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Essential reading
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty members select books that they encourage engineering students to read during their college years – recommending works that provide valuable insights for aspiring engineers. Read more

ASU engineering students shine at construction industry conference
Construction engineering doctoral students Maureen Cassin and Tober Francom earned honors at the 2014 No-Dig Show in Orlando, Fla., presented by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). Read more

Hu invited to Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Xia “Ben” Hu, a doctoral student in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, is among only 100 young computer science researchers from around the world to be selected to participate in the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany in September. Hu’s research focuses on social media data mining. Read more

Telemedicine device developed to help treat communication disorders
An ASU electrical engineering student and an electrical engineering faculty member are helping to improve therapy for people living with communication disorders. Read more

TNO, ASU awarded training contract in the Caribbean
ASU’s Advanced Technology Innovation Center will train a renewable-energy workforce for Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica. Read more

In the news

Bacteria capable of producing fuel and building blocks for many industrial processes (The Science Show)
Bruce Rittmann, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, was interviewed by well-known science journalist Robyn Williams on the “The Science Show” on the Australian Broadcast Corporation radio network. Rittmann discussed his work using bacteria to produce fuel and other substances used in industrial processes. Rittmann is director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Read more

Mapping strategy for sustainable roadways solutions
The evolution of the roadway network of one of the country’s largest metropolises is viewed through the lenses of environmental impact analyses and sustainability assessment in work by Andrew Fraser and Mikhail Chester. Fraser is a graduate student in the civil, environmental and sustainable engineering program. Chester is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Fraser and Chester produced a video showing the growth of L.A.’s roadways from 1888 to 2010, revealing information that could help lead to solutions to the city’s transportation challenges. The video is posted on three websites that report on urban growth and development issues in the greater L.A. Area:

Computer Science and Information Technology students tackle real-world challenges head on (Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology)
ASU computer science doctoral student Yafeng Lu is one of several graduate students from throughout the United States featured in an article in the current issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology. The students talk about the programs in which they are pursuing their degrees, the focus of their studies and research, and their career aspirations in the computer science and information technology fields.  The article also quotes professor Stephen Yau, computer science graduate program chair in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Read more

AZ Technology and Innovation: International Science Fair Winner (“Horizon”)
Sarah Galvin and professor Nathan Newman were interviewed on the KAET Channel 8 public affairs program “Horizon.” Galvin, a recent graduate of Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, recently won the top award for electrical and mechanical engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Newman, a faculty member in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, mentored Galvin on the research related to her winning project through his work with the Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment (SCENE). The program administrated by ASU’s Global Institute for Sustainability provides science and engineering research experiences for high school students. Galvin will begin engineering studies at ASU in the fall. Read more

Students win scholarships to travel abroad for summer studies (ASU News)
Three ASU engineering students are among 15 who have been awarded a Gilman Scholarship for study abroad this summer. Biomedical engineering major Alex Gale will study in China. Aerospace engineering majors Brandon Garrett and Valerie Gramiak will study in the United Kingdom. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Read more

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