SPIFI – Strategies to Prevent Injuries among Firefighters

Firefighters and paramedics are at high risk of injury in part due to strenuous activities performed in dynamic environments. SPIFi aims to implement a risk management process that engages members of the workforce in the identification and reduction of hazards associated with specific tasks. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of injuries among fire service personnel of the TFD with hopes of providing other departments with a model to adopt and adapt.

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Project Pawprint Greens UA Homecoming

Project Pawprint used innovative research and student engagement to enhance the sustainability of the biggest UA event held every year: Homecoming. During Homecoming 2012, students involved in Project Pawprint collected baseline data related to the environmental impact of the event’s energy usage, travel and accommodations, food and materials. For Homecoming 2013, they used that data to reduce the impact by setting up more carpooling and public transportation options and helping food vendors switch from Styrofoam to paper plates so that composting could be an option.

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Product Photography: Handmade Fishing Lures by Taylor Ryan

Taylor came down to our studio from Phoenix with more than 60 handmade fishing lures he painstakingly designed and painted over the last year. A tattoo artist by trade, Taylor creates an aesthetic that is likely a little unusual to the average fly fisherman, but none the less alluring to any discerning salmon, trout, or three-spined stickleback. It was a pleasure to shoot such ornate objects on so small a scale and we’re really pleased with the results. Product photography can be challenging, but with Taylor’s beautiful, tattoo-inspired creations, we had no trouble accentuating what makes them unique and desirable.

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After the Fire’s Out

Even after the flames are out, vapors arising from a smoldering environment – the overhaul stage of a fire – present great dangers to firefighters. Professor Eric Lutz and graduate student Leaton Jones at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are working to better understand how these chemicals evolve to improve firefighting equipment and practice.

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Creating the Technology of Tomorrow

Tech Parks Arizona is comprised of two technology parks in Southeast Tucson, Arizona. One park has built nearly 2 million square feet of high tech office, research & development and laboratory facilities and is home to over 50 companies. The second park is development ready and sits just minutes away from main campus. The Arizona Center for Innovation (AZCI) is part of Tech Parks Arizona. Tech Parks Arizona is redirecting its mission to closely support academic, research and technology commercialization objectives of the University.

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