A Blast From the Past!

Ah, 1994.  There was the OJ Simpson trial, Nelson Mandela’s election, the founding of Amazon… and there was UBRP! In the summer of 1994, UBRP students harvested saguaro fruit following Tohono O’odham tradition, explored the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Biosphere 2, discussed the ethics of gene therapy at the annual UBRP Ethics Retreat, caught up with program alumni, and toured the University Medical Center artificial heart laboratory. Check out this blast from the past: the summer 1994 edition of the UBRP Gazette.

UBRPers harvesting saguaro fruit

Since the beginning, UBRP has aimed to educate students in the conduct of research, to help them learn about the breadth of biological research topics, build community among young scientists, and assist participants in growing professionally. As we continue in these efforts, we greatly appreciate all contributions to Greatest Needs for UBRP Fund, which supports our most financially challenged students in research placements during the academic year. 

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