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Electrifying landfill plastic

Electrifying landfill plastic

The United States uses about 37 million tons of plastic every year, according to management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Almost half is single-use, disposable plastic from the packaging and food service industries that largely ends up in landfills. The...

What’s it like to bike in Tempe? ASU researchers want to show you

What’s it like to bike in Tempe? ASU researchers want to show you

When Thomas Czerniawski rides his bicycle to work every day among a sea of cars, he wonders if he might be crazy. In Tempe and the larger Phoenix metropolitan area — a region designed around car infrastructure — it sure can seem that way. However, he’s far from alone....

Accolade-worthy achievements

Accolade-worthy achievements

To a colleague who nominated Arizona State University Regents Professor Paul Westerhoff to be among the 2023 cohort of new National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, members, there was no doubt about the outcome. “His election was a slam dunk,” say Pedro J.J. Alvarez,...

A legacy lives on for a smart sustainable future – fullcircle.asu.edu

A legacy lives on for a smart sustainable future – fullcircle.asu.edu

Dmitry Zimin, a renowned scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose Zimin Foundation helped create the Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at Arizona State University, passed away in December following a battle with cancer. Through his philanthropy,...

Mirabella residents plugged into ASU campus life – news.asu.edu

Mirabella residents plugged into ASU campus life – news.asu.edu

Before it was built, the Mirabella at ASU community promised not only a beautiful living space but also the opportunity to take advantage of everything that Arizona State University has to offer. Nine months after moving in, the residents of Mirabella at ASU are fully...

Co-Designing The Future – collegeofglobalfutures.asu.edu

Co-Designing The Future – collegeofglobalfutures.asu.edu

It’s easy to approach the future as a race to solve planetary problems like climate change and environmental destabilization that arise from human-actions–fixing the air we breathe, the ground we rely on, the water we depend on, and the myriad planetary systems that...

ASU testing new material to make Tempe bus stops cooler – abc15.com

ASU testing new material to make Tempe bus stops cooler – abc15.com

TEMPE, AZ — Keeping cool in the Valley can be a huge challenge, especially as climate change drives temperatures higher. Arizona State University has teamed up with the company 3M to try to lower temperatures at Tempe bus shelters. They're using a specific film on top...