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'Engineering the Future' introduces ASU minds to industry needs

Business, meet Arizona State University’s engineers. This is what we can do for you.

That was the intent behind “Engineering the Future: Entrepreneurship, Partnerships and a Commitment to Innovation,” an event held Tuesday to introduce and promote collaboration between industry and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The Phoenix Business Journal co-sponsored the event.

ASU prof devising innovative tool for ‘unexpected’ writers

“As soon as you take one step up the career ladder,” the late management guru Peter Drucker aptly observed, “your effectiveness depends on your ability to communicate your thoughts in writing and in speaking.” 

What does that mean for the millions of professionals in technical fields who are under-prepared for that reality? 

“Lots of pain points,” according to Arizona State University professor Tatiana Batova, “and lost time and money for organizations they work in.”  

ASU students team up with Barrow to create medical rehab devices

In most classes, a good job results in an "A."

In Panagiotis Polygerinos’ mechatronics device class, a good job results in a patented invention that improves lives.

The Arizona State University assistant professor (pictured above) teamed his engineering students with therapists and physicians at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix to create medical rehab devices.

Three of those devices are being patented.

Beating cancer, one drum rhythm at a time

ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo.

But this week, in between seeing youth clients as a clinical intern in a small Mesa counseling practice, Mastin headed over to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to beat out rhythms on a Senegalese sabar drum with ASU alumna Dr. Sonja Branch, who led a drum circle to inspire hope and well-being as part of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Week events.