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ASU Engineering grad on U.S. Olympic team (ASU News)
Ryan Whiting, a 2010 ASU civil engineering graduate, is among 16 Sun Devils who will compete in the upcoming summer Olympics in London. A standout academically as well as athletically during his undergraduate years, Whiting is among the world’s leaders in the shot put event in track and field competition.

Waste to Watts: Improving Microbial Fuel Cells (ASU News)
According to César Torres and Sudeep Popat, researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, certain kinds of bacteria are adept at converting waste into useful energy. These microorganisms are presently being applied to the task, through an innovative technology known as a microbial fuel cell or MFC.

At the Imagine Cup:FlashFood, a hunger fighting app (GOOD Magazine)
Profile of FlashFood, one of 106 teams that competed in the Microsoft Imagine Cup worldwide finals in Sydney this week.

Teens get college start at summer robotics camp (State Press)
Campers learned how to program and compete with robots while gaining exposure to various programs at the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering. A feature of ASU summers since 2006, 70 percent of the camp’s participants who are now college-age are Sun Devils, according to a graduate student research project.

Student-run companies selected as semi-finalists in Cleantech Open (ASU News)
SmrtEn, a start-up company founded by computer science doctoral student Som Shahapurkar, is one of 20 regional semifinalists in the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator program. SmrtEn applies advances in cloud computing and artificial intelligence to address the energy challenge by offering decision as a service.

Ten students awarded Legacy Scholarships to attend ASU (ASU News)
Two engineering students are among the 2012-13 Legacy Scholars. Don Green graduated from Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe and plans to major in enginering. Joseph Harrington is a senior in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering.

Our underground future (Boston Globe)
Sam Ariaratnam, professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, is quoted in this article about underground construction trends.

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