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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.
Suchol Savagatrup, wearing a face masks and blue latex gloves, reaches into a cabinet in his lab.

Little Droplets With a Big Punch: Using Liquid Sensors to Test Water Safety

Engineering assistant professor and Army Young Investigator Award winner develops a water test that uses oil droplets, rather than a solid sensor, to immediately detect contaminants.
Artist's depiction of a quantum circuit, in which nodes of light are interconnected by streams. lines of 0s and 1s appear in the background.

UArizona Engineers Demonstrate a Quantum Advantage

In a new paper, researchers in the College of Engineering and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences experimentally demonstrate how quantum resources aren't just dreams for the distant future – they can improve the technology of today.
A mannequin covered in black tape is held up by a PVC pipe frame in a large room. Two students kneel next to electronic equipment near the mannequin.

Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

As a capstone project, a team of engineering seniors built a mannequin to test the efficacy of lightning protection garments.

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