Today, more than 160,000 solar installations in Arizona produce enough energy to power more than 768,000 homes. ASU’s solar program provides more than 50 MWdc equivalent solar-generating capacity, which contributed to the university reaching its goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2020, with zero greenhouse gas emissions from campus operations. Here, we chronicle some of the major milestones in the history of solar energy development at ASU, revealing how the university has emerged as a national leader in the field.
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Arizona State University is ranked No. 1 in innovation for the sixth year by US News and World Report, Maricopa Community Colleges announces its collaboration with Intel Corporation and the Arizona Commerce Authority to create Arizona’s first artificial intelligence certificate and degree program, KEO Marketing CEO recognized as a Top Dynamic CEO of 2020, Botco.ai generates impact for the healthcare community during COVID-19, APS sets course for 100% clean-energy future for Arizona, telehealth provider MeMD launches virtual primary-care solution for businesses, Carvana stock soars on Q3 expectations, Pima Community College is awarded $2.5M to support Center of Excellence in Applied Technology, Phoenix Business Journal appoints new managing editor, and more.
Building on a strong tradition of commitment to shaping a sustainable future for all humankind through innovation, ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory will encompass a new college with three unique schools, as well as a major research institute and a practice arm devoted to solutions, each significantly enhanced by and integrated with global partnerships.
The Biodesign Institute said it has been working with Gov. Doug Ducey and his team to make sure everyone is on the same page to try to curtail the surge. A goal of this new test is to get more young people comfortable with the idea of testing, as they are making up most of the new coronavirus cases in the state.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, Dr. Rita Cheng of Northern Arizona University, Dr. Michael Crow of Arizona State University and Dr. Robert Robbins of The University of Arizona discussed how COVID-19 has shifted higher education, how each university is working to bring about innovation-based economic development to the state, the relationship between the tech community and the university system, as well as the challenges and opportunities are on the horizon.
Arizona State University will launch a new Masters of Innovation and Venture Development (MSIVD) program this fall, the first program of its kind in the country. The program is a partnership between the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W.P. Carey School of Business and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. It is funded by a gift from ASU alumnus Tom Prescott, former president and CEO and current director of Invisalign Technologies.
As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID-19 daily cases, there is a worldwide scientific community engaged in tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself. Researchers and scientists at Arizona State University are looking at how the virus may be spreading, mutating and adapting over time.
ASU, the state’s largest university, received $63.53 million based on the number of full-time Pell Grant recipients and enrollment. About 85% of the Tempe-based university’s undergraduate students receive some level of financial assistance, which is why the state university received the most funding.
Brian David Johnson, Arizona State University professor and futurist, shares his perspective about the pandemic and how business owners should be thinking about their own stabilization.
As infectious disease spread across the nation in March, schools closed their doors and went to work on continuity plans. ASU Law faculty quickly converted an entire law school to a remote teaching operation. Over 170 classes were moved online with 154 instructors mobilized, teaching from all corners of the state, Washington, D.C., and California.