How will you innovate at ASU?

Episode 34

Shreya Nandy’s innovation story started way back in high school when she developed a pesticide detection and remover kit for produce. In fact, it was this innovation that brought Nandy to Arizona after ASU spotted her at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Since coming to ASU, Nandy has continued on a trajectory of continuous innovation and success. Hear her story on the Innovation Happens podcast!

Recommended if you're interested in: sustainability

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Episode 33

Each year, ASU students team up to compete at the American Astronautical Society CanSat competition. Their mission? To design and build a space-type system and compete against teams around the world! This year teams were tasked with building, launching and landing a can satellite equipped with temperature and air pressure sensor, a communication system and a parachute. Each can satellite also contained an egg that must remain intact throughout its journey. Anthony McCourt helped ASU’s Team Butter (Ballistic Universal Times Trajectory Egg Recovery) take home fifth place out of 33 total teams. Hear McCourt’s story on the Innovation Happens Podcast.

Recommended if you're interested in: engineering, aerospace engineering, competition

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Episode 32

Phoenix, Arizona has a goal of achieving a 40% waste diversion rate by 2020 and it's innovations like Surya Iyer’s that will help the city get there. Surya developed Smart-Sort, an IOT based sorting machine that efficiently sorts recyclable waste at source to improve diversion rates for institutions. Smart-Sort eventually merged with Hygiea, another ASU startup that similarly uses IOT to make waste management more manageable. Hear Surya’s story on this week’s episode of the Innovation Happens Podcast!

Recommended if you're interested in: waste management, IOT, entrepreneurship

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Episode 31

Controlling stuff with your mind? Yes, please! Ryan Kemmer's innovation, MindEffect, does exactly that. Using a wireless EEG interface to monitor brain rhythms and map their fluctuations to different sonic parameters, Kemmer can basically make different sound effects occur by using just the power of his brain. We had Kemmer explain it all to us on this week's episode. Check it out!

Recommended if you're interested in: informatics, electroencephalography (EEG), engineering, music

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Episode 30

In honor of episode 30, we’re bringing you some very special content! For 29 episodes we’ve heard Jonah interview and learn all about each of our guests. Now it’s time to turn the tables and interview Jonah! Tune in to learn more about your favorite podcast host. Why did Jonah decide to come to ASU? Is he a dog person or a cat person? Why is he SO TALL? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

Recommended if you're interested in: Jonah!

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