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University of Arizona AzRISE

Learn about alternative energy graduate programs, research, outreach and "fun stuff" at these great schools

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The Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy at the University of Arizona

Location:  Tucson, Arizona

Mission: AzRISE is a global institute built on multidisciplinary partnerships that span academia and industry with the goal of driving innovative solar energy solutions, grounded in sound research, economic and public policy that work to transform the lives of individuals and communities.




Graduate Programs UA General Initiatives AzRISE Initiatives

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UA offers many programs for majors, minors, certificate programs, or individual classes on a wide range of topics related to energy and understanding the environment.

Graduate Studies in environment and sustainability can be found in a variety of disciplines including Public Health, Statistics, Professional Science Master’s, Landscape Architecture, Economics, and Anthropology.

For a complete list visit:

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Translational Environmental Research

TRIF (Technology and Research Initiative Fund) and TER (Translational Environmental Research) supports seven UA interrelated initiatives, for example:

  • Engineering for a Sustainable Environment
  • Environmental Informatics and Decision Support
  • Environmental Entrepreneurship
  • Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Hydrometeorology and Climate

More initiatives  More opportunities

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Research Areas:

For more on research

UA Solar Energy Network

Young Solar Innovator Awards



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Our Favorite Find:  UA Events and Community Outreach

UA prides itself on events and community outreach to provide experiences and educational opportunities for dedicated students. UA provides workshops, speakers, and community outreach. Visit UA Event Page for more information. Also check out AzRise events as well on their Event Page.

Students looking to get involved can look into groups and clubs to get join through UA Environment and Sustainability Portal. Also look at Outreach Programs.



Other Helpful Links: AzRISE Contact Page,  UA Listserv, Sustainability Portal


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