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Water resources engineering accomplishments earn international acclaim
Professor Larry Mays’ work in water systems engineering and management has had an impact in countries around the world. A global award recognizes his contributions. Read the article.

Exploring future of ‘postdigital’ textbook
A new research project led by computer scientist and assistant professor Erin Walker will look at ways to propel the evolution of the textbook as a tool for personalized learning and educational collaboration. Read the article.

Graphic Information Technology engages left, right sides of brain
Students in the GIT program on the Polytechnic campus are learning how to make things look good and work well. And they’re in great demand. Read the article.

ASU alumni build masterpiece for alma mater
Building a new home for your alma mater is the ultimate final exam. These alumni passed with honors. Read the article.

Expanding the tool kit for detecting, treating traumatic brain injury
An ASU biomedical engineer is developing nanobody probes to detect and treat brain injury at the molecular level. Read the article.

Innovation Showcase celebrates student innovation
Innovative Showcase at the Polytechnic campus highlighted the work of student teams that created innovative and imaginative solutions to meet a variety of challenges. Read the article.

Quest to unravel mysteries of our gene network
ASU biomedical engineer is seeking deeper knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms that shape human genetics to help the pave way for advanced medical treatments. Read the article.

In the news

Arizona FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament
Almost 600 students ages 9 to 14 on more than 60 teams gathered with coaches and parents at ASU on Dec. 13 to compete in the Arizona FIRST LEGO League (AZ FLL) state tournament. ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering manages the AZ FLL robotics program and hosts the annual championship competition that tests youngsters’ basic engineering, science, technology and teamwork skills. The event attracted coverage from local TV news shows. In addition, an article in the Yuma Sun featured the teams of Yuma students who participated in the tournament.

Hackers run wild as the Internet struggles to lock them out this holiday season (Phoenix New Times)
In a cover story, Gail-Joon Ahn talks about threats to cyber-security – specifically the growing trend of website hackers targeting electronic financial transastions between retailers and consumers during the busy holiday shopping season. Ahn is a professor of computer science in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Read the article.

Can a hundred-year-old chemicals business shake a toxic past? (The Guardian)
Rolf Halden comments on the complex challenges of protecting environmental sustainability posed by the use of synthetic materials and manufactured chemicals in industrial processes and products. New bio-based chemicals may provide a solution, but they are not a simple, sure-fire remedy. Halden is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and director of the Center for Environmental Security in ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Read the article.

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