A Winning Proposition

Partnering with the UA College of Engineering is a low-cost, low-risk proposition with enormous potential. Industry partnerships:

  • Spur technological discoveries and economic development
  • Grow and diversify the workforce pipeline
  • Advance engineering education and training

From Fortune 500 companies to local start-ups, federal agencies and nonprofits, industry partners gain access to faculty, labs and research advancements and get early opportunities to try out engineering students as potential employees.

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TI Grows Repertoire of Design Projects

Mainstay Texas Instruments has sponsored five Senior Design teams a year since 2010 -- with projects ranging from deep-water sensors and rockets to renewable energy systems and medical devices -- and the company funds the Analog Design Contest Award.

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Students Trek to Boeing, Honeywell

Engineering alumni and UA Career Services join forces on industry treks that introduce students to career possibilities in various fields. On the Boeing-Honeywell trek in Phoenix, students meet professionals and see how 737 commercial jets and Apache military helicopters are put together.

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Donated Tools Promote Learning

Keysight Technologies, an Agilent spinoff, has donated to the College millions of dollars in design software and electronic instrumentation and Sturm, Ruger & Co. hundreds of thousands of dollars in machining tools, giving UA students a boost in creativity and an edge in the job market.

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W.L. Gore Picks Winning Teams

W.L. Gore & Associates sponsors the College’s Solar Oven Throw Down, a dazzling display of freshman engineers’ math moxie and teamwork, held every fall on the UA Mall. Gore awards prizes to the strongest teams, some of whose members have gone on to join Gore’s winning team.

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Groups Back High School Course

Science Foundation Arizona, Salt River Project and Intel are major sponsors of ENGR 102 HS, a high school version of the UA’s introductory engineering course. The American Society for Engineering Education honored the course with a Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships Award.

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Mentors Energize Hispanic Club

Raytheon, IBM and Intel donate thousands of dollars every year to support the award-winning UA chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in its community outreach programs, and company employees guide SHPE students to become engineering leaders.

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Defense Firms Adopt Cost Modeling

UA systems engineer Ricardo Valerdi created the Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model software program using data from BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and other defense contractors. Now the companies are using COSYSMO to quantify R&D decisions.

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Center Advances Green Fabrication

The UA-based SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing has developed technologies, including water filtration and solvent-free deposition, that have been licensed and adopted by Fortune 100 companies and start-ups alike.

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Agencies Support Traffic Reduction

The Arizona Transit Association has provided financial support for the development of a high-speed bus transit system, and the Pima Association of Governments has partnered on a traffic app designed to alleviate traffic congestion by encouraging motorists to modify their commuting habits.

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Student Interns Convert to Full-Time

Like dozens of other major defense contractors and engineering companies, Sargent Aerospace & Defense recruits employees at the College of Engineering’s annual, student-run iExpo Industry Career Fair. The companies regularly hire UA graduates after testing them out as student interns.

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Class Talk Ends with Key Hires

Representatives of global consulting firm ECI spoke to a class of UA Engineering seniors and interviewed each student afterward. Three of those former civil engineering students have worked as engineers for the company since they graduated in 2012-2013.

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Raytheon Project Steers Careers

For a nominal investment, Raytheon got help from an interdisciplinary Senior Design team to develop robotic devices that help prevent fires on naval ships and injuries among soldiers on ground patrol. Raytheon has hired two of the team members to continue working on the technology.

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Alum Employs a Dozen Graduates

Aztera LLC accelerates technology development for its dozens of customers ranging from Intel to one-person start-ups. The company’s CEO and president, Manny Teran, who serves on the College’s Industry Advisory Board, and 12 of his 13 engineers are all UA Engineering alumni.

Industrial Strength

New Talent

The College provides its industry partners with a number of ways to tap into a wellspring of talent.

Sponsor a Senior Design Project

Sponsor a Senior Design Project

Corporate sponsors, judges and mentors from defense, healthcare, aerospace, electronics, energy and other industries participate in the Engineering Design Program, where seniors solve real, often vexing, engineering problems. The program culminates each year in May on Design Day when hundreds of engineering students present their prototype designs, some of which become lucrative products.

hire an intern

Hire an Intern

Hiring interns goes a long way toward developing a diverse, well-qualified workforce. Our UA Engineering interns from all fields are known for making invaluable contributions while working alongside engineers and other professionals.

Please email Heather Moore at heathermoore@email.arizona.edu or call 520.621.3647 for more information on UA Engineering internship programs.

Recruit at iExpo

Recruit at iExpo

The iExpo Industry Career Fair, a student-run event held every spring, is one of the best UA career fairs specifically for engineers. Other popular job fairs for engineers include the BIO5 Institute networking event in January and the Civil Engineering career fair in October.

mentor a club

Mentor a Club

Lend your expertise and experience to future engineers by mentoring one of the College’s more than 40 student organizations, ranging from clubs focused on auto racing and flying to organizations providing STEM programs for local children.

Build a more diverse and prepared workforce.

Industry Partner Perspectives

Devon Campbell

Devon Campbell

“Internships and student design projects have served Ventana exceptionally well, by allowing the company to identify and hire emerging talent.”

Devon Campbell, Quanterix senior director, formerly Ventana Medical Systems director
Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker

“At iExpo, we find very skilled, very determined people, with a work ethic built over four years.”

Mark Whitaker, United Health Group IT program manager
Patrick Marcus

Patrick Marcus

“Local startups must build relationships with engineering students early on. We can’t afford not to be closely involved with the College.”

Patrick Marcus, Marcus Engineering
Erica Corral

Erica Corral

“I regularly receive phone calls from NASA, the Air Force and Honeywell, asking when our next student is graduating.”

Erica Corral, UA associate professor of materials science and engineering
infinite possibilities

Tech Launch Moving Products and Ideas to Market

With rapidly expanding programs like Tech Launch Arizona, the Arizona Center for Innovation, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and Tech Parks Arizona, engineers in aerospace and defense, solar and renewable energy, mining, manufacturing and biomedicine have partnered with the College of Engineering and UA to test, license and market new products.

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Contact Us For more information on partnering with the College of Engineering, call 520.626.0572, or email engineeringclinic@email.arizona.edu