Polytechnic Campus News

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
May 22, 2019
For the third year, select Arizona State University faculty will spend their summer advancing research and understanding on a significant health challenge, in partnership with Mayo Clinic. Through... Read more
May 20, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Throughout his time at Arizona State University, software engineering major Leirbag Fajardo combined his passion for... Read more
May 13, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . While some high school students want to get far away from home to find themselves and have a certain college... Read more
May 10, 2019
On May 6, thousands of ASU students will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and head into the next phase of their journey. Before they do, ASU Now is taking a look at some of... Read more
May 8, 2019
Professor Olga I. Davis , a performance studies and health communication scholar at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication , has been awarded the 2019 Gary S.... Read more
May 7, 2019
The existing health care center at the Ayilo II Refugee Settlement in the Adjumani district of northern Uganda serves more than 12,000 South Sudanese refugees out of a cement block building and a few... Read more
May 5, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . It was an early exposure to medical issues in William Harper’s family that sparked Harper’s interest in majoring in... Read more
May 3, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Linzy Jane Voytoski had no hesitation about studying engineering at Arizona State University. She wanted to carry on... Read more
April 29, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Edward Meza was part of the first graduating class from ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy in Mesa, Arizona, and now he and... Read more
April 29, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Hunter Wickersham literally left his mark on Arizona State University. Go into the Technology Building on the... Read more
April 26, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Parents of a friend of Carlee Cramer’s flew for United and Southwest. They told the Houston native she should check... Read more
April 25, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . ASU applied biological sciences graduate Keaton Davis has always loved the outdoors. “I grew up in a family that did... Read more
April 25, 2019
Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran space, network with local and military veteran community... Read more
April 24, 2019
Reflecting on her life’s journey as a writer — from having her mother create story books for her at a young age to being on the threshold of having her second book of poems published — Arizona State... Read more
April 23, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . What college is right for you? What will you major in? These are difficult questions and choices for any 18-year-old... Read more
April 19, 2019
Arizona State University and Valley of the Sun United Way joined together in the spirit of philanthropy, education and service during Sun Devils Unite from April 6 to 14. Hundreds of volunteers from... Read more
April 16, 2019
Students in Agribusiness 494 learned about price elasticity and regression analysis this semester. And they also heard about hop farms and spontaneous fermentation. “The Business of Beer” is a new... Read more
April 13, 2019
On May 6, thousands of ASU students will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and head into the next phase of their journey. Before they do, ASU Now is taking a look at some of... Read more
April 12, 2019
On May 6, thousands of ASU students will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and head into the next phase of their journey. Before they do, ASU Now is taking a look at some of... Read more
April 9, 2019
Sun Devils enrolled in the largest and most diverse Arizona State University class are finishing their first year, and their demographics forecast a changing higher education landscape within Arizona... Read more
March 28, 2019
That plate of beautiful vegetables on your table is the result of a complicated matrix of farm labor, wages, costs and consumer prices. The growers who produce those vegetables have been sounding the... Read more
March 19, 2019
Over the years, Arizona State University has encouraged its students and alumni to adopt a philosophy of philanthropy in support of higher education. And the message has been catching on. In fact, it... Read more
February 4, 2019
A new partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S. Army Department of Military Science at Arizona State University will identify and fully fund selected incoming... Read more
February 3, 2019
Crowds of curious children and their families got a chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces on Saturday at the first of four free open houses this month. The Polytechnic... Read more
January 28, 2019
With the new year comes a chance to start over with a clean slate — an opportunity to learn something new, embark on an adventure and explore the unknown. It’s also the time of year that the college... Read more
January 28, 2019
For the thousands of Arizona youth currently in foster care, obtaining a college education is an achievement that may seem out of reach. But Arizona State University and national nonprofit First Star... Read more
January 25, 2019
If you’ve been looking for Arizona State University history major Scott Hilbrands at his usual haunts on the ASU Polytechnic campus this week, you’ll find him instead a few miles north — surrounded... Read more
January 23, 2019
In the midst of the Sonoran Desert, a group of Arizona State University engineering students gather every Monday night after classes to untangle wires, size down battery pods with a metal file and... Read more
January 16, 2019
You dreamed of going to Arizona State University. You applied, were accepted, and now you’ve arrived. You’re a Sun Devil! You’re also a member of the digital generation, which means you’re going to... Read more
January 15, 2019
When we think about robots, it’s usually in the context of their relationships with humans. Some are friendly, like Rosie the Robot from “The Jetsons” — a bizarre juxtaposition of futuristic... Read more
January 14, 2019
For this installment of ASU Now’s "culture of pursuit" series, we interview Sarra Tekola, recent awardee of the highly competitive and distinguished Ford Foundation Fellowship. The Ford... Read more
January 10, 2019
Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus provost of Arizona State University and University of California Davis alumnus, has been awarded the 2019 UC Davis... Read more
December 28, 2018
Thinking visually, communicating that way, is an opportunity for me to show you how I view the world. I really care about the stories I tell and how I present them, and I hope you get something out... Read more
December 27, 2018
I'm fortunate that I'm assigned a review of my work for ASU Now each year. It gives me a perspective on what I've accomplished and probably more importantly the takeaways of what I... Read more
December 21, 2018
Without passion, we have no purpose. I use my passion — a camera — to document those who create excellence art Arizona State University. My purpose is to introduce you to them. The people in my world... Read more
December 11, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Joshua Albin, from San Jose, California, graduated on Dec. 10 from Arizona State University... Read more
December 6, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Maria Medina has a 4-year-old son and a husband, is president of a student organization,... Read more
December 5, 2018
Of the many benefits an Arizona State University degree affords its graduates, one is the offer of lifelong career services to all alumni, in all corners of the globe. To support this mission, ASU’s... Read more
December 4, 2018
The beginning of the fall semester welcomed a new group of fresh-faced students and as it ends, Arizona State University bids farewell to accomplished individuals who have put in the time and hard... Read more
November 30, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Maddie Niichel is graduating this fall with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Systems... Read more
November 28, 2018
Refugee camps. Disaster areas. Remote military outposts. An Arizona State University engineering professor is working on improving microgrids for use in far-flung corners of the world where power... Read more
November 20, 2018
At ASU Preparatory Polytechnic STEM Academy , the K-8 charter school on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, their motto is “Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Smart.” The emphasis on these values and dedication from the... Read more
November 9, 2018
A return to civilian life after military service can sometimes take some adjustments for veterans. At Arizona State University, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center helps veterans, active duty military... Read more
November 9, 2018
What else do science and technology PhD students do when they graduate besides work in the academy? According to the Distinguished Awards office of Arizona State University's Graduate College,... Read more
November 8, 2018
Arizona State University junior Grant Navakuku joined the Arizona Army National Guard to fulfill a family legacy of service but discovered it offered wonderful benefits — a chance to enhance his... Read more
November 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two ASU research teams are among the... Read more
November 5, 2018
Felipe Herrera is leading the way, not just for his family but also for other first-generation students at Arizona State University. Herrera was the first in his family to go to college, and now the... Read more
November 2, 2018
You’re making spaghetti for a dinner party, but you’ve forgotten mushrooms, onions and Parmesan. You need one of your friends to hit the store on their way over. You know which one not to ask — the... Read more
October 25, 2018
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Hispanic tradition celebrated annually Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in remembrance of lost loved ones. This year, some students at Arizona State University... Read more
September 26, 2018
"How am I going to pay for college?" "What can I expect when I get there?" "How can I make sure I’m ready for a career?" These are some of the questions that freshmen... Read more
September 14, 2018
For the sixth year in a row, middle-school and high-school students from across Arizona gathered at the Polytechnic campus for a two-day coding competition Sept. 12–13. The event, called the SPARK... Read more
September 12, 2018
Whether caused by nature or instigated by people, disaster can strike anywhere, anytime, and communities must be ready to respond. September is National Preparedness Month — a time for families,... Read more
September 12, 2018
Arizona State University’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office , part of the Graduate College, is taking part in its second annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration Sept. 17-21, to honor... Read more
September 5, 2018
President Donald Trump has launched a trade war over the last several months involving billions of dollars of goods and affecting the United States’ relationships with several countries, including... Read more
September 3, 2018
To demystify the process of attaining distinguished graduate fellowships, the new lead of a new office at ASU — Joshua Brooks — will author a multipart series that will feature interviews of... Read more
August 29, 2018
Before she was the first lady of the United States, Laura Bush was a librarian, and in 1995 she founded the Texas Book Festival as a way of honoring Texas authors and promoting the joys of reading.... Read more
August 26, 2018
*INVALID ENTRY* Wait. Type it in again. Pretty sure that was right — *INVALID ENTRY* And so the cursing begins, swiftly followed by a search to find somewhere on the page that’s not a nightmare. In... Read more
August 24, 2018
A minute and a half into the 1986 film “Aliens,” viewers find themselves in a dark chamber where Sigourney Weaver’s character has been in a state of hypersleep for 57 years. In floats a boxy, drone-... Read more
August 23, 2018
Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept. 2 for a new program that aims to improve academics and carve a path toward career success.... Read more
August 17, 2018
Ever since Rebekah Wagen was a little girl, she worked with her father in his workshop on his 2000 Honda Civic SI. They took apart the engine, the door locks, the window actuators. “Just working with... Read more
August 15, 2018
A big university offers many opportunities, but it also can be a bit overwhelming. Students who choose one of Arizona State University’s smaller metro Phoenix campuses can still take advantage of the... Read more
August 12, 2018
Moving into your first residence hall can be daunting: Did you pack everything? Will your roommate be cool? How do you do laundry again? Luckily, the Arizona State University Class of '22 had a... Read more
August 11, 2018
Sheets, blankets, towels, laundry supplies, personal toiletries, maybe a bike and a printer — the cost of college life essentials can add up. For youth aging out of foster care who may not have any... Read more
July 13, 2018
Defense contractor Raytheon had a $350,000 robot arm, used for smoothing the rough edges of metal, but it wasn't complete. Raytheon turned to a team of Arizona State University students in the... Read more
July 5, 2018
High-speed transportation technology for hyperloop seemed like a good first step for an Arizona State University mechanical engineering student who someday wants to help colonize the galaxy. Leann... Read more
July 3, 2018
Arizona State University is committed to helping students develop and maintain healthy habits during their college years that can last a lifetime. This spring, ASU was one of the first universities... Read more
June 25, 2018
Arizona State University’s Baja SAE team achieved their second-best overall performance with a ninth-place finish out of 98 teams at the Baja SAE Oregon competition in Portland, Oregon. This marks... Read more
June 15, 2018
Beginning Monday, all food in the United States must be made without trans fat , the culmination of a multiyear campaign to eradicate the harmful ingredient. Trans fat, also known as partially... Read more
June 5, 2018
Half of the world’s stomachs, particularly in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, depend heavily on one staple food crop: rice. Although rice is one of the world’s most... Read more
May 9, 2018
The car may be a hybrid, but it’s still also a Camaro, so it’ll lay down that famous rumble on the track. But how will it hold up against the competition? Arizona State University’s EcoCAR3 will be... Read more
May 7, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Kylie Southard says she came to Arizona State University from her hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to explore the... Read more
May 7, 2018
Overcoming great challenges to achieve success stands as the underlying theme for some of the more than 700 student veterans graduating this spring semester from Arizona State University. ASU’s... Read more
May 6, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . For ASU Polytechnic campus graduating senior Julia Christine Anderson, the news that she was chosen to receive a... Read more
May 4, 2018
High school sometimes seems like a Darwinian environment: survival is dependent on keeping up with the crowd, creating barriers, and maintaining the status quo. But the status quo sometimes needs a... Read more
May 3, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Jacob Sorenson will graduate next week with a bachelor’s degree in applied biological sciences from the College of... Read more
May 1, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Graduation. For many, it’s the culmination of four years of dedication, caffeine and great memories. For the entire... Read more
May 1, 2018
The ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy in Mesa tied for the top spot in Arizona school ratings for 2017, based on the final letter grades and scores recently released by the state Department of Education.... Read more
April 30, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Finding ways to integrate and apply new knowledge is something ASU Polytechnic campus senior Paul Horton has always... Read more
April 29, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . When Jay Patel graduated from college in India in 2015, he planned to start his own business. The native of... Read more
April 25, 2018
The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of... Read more
April 25, 2018
When Robert Page walks through the 4 million honey bees housed at Arizona State University, he sees the potential to better understand how to survive tough living conditions. The Regents’ Professor... Read more
April 16, 2018
Times sure have changed. Young adult novels used to be about dealing with rites of passage like parents getting divorced, or dating and menstruation. In Jewell Parker Rhodes’ new book, she writes... Read more
March 28, 2018
Just months into its first academic track at Arizona State University, the newly established fashion degree program is already looking like a powerhouse for fashion education. Unfolding since last... Read more
March 26, 2018
While summer is a time for teenagers to relax and have some fun, it's also a great chance to get a leg up on their education. Several enrichment programs at Arizona State University will offer... Read more
March 22, 2018
Earlier this week, the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle occurred in Tempe, Arizona. While it’s too early to comment on the specifics of that particular case, the incident has... Read more
March 21, 2018
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored by Arizona State University. The two-day conference in February, “Pathways to Physician... Read more
March 21, 2018
Magical things can happen when innovative minds connect with forward-thinking investors. So Arizona State University is combining the strength of its research commitment and entrepreneurial spirit... Read more
March 21, 2018
A new pilot program is bringing Arizona State University pre-med students into an emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. Ten... Read more
March 20, 2018
Three Arizona State University programs are reconnecting students, faculty and staff with the origins of the food they eat. Through events and volunteering opportunities, the Polytechnic campus... Read more
March 15, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.) As the... Read more
March 7, 2018
Judging by the optimism expressed by students and recruiters at the recent Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 2018 spring semester Career Fair, the event fulfilled its mission as a springboard into... Read more
February 27, 2018
What should I expect when attending new student orientation? What’s the best way to get around ASU’s campuses? Who the heck is Sparky? These are some of the questions that prospective Arizona State... Read more
January 29, 2018
T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S. With few exceptions, they are associated with the health and welfare of children and young people — such as... Read more
January 28, 2018
The Polytechnic campus started off this year's Open Door — four free open houses through the end of February — on Friday, welcoming crowds of visitors and giving them the chance to peek into... Read more
January 25, 2018
Each January the National Association of College and University Business Officers compiles data from hundreds of institutions of higher learning across the U.S., public and private. The result is the... Read more
January 16, 2018
We all remember when the floor was lava, when we were schoolteacher to our stuffed animals, when we played detective to solve the mystery before dinnertime. Some of us turned that imagination into... Read more
January 9, 2018
The world is awash in discarded plastics. A recent estimate of the amount of plastic in Earth’s environment puts it at 6.3 billion metric tons (of the 8.3 billion metric tons that have been mass... Read more
January 4, 2018
Browsing labels in the meat aisle can be confusing, especially when it comes to the word “natural.” New research shows consumers not only misinterpret the label, they’re willing to pay significantly... Read more
December 15, 2017
Arizona State University ranks ninth out of 719 universities in the U.S. for research expenditures for institutions of higher education without a medical school, up one spot from last year, in the... Read more
December 14, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Brittany Nez was a cowgirl growing up, riding and roping from an early age. Every spring and... Read more
December 11, 2017
Nearly 7,700 students graduated from Arizona State University on Monday and entered a flourishing economy with a good outlook for jobs. But as family and friends filled Wells Fargo Arena, the newly... Read more
December 8, 2017
Nearly 900 high school students from all over Arizona gathered at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus on Friday, Dec. 8, to celebrate one of the state’s most important industries —... Read more
December 7, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. Steven Henderson, a top political science graduate from ASU’s Polytechnic campus, has always had an interest in... Read more
December 7, 2017
Arizona State University bid adieu to the fall semester of 2017, kicking off December with 28 graduation ceremonies over 12 days. Undergraduate commencement will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11... Read more
November 16, 2017
Scholars from the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Energy, better known as USPCAS-E, who attend the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and Arizona State University will be bringing... Read more
November 15, 2017
Trans Awareness Week runs through Nov. 20 and provides an opportunity to celebrate the trans community at Arizona State University and promote awareness of transgender and gender non-binary... Read more
November 14, 2017
For its third consecutive year, Arizona State University has increased the number of students participating in credit-bearing, study abroad programs. This increased ranking is a direct reflection of... Read more
November 13, 2017
Even before Hurricane Maria descended on his home island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, ASU Assistant Professor Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago grew anxious. “It was rumored that the cellphone towers were put... Read more
November 8, 2017
Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a free college-preparatory program aimed at veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students, has been... Read more
October 31, 2017
At a university that prides itself on inclusiveness and diversity, Arizona State University got a surprising wakeup call when it recently met with more than 1,100 Native American students about their... Read more
October 17, 2017
An undergraduate team of applied biological sciences students from Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus, in their rookie outing at the national Quiz Bowl of The Wildlife Society (TWS),... Read more
October 10, 2017
Ski boots made expressly for you. White-water oars that cannot break. Featherweight motorcycle helmets inspired by nature. Hot new jobs. These are a few of the things additive manufacturing — usually... Read more
October 2, 2017
In 2015, Ashraf Gaffar’s daughter was walking across the street at a stop sign when she was hit by a driver who was texting. “He hit her pretty badly,” said the Arizona State University engineering... Read more
September 29, 2017
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Arizona State University Police Department officers and aides will wear purple Velcro patches, bracelets and lapel pins throughout October to show... Read more
September 27, 2017
People have been eating dates for more than 6,000 years, but only recently have consumers worried about whether they’re “pesticide free.” As date growers in Arizona are in the midst of harvesting the... Read more
September 19, 2017
If a picture is worth a thousand words then Syeda Qudsia’s master’s thesis must be worth at least 40,000 words. In March, she successfully defended her thesis at the National University of Sciences... Read more
September 13, 2017
A new academic year brings a host of new buildings and significant facilities upgrades to the Arizona State University community. During summer break, ASU Facilities Development and Management... Read more
September 8, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced scores of humans, many of whom have equally frightened pets. Although pets experience life differently than humans, there are things we have in common, like... Read more
September 5, 2017
Arizona State University's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts has kicked off the fall 2017 semester with almost 11 percent enrollment growth over last year, making it now the fourth-... Read more
August 25, 2017
Editor's note: Thirty new ASU freshmen and transfer students who started classes at the university last week took advantage of Bridging Success Early-Start. The six-day residential transition to... Read more
August 24, 2017
The future of transportation left Phoenix in the back of a truck last week. After two years of work, thousands of man-hours, almost $1 million, hundreds of pages of documentation and one baby,... Read more
August 23, 2017
Cybersecurity is a slippery thing, hard to define, train for and fight against. And it may be the biggest threat of the 21st century. Is a cyberattack on a movie studio an attack on the United States... Read more
August 21, 2017
Fahrenheit 451 is popularly thought to be the temperature, as Ray Bradbury famously wrote in the epigraph to his eponymous novel, “at which book paper catches fire, and burns ...” The temperature at... Read more
August 15, 2017
For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University is enrolling more freshmen from Arizona than the year prior, the fruit of the university’s continued commitment to help educate the state it... Read more
August 12, 2017
More than 14,000 new and returning students moved in to Arizona State University’s residence halls, from the new (the state-of-the-art Tooker House ) to the historical (Manzanita marking 50 years of... Read more
August 10, 2017
Teamwork is essential in the U.S. military, and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center wants new student veterans at Arizona State University to know that there is a diverse team of people here also to help... Read more
August 4, 2017
As families send their children back into the classroom, these first weeks of the school year are a critical time for parents and teachers to create connections that will make it easier to address... Read more
July 25, 2017
Engineers create the devices, software, chemicals, materials, machines, buildings, airplanes and other systems that make our daily lives better. However, to successfully design for the diversity of... Read more
July 24, 2017
Researchers from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by nearly $1 million from the USDA’s... Read more
July 5, 2017
It's a summer Monday morning and Brian Johnson is making his usual rounds. The manager of Arizona State University's athletic grounds facilities has already inspected the school's... Read more
June 30, 2017
In “The Art of War,” famed Chinese general Sun Tzu advised, “if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Along with five other universities,... Read more
June 30, 2017
The lazy days of summer are anything but for the AZLoop team. With the Aug. 27 SpaceX competition fast approaching, the team has been busy building propulsion and braking systems, as well as the form... Read more
June 20, 2017
More than 40 flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were canceled Tuesday afternoon because of record heat. Temperatures were expected to hit a record-busting 120 degrees,... Read more
June 16, 2017
In most classes, a good job results in an "A." In Panagiotis Polygerinos’ mechatronics device class, a good job results in a patented invention that improves lives. The Arizona State... Read more
June 9, 2017
As Indonesia looks to become a bigger player on the world stage, Arizona State University is forging ties that recognize the country’s growing importance. The Critical Languages Institute at ASU has... Read more
May 25, 2017
AZLoop's mechanical development team has been working on a 50-foot indoor test track to try out magnetic components and braking systems for its part in a SpaceX competition that seeks to develop... Read more
May 17, 2017
Editor's note: Milton Sommerfeld, a professor at Arizona State University's Department of Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic School, died on May 16. Here, his life and work are... Read more
May 9, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Often, when people hear “polytechnic campus,” engineering comes to mind. That was true for... Read more
May 8, 2017
About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've... Read more
May 5, 2017
An open mind, good time management and a curiosity about the world — all are key tools in college students' journey toward a degree. But for many, caffeine is a crucial component as well,... Read more
May 4, 2017
A group of 27 Pakistani engineering scholars from the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Energy, better known as USPCAS-E, set off on an adventure over spring break, learning what nature can engineer... Read more
May 2, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . As a kid growing up in Gilbert, Arizona, ASU English major Nathan Askins loved to read and... Read more
April 29, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . In her journey to graduation from Arizona State University, Cassie Roose has built a... Read more
April 29, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . After serving five years with the U.S. Army in military intelligence at Fort Hood, Texas,... Read more
April 29, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . For Cody Van Cleve’s senior design project, the engineering undergrad and five teammates... Read more
April 28, 2017
Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7... Read more
April 20, 2017
For a ninth consecutive year, Arizona State University and the school's facilities management team is piloting an effort to help local students, families and organizations. Starting on Monday,... Read more
April 20, 2017
When faced with student concerns of disrupting major maps, offsetting graduation, worrying about taking time away or making a big dent in finances, the Arizona State University Study Abroad Office... Read more
April 14, 2017
There are two truths in backpacking: You will labor like a pack mule, and you will savor views most people never see. As a backpacker, you love your gear. It keeps you comfy, healthy and happy in... Read more
April 14, 2017
Editor's note: Click here to read how one of Professor Tom Sugar's robotics creations did on the trail as a hiker puts it to the test. Robots don’t have to be our mortal enemy. In fact,... Read more
April 10, 2017
Improving the energy grid in Pakistan is, without exception, the priority for a cohort of Pakistani graduate scholars studying engineering at Arizona State University this semester. Participants in... Read more
April 7, 2017
An Arizona State University student has won $35,000 for inventing a therapy device that could change his life and help thousands of people who can’t walk. Dan Campbell, a robotics engineering major... Read more
April 7, 2017
Arizona State University’s Duane Roen constantly hears from employers that this generation of learners needs to develop effective oral and written skills, required for success in the global economy... Read more
April 5, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University partnered with the Valley of the Sun United Way to present Sun Devils UNITE on March 31 through April 9 across four of ASU’s campuses,... Read more
April 1, 2017
Aerospace transportation and manufacturing firm SpaceX has selected an ASU-led team to advance in its worldwide Hyperloop competition, which aims to create a futuristic, regional transit system that... Read more
March 30, 2017
Some of the leading innovators of the past decade have done a great deal to change the stereotype that engineers, programmers and other “techies” lack business acumen. Consider Facebook’s Mark... Read more
March 29, 2017
On a warm Saturday night on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, the sound of snapping fingers fills a classroom. This noise indicates that the audience likes what it is hearing from the high school sophomore... Read more
March 23, 2017
Words can heal, and an Arizona State University professor is creating a way for young people to harness the power of poetry in their own and others’ lives. Wendy Williams, an assistant professor of... Read more
March 22, 2017
Planting the sustainability seed early is key for lifelong awareness, and Arizona State University’s efforts to do that with community education were recognized Wednesday with a 2017 Best of Green... Read more
March 16, 2017
“As soon as you take one step up the career ladder,” the late management guru Peter Drucker aptly observed, “your effectiveness depends on your ability to communicate your thoughts in writing and in... Read more
March 15, 2017
Exploring new worlds requires vision and some well-educated guesses; visual cues are nice, too. The asteroid Psyche is a new world that will be explored by a group of space scientists led by Arizona... Read more
March 13, 2017
On behalf of Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, ASU Staff Council hosts annual staff barbecues on four ASU campuses. The barbecues set aside time for staff to get to know each other... Read more
March 10, 2017
The term “microgrid” may not conjure excitement in the average person, but for organizations or people that stand to lose money, life, limb or living standards due to power outages, it does.... Read more
March 10, 2017
It’s harvest season at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus community garden. Green-thumbed Sun Devils are bringing in winter crops such as peas, kale and carrots on a plot of land situated... Read more
February 27, 2017
It’s a silent, sunny day on the farthest corner of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus. There are only two people at the Honey Bee Research Lab, and not a peep can be heard in its two metal... Read more
February 21, 2017
A large group of students at Arizona State University has been spending every Friday night trying to figure out how to get to from Phoenix to San Diego — in about half an hour. Through a SpaceX... Read more
February 20, 2017
Heart Health Awareness Month underscores automated external defibrillator training at Arizona State University. Anyone may use an AED to analyze a heart rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an... Read more
February 19, 2017
Visitors got a double dose of Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door fun this weekend as the free open-house event took place on the aviation- and robotic-heavy Polytechnic campus in... Read more
February 15, 2017
Arizona State University was not at the top of Amanda Minutello’s college list. She had applied to 13 schools and only two of them were outside of the Eastern Time Zone. She lived 3,000 miles away on... Read more
February 15, 2017
“Think of it as being trapped inside of an invisible shell, where you’re often shielded from awareness of your actions, thoughts and expectations about yourself and others." That’s the analogy... Read more
February 15, 2017
Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates. Coleman also loves studying Spanish culture, literature and language. Through her PhD dissertation and the School of... Read more
February 14, 2017
Meditating at a waterfall. Bucket baths. Eating ant eggs. For Peace Corps Week at Arizona State University, former volunteers recalled their most memorable experiences abroad in a pair of videos for... Read more
February 14, 2017
Across Arizona and the U.S., advanced manufacturing propels economic growth. In 2014, Arizona housed 157,000 manufacturing jobs and exported more than $22 billion in manufactured goods from Arizona-... Read more
February 10, 2017
A two-week workshop at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability brought students from China a new way of systems thinking to analyze complex sustainability problems. The 16 students... Read more
February 7, 2017
As some express concern about the future of national and global resolve in addressing sustainability and climate change, a powerful partnership of business, education and NGO leaders will convene in... Read more
January 31, 2017
Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017? Does your New Year’s resolution include medieval knights and chain mail, international culture, new-age cars, space exploration... Read more
January 30, 2017
Has the new year put you in a goal-setting mood? “Pick two and focus on them,” that’s the advice that ASU First-Year Success Center associate director Kevin Correa has for students — or anyone —... Read more
January 27, 2017
In a time of heated rhetoric and fraying decorum, Arizona State University is planning to train incoming freshmen in the art of civility. Nearly 11,500 new students will take a three-hour workshop... Read more
January 18, 2017
As 3-D printing evolves, the field of manufacturing is experiencing a paradigm shift through additive manufacturing — producing parts layer by layer via computer control. To stay competitive at the... Read more
January 17, 2017
They’re teachers, accountants, social workers and entrepreneurs. One is currently a Peace Corps volunteer in China, and another will graduate from medical school in May. President Barack Obama’s... Read more
January 12, 2017
An Arizona State University-led global consortium of technology and in-country partners will implement a two-year, $1.95 million USAID project to develop and test affordable, portable clean water... Read more
January 9, 2017
One ASU student and two influential Arizonans were selected as the 2017 Community Servant-Leadership awardees as a part of Arizona State University's 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.... Read more
January 5, 2017
As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire 100-mile corridor between Arizona’s largest metro areas from becoming nothing but concrete and asphalt.... Read more
January 4, 2017
At the beginning of the new year, many Sun Devils renew their focus on health and wellness. Arizona State University benefits-eligible employees may improve their health at little or no cost this new... Read more
December 28, 2016
Dan Fellner, a faculty associate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication unit in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU's Polytechnic campus, has received a... Read more
December 23, 2016
A second cohort of Pakistani engineering scholars has completed their entrepreneurship course of study at Arizona State University as part of the USPCAS-E program. In addition to entrepreneurship,... Read more
December 20, 2016
In a nondescript building on a corner of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus sit a pair of gray metal boxes that look like souped-up shipping containers. They’re actually elaborate pieces... Read more
December 14, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here . Love led Carly Thalman to engineering. “I love problem solving and I love a good challenge,... Read more
December 13, 2016
Before they even graduate, students at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering already have hands-on experience solving real-world industry challenges. As part of their... Read more
December 12, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here . Fernanda Silva Celaya, who is graduating from ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts... Read more
December 8, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here . It’s safe to say Lisa Lacouette’s first foray into higher education began a bit earlier than... Read more
November 29, 2016
Preserving Earth’s biodiversity is no small task — some estimates put the number of species on the planet in the hundreds of millions — but that hasn’t deterred ASU students from taking on the job.... Read more
November 28, 2016
The figurine of a bird in a nest looks like a little toy, but it’s also a powerful tool of expression for children who can’t talk about their worries. “It’s called play therapy, but it’s very serious... Read more
November 16, 2016
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Arizona State University among four winners of its fifth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards this week. The... Read more
November 4, 2016
Arizona State University will honor America’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families during the annual Salute to Service celebration held across the university's campuses... Read more
October 31, 2016
ASU English lit and public policy major Megan Tom says it can be tough for Native Americans living away from their home communities for the first time. Underrepresentation and pervasive stereotypes... Read more
October 25, 2016
Arizona State University has been at the forefront of getting ordinary people involved in “citizen science” — gathering information and learning to solve everyday problems. “It’s exciting to see... Read more
October 18, 2016
Twenty Arizona State University students, both undergraduate and graduate, competed in a fast-paced design competition known as an Adobe Creative Jam. The event, sponsored by Adobe, took place on... Read more
October 17, 2016
Twenty-four Girl Scouts gathered for a day of physics, chemistry and fun at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus Saturday. There were even s’mores — but first the scouts made solar... Read more
October 11, 2016
Thriving careers await students from Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, but the path to get there can be difficult to go alone. Fortunately, the Fulton Schools Career... Read more
October 5, 2016
A century ago, date palms in the Salt River valley weren’t just for decoration, and any Phoenician you met could tell you their top five date varieties. Today most people have never even tried one.... Read more
September 29, 2016
College campuses are traditionally the personification of stability: serene grounds, the life of the mind, the scratch of pen on paper. They don’t necessarily begin that way. Twenty years ago, the... Read more
September 16, 2016
In the year of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, the reality of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is advancing closer to the series’ fictional replicator technology — the final frontier of... Read more
September 13, 2016
Every Saturday in October, volunteers cut down, wash, sort and sell dates: a sweet treat that grows on two Arizona State University (ASU) campuses.
August 18, 2016
The first day of the 2016-2017 school year got off to a smooth start at Arizona State University. It was easygoing in Tempe, streamlined at West, bucolic at Polytechnic and compartmentalized at the... Read more
August 14, 2016
Moving into a residence hall is a rite of passage for college students. And thanks to an enthusiastic crew of helpers, it's also a low-stress event for students and their families at Arizona... Read more
August 10, 2016
Every year, new students arrive at Arizona State University's campuses excited to start a new chapter in life. Some will even blaze new paths in innovation and research, but it all starts at... Read more
August 9, 2016
Kids love to do experiments. When David Meltzer taught middle-schoolers, they especially enjoyed making a generator out of copper wire. But nothing extinguishes that joy of discovery more than... Read more
August 5, 2016
ASU professor Stanlie James has taught about diversity and inclusion for many years, from Arizona to Senegal and Uganda. Now she will step beyond teaching. She will help make it happen. Mark Searle,... Read more
July 28, 2016
Scorching, squinting, sweating and learning — welcome to Arizona State University’s Solar Energy Camp, the hottest camp at the hottest university in the hottest state. On a sizzling July morning down... Read more
July 7, 2016
School is out for the summer, but 26 high-achieving eighth-graders are spending this week dissecting plants, using a microscope and learning about physics and chemistry. They were among 500 Barrett... Read more
July 7, 2016
Curly Hopkins, Texas Pickles Franklin and Fat Bad Boy King sit contemplating their next verse in a classroom on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. In reality, these students have fairly normal... Read more
July 7, 2016
The academic pace slows a bit in the summertime at Arizona State University, but the energy level stays high as thousands of young people come to campus for camp. Middle schoolers sleep in the... Read more
July 6, 2016
Sun Devils have more chances to capture landfill-bound waste as the blue bag recycling program extends to the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West campuses the week of July 4. The blue bags... Read more
June 27, 2016
An appropriate narrative for the Sun Devil Racing Development club’s 2016 season could parallel the story of the central character in the classic Academy Award-winning movie “Rocky.” In the film,... Read more