Research internship boosts engineering student’s medical career hopes

Sept. 4, 2013—Earning a highly sought-after internship has enabled ASU biomedical engineering graduate student Juan Laitano to do research he expects will help open the door to medical school. Read on Full Circle

Scholarship boosting quest to become construction industry leader

Sept. 4, 2013—Maureen Cassin earned undergraduate degrees in architectural engineering and civil engineering from a top school and gained six years of experience in the construction business in Las Vegas, and while there she earned a master’s of business administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After meeting with faculty members and academic advisers, and touring campus facilities, Cassin says she “saw a lot of opportunity here” for working on the cutting edge of her field. She chose ASU to fulfill her desire to become a leader in the construction world. Read on Full Circle

New monitoring device will help protect workers in hazardous conditions

Sept. 4, 2013—Jeffrey La Belle’s Biosensor Lab is leading research behind development of a health and environmental monitoring device designed for emergency first-responders and people who work in places with hazardous substances and materials. La Belle is an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Read on Full Circle

Research will look at ways to protect cities from intensifying heat

Sept. 4, 2013—Challenges are on the horizon for urban areas facing expectations of higher temperatures in the future. The situation could be particularly acute in the arid climate of the Southwest, where urban heat is already trending upward. Mikhail Chester, an ASU engineer, along with a physician and an urban planning expert at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is undertaking research to help cities take steps to lessen the impact of rising temperatures. Read on Full Circle

In memoriam: C. Roland Haden

Sept. 11, 2013—C. Roland Haden, recognized as a national role model in advancing engineering education and the profession, passed away on August 24. As part of a long, distinguished academic career, Haden served in various positions at Arizona State University including dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 1978 until 1987 and from 1989 to 1991. He was the youngest dean of engineering in the U.S. at the time. He later served as vice president for academic affairs and provost at ASU. Read on Full Circle

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