SOS student represents US youth in UN climate dialogue


SOS student represents US youth in UN climate dialogue

Master’s student and recent Barrett sustainability grad Hailey Campbell will participate in this UNFCCC virtual event, set for 6:00 a.m. Arizona time this Wednesday, July 1.

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Vanos, Middel say shade is a solution to scorching playgrounds

ASU urban climate researchers Jennifer Vanos and Ariane Middel study playgrounds in the Arizona heat. Their research provides insight into these spaces, as well as tips on keeping children safe in the heat.

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Cerveny certifies world-record lightning flashes

Sustainability scientist Randall Cerveny is chief rapporteur of weather and climate extremes for the World Meteorological Organization, which verified the records with new satellite technology.

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Native nations are fighting COVID-19 on many levels

COVID-19 has exacerbated infrastructure vulnerabilities on tribal lands, experts said at a virtual town hall hosted by ASU’s Construction in Indian Country program.

Case Critical Event: Tracing COVID-19 in your Wastewater

Join by Zoom on July 15 for a discussion on an ASU/Tempe research project to detect the presence of coronavirus in wastewater and identify hotspots.

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Panch confirmed as director of National Science Foundation

Panchanathan has identified three pillars of his vision for NSF: Advancing research into the future, ensuring inclusivity, and continuing global leadership in science and engineering.

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Delivering actionable, strategic, irreplaceable science in a crisis

In a new article for Issues in Science and Technology, the president of the National Academy of Sciences says that delivering actionable, strategic, and irreplaceable science will help the research enterprise confront COVID-19.

Paul Bolger

New paper uses ASU as case study in interdisciplinary research

The study by Fulbright Scholar Paul Bolger provides robust evidence for the powerfully beneficial role that research institutes can play as enablers on interdisciplinary research within their university.

Westerhoff, Herckes combine for COVID decontamination solution

Westerhoff leads research on using ultraviolet light to decontaminate water. Herckes investigates aspects of PPE use in semiconductor fabrication clean rooms. With an NSF RAPID grant, they had a fully developed device ready for deployment by the beginning of April.

lab worker wearing protective gear developing covid saliva test

ASU develops state’s first saliva-based COVID-19 test

Scientists at ASU’s Biodesign Institute have developed Arizona’s first saliva-based test for COVID-19 to make testing easier and more accessible.