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Unusually Wet Week in Yuma County Could Raise Produce Prices

Dec 26, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

It has been an unusually wet winter thus far for the sunniest city in the world and meteorologists predict the trend will continue.  The recent rainfall in Yuma County is causing problems for local farmers.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

Veteran's Neurological Research Center

16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050.  Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people.  In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different—a self-contained "dementia village." 

Inaugural YRMC Resident Class Graduates

Jul 5, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma graduated its first class of residents recently. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk spoke with two of the four graduates…

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.

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