Polytechnic Campus News

August 7, 2020
Aloha. It’s the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It’s usually used as a greeting, but to native Hawaiians it has a deeper cultural and spiritual significance. In that... Read more
August 5, 2020
Students often cite studying abroad as the highlight of their academic career and a crucial moment in helping them gain a more nuanced view of the world. Study abroad programs provide an opportunity... Read more
August 4, 2020
It’s unusual times during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Arizona State University has made an extraordinary shift to welcome another class of Sun Devils for fall semester. Thousands of first-year... Read more
August 3, 2020
For some students, going abroad for a full semester may not be realistic, with balancing a packed course load in the fall and spring semesters, working through the semester and other academic year... Read more
August 3, 2020
Studying abroad may not seem like a feasible option for students trying to juggle graduating on time, extracurricular commitments and working through the semesters to pay for tuition, but that’s why... Read more
August 3, 2020
Even though it may sound as if studying abroad has no downsides, many students consider their options and, ultimately, count themselves out of studying abroad for one reason alone: the cost. “I mean... Read more
July 31, 2020
The start of the fall 2020 semester at Arizona State University will look very different from previous years, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the university has shifted all of its support... Read more
July 31, 2020
ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE) has been awarded a contract that could total as much as $42.4 million over the next five years to advance unmanned and robotic technologies and weapons systems. The... Read more
July 29, 2020
Electricity literally brightens our lives, but public understanding of its supply seems dim. Many people vaguely picture a central power plant emitting a hum of current through wires that crisscross... Read more
July 10, 2020
The Peace Corps and Arizona State University have signed a strategic agreement that will help Peace Corps volunteers in the field advance their humanitarian work by using an educational device... Read more
July 10, 2020
Join the ASU Graduate College for a virtual town hall event for graduate students at 6 p.m. Arizona time, Tuesday, July 28. A distinguished panel of ASU leaders will address questions submitted by... Read more
July 9, 2020
Pursuing higher education when you’re raising children can come with significant financial and logistical barriers. But the upcoming expansion of an Arizona State University chatbot hopes to make... Read more
June 19, 2020
Explosive imagery from the George Floyd protests has evoked inevitable comparisons to the civil rights movements of the 1960s. Digital media is bringing images of these incidents of civil unrest into... Read more
June 17, 2020
Arizona State University’s award-winning robotics submarine team, Desert WAVE, is not allowing COVID-19 to discourage their creativity and collaboration. The women’s autonomous underwater vehicle (... Read more
June 17, 2020
For new students, the idea of going to an unfamiliar place can be daunting, and this has only been compounded by the pandemic. ASU has long believed in the power of community to address the potential... Read more
June 16, 2020
Now through June 28, volunteers throughout the metro Phoenix region will be putting on masks and picking up trash as part of a nationwide cleanup event called “Masks On, Litter Gone.” Arizona State... Read more
June 15, 2020
Ashley K. Randall, associate professor of counseling and counseling psychology at Arizona State University, is the new editor of Personal Relationships , one of the flagship journals of the... Read more
June 15, 2020
Aaron Dolgin is a systems engineer for Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles. He started work with the aerospace and defense technology giant after graduating from Arizona State University in 2018 with a... Read more
June 2, 2020
The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are now being thrown into sharp relief. What can the humanities... Read more
June 1, 2020
Teaching preschool is a full-contact sport. The hugs and sharing and messy hands are all part of a great day’s play and also support the crucial socialization as well as gross and fine motor skill-... Read more
May 29, 2020
Arizona State University Associate Professor of food industry management Carola Grebitus has been elected to the 2021 leadership of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Grebitus... Read more
May 15, 2020
After the terror attacks of 9/11, air travel took a major hit. People were terrified to fly. Tickets were heavily discounted. Planes flew half-empty. Passenger traffic on U.S. airlines this year is... Read more
May 8, 2020
Undergraduate students in Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering devote a large part of their final year to completing a capstone project, which demonstrates the... Read more
May 4, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . While studying at Arizona State University, Socorro Chaidez Ramos learned she is always up for a... Read more
May 4, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Most everything about Heather Rae Monk’s experience in ASU’s master’s degree program in narrative... Read more
May 1, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Arizona State University graduate Robert Nguyen has long had a love of the sciences, particularly... Read more
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . When Daniel Pasco stepped onto an airliner for his school's eighth grade trip to Washington... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Jessica Antonio’s journey to graduation from Arizona State University is “one for the books,” as... Read more
April 23, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Adam Thompson has a long list of interests that, when first starting out at Arizona State... Read more
April 10, 2020
Humans need interaction, but the COVID-19 pandemic is asking people to step away from each other at a crucial time. And that’s contributing to widespread grief, depression and anxiety, according to... Read more
April 7, 2020
A new word will have to be coined to describe Zhihao Chen . Is he a farmer if there’s no farm? Chen, a chemistry instructor at Arizona State University, has created a new system for growing food.... Read more
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 . In 2014, Marshal Meador was working as an electrician but feeling a little unsettled. “Each night I would come home... 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