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 9,000 students study the natural sciences at ASU, which includes the widest range of choices from which to sculpt their own personal experiences in earth and space science, mathematics, cognitive and behavioral studies, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, human origins, biotechnology, environmental sciences and science policy. ASU students work side by side distinguished faculty in advanced research projects focused on the challenges of today’s society, as well as projects that advance basic inquiry based research. Their 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 Global Institute for Sustainability; and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. These institutes are focused on today’s societal needs, such as developing alternative fuels, new vaccines for developing countries, offsetting loss of biodiversity, addressing climate change 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.