Arizona State University, (ASU) was founded in 1885 as a public university. Today, ASU has the single largest student body in the USA with over 67,000 undergraduate and graduate students. ASU is rated by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning as a “very high research activity” university. ASU has campuses in downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. ASU recently opened the Biodesign Institute in Tempe for the purposes of expanding its biotechnology research capabilities. Noteworthy colleges at ASU include the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, School of Sustainability, College of Technology and Design and international institutes in collaboration with labs located in foreign countires.
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University engineers.
Professor says Volkswagen scandal a failure of 'ethical engineering'
The automobile manufacturer Volkswagen announced Tuesday a plan to fix 11 million of its cars that have software designed to cheat emissions tests in the United States and Europe.
AI algorithm trained to predict what ISIL forces will do in different situations
An elder tribesman in eastern Afghanistan was amazed by the precision of American drone strikes. He had seen attacks hit exactly where insurgents were sleeping. A room exploded and they were no longer there.
Researchers link Ebola news coverage to public panic using Google, Twitter data
Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University have found ...
Physicist shrinking electron-laser technology
Free electron lasers—powerful devices that can peer deep into molecular structure and the ultrafast timescales of chemistry—cost billions to build and are miles long, but an Arizona State University professor is constructing ...
Researcher develops artificial-intelligence tools for environmental research
In pre-computer times, engineers, environmental planners and scientists alike relied heavily on detailed topographic maps to do everything from plan projects to survey areas at risk of flooding or landslides.
Changing the way we think about urban infrastructure
In the early morning of Sept. 8, 2014, rain began to fall across the Phoenix metro area. It showed no signs of stopping during the morning commute, and soon lakes were forming on streets and freeways. Drivers scrambled from ...
CubeSat to create a map of water ice on the moon
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon.
Wetlands ecologist explores ancient sea in the desert
When you meet Jorge Ramos, the first things you'll notice are his easy smile and genuine interest in others. Give it a few minutes, and you'll be captivated by his enthusiasm for science and entertained by his quick wit.
Biologist floats idea of whale-hunting compromise
Is it time to cut a deal with Japan on whaling?