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Research News - September 2021

Roberto Peralta stands on a stage accepting a framed certificate from an older man. The certificate says "Astronaut Scholarship." The men are in formal wear and there is a blue curtain behind them.

Polyglot Engineering Student Lands Astronaut Scholarship

Roberto Peralta looks toward serving his global community by designing low-cost prosthetic limbs.
Zheshen Zhang in his lab

UArizona Engineer Awarded $5M to Build Quantum-Powered Navigation Tools

Funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator Program, the Quantum Sensors project aims to make space and terrestrial navigation far more sensitive, accurate and affordable.
A student smiling and wearing graduation garb and a white hard hat covered in stickers. There are three other students in the frame, wearing the same combination, but out of focus.

Arizona State Legislature Approves $4M in Ongoing Yearly Funding for School of Mining and Mineral Resources

The funding is geared to building a highly educated workforce prepared to meet some of the world’s most pressing technological needs around mineral resources.
In the foreground, a robot with four orange wheels. Two men stand behind the robot.

Researchers Enlist Robot Swarms to Mine Lunar Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
Jesse Little stands in front of a large blue wind tunnel -- it looks like a horizontal pipe -- on red scaffolding. He is wearing a black mask over his nose and mouth and gesturing with his hands to explain something.

University of Arizona Puts Hypersonics Research Program in Hyperdrive

Jesse Little and Alex Craig talk to the Arizona Daily Star about their research at subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic speeds.