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KAWC's Spirited Discussion series welcomes Kevin Schindler, an award-winning educator and writer who has worked for more than 20 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, presenting "Arizona Goes to the Moon."

ADEQ Releases Arizona Water Watch App For The Public

Nov 28, 2017

Arizona residents and visitors can now help protect Arizona’s waterbodies using their smart phones.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has the details.

When the nation's communities at large think about science, they don't always think of Arizona. The Arizona Science Desk, a two year collaboration among the Arizona NPR stations, sought to change that, by raising the statewide and national profile of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) news in Arizona. 

University of Arizona Brings Pharmacy Camp to Yuma

Jun 28, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Yuma Middle School students got an inside look at the pharmaceutical industry at a summer camp sponsored by the University of Arizona.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports from a local family-owned pharmacy where students got some hands-on training.

During four days in June, 27 Yuma middle-school students learn how to make hand sanitizer and sun screen, as well as how to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs…that is, by crushing them in a plastic bag and mixing them with coffee grounds.

Arizona Western College Launches First-Ever Summer Science Camp

Jun 21, 2016

Arizona Western College in Yuma launches its first ever high school science camp this summer.  Organizers hope to use the camp to encourage a love of science in local students.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports they were surprised at the community response.

Yuma County Prepares for Zika Virus Threat

Jun 21, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk, KAWC

Yuma county officials are worried about the Zika virus.   They have reason to be—Yuma has many agricultural workers who come from parts of Mexico and Central America, where the virus is present.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

USDA Awards Science Education Grant To AWC

Oct 30, 2015
Craig Fry - AWC

Arizona Western College (AWC) received a $250,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for agricultural science education.

AWC is one of 30 Hispanic-serving colleges and universities selected nationally.  The USDA announced the grant recipients Oct 20.


AZED- Dozens of communities in the western United States stretching from Mexico to Canada, including Yuma County are participating in a cutting edge research project that aims to measure certain objects located in the outskirts of our planet’s solar system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on why Yuma is such a great location for stargazing.  In fact, the National Science Foundation has identified Yuma, Parker And Kingman as perfect locations for stargazers to help them identify objects in the outer solar system.