ASU professor named AAAS Fellow for nanoelectronics research

March 20, 2023

Stephen Goodnick has built his career around the study of nanoelectronics. The David and Darleen Ferry Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University has focused his research on using tiny nano-sized electronic components to advance the fields they are used in, such as future information technology and solar power generation. Specifically, he hopes to improve capabilities of information technology and to make solar power generation more efficient and affordable.

In recognition of his nanoelectronics research career, which spans more than 40 years, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, named Goodnick one of 505 fellows of 2022. Goodnick, an AAAS member since 2001 and a faculty member in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, is one of four fellows from ASU named in 2022 among a cohort from around the world. A portrait of Stephen Goodnick on a background of semiconductor material In recognition of his 40-year nanoelectronics research career, the AAAS named Stephen Goodnick one of its 505 fellows of 2022. Image by Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast/ASU Download Full Image

According to the AAAS, the title of AAAS Fellow “honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues.”

“It was actually kind of a surprise,” Goodnick says of being named a fellow. “I didn’t know I had been nominated. I was very honored to have that recognition completely out of the blue.”

The AAAS dedicates itself to advancing scientific discoveries that benefit all of humanity. Its programs advocate for investment in scientific research and evidence-based public policy, encourage diversity in scientific fields, support science education and more.

“Such a prestigious organization as the AAAS awarding the title of fellow to Professor Goodnick is a great recognition of his many contributions to areas related to nanoelectronics,” says Stephen Phillips, director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. “This is an honor for Professor Goodnick that builds on his many previous recognitions and adds to the growing list of accomplishments of the faculty in our school.”

Goodnick has worked at ASU since 1996, starting as a professor of electrical engineering and chair of the former Department of Electrical Engineering, which evolved to become the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. During his time at ASU, he has worked as associate vice president for research, interim deputy dean for the Fulton Schools, and deputy director for both the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center and ASU’s LightWorks research collaboration.

Before ASU, Goodnick held positions as a faculty member at Oregon State University and Colorado State University. He has also served as a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, and earlier as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, a visiting professor at Japan’s Osaka University, the Melchor Visiting Chair at the University of Notre Dame and a visiting scientist at Italy’s Universitá di Modena.

Past accolades awarded to Goodnick include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, Region 6 Outstanding Educator Award, the IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, the American Society for Engineering Education Electrical and Computer Engineering Division Meritorious Service Award, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award.

Goodnick has also maintained involvement in numerous professional societies, including the IEEE, the American Physical Society and Optica, formerly known as the Optical Society of America, among others.

The ceremony for AAAS Fellows, where Goodnick and the other 2022 fellows’ election will be celebrated and each fellow receives a commemorative pin, will take place this summer in Washington, D.C.

TJ Triolo

Communications Specialist, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


Cochise College, ASU partner to offer students a seamless transfer pathway

March 21, 2023

Thanks to a partnership with Arizona State University, Cochise College students now have access to hundreds of transfer pathways through the MyPath2ASU collaboration. 

The partnership aims to provide a seamless transition process for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in their field of choice. Silhouette of grad making the forks up sign against a setting-sun sky. Cochise College students now have access to hundreds of transfer pathways through the MyPath2ASU collaboration. Download Full Image

MyPath2ASU is an industry-leading transfer navigation tool available to ASU transfer students from accredited U.S. regional institutions. The tool ensures a positive transfer experience to ASU after earning credits or an associate degree from a U.S. community college or university and shortens the time to degree completion.

Cochise College is a two-year public college that offers over 90 degrees, including 42 workforce and skills training certificates.

Through the partnership, students will have access to personalized benefits to help them navigate the transfer experience, including:

  • Guaranteed admission into a major of choice upon successful completion of MyPath2ASU.

  • Customized course-by-course pathways to minimize loss of credit.

  • The ability to save time and money by planning a path to degree completion.

“Cochise College advisors are committed to student success and providing a smooth transfer experience as students use the MyPath2ASU transfer tool," said Vivian Miranda, director of counseling and advising at Cochise College.

Ways Cochise College students can study at ASU

ASU offers undergraduate degrees for students at Cochise College. ASU@Cochise offers a Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership and a Bachelor of Applied Science in applied leadership at Cochise College. Cochise College students also have the opportunity to transfer into more than 300 undergraduate majors and can choose to study online or on campus.

The partnership builds on ASU’s history with Cochise College. Over the past three years, hundreds of students have transferred from Cochise College to ASU, with a majority of learners pursuing undergraduate degrees through ASU Online.

The partnership also reflects ASU’s commitment to creating an institution that is accessible and responsible for the communities it serves, as outlined in the university charter, providing students with an opportunity to achieve their educational and financial goals while also empowering and transforming communities.

Transfer partnership student success

Paulette Iniguez Erunez, a transfer student from Cochise College, credits Cochise and MyPath2ASU with providing her “everything she needed to be able to transfer to ASU and complete her bachelor’s degree.” 

Erunez recently graduated with a BSE from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering biomedical engineering program and is on track to graduate with her master’s degree as a part of ASU’s Accelerated “4+1” Program.

Learn more about her success story below.