ASU engineering students vying to design transportation of the future
ASU’s team presented for the future of transportation at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Jan. 29-30, 2016. The ASU engineering students vying to design transportation of the future and finished in the top 100 participants.
Building ‘teaching and learning communities’ is key to improving education
A team of researchers, led by materials science and engineering professor Stephen Krause, is working to develop Just-in-Time-Teaching, a novel teaching and learning practice to better engage and motivate students and teachers alike. The research has been funded for $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation and in the next three years, he will work with more than 80 ASU engineering faculty members.
Former HEEAP cohort participant to receive up to $33 million to produce “smart glasses”
Ba-Hai Nguyen, who participated in the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) faculty development training program in 2012, will receive up to $33 million to produce “smart glasses” for the visually impaired in Vietnam. HEEAP is a partnership among the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Intel. It launched in June 2010 to help improve the quality of higher education, specifically in mechanical and electrical engineering in Vietnam.
Professor’s endowment will move geotechnical engineering program forward
Edward Kavazanjian’s name has been synonymous with geotechnical engineering since joining Arizona State University’s faculty in 2004. He has attained international status as a leading geotechnical engineer and has advanced the field through a cutting-edge research and educational efforts. Now Kavazanjian is furthering his commitment to geotechnical engineering at ASU by designating the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) as the primary beneficiary of his estate.