Category Archives: Around Campus

Bechtel Corporation in College Avenue Commons – 29 February 2016

Bechtel Corporation is in the College Avenue Commons today (2/29/2016) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to discuss full-time and internship positions.  You will find them located in the third floor atrium.  This is part of a larger visit that includes a presentation this evening over in the Carey School of Business and time at the Engineering Career Fair tomorrow (3/1).

You can you a flyer about all of their activities here – PDF.


Devils on College – September 12th Football Game

Devils on College

Just outside of the College Avenue Commons!

3 hour DOC

Devils on College takes place on College Avenue and the College Avenue Commons plaza and throughout the Sun Devil Market Place. The event will feature music and live artists, merchandise street sale, athlete meet-n-greets, food and drinks, and tailgate games. Throughout the season, Devils on College will be hosting a food and beverage tent where 100% of the proceeds from beer sales will be donated to ASU and local charities. The first game of the season is September 12th and the party will start at  5 and continue until kick-off at 8 p.m! Stop by to help support ASU and Tempe charities! Tempe Bicycle Action Group will also be sponsoring free bike valet throughout the event and the football game! Follow us on Twitter at @DevilsOnCollege and hashtag at the event #devilsoncollege!

Local vendors will also be having game day specials throughout the area!

  • Orange Table will have special extended hours during football season, so you can tailgate and watch the game with us!  craft beers, mimosas and fun cocktails!
  • Dicky’s will have $2.50 Devils Ale from Santan Brewery as well as Free Big Yellow Cups to anyone dressed in Maroon and Gold.
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Devils on College with discounted tickets to the first game! Promo code “HHM” .  See Flier- HispanicHeritageflier

DOC football

Images from the College Avenue Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jessica Slater from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – Media Office has posted photos on Flickr from the College Avenue Commons (that’s the new building DEWSC will move into) Groundbreaking Ceremony.   Information about the 24 January 2013 groundbreaking – here and information about the building – here.

Concrete contribution: Student project enhances Engineering Center courtyard

There is a nice article about our concrete students doing a service project just outside of ECG.  Among contributors to the decorative concrete slab project for the ASU Engineering Center courtyard {giving the ASU Sun Devil pitchfork sign) are (left to right) Chris Celani, Tamryn Doolin, Keila Lombardozzi, Brian Aronson, Josh Marriott, associate professor James Ernzen, Kim Rahberger and Travis Goldman. Article post at –

ASU Lightworks Presentation – Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President of Power Plant Technology at First Solar

Please mark your calendars for two opportunities to hear talks by Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President of Power Plant Technology at First Solar, on Monday, December 17, 2012.   Dr. Morjaria will present a technical talk titled “Development of Utility-Scale PV Plants” at 10:00 a.m. in the ASU Memorial Union, Ventana Room 214A, on the ASU Tempe campus.  A panel discussion will follow from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

A second talk by Dr. Morjaria will be presented that same evening at SkySong in Scottsdale titled “Solar Power’s Transition into a Mainstream Generation Resource.”  There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. with the talk scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

More information will be sent soon about registering for this event but we ask that you save-the-date for these 2 very interesting talks.

Dr. Morjaria leads the development of First Solar’s grid integration capability for utility scale PV plants.  He brings more than 25 years of advanced technology, engineering and product development expertise in energy and other fields.  He has held leadership roles in solar and wind generation and also grid integration over the past decade.  Dr. Morjaria previously worked at GE where he held various leadership positions.  He is an author of numerous papers and patents in the area of renewable grid integration, PV plant and wind turbine controls, monitoring, diagnostics, and services technologies.  His academic credits include B.Tech from IIT Bombay and Ph.D. from Cornell University in USA.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Rebecca Davis
LightWorks – Light Inspired Research at ASU
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-8806
Phone: 480-965-9572

Morrison Instiute hosts annual State of Our State Conference

The annual State of Our State Conference will be hosted Nov. 29 by Morrison Institute for Public Policy, with a focus on key factors serving as “A Wake-up Call for Arizona,” the event’s theme.

“Our agenda was built with three of the state’s critical issues in mind: fiscal stability, economic development and education. The three are inextricably linked,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, executive director of Morrison Institute.

The conference is set to take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44thSt., in Phoenix.

For registration or other details, go to

Tony Wagner, author of “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World” and the best seller “The Global Achievement Gap,” will be the keynote speaker, discussing how Arizona can ensure its educational system creates innovators for a new economy.

Also, a panel of business and education leaders will discuss career and technical education (CTE) and its vital role in preparing Arizona’s future workforce to attract major companies and high-wage jobs.

Another conference highlight will be key findings from the Morrison Institute’s new report, “Arizona’s Economic Development Landscape: Charting a Unified Course.” The publication, which will be released at the event, examines economic development plans from around the state and identifies possible opportunities for regional and statewide collaboration.

Conference registration fees are $65 for the general public and $25 for academic and nonprofits. Elected officials are invited to register online as guests of Morrison Institute.

State of Our State Conference is sponsored by the Rodel Foundation and Greater Phoenix Leadership.

Established in 1982, Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical Arizona and regional issues, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research and communication outreach

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Photos of ASU Tempe Campus Construction Activity – Update

More  photos from construction activity around the Tempe Campus.  This series has several photos of the progress at Manzi.  I posted a note about the renovations back on 16 May.  New photos of the Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex pool renovations, the College & University entrance renovations and the Engineering Tutoring Center facelift.  Also a couple of progress photos of the Palo Verde Beach renovations since my post on 11 June and McCord Hall (Carey School of Business) from 14 June.

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