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By The Numbers

$115 million in research expenditures (FY 2019)

# 17 out of 204 institutions (reported) in engineering doctoral degrees awarded (ASEE 2018)

# 4 out of 278 institutions (reported) in engineering master’s degrees awarded (ASEE 2018)

#9 online graduate engineering programs (U.S. News & World Reports, 2019)

#8 best online graduate engineering programs for veterans (U.S. News & World Reports, 2019)

#8 engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics (ASEE 2018)

#6 women as tenure/tenure track faculty (ASEE 2018)

#10 worldwide universities granted U.S. Utility patents (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2018) Read more

A $3.6 million project from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to enhance power system resilience. Read more.

DOE awards, totaling nearly $5.7 million to ASU faculty, ranking it first among university recipients of Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) awards to advance photovoltaic research and development in 2018. Read more.

53 NSF CAREER awards in the past nine years; 93 since 1995.

50 Young Investigator Awards in last 4 years, from NSF CAREER, AFOSR YIP, DARPA YFA, ONR YIP, NASA and NIH

$3 million grant supports education and training on smart cities. Read more.

$3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)to develop learning-ready models and control tools that will revolutionize electric distribution system operations. Read more.

Mayo Seed grants in 2019 to five Engineering faculty will lead to new health research. Read more.

More than $44 million awards for 19 DARPA projects in last two years supporting areas such as biological technologies, microsystems, and complex remote systems. Read about recent DARPA projects here and here.

A lead in the DHS Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE) to develop new tools, information-sharing, and real-time decision-making in homeland security operations

$10 million NASA grant to improve air traffic control systems. Read more

Since 2010, the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) and Fulton Schools of Engineering have trained 247 lecturers from eight partner institutions in Vietnam. Read more

A multidisciplinary ASU collaboration with Dash, a top digital currency for payments and e-commerce, to accelerate research, development and education in blockchain technology. Read more.

A 20+ year partnership with Salt River Project (SRP), one Arizona’s largest utilities.

8 Industry University Cooperation Research Centers (IUCRCs) focused on energy, communications, sensor technologies, embedded systems, water and the environment, transportation and neurotechnologies and treatments to market. Visit our Research Centers.

New clinical and industry collaborations, such as the ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging, the WearTech Lab and the IoT Collaboratory.

Lead university for two Engineering Research Centers, and partner in another. Visit our Research Centers

An $18 million USAID grant to establish the S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCASE)to improve power production in Pakistan

A new tricontinental partnership (ASU, King’s College London, and University of New South Wales, Australia) to address sustainability, global health, social justice and technology and innovation. Read more


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