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Westerhoff appointed to new ASU provost post
Engineering professor Paul Westerhoff is taking on major responsibilities in positioning ASU to reach its research goals. Read the article.

Mayo grant will give boost to development of device to aid diabetics
An ASU bioengineer and research partners at Mayo Clinic get support for the next stages of work on a tear-based glucose meter. Read the article.

Reddy wins national award for solar energy engineering contributions
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers gives its top award for solar energy engineering to an ASU professor. Read the article.

Stabenfeldt helps produce new material to prevent excessive bleeding
An ASU biomedical engineer contributes to potentially groundbreaking research on a synthetic material to aid the blood clotting process. Read the article.

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20 under 40 (PRISM magazine)
Shawn Jordan is deemed to be among the more innovative and forward-thinking young engineering faculty members by the popular flagship publication of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Jordan is an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. A feature in the current issue of PRISM Magazine cites Jordan’s success teaching engineering to young students through the methods of the emerging Maker movement – using hands-on machine design and building workshops to spark student’s creativity. He is employing those methods as the basis developing next-generation science and engineering curriculum. Read the full “20 under 40” feature story.

Virtual Surgery (What A Year!)
Wax 3D Printing Works Quietly in the Background of Essential Cerebral Aneurysm Research (3D Printing Industry)
ASU biomedical engineering researchers are making advances in 3-D technology to improve health care. David Frakes and Justin Ryan use advanced 3-D printing techniques to fashion precise physical models of the hearts of individual patients, as well as individualized models of cerebral aneurysms. The models aid physicians in more effectively performing surgeries and other medical treatments. Frakes is an associate professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Ryan is a biomedical engineering doctoral student. Read the article about 3-D  heart modeling. Read the article about 3-D modeling of aneurysms.

ASU jet pack, exoskeleton could aid soldiers (Phoenix Channel 12 News/Arizona Republic)
A prototype jet pack developed by ASU engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes continues to make news. The jet pack, which is proving to boost human physical capabilities, is designed to help soldiers on the ground during military operations. Among news media outlets recently reporting on the project are Channel 12 News/Arizona Republic, The Economic Times of India, South China Morning Post,, Inquisitr, and Tech Times. 

The “Maker Movement” arrives at ASU (ASU Magazine blog)
Following up on a recent podcast spotlighting ASU’s making and tinkering programs, ASU Magazine’s blog reports on the creative hands-on engineering activities young students are getting involved in at the TechShop at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center. Micah Lande, an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, oversees making sessions in which students are encouraged to play, experiment and tinker with technology amid piles of parts and materials. Lande encourages students to adopt a “maker mindset” of building-to-think, of prototyping and creating in an iterative fashion. Read the blog post.

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