AZLoop’s second try in SpaceX competition ends early due to safety concerns
Sep04

AZLoop’s second try in SpaceX competition ends early due to safety concerns

AZLoop, a team made up of about 60 Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students, competed in the SpaceX Hyperloop challenge this July after an impressive top eight finish last summer. The team bowed of the competition early this time around before testing its pod on the track due to safety concerns. SpaceX held its third competition this year, which challenges teams to create the fastest functioning pods...

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The AZ tech industry now boasts more than 2k startups, 168k jobs
Jul17

The AZ tech industry now boasts more than 2k startups, 168k jobs

Last month the Arizona Technology Council partnered with Oregon-based eImpact to release a report that found signs of promising growth in the Arizona tech industry. The AZTC Industry Impact Report stated that there are over 2,100 startups in Arizona listed on startup networking site AngelList, and there are over 168,000 jobs in the tech field in the state. According to the report, Arizona ranks second in employment growth and third in...

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ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists
Jul10

ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists

Arizona State University and online learning platform Coursera have partnered to create an online Master of Computer Science degree that will be offered this fall. Professor Sandeep Gupta, director of ASU’s School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems Engineering, explained in an email that this program was created to produce experienced graduates who can fill the enormous need for qualified computer scientists. According...

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ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean
Jun06

ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean

The Salt River Project is vital to Arizona. The energy company provides the Valley with much-needed water using 131 miles of canals and 1000 miles of laterals and ditches, according to the SRP website. With this vast amount of infrastructure to monitor and take care of, it’s proven difficult to keep the canals clean. This is where Arizona State University researchers jumped in, working with the company to develop a device known as a...

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Cost of living: The No. 6 trend impacting the real estate of tech companies
May14

Cost of living: The No. 6 trend impacting the real estate of tech companies

At this point, you’ve learned about the five most significant trends affecting the real estate of tech companies, labor, cost, density, flexible space, and generations. Rounding out the top six most significant impacts is cost. Trend 6: Cost of livingMarkets with the most exceptional tech job growth this cycle have also seen the highest increase in the cost of living. Many a talented tech professional will remain in the top markets,...

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