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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 program teaches techies business, entrepreneurial process

Some of the leading innovators of the past decade have done a great deal to change the stereotype that engineers, programmers and other “techies” lack business acumen.

Consider Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Google’s Larry Page, all of whom started their careers with an interest in the technical side of things and ended up as icons in the business world.

ASU student's life-changing accident leads to entrepreneurial dream

An Arizona State University student has won $35,000 for inventing a therapy device that could change his life and help thousands of people who can’t walk.

Dan Campbell, a robotics engineering major at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, invented AmbulAid to help people with neurological damage — like himself. Campbell, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a wrestling accident five years ago, uses a wheelchair.

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.

Pomp and Sun Devil pride: 2017 commencement in photos

About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've accomplished in their college careers and the adventures to come.

Bookmark this page and return as we add photos from the week's convocations.

 

Friday, May 12–Saturday, May 13: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of Health Solutions, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Hispanic Convocation