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Engineering a big welcome

Oct. 23, 2013—Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering enrolled a record number of freshmen for the 2013 fall semester – a class of more than 1,750 that is up 14 percent from fall semester a year ago and double the freshman enrollment of five years ago. It’s an assemblage of new college engineering students that is notable for more than its size. Read on Full Circle

Chae developing wireless, implantable biosensor to monitor brain health

Oct. 24, 2013—An Arizona State University engineer whose work focuses on biomedical devices to monitor and improve human health is developing a small implantable wireless device that can provide vital information about the brain’s condition. Read on Full Circle

ASU engineering grad putting education to work in solar energy field

Oct. 29, 2013—Manny Quijada, who graduated in December 2011 with his professional science master’s degree through the Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization program, is designing competency-based curriculum and overseeing its implementation and development for Western Texas College’s Solar Energy Technology Program. He is piloting instruction of the courses in lecture and lab environments, as well as coordinating the development of online/classroom hybrid courses. Read on Full Circle

Materials research progress earns Solanki more praise from peers

Oct. 30, 2013—Kirin Solanki was recently announced as the winner of Orr Early Career Award bestowed by the Materials Division of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME). His  research expertise spans several areas including computational fatigue and fracture, constitutive modeling for metallic alloys and others areas at the interface of solid mechanics and material science. Solanki is on the faculty of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

In the news

Radical life extension could spawn problematic generation gap (Slate)
Brad Allenby, professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, considers how radical life extension—in which people live for 150 years or more—affects innovation and new ideas in a Future Tense article for Slate magazine. Read on Full Circle

International partners join ASU on SunShot-funded cell efficiency endeavor (pv magazine)
Australia’s UNSW and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are working with Arizona State University, Caltech and MIT to produce high-efficiency, ultra-thin silicon solar cells.

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