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  • What: Solar Oven Throw Down
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Where: UA Mall
TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins will join nearly 600 UA engineering students as they compete in a mass cook-off, testing and demonstrating low-cost solar ovens they designed and built from scratch. Freshmen showcase their creativity and math prowess in a bid to calculate the expected temperatures of their thermodynamic designs.

Faculty and industry judges will select winners and award prizes. The event is sponsored by W.L. Gore & Associates.

Brian Cunningham

UA College of Engineering


Pete Brown 

UA College of Engineering


Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.