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Paul Blowers

Paul Blowers Chosen as 2010 da Vinci Fellow

Pioneer of unorthodox yet highly effective teaching methods recognized for multifaceted contributions.
metamaterials

What Nature Cannot Provide, Engineers Invent

Metamaterials pioneer Rick Ziolkowski is designing new substances for acoustics, optics and electromagnetics.
UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industry and Research Collaborate to Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

Research meets industry as two Tucson companies and UA professor Ray Kostuk have been awarded a three-year grant to investigate holographic optical collectors in solar technologies.
Robot racing

UA and Industry Use Robotics to Promote Engineering Among Less Privileged Students

Summer enginering programs are open to students from all backgrounds, but one aims to attract Hispanic and Native American students, particularly from poor economic backgrounds.
UA Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Tom Vincent: First Graduate of UA Aerospace Engineering PhD Program

Professor emeritus was prolific author and dedicated environmentalist.
microbes

Globetrotting Engineer Designs Instruments to Detect Life at Extremes of Nature, Including Other Planets

Life turns up everywhere, often in places it's not expected. If it's there, Linda Powers will find it.
Keonjian and Fink

UA Engineers Will Create Planetary Rover from Retinal Implant Test Robot

Wolfgang Fink plans to transform remote-controlled implant-testing robotic platform into autonomous rover for planetary exploration.
Mineral microspcopy

Sustaining the Mining Supply Chain

The new Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources is charged with making the process of extracting copper more sustainable and energy efficient.

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