Spotlight

  • Student Art Competition Now Accepting Submissions!

    Are you a middle or high school student interested in science and art? If so, The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) and the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center (SBAR), in partnership with the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University 4-H STEM Youth Development program is announcing the 2019 Student Art Competition on Industrial Crops where students have the opportunity to develop artwork related to the utilization of industrial crops and with the possibility of having their art recognized during the AAIC-SBAR meeting and used as cover of confere... Read More
  • Now taking applications!

    SBAR 4-H Biofuel Summer Camp is taking applications! Participants will have the opportunity of a lifetime where for 5 days they will be staying in dorms at the University of Arizona. During the day they will be busy scientists in a real-life laboratory, and during the evening they will be experiencing fun activities with 4-H staff! Want to join the fun? Apply Now!
  • SBAR Presentation Wins Award!

    SBAR affiliates, Dr. Raina Maier, Hadiqa Maqsood, Dr. Peter Waller. Hadiqa Maqsood, a Biosystems Engineering PhD student at the University of Arizona working with Dr. Peter Waller, was awarded the top prize for the “Best Environmental Presentation” at the 2019 GRAD SLAM. Hadiqa presented her research on irrigation modeling for improving guar crop production in New Mexico and guayule crop production in Arizona. GRAD SLAM is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research project. It is an opportunity for students to showcase to the UA community and t... Read More
  • Summer Internships Available

    This year Project Puente is partnering with SBAR to connect high school and early college students interested in science and biotechnology with scientists on the SBAR project. Interns will work directly with current research in raw material development, production, and delivery of guayule and guar in the desert Southwest. This internship is an opportunity for students and scientists to work together on real biofuel research in feedstock development, sustainable production, logistics, and economics to impact the greater biofuel economy. By linking students to degrees and careers in agriculture... Read More
  • 2018 Student Poster Contest Winners Announced

    Over 30 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the inaugural SBAR Retreat hosted at the University of Arizona, and more than 20 participated in the student poster contest. Each student participated in a lightening round session to introduce their poster’s topic before Retreat participants had the opportunity to visit the posters for a more in-depth discussion about the research. Students from each component and partnering institution presented posters that touched on all aspects of the SBAR project. Each student did a great job! Posters were judged on the coverage of the topic, ra... Read More

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