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;

Jonathan Blohm speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 3/23/2017

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My name is Jonathan Blohm and I’m a junior pursing a BS in Physiology here at the University of Arizona.  I’m from Tucson and have lived here my whole life so coming to the U of A was always in

Apply for the 2017 UBRP Ethics Retreat!

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2017 UBRP Ethics Retreat at Biosphere 2: May 16 & 17, 2017 (all day, both days) Spend Two days at Biosphere 2 with your fellow UBRPers, investigating issues in medical, research, environmental, and professional ethics! This Retreat is offered at

“Water We Going To Do” Panel Highly Informative!

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Picture of cloud over the ocean

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

Carol Bender speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 3/16/2017

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Carol Bender came to the University of Arizona in 1988 and assumed her present position as Director of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program in 1989. She has watched UBRP grow from its promising beginning of 19 students and 13 faculty

Sergio Salguero speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 3/9/2017

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UA Honors College student Sergio Salguero is a junior majoring in neuroscience with a minor in Spanish. He has many interests in the arts including painting, playing the piano and taking pictures. His goal is to pursue a PhD in

Alondra Harris speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 3/2/2017

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I am a senior at the University of Arizona studying East Asian Studies and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Through Environmental Health Sciences – Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience (EHS-TRUE), I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Runyan in the

Konner Kirwan speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 2/14/2017

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Having moved over 17 times, I would say I have lived a pretty nomadic lifestyle. Despite my life being in constant flux, though, I am happy to say that the University of Arizona has become a second home to me.

Colin Lynch speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 2/7/2017

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Colin is a senior at the University of Arizona studying neuroscience, ecology, and creative writing. Being a medic in the Arizona Army National Guard, Colin had grown used to operating within networks that possess a strict hierarchical structure. He was

Presenting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) National Conference

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Picture of Rose Vining presenting her poster at the AGU conference

It is hard to imagine so many like-minded environmental and earth scientists all in one space together. When I first started in UBRP right out of freshman year it had been a goal of mine to have such an experience,