UA Space Grant Success Stories
UArizona Space Grant intern, Stephany Maldonado, presents poster at Society for Biomaterials 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Stephany Maldonado's poster was titled "Testing Different Hydroxyapatite Particles in Cell Culture." Stephany is a UArizona student majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She works with Dr. John Szivek from the Orthopaedic Surgery Department.
The Universities Space Research Association just announced the prestigious 2022 Distinguished Undergraduate Award winners
Friday, December 9, 2022
and we are proud to see Brooke Carruthers (AY20-22 UArizona Space Grant Intern) recognized with the James B. Willett Education Memorial Scholarship.Read More
Summer 2022 Recap: NASA Center Internships
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Arizona Space Grant supports two students in NASA Center Internships during Summer 2022! Check out Rosemary Ferreira and Zane Green's story to learn more about their progress this summer and how you can apply for these opportunities. Internships occur each Fall, Spring, and Summer.Read More
Space Grant Intern, Annalisa Minke, Goes to NASA Langley!
Thursday, March 31, 2022
UArizona Space Grant mentor, Dr. Xubin Zeng, took Annalisa to NASA Langley last month to see first-hand how the data for her project is collected!
UArizona Space Grant intern, Jacob Blais, presents poster during Earth Week 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
Jacob's poster is titled "Persistence of soil respiration legacies induced by temporally repackaged summer rainfall in the Sonoran Desert grasslands."
Alumni Highlight! Clark Pederson (2013-15 UArizona Intern) now at NASA Langley
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
UArizona Space Grant Interns and Mentors Publish Article!
Sunday, May 23, 2021
"With eye on outer space, UArizona researchers test globetrotting balloons"
Friday, April 2, 2021
UArizona Space Grant mentor, Dr. Betül Kaçar, wins NASA Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research awards.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
"Betül Kaçar's group explores the evolution of reconstructed ancient proteins and why life on Earth chose the chemical elements it did." Find out more in this article written by Space Grant mentor, Daniel Stolte, and congratulations to the team!Read More
"OSIRIS-REx Successfully Touches Asteroid Bennu in Sample Grab"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Arizona Space Grant Consortium congratulates PI (and former UArizona Space Grant Intern), Dante Lauretta, and the entire OSIRIS-REx team on this major achievement!Read More
The Art of Planetary Science: A Virtual Odyssey
Monday, September 21, 2020
For International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, 9/26 this event will host a special live stream of the historical Moon documentary, Desert Moon, followed by a live Q&A session with producer and former (2013) UA Space Grant Fellow, Jason Davis broadcast from the Flandrau Science Center & Eos Planetarium.Read More
Former UA Graduate Fellow (2002-04), Theresa Crimmins, writes an opinion piece in the Arizona Daily Star.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Take a moment of your day to read Theresa's important opinion piece on moving forward with tough conversations on race.Read More
Dr. Yancy Shirley, UA Space Grant Assistant Director, publishes paper in The Astrophysical Journal
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Using UArizona's radio telescope on Kitt Peak, a team of astronomers probed a vast, cosmic cloud of gas and dust for traces of organic molecules that form the building blocks for life. The team found that such molecules appear hundreds of thousands of years before stars even begin to form.Read More
UA/NASA Space Grant mentors, Dante Lauretta and Jason Davis, discuss their current work on the OSRIS-REx mission
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After a year of circling close to near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS REx spacecraft is almost ready to dip down and collect a surface sample.Read More
UA Space Grant Mentors, Stuart Craig and Jesse Little, featured in UA News discussing current research on wind tunnels
Monday, March 2, 2020
The University of Arizona College of Engineering wind tunnels are getting $1.7 million in upgrades, which will boost the capabilities of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in high-speed aerodynamics research.Read More
Check out current research by 2003 UA Space Grant Intern, Britney Schmidt, on robotic submarines!
Thursday, January 30, 2020
An underwater vehicle from the Georgia Institute of Technology makes its first-ever visit to Thwaites Glacier’s grounding zone as part of the historic International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration.Read More
2011 UA/NASA Space Grant Intern, Nabila Huq (right), now researches potential bioblendstock for diesel fuel
Thursday, December 19, 2019
A novel oxygenate molecule that can be produced from biomass shows promise for use as a blend for diesel fuel, according to researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).Read More
UA/NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellow, Charles Parrish, at iShowcase
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
UA/NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellow, Charles Parrish, demoes a component of his Space Grant Outreach Fellowship work on accessible, immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences.Read More
2019-20 UA/NASA Communications Intern, Rachel Abraham, discusses complex carbon molecules in nebulae with UA Researchers
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Mimicking conditions thought to exist around dying stars, researchers discovered a mechanism that could explain why planetary nebulae are teeming with complex carbon molecules.Read More