Women Engineers Shine at Innovation Day Showcasing UA ResearchBy Jessa B. Turner, UA Tech Park - March 23, 2011, 1:25 pm
The March 29 event celebrates the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff and faculty members.
On Tuesday, March 29, the University of Arizona will host its eighth annual Innovation Day at the UA.
The event celebrates the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff and faculty members.
Innovation Day will open by highlighting the best of the University's research by showcasing "UA at the Leading Edge" in short video clips. The session will take place in the Gallagher Theater at the UA Student Union Memorial Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The videos will feature UA researchers who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of technology and innovation:
David S. Alberts, who focuses on translational cancer prevention and treatment improving the quality of life for cancer patients.
Neal R. Armstrong, who explores the interface science of emerging thin film solar cell technologies ultimately allowing most of the surfaces in our living space to harvest solar energy.
Erica L. Corral, who focuses on high-temperature materials for use in extreme environmental applications such as in aerospace vehicles.
Mary M. Poulton, who directs the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, which spans science, engineering, health, business and policy to ensure responsible stewardship and development of the Earth's mineral resources.
Leslie Tolbert, vice president for research, will present a special report on University innovation and commercialization during the luncheon.
Following the luncheon, the Innovation Showcase will highlight student companies from the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and start-up companies from the Arizona Center for Innovation and UA departments.
A technology assessment center will also be available during Innovation Showcase. New venture presentations and a reception will follow the showcase.
All activities are open to the public. The event fee is $30, with a discount for UA faculty, staff and students.
Registration deadline is March 23, 2011.