Arizona Bioscience News: UA names lone finalist for president job; Flagstaff STEM celebration expands; New Tucson STEM center opens

March 9, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

UA president finalist Robbins: ‘Hold me accountable’ / Arizona Public Media

Dr. Robert Robbins, the finalist for University of Arizona president, spent Wednesday in Tucson and made his first official visit to campus, meeting with elected officials, students, and faculty members.

Robert C. Robbins is lone finalist to lead University of Arizona / Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Robert C. Robbins, a cardiac surgeon who runs the world’s largest medical network as president and CEO of Texas Medical Center, has been named the lone finalist for the presidency of the University of Arizona.

STEM celebration continues to expand / Arizona Daily Sun

The fourth annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration attracted about 4,000 people to the Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math, and check out the 150 businesses, nonprofits, clubs, and schools on display. Read also: STEM: Teaching critical thinking for the new age

Cancer Center speaker informs audience on vaccine for throat cancer / Daily Wildcat

The lecture, “Head and Neck Cancer: The Emerging Epidemic,” that focused on how human papillomavirus, which is typically connected to cervical cancer, also causes oropharynx cancer located in the tonsil area, was presented during the “Bear Down. Beat Cancer.” lecture series hosted by the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Foundation dedicated to teaching STEM opens new center in Tucson / Tucson News Now

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, which has helped students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields for the past 62 years, celebrated the opening of its new Tucson center.