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The Arizona Board of Regents confirmed the appointments of UArizona faculty members Steven Archer, Sonia Colina, Marwan Krunz, Dante Lauretta, Sallie Marston and Ian Pepper as Regents Professors.
Researchers are hoping to learn more about human speech by studying songbirds, one of the few species that share humans' ability to learn new vocalizations.
The UArizona the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering received more than $3 million in funding in support of their hypersonics research on objects that move faster than the speed of sound.
Inspired by Noah's Ark, the ambitious project aims to preserve humankind – and animal-kind, plant-kind and fungi-kind – in the event of a global crisis.
The test uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Auxilium Technologies has brought together multiple UArizona inventions that offer sustainable, energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions to improve the output of mines while reducing their environmental impact.
Hydrology and engineering professors receive Convergence Accelerator awards from the National Science Foundation. The new program aims to support interdisciplinary efforts to solve real-world problems in the near future.
Tech Launch Arizona’s second Student Innovation Challenge has selected five student teams for funding to prototype inventions for commercialization. Twenty-six applications were received in all, and the judging panel awarded a total of approximately $40,000, which was distributed amongst the teams to develop their ideas into prototypes.
Home to multiple high-speed wind tunnels and facilities for high-temperature materials and manufacturing, UArizona is among the leading institutions working to accelerate research and technology for hypersonic flight.
The $2 million initial gift, plus a $2.5 million challenge grant, is helping the university upgrade facilities, provide financial support to students and work toward an interdisciplinary school of mining engineering and mineral resources.