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Research News - March 2023

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Symposium Lends to Launch of UA Cancer Engineering Initiative

Internationally renowned researchers exchange ideas around prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
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College Celebrates Engineering Patents

The second annual Patent Medallion Luncheon recognized 17 engineering faculty for 24 inventions.
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UA Engineers Lead $1.2M Project to 3D-Print Parts for Hypersonic Vehicles

When engineers 3D-print metal objects, they use metals originally developed for conventional manufacturing processes. It's a bit like trying to use papyrus in a paper printer – it works, but not as well as it could. Two University of Arizona...
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BME Research Expo Showcases Students’ Research Acumen

The competition is the department’s biggest annual event.
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Hansel and Gretel's Breadcrumb Trick Inspires Robotic Exploration of Caves on Mars and Beyond

University of Arizona engineers have developed a system that allows autonomous vehicles to scout out underground habitats for astronauts.