A Rain Forest in the Desert?! Explore the Science at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona

One of the most unique places in Tucson, Arizona, is the Biosphere 2. The Biosphere 2 is located to the north of Tucson, about 35 miles (or nearly an hour) from downtown. It’s one of the spots that nearly every Tucsonan has visited and recommends to anyone who comes to town. It’s operated and funded primarily by the University of Arizona, my alma matter, along … Continue reading A Rain Forest in the Desert?! Explore the Science at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona

What I’m Thankful For

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! While my Thanksgiving was very calm at home with my kitty (which is very unlike my normal Thanksgivings at home with my family), I think that it was a good time to reflect on life. Despite all of the controversy┬ábehind the holiday and it’s origins, I think that it’s good to take some time to think about … Continue reading What I’m Thankful For

What I’ve Learned After 4 Years in College

I am currently a senior in college, graduating from the University of Arizona in a few short days. After four years at my university, here is what I’ve learned in college: In college, everyone is a mess. Coming in as a freshman, everything about starting college is so new and exciting. There is a world of possibility! It’s overwhelming, shocking and exhausting. As a senior, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned After 4 Years in College

I Interned at Arizona Public Media!

For the spring semester of 2019, I interned at Arizona Public Media (AZPM for short) as a radio news intern in Tucson, Arizona. AZPM is Tucson’s local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate and is based out of the University of Arizona. I worked 10 hours a week in two five-hour chunks of time on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a 30-minute lunch, and it was the … Continue reading I Interned at Arizona Public Media!

“Where Nature and Astronomy Meet” Mt. Wilson Observatory, California

My work at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory took me on an unexpected trip to Mount Wilson, California. Mt. Wilson is a 100+ year old observatory about 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest. It’s a beautiful 1.5 hour drive and there are also hikes that lead visitors through the observatory. Mt. Wilson is often overlooked by travelers hoping … Continue reading “Where Nature and Astronomy Meet” Mt. Wilson Observatory, California

Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona

Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona By Emmalee Mauldin Located down in the depths of the Gerard P. Kuiper Space Sciences Building on campus at the University of Arizona lies a laboratory for an extraterrestrial sample not even acquired yet. The University of Arizona is the proud manager of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission, which will be utilizing these labs in a few years. … Continue reading Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona

How I fell in love with science journalism

I’ve always been a science nerd, ever since I was a little girl. Growing up, my favorite place to visit in my hometown was the natural history museum and my favorite subject in school was always science. I wanted to be an astronaut or a marine biologist. When I reached middle school, I got really into journalism. I loved reading the newspaper, always checking the … Continue reading How I fell in love with science journalism