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.
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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.
U.S. News and World Report recently highlighted ASU as one of 10 environmentally friendly college campuses, citing the university’s Carbon Project, which helps reduce carbon emissions on campuses, and ASU’s Fair Trade designation, which encourages vendors to use products that are produced with fair labor practices and environmental protections.
Researchers within ASU’s Canine Science Collaboratory might have found a way to help shelter dogs get better adoption placements. The work aims to better understand what shelter dogs experience in order to improve the level of care they receive after adoption.
Nine student delegates have been chosen to represent ASU at the United Nations Climate Change Conference this December in Santiago, Chile. Sonja Klinsky, an associate professor at the School of Sustainability who is part of putting the delegation together, said in an emailed statement said that, “ASU is an official observing entity and has been sending delegates of students, staff and faculty for a number of years.”