This Is Where the Breakthroughs Happen

The College of Science at The University of Arizona is a place of research and discovery unlike any other, where a diverse body of students and faculty bring new ideas to the table, leading to real-world impacts.

Engaging in research allows students to gain a deeper understanding of science through hands-on experiences, all while working side-by-side with world-class faculty and making significant advances in their field early in their career. Whether it’s searching for life on Mars or studying complex diseases like cancer, this is where we change the world.

And because The University of Arizona is a top-ranked university in the National Science Foundation funding, we’re able to attract the brightest scientists and students and create an economic ecosystem where innovation can thrive.

Take Part in World-Class Research

The College of Science encourages undergraduates to reach beyond the traditional classroom learning and enhance their education by participating in hands-on learning through a research experience. 

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How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe

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Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.

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Researchers Unlock Secrets of the Past with New International Carbon Dating Standard

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Locked inside every slice of tree or piece of fossilized bone or ancient article of clothing is a story. To pin down where those stories fit in the larger history of the world, scientists rely on radiocarbon dating, a technique that is now set to become more accurate than ever, thanks to research

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Successful Second Rehearsal Puts OSIRIS-REx on Path to Asteroid Sample Collection

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

During its final practice run of the sampling sequence, the spacecraft of the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission reached an approximate altitude of 131 feet, or 40 meters, over sample site Nightingale before executing a back-away burn. Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx's primary sample collection site, is located in a crater in Bennu's northern hemisphere.

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