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.
Arizona State University
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.
Stanislau Herasimenka, an electrical engineering assistant research professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, and his ASU colleagues recently earned funding to increase solar manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by developing a PV innovation foundry, a collaborative facility to help industry and academic users test their ideas on a pilot scale.
iTether partners with Pinal County to launch study, State Farm donates $30M to ASU to fuel workforce development program, Grand Canyon University opens incubator with free rent for startups, Scottsdale-based software provider Parchment merges with Credentials Solutions, TGen and Mayo Clinic researchers awarded a federal grant to refine liquid biopsy for cancer patients, and more.
State Farm is investing $30 million in Arizona State University in an effort to help people develop new skills in the rapidly changing workplace. In partnership with ASU, State Farm’s generous donation will be for the creation of a new education and career development program called Pathways for the Future.