Shirley Papuga and Jonathan Sprinkle have earned the prestigious awards, granted to scientists who demonstrate outstanding research, excellent education and have a particular skill at integrating both aspects.
Domestic honey bees are great for large-scale agriculture for a couple of reasons, writes the UA's Matina Donaldson-Matasci. First, they live in huge colonies of tens of thousands of bees: One colony can visit 50,000 blossoms in a single day.
The NSF annually awards 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students across the nation. This year, 35 of those awards were granted to students who either currently attend or have attended the UA as an undergraduate or graduate student.