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2020

A young man wearing a face mask sits behind a monitor, surrounded by technology on a plane.

ACTIVATE Makes a Careful Return to Flight

Chemical and environmental engineering professor Armin Sorooshian continues leading a multimillion dollar NASA mission from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Screenshot of President Robert C. Robbins in a Zoom meeting

NASA Takes Virtual Tour of Mini-Labs for Studying Asteroids

The pandemic on Earth doesn’t stop progress in space as researchers present their work on $3M STEM-engagement project.
A spacecraft above an asteroid's terrain (artist's impression).

OSIRIS-REx Successfully Touches Asteroid Bennu in Sample Grab

Ten years after NASA selected UArizona to lead the OSIRIS-REx mission, the spacecraft successfully completed its most treacherous and rewarding task: sample collection.
Blurry screencap of a Zoom meeting, in which two women wearing masks sit at a large table.

Sonoran Students Set to Earn Interest-Free Mining Engineering Degrees

University of Arizona program is preparing students in Mexico for a global workforce.
Judith Su wearing a white labcoat and leaned over a complicated array of sensors.

$1.8M to Advance Device for Detecting COVID-19, Cancer, Contaminants

A biomedical engineering professor's technology detects and distinguishes ultra-low levels of disease particles, performance-enhancing drugs, contaminants and "anything worth sensing."
Jianqiang Cheng, Ricardo Valerdi and Qiang Zhou

Three SIE Researchers Earn NSF Funding in One Month

The funding will support research into data science, engaging children in hands-on STEM activities and more efficiently replacing battery-powered Internet of Things devices.
A Latino student wearing sunglasses, a graduation cap and gown and a "Class of 2019" sash raises his fist into the air in excitement. Red and white text on the blue background reads, "Excelencia in Education: Examples of Excelencia."

UA Program Named 'Example of Excelencia' in Recognition of Service to Latino Students in STEM

The Arizona's Science, Engineering and Math Scholars program provides services to support students in graduating with a STEM degree, focusing on students who are underrepresented in STEM.
One half of the image is a graphic that says, "Bear Down, Live United: Campaign for Community Giving." in red and blue letters. The other half is a photo of Tiffany Gregory holding a puppy.

College Prepares to Give Back During UA Cares

Tiffany Gregory of Engineering Research Administration Services spearheaded College of Engineering involvement in the university’s annual giving campaign in 2019, increasing fundraising levels by 60%. This year, she is helping pivot the campaign in...

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