Killer drones are science fiction (The Wall Street Journal – subscription required)
Opinion piece by Werner Dahm, director of the Security and Defense Systems Initiative
Young entrepreneur Gabrielle Palermo on growing a social business
Interview with biomedical engineering major Gabrielle Palermo at Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth Conference in Long Beach. Palermo is one of a team of four engineering students whose venture to convert large steel shipping containers into medical clinics and aid stations won the magazine’s College Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Turning mobile devices into university dorm keys
Smartphones and tablets are capable of many things, from accessing Web applications and checking email to opening files and running apps. For some Arizona State University students participating in a recent pilot program, their smartphones also doubled as their dorm keys.
ASU students develop water filtration system to license to African businesses (Phoenix Business Journal – subscription required)
A feature article on SafeSIPP, an EPICS project started by Lindsay Fleming, Jared Schoepf and Taylor Barker, chemical engineering majors, and Jacob Arredondo, a marketing and finance major. The team has developed a portable water purification system for developing countries with limited access to clean drinking water.