Maya Springhawk Robnett

Arizona Science Desk Reporter

Maya Springhawk Robnett is the Arizona Science Desk reporter for KAWC.

Maya grew up in the Southwest and began attending Arizona Western College in Yuma at the age of fourteen.  At seventeen, she graduated with her AA in Studio Art.

From May 2012 to September 2014, Maya volunteered then worked part-time at KAWC as the News & Operations Assistant/Reporter while working towards her degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.  Maya's coverage included a diverse range of topics, from mixed martial arts in Yuma to the local foster care system. 

Maya also produced KAWC's Work Stories series for more than a year, focusing on the daily lives and stories of those making a living in Yuma County. 

Maya left KAWC to finish her degree and returned in May 2016 to cover science in the region.

She is a violinist, poet, and sculptor.

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Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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A new analysis shows nearly two-thirds of Americans are experiencing an increased number of extreme heat days.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Community resource centers—outfitted with everything from medical clinics to employment help—is the goal of community school advocates.  The first community school in Yuma County recently opened at OC Johnson Elementary School.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

City of San Luis

Friendship Park in San Luis, Arizona sits on the U.S./Mexico border.   For 30 years, it served as a gathering point for families from both sides of the border and the city planned a major renovation.  Now, a move to expand the nearby Port of Entry has changed those plans.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett explains…

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The final surviving member of the team that accomplished a record-breaking endurance flight in Yuma in 1949 has died.  He was part of the team that set a new record for 1,124 hours of continuous flight.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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