Innovation Happens @ ASU

 

 

 

How will you innovate at ASU?

Episode 56
ICE in Indonesia

Native Phoenician James Cook, a mechanical engineering systems student, shares his experiences in a multi-year use-inspired research project. Through the GlobalResolve service abroad program at Barrett, the Honors College, students are able to engage in interdisciplinary projects focused on “bridging the global divide with sustainable and collaborative solutions”. For James, what started as simply meeting a mandatory course requirement turned into a 3-semester long passion project focused on finding sustainable, innovative ways to preserve fish for local fishermen in Indonesia. The research team created a solar-thermal, ammonia-based ice generator using cheap materials, allowing for fisherman to quickly freeze their fish to maintain freshness. Along the way, they partnered with an Indonesian university and made lifelong friends. Listen in as James shares stories of traveling the world, using humanitarian engineering to make a meaningful difference, and what living the innovation mindset means to him.

Recommended if you're interested in: global impact, use-inspired research projects, humanitarian engineering

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Episode 55

Droplet is a research and design company focused on creating a platform that builds biodegradable microspheres for targeted drug delivery into a patient’s body. ASU biomedical engineering students Sheldon Cummings, Rex Moore, Byron Alarcon, and Levi Riley are working on the process for making these microspheres. The microspheres are one piece of the larger puzzle of targeted drug delivery, which has been baffling the medical field for years. Droplet was formed from the desire to engage in use-inspired research, which means research that has direct impact on people in the “real world”. Join us this week as we get a glimpse inside the world of sci-fi-level innovation, and how this group of students succeeded in building a research and development company by very strategically focusing on building solutions for one part of a much larger challenge.

Recommended if you're interested in: biomedical engineering, launching an R&D venture, prototyping, use-inspired research projects

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Episode 54

The AmSO BodyFIT yoga mat was created as part passion project, part design challenge, and part desire to help others. Student Alicia Lim has always engaged in physical fitness, but struggled with finding her career path and major…until she realized the best way forward was to be true to herself. Combining her passion for physical health with her eye for design, she didn’t set out to be “innovative” – instead, she wanted to make yoga and physical fitness more accessible to people who may otherwise be intimidated. Join us as we follow Alicia on her path in taking an idea from concept, to selling a product on Amazon.

Recommended if you're interested in: taking a passion project to product launch, being true to yourself, product design, yoga and physical fitness

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Episode 53

Located on ASU’s Polytechnic Campus, Startup Village is a residential community where students can collaborate, innovate, and connect with other entrepreneurial students. In this episode of the podcast, ASU students Pooja Addla Hari, Maccoll Nicolson, Amirali Sabzehparvar, and Jared Hsu share their Startup Village experience as a place to not just learn about innovation, but live an innovative life in a community of like-minded individuals. Join us as we learn about each of their start-up ventures, the opportunities they’ve been able to take advantage of by living in Startup Village, and how this community has helped them overcome hurdles and leave a legacy for other students who want to startup their own ventures.  

Recommended if you're interested in: Start-ups, entrepreneurship, living in a community of innovators.

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Episode 52

The Help in Hand App provides teachers and families with academic and behavioral interventions to support students. This innovative app offers teachers targeted interventions on a student-by-student basis, to offer customized support at not only foundational and more advanced levels, but also those students with special education needs. While pursuing their doctoral degrees at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Allison Atkins and Emerald Ochonogor were frustrated one night when reviewing an intervention guide for teachers. They asked themselves “What if there was an app for that?”…And the idea took off from there! Join them on their journey from idea conception, to Venture Devils application, to product launch, and more.  

Recommended if you're interested in: pedagogical tools, resources for teachers, idea-to-launch stories

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