Author: Carol Bender

Congratulations to the UBRP Alums Named 2017 NSF Graduate Fellowship Awardees and Those Who Received Honorable Mention!

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Each year the National Science Foundation encourages applications for the Graduate Research Fellowship, a fellowship that provides three years of support in a graduate program ($34,000/year stipend along with a $12,000/year cost of education allowance that covers tuition and fees);

“Water We Going To Do” Panel Highly Informative!

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Growing up in Arizona, from an early age, we learned about the water cycle and how it provides life. We learned about the various processes, but until recently I had no idea about the manpower and effort that goes on

OLLI Presentation on March 31

Cathy Tran, Shivani Misra, and Aanika Balaji ventured West on 6th Street to the former TEP building to talk about their research with participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).  The audience was enthusiastic and had many questions for

Water, Hogans, and Rocks

While the sun set over the Four Corners area in New Mexico, the day was just beginning for a group of EHS-TRUE/UBRP researchers. Following a nine-hour drive from Tucson filled with trail mix, selective sleeping, and beautiful vistas, five UBRP

Castles, cows, cryptosporidium – Things I saw in the Czech Republic

If you’d have asked me beginning of last year what I’d be doing this past summer, I never would have told you I’d be spending it doing scientific research in the middle of Europe. At that point in time, I’d

Exploring the Brain in Oxford, UK

This spring semester, I joined Professor Peter Somogyi’s lab at the University of Oxford as a BRAVO! scholar. The Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open! program funds University of Arizona students to conduct research and live independently in another country. I

Czech-ing Out Europe

At the end of May, I along with nine other students had the privilege to travel to the Czech Republic and work alongside Czech scientists for ten weeks. The Czech Republic, located in the heart of Central Europe, is home

A Summer in Scotland Studying Parasites

When I was three years old, I had my heart set on traveling to Scotland someday and buying a castle. I even remember my mom taking me to Bank of America when I was five years old to start my

It’s a Swede Life: A Summer of Cystic Fibrosis Research in Gothenburg, Sweden

The first few days in Gothenburg, Sweden were the most difficult. I remember the night I arrived, I had just moved into my new apartment, mad at myself for forgetting crucial items, like my blanket, I spent the night using

BRAVO! Student Studies Spatial Memory in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Norway: the home of abounding fjords, a rich Viking history, towering mountain peaks, the midnight sun, and two recent Nobel Laureates. The BRAVO! program took me over 5000 miles to the laboratory of these very scientists, Drs. Edvard and May-Britt