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ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

ASU Innovation Open

ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

Mixed-use project at University Drive and Forest Avenue sold

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the $15.24 million sale of the mixed-use development at the northwest corner of University Drive and Forest Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. to Minneapolis-based The Opus Group. The Cushman & Wakefield team of Brent Moser, Mike Sutton and Brooks Griffith represented the seller, Sundt Companies of Tempe. The 115,325-square-foot development site, yet to be named, will include two… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

ASU showcases sustainable pavement methods

sustainable pavement methods

The 13th Annual Arizona Pavements/Materials Conference took place on Arizona State University’s Campus Tuesday morning to demonstrate six different types of sustainable pavement. Demonstrations took place on Orange Street and McAllister Avenue where folks from ASU, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration showcased the sustainable pavement types. “What we have here… Read More →

ASU police teaching free self-defense courses to all women

free self-defense courses

The Arizona State University Police Department is teaching self-defense courses to women in the community for free through the R.A.D. program in efforts to prevent sexual violence but also to help women identify their inner strength. R.A.D., which stands for Rape Aggression Defense Systems, began in 1988 and was implemented on the ASU campuses to… Read More →

ASU students feel the pain from bike collisions on campus

Arizona State University

There’s no way of telling exactly how many bike, skateboard and scooter accidents students are getting into on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. With having so many students attend on-campus classes, crashes are bound to happen. “I see at least one bike or skateboard accident everyday,” said Connor Ray, an ASU student DART Driver for… Read More →

Is Downtown Phoenix safe for ASU students?

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

With dozens of high-rises and restaurants being added to Downtown Phoenix’s city sprawl, safety concerns among Arizona State University students living in the area are still high. The close proximity of local hospitals and news stations downtown made ASU’s Phoenix campus location ideal for journalism and health students alike when they began construction in 2006.… Read More →

Is Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island becoming a hazard?

Downtown Phoenix
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Phoenix’s continuous temperature rise over the past several years has become a major environmental issue for the greater metropolitan area. When pavement and cement structures are in high temperature areas they absorb and maintain heat, which becomes known as an urban heat island (UHI). It is a man-made problem and can impact the overall climate… Read More →

ASU professor teaches class without speaking a word

by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

Professor Paul Quinn is able to make learning a foreign language fun and relaxing, without ever speaking a word. American Sign Language is a course that most students take not because they are eager to learn a new language, but because they were required to learn one for their major and they didn’t want to… Read More →

Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’

It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

ASU breaks ground on $120M Biodesign C Research Building

McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on the new $120 million Biodesign C Research Building, the third building in ASU’s Biodesign Institute complex at Arizona State University. The new research facility will include five stories plus a basement and will be located on ASU’s main campus in Tempe, Ariz., adjacent to the ASU Biodesign B building.… Read More →

New co-working space opening at SkySong

A new co-working space will be unveiled on October 19 at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — and will feature some incredible pieces of old-time Americana. The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in… Read More →

Experts: Quest for convenience may weaken cybersecurity

cyberbullying
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Yahoo! recently announced that in 2014 more than 500 million of its user accounts were stolen, but Yahoo! didn’t catch this cybersecurity breach until 2016, two years after the information was taken. In 2015 Ashley Madison, a popular dating website, was hacked and the identity of many of its users were released to the public.… Read More →