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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.
IEEE honor society names Iota Xi outstanding student chapter.

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... 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


Hao Xin

UA Engineering professor Hao Xin has overcome a major research hurdle in the race to build invisibility cloaks and other fantastical devices.
By Jill Goetz, College of Engineering

Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have used materials found in nature to improve their lot. Since the turn of this century, scientists have studied metamaterials, artificial materials engineered to bend electromagnetic, acoustic and other types of waves in ways not possible in nature.

Now, Hao Xin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Arizona, has made a discovery with these synthetic materials that may take engineers one step closer to building microscopes with superlenses that see molecular-level details, or shields that conceal military airplanes and even people.

Xin reported his findings with co-authors in an article titled "Microwave Gain Medium with Negative Refractive Index," just published... Read Complete Article

By Jill Goetz, College of Engineering

University of Arizona researchers are developing technology that converts smartphones into powerful eye-examining instruments that could prevent millions of people from going blind.

Wolfgang Fink, professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering, is principal investigator of a new project funded by the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity program to create “smart ophthalmoscopes,” specialized instruments for examining various parts of the eye’s interior. The devices, which can be attached to any smartphone, and accompanying software will enable health care providers, particularly in remote areas, to quickly and easily determine if patients are at risk of losing their vision. 

“Our hand-held ophthalmoscopes will permit eye exams in places they would otherwise be impossible,” said Fink, the Edward and Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair and director of the UA Visual and Autonomous... Read Complete Article

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