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December 2018

A colorful MRI and CT image of a mouse's brain.

Controlling Neurons With Light, but Without Wires or Batteries

Research by UA professor reveals a more sophisticated method for delivering light to control neurons in the brain -- which could ultimately mean turning off pain receptors or reducing the effects of severe neurological disorders.
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Donor Generosity Boosts College of Engineering’s Growth

College supporters give $9.3 million in 2018 financial year.
Nizhonabah Davis, Amanda Bertsch and Stanley Wong

Three Flinn Scholars Choose CHEE and Look Toward Giving Back

Arizona Flinn scholars haven't graduated yet but they are already looking for ways to pay forward their good fortune.
University of Arizona senior Keara Burke

UA Undergrad Works to ID OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Site

Systems engineering and mathematics double major Keara Burke is helping NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find the perfect place to collect samples at its far-flung destination, the asteroid Bennu.
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$1.5M Gift to UA to Help Shape Biomedical Engineers of Tomorrow

The gift, from a UA alumnus and his wife, will help provide engineering students with hands-on experience in biomedical device fabrication.
Dominic Gervasio smiles while he sifts through a stack of composite membranes, paper-thin black material with transparent yellow borders, about 1.5 feet by six inches.

University of Arizona Professor Advances New Fuel-Cell Technology

Dominic Gervasio is working with Tech Launch Arizona to commercialize a smaller, lighter fuel cell that can operate at high temperatures without using water.

More Than Meets the Eye

Augmented reality helps surgeons make decisions in real time.

UA Engineers Bring 5G Whiz to Cell Networks

University of Arizona-led research into 5G networks allows for remote surgery, autonomous vehicles and ever-faster processing speeds.