Arizona Western College

Four Elements Added To The Periodic Table

Jan 4, 2016
Brian Cantoni - Flickr

Chemistry students learning the periodic table this semester will encounter four new elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the discoveries Dec. 30.

Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 complete the seventh period, or bottom row, on the table.

Feliz Navidad From Our Campus Carolers

Dec 16, 2015
Steve Hennig - KAWC

Happy holidays from KAWC and Arizona Western College's Child Development Learning Laboratory. The preschool class joined us for Christmas carols, including "Feliz Navidad" and "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer."

The songs will air Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 pm on The Bridge.

Stephanie Sanchez

Yuma- Law enforcement agencies across the state are having trouble hiring and keeping new police officers.

21-year old Arlene Martinez, a cadet at the Arizona Western College Law Enforcement Training Academy is going through the red man training, a series of realistic training scenarios that test her decision making skills under pressure.

Martinez is five foot four inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Local Students Compete in Robotics Challenge

Dec 3, 2015

Teams of Yuma students and their robots will meet Dec. 5 at a tournament on the Arizona Western College campus.

Tournament director Shara Castro, an eighth grade teacher at St. Francis Catholic School, said the students have been preparing since August for the robot games.

Castro said the robotics challenge encourages students to think like engineers and scientists.

“Science, technology, math, engineering, all of those are included in what they have to do,” Castro said.

Yuma Botanists Collect Plants for Statewide Inventory

Nov 25, 2015
courtesy Karen Reichhardt

The Plant Atlas Project is an ongoing effort to catalogue Arizona’s native vegetation.

Upcoming winter rains will offer a window to collect some of the flowering plants needed for that inventory.

At first glance, the southwestern corner of Arizona might not seem like a great place to study plant life.