SWEHSC Summer 2020 Recap Newsletter
This summer, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Engagement Core had our most eventful summer yet! We enjoyed and learned so much working with students, staff, researchers, and community partners to make our summer programs successful in a virtual setting.
Marti Lindsey, PhD, honored as Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year
Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice awards challenge grant to A Student’s Journey
A Student’s Journey: From Tribal College to University is a partnership between University of Arizona (UA) Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) and the Tohono O’Odham Community College (TOCC). The co-leads on the project are Marti Lindsey (UA) and Daniel Sestiaga (TOCC). The program team intends to increase the number of TOCC students entering the UA by systematically developing and testing an assistance model to support Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) students to transfer to a university. This project will also connect and coordinate with other efforts at UA to improve the university’s work on Native American student recruitment and retention as prioritized in the university’s new strategic plan.
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Investigators from the University of Arizona Superfund Research Project (UA SRP) and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) are partnering with an Arizona Tribe to develop an Air Quality and Asthma Project.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA HONORS NATIVE NATIONS WITH FLAG DEDICATION
On Nov 12th 2020, a new exhibit in the Arizona BookStore at the Student Union Memorial Center willl now feature the flags of Arizona's 22 Native Nations. The display, unveiled on Native American Heritage Month, honors the cultures, customs and continuing contributions of the state's sovereign tribal nations.
Click here to rewatch the event.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
Consists of outreach events to engage tribal communities in Arizona through hands on methods, as well as solutions and approaches of how to address the impact of environmental issues on human health.
NIEHS: BLENDING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Addressing local environmental concerns of local concern with the CEC to improve people's ability to make their own decisions, and those on behalf of friends and family, highlighted in the niehs environmental factor, July 2017.
StEPS 2 STEM
Pima County announces that ten high school students participated in science career activities. The students were from Sunnyside High School, Pueblo High School, Tucson Magnet High School, and Sahuarita High School. They gave presentations on their research experiences in labs across the University of Arizona campus July 14 as part of a "Steps 2 Stem" Program.