As the world looks to Rio de Janeiro for the next gold medal performance, the University of Arizona department of systems and industrial engineering is watching two athletes with particular attention.
Alumnus Edgar Rivera, who is competing for Mexico in the high jump, will see action on Sunday, Aug. 14. Rivera received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 2013. His brother Luis also graduated from SIE -- and is a former Olympian himself.
Senior Rafael Quintero, who is competing in 10-meter platform diving for Puerto Rico, will start his Olympic journey on Friday, Aug. 19. The 2016 Pac-12 Diver of the Year, Quintero was also named the University of Arizona's outstanding male student-athlete this spring.