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UA President Ann Weaver Hart (left) and College of Engineering dean Jeff Goldberg (right) present ECE professor Linda Powers with the i-Squared Award for Innovation and Impact at the second annual Tech Launch Arizona awards event.

Electrical and computer engineering professor Linda Powers received a 2015 Tech Launch Arizona award for her contributions to commercializing new technology.

“This is a great moment for us to recognize those who are applying knowledge to today’s major challenges and questions and giving voice to the importance of moving that knowledge out into the world,” said UA President Ann Weaver Hart, who presented eight awards to UA researchers and two to UA alumni on April 30 at Tech Launch Arizona’s second annual awards event, the I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact.

Powers, the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering, has... Read Complete Article

ECE students Jeremy Gin, Mark Roche and Jaime Lara Martinez accept the Raytheon Sensintel Best Overall Design Award with their teammates at the 13th annual Engineering Design Day.

About 400 seniors on 77 multidisciplinary teams showcased a wide range of projects at the 13th annual UA Engineering Design Day on May 6, 2015. 

Electrical and computer engineering students on 15 teams took home awards, including the first and second place overall team design awards. Prize money for teams with ECE contributions totaled more than $13,000.

Winning projects ranged from a robot capable of detecting and detonating improvised explosive devices to a smartphone integrated gun lock.

UA News story: "The Future is Now at Engineering Design Day"

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Students Megan Pritchard, Greg DePaul and Jake Rockland at their induction into Iota Xi, the UA student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Eta Kappa Nu.

By Jill Goetz, College of Engineering

Iota Xi, the University of Arizona student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Eta Kappa Nu honor society, or IEEE-HKN, has received the organization’s Outstanding Chapter Award.

The UA was selected from more than 180 active chapters from around the globe for its programs and activities to foster student success and provide outreach.

Associate ECE department head Hal Tharp (left) accepts the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award for the UA student chapter from Stephen Goodnick, past... Read Complete Article

Janet M. Roveda, ECE associate professor, is co-principal investigator with Michelle Perfect, associate professor in the College of Education, on a study looking at sleep’s connections to learning. The project has significant implications for STEM recruitment and retention, family engagement, and teacher development.

To drive interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the team has received nearly $1.2 million in funding through Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers, or ITEST, a program of the National Science Foundation.

Full article at UA News

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