Category: Activities

Presentation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

This past month, I was very fortunate to attend an international conference to present on my research that I conduct with the Michael Brown lab in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Over February 15th-19th, I traveled with my

Presenting at the National Collegiate Research Conference

Last Christmas, I was visiting my family in Connecticut. Despite hoping for a white Christmas, there was not a single snowflake- just slightly damp grass and twigs. But instead of snow, when I checked my email, I found a different

UBRP Conference showcases undergraduates’ biology research

Picture of two students conducting a shark dissection outreach activity at the UBRP Conference

Article reposted from the Arizona Daily Wildcat ( Over 100 University of Arizona undergraduate researchers presented their work at the 31st annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building on Saturday, Jan. 25. This

Experiencing History: The Largest Gathering of Fish and Wildlife Professionals Ever

Picture of Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society 2019 Conference sign.

As a senior studying Wildlife Conservation and Management within the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE), I can name many events in college that left a lasting impression and made me reflect on my future. Perhaps one of

Join us for the 31st Annual UBRP Conference!

Picture of Ashley Tolton presenting her poster

The 31st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street) on the University of Arizona main campus. This

UA Researchers Design New Drug to Improve Opioid Therapy and Disorders

Picture of Madison Sieffert in the laboratory

From Saddlebag Notes (, posted September 27, 2019 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “Over 130 Americans die per day from an opioid overdose.” This staggering number only increases as the opioid epidemic continues. In response, scientists

Packrats and their importance to biodiversity

Picture of Sandy Slovikosky doing field research

From the Arizona Daily Wildcat (, posted September 16, 2019. When most people think of packrats, they likely can’t help but think of the animal responsible for chewing through their car cables, causing the engine light to turn on. However,

UA scholars present research at Beckman Symposium

Group picture of UA Beckman Scholars

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

Picture of Randall Eck

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