ASU Leverages Research, Technology To Gain Funding From State Through Initiative
ASU leaders and Arizona’s policymakers have formulated a New Economy Initiative that involves a multi-million-dollar investment calling for the states’ public universities to help revitalize Arizona’s economy. To do that, the universities are being given additional funding to support science, engineering and technology projects and educational programs to help foster economic growth and provide a skilled workforce that will attract more industry to Arizona. A major part of the plan focuses on expanding the Fulton Schools. At the accelerating rate at which many industries are growing, Fulton Schools Dean Kyle Squires says the engineering schools have an opportunity to boost the economy by teaching students the kinds of new and advanced skills that major tech-based industries increasingly need to be successful.