Announcing 100% Engagement Strategic Investments

Hackathon Students Fly Drone

The Office of Student Engagement announces awards of up to $10,000 to each of the following faculty and their community partner organizations to develop new engagement learning experiences in Academic Year 2017-2018. All awarded projects are focused on activities related to Community Partnership.

UA students lead science games at Children’s Museum Tucson

This video reports on a course taught in spring-2016 by Professor Cecile McKee of the Linguistics Department and supported by the Office of Student Engagement. Our community partner was Children’s Museum Tucson. The course gave undergraduates a unique engagement experience there. They guided children’s playful learning during a science game and surveyed parents about their children’s participation in the game.

Engagement Course with Children's Museum Tucson Inspires UA Students

The UA team from the engaged learning course at the Children's Museum Tucson. (Photo credit: Anna Augustowska)

A group of University of Arizona students – all of them enrolled in an engaged learning course – recently held an event that involved community members in a series of playful exercises meant to engage young childen in scientific inquiry at the Children's Museum Tucson.

New Guide Makes Finding 'Green' Opportunities Easier

UA students transform the recycling program on campus through Students for Sustainability, a student organization focused on sustainable and environmental practices.

Angie Brown, UA Institute of the Environment | March 23, 2016

Being green is easier than ever with the University of Arizona’s new Green Engagement Guide, which links students to internships, externships, volunteer work, and campus student organizations related to the environment and sustainability.

TED Talk Day at the UA

A Facebook promotional image for the TEDxUofA event held on the University of Arizona campus on Feb. 17, 2016.

The Innovate UA program is hosting the first ever TEDxUofALive event, a live-cast of the 2016 TED conference in Vancouver, Canada this week.

The University of Arizona has been issued a licence to broadcast the live talks on Wednesday Feb. 17 across the UA campus.

"What I have noticed about campus, and our culture in general, is that innovation is heavily dominated by technology," said Justin Williams of Innovate UA. "What TED does that is really great, is it's intentionally multidisciplinary so it pulls from fields, in our case, what would be all across campus."

'Hack Arizona' Delivers Apps and Sustainable Projects

Hundreds of students spent 36 hours at Hack Arizona developing design hacks and vying for prizes and the attention of representatives from sponsoring companies such as Amazon, Cisco, Intuit, Raytheon and State Farm. 

The second-year competition for building software and hardware projects was hosted by the University of Arizona. 

Museum Pairing Promotes Children's Scientific Exploration

University Relations - Communications

November 13, 2015


Children between the ages of 2 and 8 who visit Children's Museum Tucson with their families this fall are learning how to gather evidence and communicate their findings — essential elements of scientific research — under the guise of playful interaction.

UA Creates Accessible, Study-Abroad Geosciences Course

Accessible Earth, the first course of its kind, will make earth sciences more accessible to students of all physical abilities and provide international research experience.

UA Institute Aspires to Keep Arizona's Talent at Home

By Amanda Ballard, University Relations - Communications | August 14, 2015


In any competition, a winning strategy is to have all of your best players in the game.

The same goes for Arizona's workforce.

Leading the Way on Never Settle: Vincent Del Casino

The UA is making major strides with its 100% Engagement initiative, which guarantees all undergraduate students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field before they graduate.

An important component of the University's Never Settle plan, the initiative provides students with formally documented, experiential education opportunities in the form of internships, research projects, service learning, community volunteerism and other activities.