On the far northeast corner of ASU’s Tempe campus lives ANDI, the world’s first indoor-outdoor breathing, sweating, and walking thermal manikin. ANDI can mimic the thermal functions of the human body and has 35 different surface areas that are all individually controlled with temperature sensors, heat flux sensors and pores that bead sweat. His purpose? Measuring the effects of extreme heat on human health.

People socializing in lobby with bright, colorful mural displayed on wall behind them

From left: Prabu Raja, president of Applied Materials’ Semiconductor Products Group; U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris; and Applied Materials President Gary Dickerson smile during an announcement Monday in Santa Clara, California, of a landmark investment by Applied Materials to build the world’s largest and most advanced facility for semiconductor research and development. The new center will build upon Applied Materials’ existing relationships with top engineering schools, such as ASU, where the company has been conducting research in materials science and semiconductor technology alongside faculty and students. "ASU will bring research expertise and help create the future innovation and manufacturing talent pipeline that will be critical over the long term,” ASU President Michael Crow said. Photo courtesy of Applied Materials 

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