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Internships offer invaluable step onto career path
Students can better equip themselves with job skills through getting experience in research early in their undergraduate year, participating in entrepreneurship endeavors and community service projects, as well as student organization activities and engineering-related competitions. But for learning job search skills, the most valuable experience can be found in the pursuit of an internship while still in school. Read more about internships including the experiences of our students

Rittmann receives inaugural international award for promoting interdisciplinary research
ASU professor Bruce Rittmann’s work to combine microbiology with engineering has earned him an award from two of the world’s leading science and engineering organizations. Read on Full Circle

Building the framework for the future of biofuels
Do plant-based fuels offer a realistic reprieve from a fossil-powered future? ASU engineer Amy Landis examines the full life cycle of biofuels through cultivation, production and beyond. Read on Full Circle.
Originally published on the National Science Foundation website, the article has also appeared on the science and engineering news sites of R&D magazine and phys.org.

Westerhoff appointed to new ASU provost post
Engineering professor Paul Westerhoff is taking on major responsibilities in positioning ASU to reach its research goals. The number of active research faculty members is key to meeting an ambitious research goal. Westerhoff will help project additional faculty growth to meet the 2020 goals. Read the article.

In the news

Oil companies quietly prepare for a future of carbon pricing (Environment 360)
A study by ASU engineer Mikhail Chester and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University drew a lot of attention for what it revealed about the environmental impacts of automobiles over their life cycles. The research paper resulting from their study is cited again, and Chester is quoted, in a recent article on a prominent environmental news and commentary website. The article notes how taxpayers are largely bearing the costs of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles running on fossil fuels. Chester comments on how the petroleum industry is likely to consider greenhouse gas costs for their future business models. Read the Article.

ASU researchers develop tear-based glucose meter (The State Press)
ASU researchers are giving people with diabetes an option to monitoring their blood sugar (glucose) by drawing blood. A new device they are developing allows users to measure levels of glucose by drawing a tear sample from their eyes. The project is a collaboration with medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic, and is led at ASU by Jeffrey La Belle, an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Read the article.

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