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UA President Appoints Engineer as Faculty Athletics Representative to PAC-12 and NCAA

University of Arizona systems engineer Ricardo Valerdi builds on his experience working with professional sports teams and teaching sports analytics.
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An Autonomous Ride You Can Rely On

University of Arizona and IIT researchers develop standards to increase our confidence in robotic cars.
Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute

After a national search, biomedical engineer Jennifer Kehlet Barton has been named director of the interdisciplinary research institute, which develops creative, bold solutions to humanity's most pressing health and environmental challenges.
Kim Ogden

UA Professor Kim Ogden Takes the Helm at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Biofuels expert is the first University of Arizona faculty member and fifth woman to lead the professional society.

UA Architect Searches for Building Blocks to Fight Wildfires

As legislators and ecologists grapple with solutions to wildfire prevention, help is coming from a unique source: the building industry. Aletheia Ida believes sustainable building practices can play an integral role in the future of prevention.
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The Astounding Engineering Behind the World's Largest Optical Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope mirrors built on the University of Arizona campus are engineering marvels destined for the planet's biggest optical observatory, which has already taken almost six years and $20 million to make.
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UA Engineering Homecoming 2017: High-Powered and Full of Heart

University of Arizona alumni in biomedicine, aviation, construction and energy share stories of starting new ventures and leading Fortune 500 companies.
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Tucson Tech Expo Showcases New and Expanding Firms' Innovations

Tucson is attracting firms in such industries as mining and commercial space operations thanks in part to the abundance of engineering talent at the University of Arizona.