ASU engineering students earn first place finish in Intel Cup competition in China

A team of students from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering took first place in the 2014 Embedded System Design Invitational Contest, a part of the Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest held July 15-20 in Shanghai.

Held every two years, the Intel Cup competition is part of Intel’s commitment to education, and is designed to showcase the use of embedded systems using the latest Intel processors.

This year, two teams are working together. They are creating a robot that students can use to learn programming skills. The software team is creating a user interface and a simulator, which will allow novice students to program a robot without knowing how to write computer code. Members of that team are David Humphries,Garth Bjerk, Ian Plumley, Nathanael Stout and Tracey Heath, all computer science majors in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

The hardware team is using the Intel processor to build a robot and write embedded code in the robot. Members of that team are Corey Jallen, Matthew Recchia, Randy Queen, Rizwan Ahmad and Stephen Pluta, all computer systems engineering majors in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

The competition team is coached by Yann-Hang Lee, a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

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Work on contaminant removal methods earns research paper awards

Research papers detailing proposed new methods for the removal of environmental pollutants and contaminants earned awards for Arizona State University postdoctoral research associate Aura Ontiveros-Valencia and environmental engineering doctoral student Devyn Fajardo-Williams at a recent international environmental science and engineering conference.

The Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds conference in Monterey, Calif., explored advances in technologies and methods that offer potential solutions for cleaning up areas that have sustained environmental damage due to chemical contamination.

Chemical engineering student chosen for prestigious research fellowship

Miranda Ngan, a junior in chemical engineering at Arizona State University, has been selected for a prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colo.

Ngan is a student at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Ngan, a native of Arizona who graduated from Chandler High School, enjoyed math and science, specifically chemistry.

“I love that these two subjects are so integrative,” she said.

She chose to attend ASU because of its strong engineering program and she knew that being in Barrett, The Honors College, would give her a competitive advantage in terms of research and other opportunities.

in the Fulton Schools of Engineering