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Researcher Flies Drones Over Iceland to Study Mars

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Paul Knightly, a doctoral candidate, is studying geometric shapes formed by freezing and thawing of soil in periglacial regions. They show up in Iceland and Mars.

Graduate School J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Research & Innovation Science

Adair Scholarship Exposes Horticulture's Lancaster to Plant Pathology Research

Monday, August 19, 2019

Amber Lancaster, a Bumpers College senior in horticulture, worked as an Adair Scholar this summer on a project to identify rice cultivars resistant to a bacteria that causes grain and plantlets to rot.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Research & Innovation Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Plant Pathology Plant Science

Meet KYYA Chocolate and Food Science at the Cacao to Cocoa Tasting Event

Friday, August 16, 2019

KYYA Chocolate was launched with help from the Arkansas Food Innovation Center and provides Bumpers College students internship opportunities.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Economic Development Events Food & Nutrition Outreach Research & Innovation Food Science

Communication's Lynn Meade Learns to Bring 'PhotoVoice' Techniques to the Classroom

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lynn Meade, training in London this summer in this qualitative method used for community-based participatory research to document and reflect reality. 

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Academic Affairs Awards Humanities Research & Innovation Communication

Researchers to Study How Disease Spreads Among Wildlife and Spills Over to Humans

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

This research has potential real-world applications and direct implications for human health.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Research & Innovation Science Studies Biological Sciences

Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Austin Williams, co-founder and chief software architect for AMBOTS, talks about the company's scalable 3D printing solution in the latest edition of Short Talks From the Hill.

College of Engineering Business Economic Development Engineering Research & Innovation

Ungar to Join Team Studying Effect of Climate Change on the Arctic

Monday, August 05, 2019

Peter Ungar, a U of A anthropologist, will contribute to an international research project on the Yamal Peninsula in Russian Siberia. The project, “Environmental change in Western Siberia: Interactions of land surfaces, animal communities, infrastructure, and peoples of the Arctic,” will bring together ecologists, engineers, anthropologists and earth-system scientists to document changes to ecosystems of the Arctic region caused by climate change and explain how these changes have affected plants, animals, indigenous people and industrial infrastructure.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Natural Environment Research & Innovation Science Sustainability Anthropology

Engineering Faculty and Students Earn National Award 

Monday, August 05, 2019

Assistant professor Fang Luo and his former and current students, Yingzhuo Chen and Zhao Yuan, placed second at the National Aerospace Electronics Conference.

College of Engineering Graduate School Awards Engineering Research & Innovation Electrical Engineering

Doctoral Student Fischer Earns ESA Plant-Insect Ecosystem Graduate Award

Monday, August 05, 2019

Hillary Fischer, an entomology doctoral student, has been named winner of the 2019 Plant-Insect Ecosystem Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Research & Innovation Entomology Plant Pathology
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