On Full Circle

Shrake to expand engineering community service program with award
One of Arizona State University’s leading student service-learning endeavors, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), is set to expand with support from an award to director Scott Shrake from the Women & Philanthropy group in the ASU Foundation for a New American University. Shrake is a lecturer in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The award will be used to increase opportunities for ASU students to become involved in projects to help communities improve their quality of life, and to grow the EPICS high school program. Read more

Haynes’ looks to create global resource for synthetic biology researchers
An idea for accelerating innovation in biology and medicine has earned Karmella Haynes, assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, support from Women & Philanthropy, a philanthropic program of the ASU Foundation for A New American University. The award will support Haynes’ goal of creating a large online data and knowledge base on the behavior of synthetic DNA in living cells – one that would establish ASU as the epicenter of a global resource for researchers attempting to make breakthroughs in synthetic biology, a fast-emerging field that combines biology, mathematics, engineering and computer science. Read more

Kleim gains new support for stroke rehab research
Dart NeuroScience, a leading private medical research company, recently agreed to provide Arizona State University neuroscientist Jeffrey Kleim with $200,000 each year for an indefinite period to contribute to the their endeavors to develop pharmacological therapies to maintain human brain health. Read more

ASU neuroscientist Jeffrey Kleim and biomedical engineering students Lisa Irimata (left) and Jessica Schiltz examine a mapped image of a brain cortex so they can study differences in the brain before and after a stroke. Photographer: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

ASU neuroscientist Jeffrey Kleim and biomedical engineering students Lisa Irimata (left) and Jessica Schiltz examine a mapped image of a brain cortex so they can study differences in the brain before and after a stroke. Photographer: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

ASU among 16 teams chosen for EcoCAR 3 competition
The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. recently announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3competition, which includes 16 participating universities, including Arizona State University, and revealing the Chevrolet Camaro as the vehicle selected as the platform for the competition. Read more

Back to the future: The legacy of Obama’s 2009 commencement address
In 2009, President Barack Obama spoke at Arizona State University’s commencement, urging graduates to make their mark on the world. His words resonated with engineering graduates, who in the five years that have passed, have gone on to work, research, learn and lead, in fields from health care to gaming, in graduate school, industry and as entrepreneurs. Learn about a few of the students who Obama’s words still inspire. Read more

In the news

Innovation Showcase: Use-inspired design from Polytechnic students (ASU News)
The Innovation Showcase, taking place May 1 at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation, highlights student research projects from first creative ventures to complex solutions for provoking problems. Read on Full Circle

Blind ASU student pioneers visual-assistance app (Arizona Republic)
Bryan Duarte, software engineering and embedded systems major at the College of Technology and Innovation, is working to develop Qwik Eyes, an application that hopes to connect blind or low-vision smartphone users with qualified professionals via video call.

Comments are closed.

  • Features

  • Follow us on Twitter

  • Fulton Engineering on Social Media

  • In the Loop

    In the Loop is an online news site for the faculty and staff of the Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.