• Will Harris, a fourth-generation cattleman, practices adaptive multi-paddock grazing at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Regenerative farming methods like AMP are ranked No. 9 on a list of the 80 most effective ways to counteract methane emissions and sequester carbon by Project Drawdown, a nonprofit coalition identifying ways to fight climate change.

    Carbon Cowboys: leading the herd in adaptive grazing

    With a grant from the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service at ASU, Peter Byck brought together scientists to design a research project to compare adaptive multi-paddock grazing with conventional methods. He has since produced 10 short films on AMP grazing, collectively called “Carbon Cowboys.” Read more

  • Allen Coral Atlas provides data insights and actionable steps to preserving reef systems around the world.

    Leading coral reefs back to health

    ASU's Greg Asner has taken over leadership of the Allen Coral Atlas. It’s a powerful tool to map and monitor coral reefs around the globe and provides that “big picture” scientists and policymakers need to bring coral reefs back to health. Read more

  • Image of coral by Greg Asner

    Center for Global Discovery and Conservation

    The expert team with the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science leads spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change. Read more

  • The team behind the new NSF-funded Institute for Data-Intensive Research

    Institute for Data-Intensive Research

    The Institute for Data-Intensive Research brings together experts in cutting-edge information sciences, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and power systems engineering, making electrical grids smarter, safer and more sustainable. Read more

  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is one of the many ASU projects developed with NASA. 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 30,000 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.

For the fifth consecutive year, ASU has been named No. 1 in innovation. Interdisciplinary world-class research institutes, such as the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, and dozens of other groups focus on today’s societal needs, on research and ideas that make a major impact in our community, our nation and our world. From new vaccine creation for cancer in humans and dogs, to offsetting loss of biodiversity, the need for alternative energies and culturally-informed approaches to address education, ASU is 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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