Furenlid on the Leading Edge of Innovation

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    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Did you know that, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Arizona is the most entrepreneurial state in the U.S. — in no small part due to its highly educated labor pool?

    At the College of Optical Sciences, we certainly do our best to incubate and curate bold new business ideas. On Thursday, the University will celebrate the 10th annual Innovation Day at UA, and Professor of Radiology and Optical Sciences Lars R. Furenlid will be named a 2013 Researcher at the Leading Edge. He joins a number of OSC colleagues and students so recognized — for pioneering everything from materials used in eye surgery to new solar cell technologies to novel electro-active lenses and more.

    If you would like to watch the awards ceremony and check out the Innovation Showcase featuring projects from the Eller College's McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, tickets are available through Monday.