• Cattle - Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

    The environmental impact of the protein we consume

    So how does the average consumer weigh both the nutritional quality and the environmental impact of a food? Until now, they couldn’t. But thanks to recently published research that included ASU College of Health Solutions professors Carol Johnston and Chris Wharton as authors, there now exists the basis for such a tool. Read more

  • Man's hand reaching toward plant sprouting from another's hand holding coins.

    New business tool demonstrates responsibility toward society

    ASU professor Elizabeth Castillo says firms are embracing social accounting as a business strategy. Businesses, companies and large organizations like SRP are investing in a larger responsibility toward society by putting their money — and kind deeds — where their mouths are. Read more

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    Cybersecurity

    ASU is recognized as an academic leader in cybersecurity by industry and government organizations. Read more

  • Credit for illustration of Psyche: ASU/Peter Rubin

    Psyche Mission

    Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Read more

  • Undergraduate Research

    Research is the complement to classroom experience at ASU. Here you'll find ways to work with faculty on great challenges ranging from global health to next-generation nanoelectronics. Read more

Science at ASU: Transforming the future

A hub for scientific inquiry, exchange and collaboration, Arizona State University is transforming higher education, research discovery and entrepreneurial opportunity in Arizona and the nation. More than 28,000 students study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at ASU with the widest range of choices available, from psychology and computer sciences to human origins, sustainability and space exploration. ASU students work side-by-side with distinguished faculty in advanced research projects focused on the challenges of today’s society, as well as projects that advance basic inquiry-based research. Students' intellectual growth is nurtured through close-knit research communities that encourage them to share their challenges and experiences with like-minded peers.

As a Research I university, ASU incorporates intellectual fusion with an accent on teamwork to power interdisciplinary world-class research institutes, such as the Biodesign Institute; the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability; and the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society. These institutes are among dozens focused on today’s societal needs, such as creating new vaccines for developing countries, offsetting loss of biodiversity, addressing climate change, need for alternative energies and creating culturally-informed approaches to address obesity, urban growth and the spread of infectious disease. ASU’s research centers and initiatives provide Arizona and the world a vital resource for cutting-edge technology, an engine for redefining research and discovery and an avenue for contributing scientific and policy expertise to the areas of greatest human need.

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