The University of Arizona is one of only eight institutions in the nation to be selected and funded under a major, nationwide initiative designed to greatly enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.Aimed at addressing the nationwide demand to improve education, retain more majors and expand the workforce in STEM, the Association of American Universities (AAU) announced the eight project sites of the STEM Undergraduate Education Initiative, which is funded by ...
The College of Engineering is pleased to
announce the awarding of the prestigious Thomas G. Chapman Fellowship to Elyse
Canosa, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in the MSE department’s Heritage Conservation science program. Elyse completed her master’s degree last year, on
carbon isotope analysis of 19th century paper negatives, and she will now focus
on corrosion resistance of photographic materials. She works at the Arizona
State Museum and volunteers at the Center for Creative Photography. Elyse has...
The College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon was held on May 8, 2013 in the SUMC-Catalina Room. Elsa Morales, Administrative Associate in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), received the 2013 William Primm Cosart Award. The prestigious award honors and rewards staff for exceptional service in support of the College's mission. Elsa was nominated by MSE Department Head Pierre Deymier: "Elsa is fully dedicated to her programs and her students. She...
MSE Professor Robert Erdmann
was invited by the Netherlands RKD (Rijkbureau voor Kunsthistorische
Dokumentatie) and CODART (an international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art) to deliver a lecture entitled "Technically
Analyzing Art in the Digital Age" on May 21st, 2013. http://website.rkd.nl/archief/nieuwsarchief/technically-analyzing-art-in-the-digital-ageDr. Erdmann, an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is currently a
UA College of Engineering announced the Outstanding Seniors, Outstanding Graduate Students and Outstanding Teaching Assistants for the spring 2013 semester at a
spring commencement luncheon on May 1, 2013. A record number of awards, 34, were made. MSE senior Bradley Rubin and Ph.D. candidate Russell Beal were both recipients of awards. Further reading
was well represented at 2013 Engineering Design Day on April 30th. Eight senior
students were part of multidisciplinary teams: Brian Akpan, Nathan
Fenstemaker, Hyun Jun Ji, Chelsea Miller, Andrew Phipps, Bradley Rubin,
Brian Rule, and Zachary Smith. Hyun Jun Ji and his team won the $500 award
for Best Physical Implementation of Analytically Driven Design,
bestowed by Tucson’s Latitude Engineering LLC. The project entitled High
Force Damper Test was sponsored by Tucson’s Airtronics...
The 10th Annual Materials Bowl took place at the ASU Karsten Golf Course
in Tempe, AZ on April 23, 2013. Four University of Arizona (UA)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) teams squared off
against six ASU Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering teams in what is
known as The Battle for the Materials Territorial Trophy, a senior
project and poster competition created in 2003 by Norm Hubel, President
and Founder of Refrac Systems.
The event was sponsored by the ASM...
PARITY FOR WOMEN IN STEM FIELDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AN ELUSIVE GOALAdvanced degrees and professional success haven't spared Leslie Tolbert from gender bias in the scientific world. She holds the University of Arizona's top research administrative position, is an accomplished neuroscientist and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University. But she has sat through meetings where her ideas were ignored until they were echoed by a man, who then received credit for them. It's frustrating, she said,...
Dr. Robert Erdmann, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is currently a Fellow-in-Residence at NIAS, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences. Each year, the Institute invites around 50 carefully selected scholars, both from within and outside the Netherlands, to its center in Wassenaar where they are given the opportunity to do research over a ten-month or five-month period. Fellows carry out their...
The Honors College 3rd Annual First Year Project Showcase took place on April 15. This year, a group of 45 first-year students presented their research findings during the ever-expanding spring showcase for the largest number of students presenting.Research categories were:Analytical ResearchApplied Research/Community ProjectCreative ExpressionDesignHonors College Common ReadingLab/Field ExperienceTeri Elwood, an Honors freshman student who intends to major inMaterials Science and Engineering...