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October 2017

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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.
Blanche "Peggy" Lightowler Peckham

First Engineering Hall of Famers Lead by Example and Leave Their Marks

Meet the educators, entrepreneurs and pioneers -- not to mention the pilots, musicians and explorers -- who make up the University of Arizona College of Engineering inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
Jeremiah Pate

Impatience Is a Virtue for This Innovative UA Freshman

Jeremiah Pate refused to wait until after graduation to found a company, and now he is designing satellites that can explore asteroids and proteins that can battle Parkinson's disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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