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Campus quiz: How well do you know Tempe?

March 11, 2016

You pass through campus every day, but how much have you paid attention to your surroundings, really?

With spring break over, midterms behind us and finals weeks away, ASU Now thought it might be fun to challenge your memory with a visual pop quiz about the Tempe campus. Can you guess where these locations are?

Find the answers below the gallery (hey, no peeking). All photos are by Charlie Leight/ASU Now.

 

 

 

 

Answers: 1. West side of Memorial Union; 2. McCord Hall; 3. The Design School; 4. The Foucault pendulum is in Bateman Physical Sciences Center F-Wing; 5. Courtyard next to the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing; 6. Coor Hall breezeway; 7. Outside McCord Hall; 8. Student Services Building; 9. ASU Gammage; 10. Outside the School of Human Evolution and Social Change; 11. Music Building; 12. Between Life Sciences Center C and Life Sciences Tower E-Wing; 13. Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 1, or ISTB1; 14. Outside the Durham Language and Literature Building; 15. Coor Hall; 16. Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4, or ISTB4; 17. Near the Nelson Fine Arts Center; 18. Old Main.

Charlie Leight

Senior photojournalist , ASU Now

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ASU Insight: Different Technologies Different Learning Rates - Policy implications for energy investments


March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

New Tools for Science Policy
Different Technologies, Different Learning Rates: Policy implications for energy investments

Learning curves have become a robust technique for modeling technological change in energy portfolios and as inputs into forecasting models. However traditional financial strategies have been applied to energy generation portfolios without full consideration of the effect of learning rates.


The simplicity and universality of the experience curve (or performance curve) framework led R&D managers to apply it to everything from airplane manufacturing to nuclear power plants.  It has been well understood for some time that different technologies have very different learning rates, but there was little or no theory as to why. Deborah Strumsky will discuss recent work that provided insights on the underlying determinants of learning rates differences across technologies, and the extent to which policies are able to accelerate or influence them.

Dr. Strumsky will discuss the implications of her research for policies related to mitigating climate change. Learning curves have become a robust technique for modeling technological change in energy portfolios and as inputs into forecasting models. However traditional financial strategies have been applied to energy generation portfolios without full consideration of the effect of learning rates. Dr. Strumsky will offer simulation results from recent work on improved energy portfolio investment strategies, and what it may mean for technologies like photovoltaics.

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Deborah Strumsky
Assistant Research Professor, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems Deborah Strumsky, Arizona State University Deborah Strumsky - Assistant Research Professor, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems Download Full Image

Ken Fagan

Videographer, ASU Now

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