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UA students mingle with researchers from around the world during a poster exhibit at the 39th annual International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, held at the University of Arizona.

UA undergraduates and graduates interacted with more than 500 participants, including two Nobel Laureates, at the 39th annual International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, held at the University of Arizona in September 2014. 

Among the experts in science, technology, engineering and astronomy from 35 different countries were Nobel Laureates in physics John Mather and Serge Haroche, who were awarded in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Haroche, a professor at College de France, gave a plenary talk about exploring the quantum world through microwave photons, and Mather spoke about NASA’s upcoming 2018 launch of the James Webb space telescope. 

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Thanks to students taking part in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the UA, members of the Tucson community got to ride along in a driverless car.

"It feels like there is actually someone driving it, but it was eerie to see that nobody was next to me," Elizabeth Curbelo, business manager in the University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering department, told news reporters.

Eight students from universities in Arizona, California, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia tested their summer research on the Cognitive Autonomous Test vehicle, or CAT vehicle, during a demonstration at a UA parking lot on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Students, faculty and staff, friends and others in the Tucson community watched -- and rode.  

The students -- whose research projects ranged from designing path-following controllers to using spinning lasers to detect obstacles -- were part of a 10-week NSF program that competitively selects a small number of students from colleges around the nation to experience the world of research. 

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Eight engineering and computer science undergraduates from throughout the United States have been working this summer to advance driverless car technology. Using the UA’s Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle, they will put their research to the test on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 as they demonstrate their projects. 

The students -- whose projects ranged from designing path-following controllers to using spinning lasers to detect obstacles -- will be available during intervals to answer questions about their research. Faculty, administrators and students participating in other summer research programs across the campus will attend, and the public is invited to see the driverless car in motion.

The demo will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in UA parking lot No. 3039, adjacent to electrical and computer engineering and south of architecture, near Second Street and North Palm Drive.

The students, who otherwise may not have had opportunities to participate in a high-profile research project, were selected from among 70 applicants for the 10-week National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University.

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College of Engineering faculty have revamped ECE175, a prerequisite for all ECE majors as well as a number of other Engineering majors. The new class structure incorporates more discussion, one-on-one help, hands-on activities and team projects. Photo by Adam Blumer.

UA electrical and computer engineering professors are switching things up to better engage students in large classes. And their efforts, part of a national program to improve STEM education, are paying off.

While lecture halls can accommodate the hundreds of students who take introductory classes, traditionally they do not encourage active student participation, which is key to improving science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education.

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