Engineering students still learning from collapse of World Trade Center

Twenty years later, engineering students continue to learn from the structural factors that contributed to the collapse of World Trade Center buildings following the airplane impacts on 9/11.

“The World Trade Center was a brilliant design,” said Barzin Mobasher, an Arizona State University civil engineering professor who includes a section on the collapse as a learning tool in his upper-level undergraduate course in design of steel structures.

ASU seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committee chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2022 ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award.

The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will present a Servant-Leadership Award to an ASU student at the MLK Breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at the Tempe campus.

Professor's work on polymers recognized through NSF grant and American Chemical Society Award

Products manufactured using plastics, foams and other polymers are used around the world. Globally, over 660 billion pounds of polymers are produced every year for use in homes, cars, furniture, airplanes, ships, machinery, computers and many other products. However, only about 10% of these polymers are recycled in the United States, resulting in massive amounts of waste.

The problem is immense; the impact of a solution is equally immense.

Arizona PBS to air Sandra Day O'Connor documentary Sept. 13

Arizona PBS will honor the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with the national premiere of “Sandra Day O’Connor: The First” from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, on “American Experience” on Channel 8.1.

An encore presentation is scheduled for 11 p.m. Sept. 13, with subsequent airings at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. 

Downtown Phoenix campus turns 15

It was once a place where people cleared out after work, where most restaurants closed by 3 p.m., where only the occasional sports game or First Fridays art walk drew a younger crowd.

Now Arizona State University students live and learn on the Downtown Phoenix campus, bringing an energy and presence that have helped inject new life into the area.

ASU professor begins term as president of History of Economics Society

Ross Emmett, director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and professor at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, recently began his term as president of the History of Economics Society, an organization dedicated to “encouraging interest, fostering scholarship and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of history of economics and related di