Student venture aims to provide mobile clinics to communities in need (Tech Cocktail)
Generating Global Good – G3Box for short – an endeavor that emerged out of the Engineering Projects in Community Services (EPICS) program in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, continues to draw attention.
Started by a group of biomedical and mechanical engineering students, the entrepreneurial venture involves converting large steel shipping containers into mobile medical clinics and disaster-relief stations that can be transported to communities in underdeveloped countries and in rural areas elsewhere.
The startup won Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneurs of 2011 award and in the spring of this year was named one of the “Coolest College Startups of 2012” by Inc. Magazine.
Recently, one of the G3Box team members was interviewed on the news website Tech Cocktail. See the video at http://techcocktail.com/g3box-gabrielle-palmermo-asu-2012-06#.T9-J-hdWra8.
ASU global engagement expands across borders, continents (ASU News)
An overview of some of ASU’s global engagment initiatives, including the faculty exchange and research partnership between Fulton Engineering and Tecnologico de Monterrey, and the 3+2 program in China.
Future of high-tech could be highly flexible (ASU News/KAET Channel 8)
In a recent TV interview the Flexible Display Center’s director, Nicholas Colaneri, talked about progress in development of flexible technology and its potential to spawn new industries.
ASU team excels at international entrepreneurship competition (ASU News)
A team of ASU engineering students have emerged as award winners in the finals of the international Dell Social Innovation Challenge for student entrepreneurs. 33 Buckets was one of only five teams that made it to the Dell Challenge world finals from among some 1,700 teams that initially entered the competition.