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Jan 13, 2012 1:15 PM

Mayor praises UA's Bio5 institute for making Tucson a 'Science City'

TUCSON - Today, recently-elected Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild emphasized the importance of the University of Arizona in making Tucson a "Science City," that combines research, industry, education and entrepreneurship.

Speaking from the UA's Bio5 institute, Mayor Rothschild praised the center as an important part of Tucson's economy. Over 350 researchers from five different disciplines - basic science, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering - conduct collaborative research, according to a UA news release.

Members of Bio5 have also gone on to form their own tech companies, and various other entrepreneurial pursuits. The institute also conducts educational outreach at local high schools and middle schools, increasing the likelihood that they will consider a science career, the release states.

Tune in to News 4 Tucson this evening for more on what Bio5 is bringing to our community.

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