ASU program fosters interest for women, minorities

ASU program fosters interest for women, minorities

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The National Science Foundation recently gave Tirupalavanam Ganesh, assistant dean for information systems at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, a $1 million grant to pilot the ITEST Learning through Engineering Design and Practice project at two junior high schools in the Mesa Unified School District.  Ganesh and his team hope the students will get hooked on technology by using it in innovative and socially relevant ways, he said. Their activities will include working with desert habitats, urban heat islands, and humans settling on Mars.