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June 2021

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How Rainbows Could Boost Your Roof’s Solar Power

It’s a way to make solar panels even more efficient, and all it takes is a little hologram.
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Researchers Trace Dust Grain's Journey Through Newborn Solar System

Combining atomic-scale sample analysis and models simulating likely conditions in the nascent solar system, a new study reveals clues about the origin of crystals that formed more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Paul Blowers

Paul Blowers Wins Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence

Beloved chemical and environmental engineering professor recognized with university-level award.
Dylon Taylor

Alumnus Endows $1M Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering graduate Dylan Taylor is funding the Patrick R. Taylor Endowed Department Leadership Chair to honor his father, a renowned expert in metallurgy, materials science and thermal plasma technology.
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UArizona, Diné College to Train Next Generation of Navajo Water Scientists

A $500,000 grant from the USDA will help UArizona and Diné College prepare Navajo Nation college students for careers in STEM.
A students, seen from behind, looking at a rending of a mine plan on his laptop. He is in a classroom, and other students can be seen in the background.

New School of Mining and Mineral Resources Will Take Holistic Approach

Jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science, the school aims to break down disciplinary silos to educate the next generation of mining engineers and mineral resource professionals.
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EMPOWER STEM Program Creates Student Pathways to Jobs in National Labs

Funded by $748,000 from the Office of Naval Research, the EMPOWER STEM program aims to provide a route to government research jobs, particularly for students from diverse backgrounds.
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Michael Marcellin Makes ‘Thinking Like an Engineer’ Top Educational Priority

Popular ECE professor puts three decades of experience to work supporting student clubs and helping undergraduates get real-world experience.

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