MSE News



Engineering Design Day 2014

UA's Engineering Design Day 2014 will take place Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Student Union Memorial Center. Engineering Design Day is a design extravaganza featuring 64 completely original engineering projects by more than 350 students majoring in various engineering disciplines. UA Engineering Design Day projects and prizes are sponsored by industry, faculty, individuals, and student clubs, and projects can go on to be real commercial products. National and local engineering...



CEEM's Lianyang Zhang and MSE's Krishna Muralidharan Collaborate on DOE Geopolymer Proposal

Faculty and students of the Departments of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) are collaborating on a Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to develop a fundamental characterization of the structure and properties of geopolymers used for strength enhancement of concrete. The proposal is a collaboration between Dr. Lianyang Zhang, Associate Professor in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering and...



MSE Joint Professor Dr. Kelly Simmons-Potter Named ACerS Fellow

Dr. Kelly Simmons-Potter, a UA Professor with joint appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Sciences, and Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society. Recognition of this honor will be given at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the ACerS 116th Annual Meeting to be held on October 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Simmons-Potter on this outstanding achievement!



MSE Undergrad Anne Ellis Receives 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

MSE undergraduate student Anne Ellis received the distinction of Honorable Mention for the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Erica Corral, Associate Professor in the MSE Department states that this distinction puts Anne in the top class of students in the country for engineering, and we should all be very proud to have her represent UA and our department in all her future endeavors.  Anne plans to pursue a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota...



Frisbee Without Borders

Please join the UA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders for its semi-annual Ultimate Fisbee tournament, Frisbee Without Borders! Frisbee Without Borders will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 on the east end of the UA Mall. Same-day registration starts at 1:30 pm and game play starts at 2:00 pm. Cost of registration is $10 per person ($9 for returning teams) and includes a t-shirt (tie dye available!), refreshments, and valuable prizes like gift cards to local restaurants for the winning...



UA Honors Supapan Seraphin with Distinguished Outreach Award

Ben's Bell recipeint and Thai food chef, and first female MSE faculty member, honored with UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty AwardSince joining UA Engineering’s department of materials science and engineering nearly a quarter-century ago, Supapan Seraphin has been a tireless ambassador for science and engineering education -- especially for women and minorities who imagined such a career to be out of reach.Seraphin has received the 2014 University of Arizona Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award...



MSE PhD Candidate Christina Bisulca is Recipient of 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award

MSE PhD Candidate Christina Bisulca received the 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award for her proposal titled "New Applications of Vis-NIR spectroscopy in Archaeological Science." The 2014 award winners will focus on research projects that showcase the capabilities of PANalytical Boulder's advanced spectroscopy instruments, and in exchange, PANalytical Boulder will provide each student with temporary use of instrumentation. Additionally, recipients are eligible to receive up to $500...



ME-ISE Degree Approved / Plans for Online Delivery and Expansion Underway

The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE) degree has been approved and the MSE Department is working towards online delivery and expansion of the program to other topical areas.The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE) has been approved and is now an available degree through the UA College of Engineering. The program is geared toward students and industry professionals who are...



MSE Lab Trains UA Students in Cleanroom Practices

UA Engineering students are gearing up for a new semiconductor processing lab course in the cleanest environment on campus.A new lab class in the “cleanest” environment on campus is helping prepare UA engineering and science students for high-tech jobs.Cleanroom facilities at technology manufacturing companies are critical for designing and producing integrated circuits, memory devices, biomedical test structures, and the like. So there is a growing need for employees trained in cleanroom...



Engineering Week Egg Drop Contest Spring 2014

Engineering Week 2014 took place February 16-22, 2014 and at the UA, this culminated in an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, February 21st. A large number of College of Engineering students participated in the competition that involved vision, planning and team work. For the contest, students designed contraptions to house eggs with the goal of avoiding egg breakage during a drop from the AME building, and they were required to adhere to a set of rules that forbid the use of any parachute devices. No...

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