ASU engineering school targets in-state recruits (KTAR)
The Fulton school has doubled its enrollment in the past five years and has ramped up efforts to encourage even more Arizona students to pursue engineering careers. Dean Paul Johnson said the school is focused on recruiting the engineers of the future starting at the fifth-grade level.

Making science fiction a reality (New Scientist)
The new Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University brings novelists and engineers together to push the boundaries of science. In one project, Keith Hjelmstad, professor in the School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, is teaming up with science fiction novelist Neal Stephenson to work out how to build Stephenson’s big idea: a 20-kilometre-high steel tower that reaches into the stratosphere.

ASU Edson startup selected as finalist in James Dyson Awards competition (PRWeb)
G3Box, a student-run startup company within ASU’s Edson student entrepreneur initiative, has been selected as a U.S. finalist for the James Dyson Awards competition. The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 18 countries.

ASU targets shortage of engineers (Arizona Republic)
With Arizona employers complaining about a shortage of qualified graduates in the various engineering fields, officials at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering say they have stepped up efforts to meet the challenges facing students, employers and the state’s economy.

Students create low-cost biosensor to detect contaminated water in developing nations (ASU News)
An interdisciplinary team of nine students is participating in the 2012 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition—a premier undergraduate competition in synthetic biology.

Meet engineering grad and entrepreneur Sean Coleman (ASU Magazine)
On the way to earning his degree in computer systems engineering at Arizona State University in 2009, Sean Coleman began projects that would lead to promising entrepreneurial ventures. With aid from university programs such as ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, Coleman was able to build the foundations for Orange Slyce and Blogic, start-up companies which provide design and website products and services to business.

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