Fourth Industrial Revolution

Savannah Brown, Sean Rowlands, Cooper Wynn, Devin Murphy and Weicheng Li, with Hannah Whetzel acting as a stand-in for a grasshopper in the grasshopper catcher they designed for Engineering Design Day. (Photo: Emily Dieckman/UA College of Engineering)
April 24, 2019
Engineering Design Day will feature inventions to fight fires, reduce cyclist fatalities and combat child abuse, as well as more than 100 other projects to make the world better.
Conceptual artwork of a pair of entangled quantum particles interacting. (Photo: Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library)
Jan. 25, 2019
UA researchers are building a quantum hub known as Inquire, which will be the world's first shared research and training instrument to help researchers in diverse fields benefit from quantum resources.
The next phase of the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center will focus on applications for 5G technologies, including mobile edge computing, also known as "fog computing."
Jan. 8, 2019
UA-led research into 5G networks allows for remote surgery, autonomous vehicles and ever-faster processing speeds.
Jay Nunamaker developed the AVATAR system with graduate students to make border crossings both more secure and more efficient. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 27, 2018
UA researchers have developed AVATAR, an interactive system that interviews border crossers, monitors thousands of physical signals and alerts agents when it detects deception.
Soft skills such as critical thinking, communication and teamwork are in high demand by employers, making the humanities an increasingly important part of students' educations.
July 2, 2018
"There is no such thing as a starving humanist. These people are employed in all kinds of jobs in all kinds of fields," Alain-Philippe Durand says of the UA's focus on the humanities.
(Composite image: Bob Demers/UANews)
May 30, 2018
The UA program, begun less than two years ago, becomes one of only 20 to be recognized by the National Security Agency for teaching specialized technologies and techniques.
(Composite image: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 18, 2018
A young cyber operations program, based on the UA South campus, provides students with uncommon hands-on training for a wealth of career opportunities. With UANews video. This is the final installment in the eight-part series Fast Forward, which has examined the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
Catherine Brooks is associate director of the UA School of Information, which brings together faculty and students focused on various areas of information science, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 11, 2018
In a technology universe where there are more questions than answers, UA researchers are calling for a collective approach toward the thorny issues of data privacy, algorithmic discrimination and the spread of "fake news" online. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
Dr. Daruka Mahadevan (left) and Eric Weterings examine cancer cells in a petri dish. Mahadevan is director of the UA Cancer Center Early Phase Clinical Trials Program. (Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS, ABOR, BioCommunications)
April 4, 2018
Researchers and physician-scientists at the UA Cancer Center and College of Medicine – Tucson are optimistic about immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system, teaching it to recognize — and destroy — cancer cells. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.