Costs of parking include big ‘environmental footprint’
If all the economic, environmental, health and energy impacts are factored in, is it costing us more to drive our automobiles or park them? ASU engineer Mikhail Chester offers answers in his studies of the country’s parking infrastructure and the results of auto emissions.

Online instruction teaches on students’ own time (Ahwatukee Foothills News)
As more and more students take online university or college courses, professors, the universities that employ them, and the makers of the lecture video software find it increasingly necessary to make those classes as easily accessible to their students as possible. About 450 master’s degree students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering take classes entirely online.

ASU’s Week in Pictures: mechanical engineering major Xavier Vargas

Potential at ‘Waste’ (State Press)
Eric Kern, industrial engineering sophomore, and Charlie Rodriguez, civil engineering senior, began Project ZooPoo in an Engineering Projects in Community Service class.

ASU students named college entrepreneurs of the year (State Press)
ASU engineering students recognized for special project (Ahwatukee Foothills News)
ASU students win national entrepreneurship prize (MSNBC)

G3Box, a student-founded company that transforms discarded freight shipping containers into modern medical clinics for use in rural areas, was named college entrepreneurs of the year by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Robot advances raise ethical, cultural questions for society
“Morals and machines,” a book review written by Brad Allenby, professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, appeared in a recent issue of Nature magazine.

Problem-solvers aim to bring bike-sharing to Phoenix
Team Ride and Bike was the featured solution on the 10,000 Solutions Project site last week.

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