Category: Activities

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

Amanda Warner – MCB Spring 2019 Danny Brower Scholarship Winner

Picture of Amanda Warner in the lab

“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,

“Never Tell Me the Odds: The Drug Discovery Process”: 2019 UBRP Conference Keynote Talk Available on Video!

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Did you miss the 30th Annual UBRP Conference? Catch Dr. Teri Suzuki’s keynote talk, “Never Tell Me the Odds: The Drug Discovery Process,” on video here! You can also view the Arizona Daily Wildcat’s coverage of the conference here.

Rebuilding Trust with Native American Communities and Research Projects

Picture of Adam Carl presenting a poster

The Hopi Reservation is made-up of 13 formal villages in Northeastern Arizona, spanning over 1.5 million acres. The Hopi Environmental Health Project (HEHP) assesses participant health and their surrounding environment. At the beginning of the project participants were concerned they

UBRPers, Apply for the 2019 UBRP Ethics Retreat!

The 2019 UBRP Ethics Retreat will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14 & 15 (both full days) at Biosphere 2. The cost for transportation to/from campus, overnight stay, meals, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Biosphere 2 will be

UBRP Student Highlights: Andrew Alamban and Lauren Wilson

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Learn about the Undergraduate Biology Research Program from two current students, Andrew Alamban and Lauren Wilson!