

Two UA student teams from the University of Arizona are conducting experiments in zero gravity this week as part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. The teams are among 14 from universities across the nation whose projects were selected by NASA.

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On the Move

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
On the Move

Staying active and eating right are important parts of leading a healthy lifestyle. But getting enough exercise can be difficult. Through two internships sponsored by NASA's Space Grant program, Martha Mosqueda is finding new ways to increase habits encouraging physical activity and healthy nutrition in youth.

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Project Could Save UA Thousands of Gallons of Water

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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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Ground Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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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UA Students Design, Test NASA Mars Camera

Monday, April 16, 2012
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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Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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.
 

NIEHS grantee student honored with Wetterhahn Award

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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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Women on the Move honors 17 Tucsonans

Monday, October 24, 2011
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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Physics on the (Dirt) Road in Kenya

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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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