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2020

Two women stand in front of a solar-powered desalination system, shaped like a giant curved mirror

Harnessing the Sun to Purify Concentrated Waste Streams

A team of engineers and scientists is developing a solar-powered desalination system to recover water from concentrated waste streams with maximum efficiency.

Engineering Student Projects Move Toward Commercialization

Through Tech Launch Arizona's Student Innovation Challenge, engineering students receive funds to develop a mushroom cultivation system and a mobile app for monitoring pavement conditions.
Image of an optical communication chip.

University of Arizona Awarded $26M to Architect the Quantum Internet

The University of Arizona will lead a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, called the Center for Quantum Networks, with core partners Harvard, MIT and Yale.
Herbold Fellows

Herbold Fellowships Apply Data Science to Diverse Areas

With scholarships sponsored by Bob and Patricia Herbold, five UA engineering graduate students are using computational and other advanced analyses to improve air quality, quantum computing capabilities, hypersonic flight, data-driven decision making...
Dongkyun Kang, wearing rubber gloves and a mask, leans over to work on a small device under a bright light.

“The Future is Now” in New Skin Cancer Diagnosis Technology

Biomedical engineering professor Dongkyun "DK" Kang is collaborating with fellow researchers in the University of Arizona Cancer Center to create a portable, less expensive version of a skin cancer diagnostic microscope.
Mine tailings storage facility

Multi-University Center Aims to Minimize Mine Tailings Risk

Increased concern over the sustainability of handling mine waste has led to a joint venture dedicated to mine tailings research and education.
Closeup of water splashing

Shanghai Rankings: UA Home to Top Water Resources Program in US

The University of Arizona has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 2 globally in the area of water resources in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities by academic subjects.
Zachary Rovig

Seniors Build Successful Projects Despite COVID-19 Setbacks

Using online meeting software and materials found around the house, and with a whole lot of determination and discipline, seniors overcame challenges associated with the pandemic to succeed with their capstone designs and prototypes.

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