Polytechnic Campus News

March 20, 2020
Many of Arizona State University’s students face learning challenges that no one can see. These “invisible” disabilities can include anxiety, autism, processing disorders or diabetes. A new training... Read more
March 19, 2020
It ain’t any easier being green. March 20 marks World Frog Day , an annual observance of the tailless amphibian. It was created in 2009 with the intention to save many different species of frogs from... Read more
March 12, 2020
Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings. The 2021 analysis includes rankings on fine arts and health... Read more
March 12, 2020
Millions worldwide will gather on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. But how many know Earth Day's origin... Read more
March 5, 2020
Currently, nearly a third of the food produced in the United States never makes it to the grocery aisle — creating a huge waste problem. Two Arizona State University professors worked on a new... Read more
March 1, 2020
Families in the East Valley were treated to a buffet of scientific diversions on Saturday at the final ASU Open Door event of 2020 at the Polytechnic campus. The schools and centers of the campus in... Read more
January 28, 2020
Are you a student who is interested in sustainability and having a solar powered outdoor study and hang-out space on the Arizona State University Tempe campus? If this sparks your interest, you may... Read more
January 24, 2020
One university, multiple locations and a plethora of research projects, but what exactly is happening in the classrooms and labs at Arizona State University? Block your calendar and invite your... Read more
January 24, 2020
Last week the United Nations biodiversity chief warned that humans risk living in an “empty world” with “catastrophic” consequences for society if world leaders cannot reach an agreement this year to... Read more
January 21, 2020
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These... Read more
January 7, 2020
The United States Senate convened on Monday for the first time in 2020, but the impeachment process against President Donald Trump appears to be stuck in limbo for now. Even though the House of... Read more
December 23, 2019
Arizona State University students maintain at least a half dozen clubs dedicated to some form of cybersecurity. Through these different cyber clubs, students have opportunities to unlock new... Read more
December 18, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Jun Sasaki is always on the go, whether he is building off-road vehicles or planning events for charity. Originally... Read more
December 18, 2019
Thomas Jefferson said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” There’s plenty of delight to be found in the relocated and... Read more
December 12, 2019
A programmer at a prestigious IT company was ducking out of meetings, taking calls that didn’t exist, hiding in the bathroom, and missing responsibilities. Her boss warned her to straighten up, but... Read more
December 11, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . For Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts outstanding graduate Jennifer Gutierrez, dreams... Read more
December 11, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . When Nakia Gorden moved to Arizona to attend ASU, he had no car to drive and nowhere to live. “I didn’t know anyone in... Read more
December 11, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . In 2014, Marshal Meador was working as an electrician but feeling a little unsettled. “Each night I would come home... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Obstacles don’t do well in front of Grant Crim. A brain tumor left him partially blind when he was only 2 years old.... Read more
December 6, 2019
A student’s mental health can make or break an academic career. But believing in that student’s capacity to succeed is sometimes all it takes to save a life. For Rob Reyes, an Arizona State... Read more
December 4, 2019
Arizona State University works vigilantly to incorporate sustainability practices in all of its daily environments. In 2006, the university made real headway by establishing the nation’s first school... Read more
December 3, 2019
This Dec. 16, thousands of students will cross the commencement stage in advance of heading out to solve problems, be creative, make discoveries and help their communities. ASU now is looking at some... Read more
November 22, 2019
Arizona State University continues its ascent in the national research rankings, rising to No. 7 in total research expenditures for universities without a medical school, according to the latest... Read more
November 14, 2019
Editor’s Note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU’s faculty. Over 460 veterans work at ASU, including 151 in the faculty and 312 who... Read more
November 8, 2019
What happens when technology advancements threaten to automate people’s jobs? That question is on the minds of many as research and development in artificial intelligence and machine learning rapidly... Read more
November 5, 2019
Michael Sheppard is a former Navy special operations combat medic and current PhD student in engineering education systems and design in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering . At 6 feet, 3 inches... Read more
October 30, 2019
Arizona State University has a long history of supporting those in uniform, but the stance became university tradition in 2011 after the first Salute to Service was held to celebrate active duty... Read more
October 14, 2019
When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities. After a few years of work and life experiences, they founded... Read more
October 4, 2019
What awards course credit, builds your resume, provides hands-on experience and gives you the opportunity to travel the world? Study abroad programs. The Arizona State University Study Abroad Office... Read more
October 1, 2019
Even though Arizona State University is situated in the Sonoran Desert, it happens to be one of the “greenest” places on Earth. The university is a model of sustainability with 54 LEED certified... Read more
September 26, 2019
President Donald Trump could be in hot water . Or his political opponents could end up eating another big nothing burger. Either way, impeachment seems probable. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif... Read more
September 13, 2019
As the fall semester clicks along, some Arizona State University students are reflecting on everything it took to get to college and what it will take to make it to graduation day. Chacoby Catarino... Read more
September 12, 2019
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for pride and reflection, celebrating millions of Americans who have positively influenced and shaped our society. Beyond that, it should be a time of learning and... Read more
September 11, 2019
While most students escape the summer heat to enjoy a much-deserved break, Arizona State University makes a host of needed enhancements to its campuses between May and August. By aligning the many... Read more
September 10, 2019
Dr. Joseph Furst, a Mayo Clinic physician, annually spends two weeks in the summer providing medical care to at-risk communities in other countries. In 2017, ASU students were invited to participate... Read more
September 9, 2019
Local authorities are asking Phoenix metro area residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and get rid of standing water where the insects can breed due to a sharp increase in West Nile... Read more
August 27, 2019
“Analytical and goal-oriented” are the character traits Leila Ladani said best describe her. She recalls exhibiting those proclivities at an early age when she was drawn to math and science in her... Read more
August 26, 2019
The members of the Desert WAVE robotics team from Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus are returning to school this month as the best-performing underwater autonomous robotics team in... Read more
August 23, 2019
Arizona State University’s Project Humanities has developed a reputation for its provocative and engaging programming. This year is no exception. In the past eight years, Project Humanities has... Read more
August 18, 2019
With move-in day, Arizona State University fills with laughter and excitement as new students flood ASU's campuses, unloading belongings, meeting new roommates and laying out fresh, new... Read more
August 15, 2019
An Arizona State University professor said the state’s rivers are only going to see shortages in the future, which will have a direct impact not only on humans, but wildlife and their habitats. Two... Read more
August 13, 2019
Even though it may seem at first that the internet is an almost infinite source of knowledge, one needs to know how to properly navigate it in order to discern what’s truthful. The web has generated... Read more
August 8, 2019
Desert WAVE , the all-female underwater robotics team of Arizona State University students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering , made a splash in San Diego this past weekend. The Women in... Read more
July 31, 2019
Thomas Sugar, an engineering professor and longtime honors student mentor, has been tapped as the next associate dean for Barrett, The Honors College at the Arizona State University Polytechnic... Read more
July 25, 2019
In just five years, an Arizona State University student engineering project has grown into a global humanitarian mission that is now poised to transform the way health care is delivered. SolarSPELL... Read more
July 22, 2019
ASU prides itself on having faculty who care about their students and wish to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom. These exceptional professors warrant recognition from the ASU... Read more
July 8, 2019
Honeybees serve as pollinators for the majority of the world’s crops, and their global decline threatens the world’s food supply. However, hobby beekeepers have been helping to combat this danger by... Read more
June 26, 2019
Arizona State University Professor Ann McKenna was named one of nine American Society for Engineering Education Fellows in 2019. This distinction is bestowed by the ASEE board of directors upon... Read more
June 25, 2019
Starting next year, most nutrition labels on food packaging will be updated to be more clear about calories, portion sizes and added sugar. The move by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was in... Read more
June 21, 2019
Summer is at hand, and water is a key element in beating the heat. For Phoenix-area residents, that means cold showers, dips in the pool, visits to water parks and lakes and lots of beverage... Read more
June 11, 2019
In its May newsletter, Salt River Project gave tips to consumers on how to save money using its new pricing plans and what to do in case of an outage. They also listed where they gave more than $3.6... Read more
June 6, 2019
When students in Uganda learn about the principles of agribusiness marketing, they really understand them, because many of them are already selling vegetables as their livelihood. A group of 30... Read more
June 4, 2019
Arizona State University has moved into the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018. The university jumped to 10th place from 17th in 2017, according to a new report by... Read more