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The UA Tech Park announced the development partners for two new projects. Tucson News Now reports on the specifics of the Village at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road and the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. Reporter Bud Foster states that these developments will transform much of the area.  The Village at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, a mixed use development, will be developed by Bourn Companies, LLC. The Technology Precinct, the first vertical development of the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, will be developed by The Boyer Company.

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UA-Technology for Nuclear Energy Materials

Urbix Resources received a Department of Energy award to advance University of Arizona (UA) technology for nuclear energy materials. Co-founded by UA alumni, the company was recently named to receive a technology development voucher for work on ultra-high purity isotropic graphite. The technology, licensed to Urbix, began as a sponsored project in the College of Optical Sciences.  

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Racing the Sun

Fifteen high school teams from across the state of Arizona participated in the Seventh Annual Racing the Sun. This program challenges students to design, build and test solar go-karts over the course of the school year. Students met several milestones throughout the year and learned via a series of hands-on workshops how to properly work with electrical systems, how to use renewable energy and so much more. 

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Innovative Minds Challenge

Tech Parks Arizona and the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) held the Fourth Annual Innovative Minds Challenge in partnership with Perkins Coie. University of Arizona student teams competed for cash prizes and business support services to bring their business ideas to market. Successful startups housed at AzCI also showcased their businesses during the event, demonstrating their technologies, and encouraging the student entrepreneurs.       

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IBM Celebrates 40 years at the Tech Park

IBM and Tech Parks Arizona marked the 40th year since Big Blue came to Tucson with an event on May 18 that showcased some of the company's latest technology. In 1978, IBM broke ground on a new home for its storage-solutions division on 1,345 acres of land in southeast Tucson.

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Congressional Art Competition

The UA Tech Park walls are in full display of artwork from high schools students from across the Tucson area as part of a national art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The display, titled "Art in the Park," is organized annually by Arizona 2nd Congressional District Congresswoman Martha McSally and hosted by the UA Tech Park. Since the competition began in 1982, more 650,000 high school students have participated and some even going as far as Washington DC, where winners are recognized.

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Senior Design Team

Tech Parks Arizona and UA Transportation Research Institute sponsored a team for Design Day through the UA College of Engineering program. Senior engineering students designed, built and tested a solar powered go-kart with autonomous capabilities. The students showed off their final project during the Racing the Sun event at Musselman Honda Circuit.

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Tech Park Interns

The Spring 2018 cohort of interns at Tech Parks Arizona recently completed their program. They gained real-world work experience to build upon their personal and professional skills. Student interns hailed from the Colleges of Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Fine Arts and the Eller College of Management.

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