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What organizers call the first 4-H Fab Lab in the country, and the first fabrication laboratory in an Arizona public school, is engaging students in STEM and fulfilling the mission of UA Cooperative Extension.
Thanks to an NSF grant, thought leaders will be invited to campus in November to examine the critical challenges and opportunities regarding undergraduate STEM education.
Nothing compares to the hands-on lab experience, say the high school students in the seven-week summer program, a premier pathway for developing STEM skills.
In a UA Cooperative Extension outreach program, K-12 teachers acquire hands-on knowledge of how underwater technology is used in the Central Arizona Project canal.
UA professor Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta is leading a citizen science effort to harvest rainwater and improve environmental health education in underserved communities.
UA researcher Adam Buntzman is merging computer science and immunology to improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.
To prepare midshipmen for careers in science and engineering with the U.S. Navy, with specialized training in geospatial technology, an interdisciplinary team at the UA has launched a program with funding from the Office of Naval Research. NAVIGATE, a three-year project, has "transferrable concepts."
Tech Launch Arizona has completed its third full year of operation, surpassing all of its established performance metrics. For fiscal 2016, the UA's commercialization arm reported 250 invention disclosures, 278 patents filed and 14 startup companies. Tech Parks Arizona also had a banner year.
With the help of the UA-led national data management project CyVerse, three agencies are funding a study of the Earth's climate with robotic floats and supercomputers.
UA undergraduate researcher Austin Brown has spent his summer in Germany studying how bumblebees can differentiate odors and, longterm, hope to advance scientific knowledge about how the brain works in general. This is the fifth and final feature in a UA blog series on students' research abroad.