The University of Arizona

UA Student Robotic Rover Team Among Best in Nation

UANews | June 24, 2011
UA engineering students designed and built a planetary rover and demonstrated its capabilities recently at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team received $10,000 to partake in the competition, requiring the rover to negotiate obstacles and traverse difficult terrain.

UA Awarded Millions to Shape Solar Telescope Mirror

UANews | June 22, 2011
The UA College of Optical Sciences has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to polish the 4.2-meter primary mirror for the world's largest solar telescope. Researchers will produce a surface that will allow scientists to view features on the sun in unprecedented detail.

Engineering Sculpture Tells Many Stories

UANews | June 21, 2011
Wondering about that odd-looking bronze sculpture outside Old Engineering? It's called a bent, the official symbol of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the U.S. The one here has an interesting history.

Putting a New Spin on Computing

UANews | June 20, 2011
Harnessing the magnetic moment, or spin, of electrons rather than their electric charge, physicists at the UA have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power.

UA Colleges Land National Support for Research Equipment

UANews | June 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded five grants to UA researchers in the colleges of engineering and optical sciences for high-tech measuring equipment that can be used in real-world applications.

The War on Microbes

UANews | June 15, 2011
At the UA, several research teams in various disciplines are working to improve food safety and develop new and effective weapons against an emerging breed of microbes that has become increasingly resistant to conventional antibiotics, as the recent outbreak in Germany shows.