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Faculty News - July 2023

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NSF Grant Supports Engineering and Health Lessons for Pascua Yaqui and Hispanic Students

Students in the C2SHIP program are learning community advocacy and STEM concepts.
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Two Departments Engage New Leaders

Mario Romero-Ortega joins biomedical from the University of Houston, while Ricardo Valerdi is promoted from within systems and industrial.
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Embracing the Future: Ricardo Valerdi Leads SIE into the Next 60 Years of Innovation

As the department celebrates 60 years since the founding of systems engineering, Valerdi’s vision expands beyond becoming a top-ranked program to meeting the needs of a changing world.
Andrea Achilli in his lab, with beakers in the foreground of the photo.

University and Partners Form Consortium to Address Southwest Water Concerns

As traditional sources of water run low, concern around Arizona's water supply is growing. A team of researchers is working to address the problem by advancing water reuse techniques.