Arizona Public Media | By Fernanda Echavarri, March 6, 2012
On any given day, University of Arizona researchers and their students are working long hours building optical devices and traffic signal readers, studying dust particles in the air we breathe, analyzing water needs and evaluating natural compounds for medical value.
Some of these researchers were recognized during the 9th annual Innovation Day event on the Tucson campus Tuesday.
Larry Head Named Leading Edge Researcher at 2012 UA Innovation Day
ARIZONAengineer_online | By Pete Brown - March 6, 2012
Professor Larry Head, systems and industrial engineering department head, was named a leading edge researcher March 6 at UA Innovation Day.
Head's research in traffic and transportation systems engineering is currently focused on priority-based traffic signals that can reduce fatalities among fire and rescue first responders.
Nearly 13 percent of the firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty are killed in vehicle-related incidents, and fire trucks are involved in ten times as many collisions as other heavy trucks.
Arizona Public Media | Michael Chihak, March 5, 2012
From agriculture to engineering to hard sciences, University of Arizona faculty and students are conducting cutting edge, innovative research that rivals any being done worldwide, a UA official says.
Showing off that research is the goal of the 9th annual Innovation Day at the UA, which will be Tuesday on campus.
"Obviously, one that got a lot of attention was landing a spaceship on Mars," says Bruce Wright, UA associate vice president for university research parks. "That whole program was guided here and directed here out of the University of Arizona. That's a world-class impact, and the technology that comes out of that will be valuable for years to come."
Innovation Day Celebrates Entrepreneurship on Campus
By Jeff Harrison, University Communications, February 29, 2012
The event is nearly 10 years old, and the honors have become highly competitive.
The University of Arizona will celebrate faculty and student innovation and entrepreneurship at the ninth annual Innovation Day next week.
Many of the ideas and technologies forged at the UA have found their way into the marketplace, either as products, the technologies behind them or the companies that were created to move them out of the labs and into production.
The results span the business world with everything from new cancer drugs and other medical therapies to fiber-optic lasers and improved digital images for the movies.