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Arizona Native All About Having Enough Water

It is no wonder one of his favorite Arizona destinations is the Grand Canyon -- Lees Ferry to Mile 187, to be exact -- or that his second home is near Bonita Creek in southeastern Arizona, a fish...



Vahan G. Garboushian

Armenian-born electrical engineering grad, considered a pioneer in concentrated photovoltaic systems, is the UA College of Engineering 2011 Alumnus of the Year.

Vahan Garboushian is the...



Arun Ravi

Arun Ravi left the healthcare consulting business to develop a mental health wellness tool that analyzes how web content affects the emotional state of people, especially young people, browsing...



Alum Is a State of Mind for Lou Schlesinger

Lou Schlesinger attended the University of Arizona from fall 1969 until spring 1974, majoring in metallurgical engineering. One class – metallurgical plant design – stood between him and a...



Nick R. Schott

Nick Schott of Westford, Mass., has some great UA memories from the 1960s, when Tucson, Ariz., was still only a couple of hundred thousand strong and the UA football team, well, was probably...



Tony Torng

Boeing engineer and University of Arizona mechanical engineering alumnus Tony Torng was named Asian American Engineer of the Year in March 2012 by the...



Steve Holmes

You may remember Steve Holmes. He's the UA mining engineer alumnus who worked for Asarco who, along with Asarco LLC President Manuel Ramos, coordinated the refurbishment and donation of a 40-...



Alum Don Liu, Major Contributor to Safer Superships, Recalls UA Journey

The University of Arizona is 400 miles from the nearest ocean, but it played a key role in revolutionizing the shipping industry.

One of this story’s heroes is College of Engineering...



Helping Students Further Down the Line

Budd Parrish’s engineering education at the University of Arizona helped him learn technical skills and the value of efficiency and productivity. But it was his adaptability, persistence and...



Wizarding World of Don Silberman

Donn Silberman, aka “Dr. Donn, the Wizard of Light,” has garnered a few accolades recently.

In November 2012 he received the UC Irvine Extension dean’s Outstanding Service Award for his...



William (“Scotty”) McClary

After graduation, Scotty McClary started a career in digital communications that took him from Tucson, Ariz., to Washington, D.C., to Florida, where he now lives, semi-retired, in Delray Beach...



Lalitha & Dhananjay Mahajan

Husband and wife program managers for Microsoft Corporation may reside in Seattle but still remember the opportunities and experiences while studying science and engineering at the UA. Here...



Ray Haynes

This year's UA Bear Down awardee is a Nogales, Ariz., native who was an early champion of diversity in engineering. UA aerospace engineering alum Raymond Haynes was an early adopter of the...



Bala Krishnan

The co-founder, president and chief product officer of Peel Technologies Inc. treats his company's escape from failure in 2008 like an awakening. After all, how were his co-founder and he to...



Peter Hushek

UA Engineering Alum Establishes Scholarship in Father's Name

“Financial assistance is simply a...



Matthew M. McDole

Matt McDole received the 2012 Francis C. Turner Award for his contribution to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of transportation engineering. McDole has served with distinction in...



Peter J. Boyle

Peter J. Boyle (1943-1999) held degrees in history and geology from Eastern Michigan and San Francisco State universities, respectively. He was an industrial designer at San Francisco State...