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NASA funds hopper to explore lunar polar craters
ASU is partnering with Intuitive Machines on a mini extreme mobility lunar vehicle, called Micro-Nova, that will hop around the moon’s surface and take the first-ever pictures inside craters close to the lunar south pole. Read more
ASU Air Devils fly high in design competition
Duct Tape Overcast — an aircraft that is “built like a steakhouse but handles like a bistro,” according to Air Devils student organization president Daniel Kosednar — flew the team to a career-high 14th place finish during a bumpy 2020–2021 competition year. Read more
Health Futures Center
The Mayo Clinic and ASU share a vision to improve all aspects of healthcare delivery through research and collaboration, most particularly in bioinformatics, nutrition and health promotion and biological engineering. Read more
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 51,000 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 sixth consecutive year, ASU has been named No. 1 in innovation. Interdisciplinary world-class research institutes, such as the Biodesign Institute and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and dozens of other groups focused 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.
Terraforming is a science fiction staple, from "Dune" to "Star Wars" to hundreds of other stories.