Origins Project

The Origins Project is a transdisciplinary initiative that nurtures research, energizes teaching, and builds partnerships, offering new possibilities for exploring the most fundamental of questions who we are and where we came from.

We foster the origins work being done across Arizona State University, recruiting distinguished faculty and generating relationships that explore the most complex, profound questions facing humankind today. Every year we host international workshops that gather the world’s top researchers from a variety of fields.

At the same time, the ASU Origins Project works to raise the profile of origins-related issues and broaden scientific literacy through curricular initiatives and public discussions. Our efforts aim to create knowledge, improve education and raise public awareness on key issues with the ultimate goals of helping solve pressing global problems, improving quality of life and informing the development of sound public policy.