• ASU's SWAT lab tackles ocean pollutants and plastics

    Marine biologist Beth Polidoro heads ASU’s Salt Water Assessment Team lab translates what she finds in the field, including freshwater fisheries in Arizona, and the lab to health outcome. She also helps guide conservation and environmental policies. Read more

  • ASU's Cody Friesen wins the 2019 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for invention.

    Inventions for developing world lead to Lemelson-MIT Prize

    Dedication to inventing solutions for social and economic advancement in the developing world has earned Cody Friesen, associate professor of materials science and engineering at ASU and founder of Zero Mass Water, the 2019 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for invention. 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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