Celebrate Innovation Day 2018, November 16

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Spirit and Traditions |

Celebrate the first annual Innovation Day next month!

See why we’re the university that is #1 in innovation — join us for hands-on activities and demos, and meet the innovators that boost us to that title. Plus, Reggie Watts, a musician known for his improvised musical Acappella sets, will be on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck at the end of the day.

Innovation Day 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
3 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium (STAD), Tempe campus [map]
Register for Innovation Day

After you are done exploring the FURI Showcase, swing by the stadium to check out the Fulton Schools’ robotic dogs showcase.

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Ask questions about the upcoming Recycling in Space NASA challenge, November 5

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Opportunities |

Are you ready to innovate recycling in space and compete for your share of $15,000?

NineSigma and NASA challenge you to identify receptacle and feeder mechanisms suitable for a microgravity environment that can deliver mission waste to a high-temperature reactor that will recycle waste into valuable substances like water, gases and solids.

Learn more about the challenge during a one-hour Q & A session with the NineSigma Team and NASA representatives.

NASA’s Recycling in Space Challenge Webinar
Monday, November 5, 2018
10–11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Register now and submit your questions for the webinar in advance!

Learn more about the challenge

The submission deadline for the final challenge entry is Wednesday, January 16, 2018

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Volunteer at Convocation, December 11

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Spirit and Traditions, Students |

Convocation volunteers

Convocation is almost here!

Help us make Convocation a great experience by signing up to volunteer. Registration is now live.

Any role with “(STAFF)” in front is only open to certain staff members. Roles without that starting designation are open to anyone – including students. Once you’re signed up to help, detailed communications and training will be communicated starting in mid-November.

Engineering Convocation
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:30 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]
Sign up to volunteer

Confirmed leads: you have already been added to the registration

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Materials science doctoral student wins Outstanding Student MBE Award in China

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Graduate Students, News, Research |

Calli Campbell operates a Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine.

Calli Campbell operates a Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine.

Calli Campbell, a doctoral student studying materials science and engineering, won the Outstanding Student MBE Award for her oral presentation at the 20th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy in Shanghai, China. Out of 135 student presentations, Campbell earned one of the two Outstanding Student awards.

The conference is an international forum for sharing developments in the areas of molecular beam epitaxy research including techniques, new materials and devices. MBE is a method to deposit ultra-thin crystals used when creating nanotechnology and semiconductors, like solar cells or lasers.

Her presentation, “MBE growth and band-offset measurement of CdTe/InSb(002) heterovalent interface,” discussed using X-ray photoelectronic spectroscopy to look at the junction between MBE-grown crystalline compounds cadmium telluride and indium antimonide. This measurement technique offers a clearer picture of the relationship between the two materials. Together, the materials are used in items like solar cells, lasers and multi-color photodetectors.

On September 7, Campbell received the award for the quality of her research and presentation. She appreciates the support of her co-authors Xingye Wang and Robert Nemanich and her advisor Yong-Hang Zhang, under whom she is a graduate research assistant in electrical, computer and energy engineering.

“I am incredibly honored since this is a community full of people I learn from and look up to,” said Campbell.  “It is nice to know that our work at ASU is being well-received by the global MBE community.”

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