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Welcome back to another academic year! Our goal across all of Knowledge Enterprise Development is to help support your aspirations. As an example of our recent success, the Department of Homeland Security selected ASU to lead a new Center of Excellence. Through the five-year, $20 million grant, ASU will spearhead a consortium of academic, industry, government and laboratory partners in developing analytic tools and technologies to improve operational efficiency.
This year, ASU was the top recipient of Department of Energy SunShot Awards for photovoltaics research, receiving six out of 28 grants awarded nationwide. ASU faculty also earned 14 National Science Foundation CAREER awards, ranking second among all university recipients and setting an ASU record.
As we work toward a brighter future for Arizona, the U.S. and the world, it is important to take a look back at history. Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s novel exploring the societal consequences of scientific endeavors. As ASU prepares a bicentennial celebration of this enduring tale, take a look at a new edition of the novel, edited by three ASU faculty members and annotated for scientists, engineers and creators of all kinds.
Your expertise and the solutions you develop are key drivers of Arizona’s growth and prosperity. For example, Benchmark Electronics, a global engineering, design and integrated electronics manufacturing company, is relocating its headquarters to the Valley of the Sun. The company cites the ability to partner with ASU as a major draw to the greater Phoenix area.
This summer, ASU’s Research Operations team achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001:2015 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard. It ensures that we provide a consistently high level of service to our researchers and makes ASU more attractive to sponsors and partners.
Learn more about what this certification means, as well as your colleagues’ activities and accomplishments, in this edition of the KED Bulletin. Thank you for your creativity and commitment in helping to advance ASU.