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Four students gather around their solar oven, which is made of cardboard and foil and decorated with plastic sunflowers

Together, Freshmen Stay the Course at 2017 Solar Oven Contest

Annual UA event is a vivid reminder that engineering isn’t easy, but it is fun.
Erin Ratcliff

Researchers Demonstrate New Ways to Design Better Organic Bioelectronics

Erin Ratcliff’s experiments with organic polymers boost prospects for developing more sensitive wearable and implantable bioelectronics that can record, regulate and repair what ails us.
A swimmer in a wet suit holds onto an EMILY robotic rescue buoy

Tucson Tech: Two Local Companies Cited for Inventions Aiding Military

Hydronalix, founded by UA Engineering alumnus Tony Mulligan, received a 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Defense.
biofuel tanker train

UA to Head New Center Focusing on Biofuels and Bioproducts

The goals of the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center will be to address the nation's needs for biofuels and bioproducts, strengthen Arizona's bioeconomy, and provide training for the next generation of scientists and engineers.
John Somerhalder, Engineering Alumnus of the Year 2016

A Forward-Looking Donor

The College of Engineering's 2016 Alumnus of the Year and his wife make a million-dollar gift to the college.
Solar-powered desalination bus

UA Leads STEM Traineeship to Address Needs of Navajo Nation

With funding from the National Science Foundation, a five-year, $3 million research traineeship will give UA graduate students the tools to address food, energy and water challenges in the Navajo Nation.
Student diplomats with Costa Rican ambassador

Students Step Up Global Negotiating Skills During Trip to Washington

Three UA Engineering students explore science diplomacy with foreign ambassadors, NASA researchers and international journalists, and show how the University is working to support a more peaceful world.
Baja racing vehicle

Engineering Clubs Build Practical Knowledge and Firm Friendships

Touring with teammates to enter engineering projects in national competitions provides lessons and experiences that no classroom can.

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