Science and Technology

The Tech Launch Arizona team reports another great year of engagement, innovation and impact for FY2018.
July 27, 2018
The UA has met or surpassed expectations in technology commercialization for the fiscal year 2018, as Tech Launch Arizona continues to enhance the impact of UA research for the public.
The yellow balls seen at the center of this image are a phase of massive star formation that comes before the massive stars have cleared cavities in the clouds of gas around them (shown in green) but after the cold, collapsing gas stage that Jenny Calahan and Yancy Shirley searched for in their survey. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech)
July 25, 2018
University of Arizona astronomy students searched 101 massive clouds of gas to find those that may be in the first phases of forming massive stars.
As graphic designer for the OSIRIS-REx mission, Heather Roper tells the spacecraft's story through images and illustrations that stay true to the science. (Photo: Bob Demers/UA News)
July 24, 2018
OSIRIS-REx Graphic Designer Heather Roper melds science and art in illustrations that are not only stunning to behold, but capture scientific details faithfully.
The front of the mine tailings pile at the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site in Yavapai County. (Photo: UA Superfund Research Program)
July 20, 2018
Five colleges at the University of Arizona are studying human and environmental risks and developing practical solutions for the mining industry and health professions.
Zlática Kraljevic worked in Alan Randolph's crystallization lab in the UA Department of Chemical Engineering while pursuing graduate degrees. After earning her master's in 1977, she became one of the first women to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the UA in 1981.
July 18, 2018
Zlática Kraljevic carried the lessons she learned at the UA to a far-reaching career that has spanned multiple industries, from energy services to global consulting and education.
UA undergraduate student Gordon Downs is helping develop new ways to analyze data from the NASA Curiosity mars rover as a collaborator on the Mars Science Laboratory science team.
July 17, 2018
Scientists from around the world are working on the NASA Curiosity rover mission. What makes the UA's Mars Science Laboratory team unique is undergraduate student Gordon Downs.
2018 KEYS interns pose with their successful protein gel during biotechnology training. (Photo: Deanna Sanchez)
July 9, 2018
"KEYS is one of the reasons that I can’t wait to find my role in using science to make the world a better place," incoming UA freshman Kyle Kline said of his BIO5 KEYS Research Internship.
The UA Tech Park remains one of the largest employment centers in southern Arizona, hosting 52 companies and organizations that employ 5,870 skilled workers.
June 26, 2018
The UA Tech Park, a center for high-wage jobs, remains one of the largest employment hubs in southern Arizona, hosting 52 companies and organizations that employ 5,870 skilled workers.
Fletcher McCusker (right) speaks at the 2018 Tech Launch Arizona I-Squared Awards, where he was honored with the award for Ecosystem Impact. TLA Assistant Vice President Doug Hockstad looks on. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
June 26, 2018
Tucson's newest early-stage capital fund, UA Venture Capital Fund LLC, has announced that its first three investments will include UA-connected companies Codelucida and Regulonix.