• The Simulation and Learning Resource Center at the Mercado on the Downtown Phoenix campus provides a clinical simulation experience to future nurses and caregivers. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

    $50 million gift supports dementia research and education

    Charlene and J. Orin Edson made a $50 million gift to ASU to be split evenly between the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the Biodesign Institute in support of the university’s groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research on dementia, and to enhance education and training for nurses and caregivers. Read more

  • Using a highly precise neutron experiment, conducted at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), experimental physicists analyzed gamma rays to find a particular change in the interaction between a proton and a neutron.

    ASU postdoc coauthor on research breakthrough

    For the first time, a team of scientists - including ASU physics alumnus David Blyth - has isolated and measured the weak force between protons and neutrons within the nucleus of an atom. A total of 64 individuals from 28 institutions around the world were involved in this research, which produced more than 15 PhD theses, including Blyth’s. 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 27,000 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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In 2016, the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University embarked on a journey to change how biochemistry could be taught and create opportunities for

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