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‘Nanoprospecting’ project seeks to reveal impact of nanomaterials

Sept. 19, 2013—Three ASU faculty members are teaming up to help improve methods of gathering accurate information about the fate of the nanomaterials and predicting when, where and how they may pose a hazard. Paul Westerhoff, associate dean of research for Fulton Engineering and professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, is the lead investigator for the project, and will be working with Pierre Herckes, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Kiril Hristovski, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering in the College of Technology and Innovation. Read on Full Circle

Tapping Twitter data for in-depth analysis of public opinion

Sept. 20, 2013—Social scientists and others seeking insight into public opinion and behavior might benefit from Twitter-based research being conducted by computer science doctoral students, Yuheng Hu and Kartik Talamadupula. Under the supervision of Subbarao Kambhampati, professor in the School of Computer, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, they are developing computer models for analytical systems that can harness massive amounts of data generated by Twitter and organize it in a rapid, reliable and efficient fashion. Read on Full Circle

New tradition shows students, industry and construction school are “vested” in each other

Sept. 20, 2013—The Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs (DEWSC) hosted its first Vesting Ceremony on September 4, 2013, in the Carson Ballroom at Old Main on the Tempe campus. The ceremony, sponsored by the Bechtel Corporation, provided students the opportunity to receive a personalized safety vest and safety glasses – their first pieces of Personal Protective Equipment from ASU – and to be a part of a new tradition for the construction school. Read on Full Circle

ASU-UNM team ready for prestigious Solar Decathlon competition

Sept. 23, 2013—After nearly two years of work, Arizona State University’s first solar decathlon team is prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Solar Decathlon competition Oct. 3-13 in Irvine, Calif. The effort is a collaboration among students in design, architecture, construction and engineering at ASU and the University of New Mexico—called ASUNM—focusing on “building materials and energy systems that are appropriate for the desert Southwest—a part of the country expected to see continued population growth over the coming decades.” Read on Full Circle

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