New on Full Circle this week

ASU engineers have role in new national manufacturing research consortium
Arizona State University electrical engineers Srabanti Chowdhury and Raja Ayyanar will lead research for the university’s role in a new national consortium formed to develop the next generation of power electronics. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the work of the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute is expected to boost the nation’s manufacturing industry and create new jobs. ASU’s research for the consortium will be supported by a five-year, multimillion-dollar program. Read online at Full Circle

ASU transportation research team making an impact
Arizona State University’s robust and expanding range of transportation research and studies was reflected recently in the contributions of more than 30 faculty members and students at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12-16.  Read online at Full Circle

In the news

Engineers Without Borders strives for a world with better water access (statepress.com)
The ASU chapter of Engineers Without Borders has traveled to Bondo, Kenya, for the last three years and was recently selected by the university’s new crowdfunding program, a partnership between the the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and ASU’s Foundation for A New American University, to raise money for its fourth consecutive trip to the area. In summer 2014, the club plans to implement a hydraulics lab at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Kenya. Read online

Wearable spy vest capable of secretly stealing personal info (CBS News Channel 5)
The newest piece of high-tech spy gear is a wearable vest made by Gamma Group, an international surveillance and monitoring company. Sayfe Kiaei, professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, comments in the report. Read online

World’s Largest Flexible Color Display (Inside Science)
Inside Science video reports on research at Flexible Electronics and Display Center. Nick Colaneri, director for the Flexible Display Center, comments in video. Watch online

New course builds custom skills for international engineering students (statepress.com)
A pilot program, FSE 194 English for Engineering, launched this semester to assist international students in the engineering program with the academic skills essential for their major. To address the students’ distinct needs, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering partnered with the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to deliver the class, a one-credit studio course that pairs with ENG 107. Read online

 

 

 

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