Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university located on five campuses across the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area. A sixth campus located in northwestern Arizona is known as the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City.ASU is the largest public university by enrollment in the United States. Founded in 1885 as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe, the school underwent a series of changes in name and curriculum. In 1945 it was placed under the direction of the Arizona Board of Regents and renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name. ASU was classified as a Research I institute in 1994; thus, making it one of the newest major research universities in the nation.ASU is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Since 2005 ASU has been ranked among the top research universities, public and private, in the U.S. based on research output, innovation, development, research expenditures, number of awarded patents and awarded research grant proposals. The Center for Measuring University Performance currently ranks ASU 31st among top U.S. public research universities.ASU's charter, approved by the board of regents in 2014, is based on the "New American University" model created by current ASU President Michael Crow. It defines ASU as “a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”ASU awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through 16 colleges and schools across all of its campuses: the original Tempe campus, the West campus in northwest Phoenix, the Polytechnic campus in eastern Mesa, the Downtown Phoenix campus, The Mayo Clinic/ASU Medical School in Scottsdale, and the Colleges at Lake Havasu City. ASU’s Online campus offers 41 undergraduate degrees, 37 graduate degrees and 14 graduate or undergraduate certificates which together have earned ASU a top 10 ranking for Best Online Programs.Students will compete in 24 varsity sports beginning in 2016. In conjunction with the transition of the men's ACHA club hockey team to Division I of the NCAA, the 24th varsity sport will be an NCAA women’s team: Rowing is among the favored possibilities. The Arizona State Sun Devils are members of the Pacific-12 Conference and have won 23 NCAA championships. Along with multiple athletic clubs and recreational facilities, ASU is home to more than 1,100 registered student organizations, reflecting the diversity of the student body. To keep pace with the growth of the student population, the university is continuously renovating and expanding infrastructure. The demand for new academic halls, athletic facilities, student recreation centers, and residential halls is being addressed with donor contributions and public-private investments. ASU's residential halls accommodate one of the largest residential populations in the nation. Wikipedia.
Arizona State University | Date: 2015-08-12
This disclosure relates generally to resistive memory systems. The resistive memory systems may be utilized to implement neuro-inspired learning algorithms with full parallelism. In one embodiment, a resistive memory system includes a cross point resistive network and switchable paths. The cross point resistive network includes variable resistive elements and conductive lines. The conductive lines are coupled to the variable resistive elements such that the conductive lines and the variable resistive elements form the cross point resistive network. The switchable paths are connected to the conductive lines so that the switchable paths are operable to selectively interconnect groups of the conductive lines such that subsets of the variable resistive elements each provide a combined variable conductance. With multiple resistive elements in the subsets, process variations in the conductances of the resistive elements average out. As such, learning algorithms may be implemented with greater precision using the cross point resistive network.
Arizona State University | Date: 2015-01-22
Arizona State University | Date: 2015-09-23
Systems and methods drawn to an electrochemical cell comprising a low temperature ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions and a performance enhancing additive added to the low temperature ionic liquid. The additive dissolves in the ionic liquid to form cations, which are coordinated with one or more negative ions forming ion complexes. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. The ion complexes improve oxygen reduction thermodynamics and/or kinetics relative to the ionic liquid without the additive.
Arizona State University and Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research | Date: 2015-01-26
Systems and methods provide a novel computational approach to planning the endovascular treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In particular, the invention simulates medical device deployment and hemodynamic outcomes using a virtual patient-specific anatomical model of the area to be treated, high-fidelity finite element medical device models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In an embodiment, the described approach investigates the effects of coil packing density, coil shape, aneurysmal neck size and parent vessel flow rate on aneurysmal hemodynamics. A processor may receive patient clinical data used to construct the relevant anatomical structure model. The processor may access medical device models constructed using finite element analysis and three dimensional beam analysis, and simulates the deployment of selected medical devices in the anatomical structure model. The selected medical device models and the anatomical structure model mesh, allowing the processor to simulate hemodynamic outcomes using computational fluid dynamics.
Arizona State University | Date: 2015-09-10