Unique ASU program provides network opportunity in solar energy research (ASU News)
ASU students and faculty who are part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship: Solar Utilization Network (IGERT SUN) program discuss and highlight advancements being made in solar energy and the multiple ways that the unique ASU program benefits students. Speakers in the video include César Torres, assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy and mechanical engineering doctoral student Leah Haling.

Nanostructure made by dealloying lithium-tin alloys may help improve battery energy storage (Azonano.com)
Arizona State University researchers Karl Sieradzki and Qing Chen have been experimenting with dealloying lithium-tin alloys, and seeing the potential for the nanostructures they are producing to spark advances in lithium-ion batteries, as well as in expanding the range of methods for creating new nanoporous materials using the dealloying process.

Sandia announces partnership with Arizona State University
ASU and Sandia will be working to encourage research in renewable energy sources.

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Windows 8 picture passwords easily cracked (InformationWeek Security)
In a paper presented at the Usenix Conference earlier this month, ASU researchers Ziming Zhao, Gail-Joon Ahn and Jeong-Jin Seo teamed with Hongxin Hu of Delaware State outlining an experimental model and attack framework that allowed them to crack 48 percent of passwords in one dataset and 24 percent in another.
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Arizona economic recovery lags despite U.S. gains (Arizona Republic)
Notes proposed “expansion of engineering programs at ASU.”

Team ASU builds house for Solar Decathlon (KPHO Channel 5 news)
“SHADE” – standing for Solar Homes Adapting for Desert Equilibrium – is a collaborative effort between ASU and the University of New Mexico. The purpose is to create a model home for sustainable living here in the desert environment. The team will be competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., in October.

Clean drinking water in Africa may be a barrel away (Mother Nature Network)
Engineering students who founded SafeSIPP are tackling two problems in one project—how to transport and purify water.

ASU Week in Pictures (ASU News)
Photos from welcome week include senior civil engineering major Talal Hwaini whitewashing the “A”

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