Corporations at ASU Essay

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Nicholas Robbins

Intel's Presence here at ASU Arizona State University has a great tradition of making big changes in the community, school, and world. Year after year, they have consistently tried to raise the bar for what is considered innovation and greatness in education. One way that ASU has done this is by having the good sense to partner with some of the world's greatest corporations. This great university was founded in 1885 by John Samuel Armstrong when congress introduced house bill 164. For over 127 years ASU has partnered with names like Apple, SRP, EAC, Mayo Clinic, Canon, Valley Metro, Nike, Sky Harbor Airport, Mid First Bank, Etc. The list goes on and on. My point being, ASU knows that by investing in smart companies and names it will not only improve ASU itself but the other company and the overall community surrounding them both. These types of partnerships usually include a mutual agreement of some share of profit or funding and advertisement in exchange for products and beneficial deals. For example, in ASU's partnership with Nike, ASU gets athletic apparel for athletes and sport apparel for students and in exchange ASU gives Nike advertisement and sells Nike's clothing for them. The corporation that I would like to discuss is Intel. Intel is computer processor and product producer and manufacturer. They have roughly around one hundred thousand employee's for their entire company. In total, Intel makes about forty five billion dollars every year. It's headquarters are in Santa Clara, California but one of its biggest plants is here in Chandler, Arizona. Intel provides jobs for thousands of Arizona residents as well as job opportunities for a lot of ASU's students. ASU and Intel's relationship is unique in that doesn't just have one aspect to it, it has multiple different partnerships. In total since 1996, Intel has invested more than twelve billion dollars in high tech manufacturing in Arizona and spent more than four hundred fifty million dollars each year in research and development. Intel is investing another five billion in the site to manufacture its industry leading, next-generation fourteen nanometer technology. A lot of this major revenue comes from Intel's involvement with ASU and the things they do together to improve this world and community. ASU and Intel's first major partnership began back 1980 but didn't really start up until 2010 when ASU and Intel agreed to partner up to help establish the HEEAP program or the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program. The program aims to help Vietnam’s universities and technical schools modernize its engineering education, and to lay the groundwork for future education, research and business collaborations between U.S. interests and Vietnam. The United States Agency of International Development and Intel, granted ASU around 5 million dollars in grants to help establish the program. The program is put to use through the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. To date, the program has established more than 100 faculty members at Vietnam engineering schools to be trained in new instruction methods, both at ASU and in Vietnam. Earlier this year, ASU and Intel renewed a commitment to help to expand the program. The new agreement provides resources to increase the number of faculty members receiving training in the HEEAP education model. It also is supporting development of a distance-education network enabling students at multiple campuses in Vietnam to take courses simultaneously. In addition, it is providing training to Vietnamese education leaders in modern administrative, revenue production and policy development models to help build competitive institutions. Another partnership from ASU and Intel is the Algae Bioreactor Project. Established, in 2011 Intel began designing a new super conductor plant for building their processors and products. Intel decided they wanted to