Author: Randall Eck and Amanda Warner

UA scholars present research at Beckman Symposium

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University of Arizona national Beckman Scholars Amanda Warner and Randall Eck presented the cumulation of a year of scientific research at the annual Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation symposium. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — University of Arizona students Amanda Warner and Randall

UBRP Summer 2019 in photos

It has been a busy summer! UBRP participants are conducting research, participating in activities, workshops, and seminars, going on field trips, serving the community, and more.

Crash course for young scientists aims to increase public trust, science literary

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Approximately one hundred students from the University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program attended a seminar on writing effective press releases led by Chandler native and National Beckman Scholar Randall Eck. When researchers ask children to draw a scientist, their

30 Days of Gratitude!

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From August 2 – 31, 2019, we’re celebrating 30 Days of Gratitude!  Stay tuned for photos, highlights, and quotes on UBRP’s Facebook page and Twitter. In addition to being thankful for our students, faculty mentors, our graduate students and post

Alumni Highlight: Nathaniel May

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My name is Nathaniel and I participated in UBRP during the summer of 2011 in the lab of Dr. Lukas and Dr. Whiteaker at the Barrow Neurological Institute. I then continued with UBRP during the school year in the lab

Enjoy the journey, one day at a time

Picture of Matthew Chaung at 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Hi there! My name is Matthew Chaung and I am going to be a second-year medical student (MS2) at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson this coming fall. For me, the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) was one of the most

Full Establishment of UBRP Endowment Ahead of Schedule!

The new UBRP Endowment was originally scheduled to be fully established with the required minimum balance of $25,000 by the end of 2022, but due to the generosity of additional donors, we are ahead of schedule! The endowment balance is

Amanda Warner – MCB Spring 2019 Danny Brower Scholarship Winner

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“The first time I used a pipette was in my high school biotechnology class; I have been hooked on science ever since!” This article was originally published at “The most useful trait I’ve acquired during my time at the University

UA Engineers Aim to Use Light, Latex Microparticles, and Machine Learning to Detect and Classify Heavy Metal Ions

Picture of Christian Jennings presenting a poster at the UBRP Conference

Heavy metals have long been understood to be toxic to the human body. Often taking the place of other chemicals in the body, heavy metals have been known to cause cancer, neurological damage, organ failure, and a slew of other

My Experience Working in Industry

Ricky Lira at the lab bench

January of 2018 was the first time I presented at the UBRP conference. Carol Bender, the former Director of UBRP, knew that I was having a difficult time deciding which path to take. She introduced me to Dr. Eric Walk,