ASU Lunabotics team competes at Kennedy Space Center (ASU News)
For the second year in a row, Arizona State University tested its Moon-mining robot design at the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition. The event was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, May 20-24. Team members include Ben Stinnet, an earth and space exploration major, David Nelson and Aman Sharma, aerospace engineering majors, Jasper Jiang, electrical engineering major and Zhiqian Li, computer science major.
ASU alum unlocking secrets of the brain at Blue Brain Project in Switzerland (ASU News)
Joe Graham founded the Blue Brain Project after earning his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineeirng and doctoral degree in neuroscience at ASU.
APACT fuses disciplines to solve challenges for the disabled (ASU Research Matters video)
Arizona State University’s Alliance for Person-Centered Accessible Technologies (APACT) program brings together doctoral students from a variety of fields to find solutions to the challenges disabled people face every day.
Fighting food waste around the globe in honor of World Environment Day (treehugger)
An article on treehugger.com about efforts around the world to bring attention to the problem of food waste points to the FlashFood project as one example. FlashFood is an entrepreneurial venture founded by a group of students in the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program.
Team of graduating ASU students develops new type of wheelchair (ASU News)
A team of ASU graduates have created a new type of wheelchair that could add ease and convenience to the lives of people with disabilities.
Hui receives Excellence in Innovation award from Arizona Manufacturers Council
A solar technology development venture established by professor Joseph Hui recently won an Excellence in Innovation award from the Arizona Manufacturers Council. The award was presented at the council’s Manufacturer of the Year Summit and Awards Luncheon.
ASU professor documents clashes in Turkey (Channel 3 News and CNN)
Neuroscientist Jeffrey Kleim, an associate professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, was recently in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the international Continuing Medical Education Conference on Multiple Sclerosis. At the time, the political unrest in Turkey that led to major clashes between protestors and government forces began to erupt near the hotel where Kleim was staying. Video footage he captured with his iPhone was posted on the CNN News iReport website and reported on by Channel 3 news in Phoenix.
An American dream (ASU magazine)
Oscar Vasquez grew up in Arizona, graduating from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix and later from ASU in 2009 with a degree in mechanical engineering. His story is featured in the current issue of ASU magazine.
Diagnosing the future (ASU magazine)
Tom Prescott, a civil engineering alumnus, is one of the CEOs featured in an article about innovative approaches to healthcare.