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focus | education

HEEAP helps Vietnam reengineer education

ASU partners with Intel and USAID to help Vietnamese universities develop world-class engineering programs for an emerging knowledge-based economy.

Go behind the scenes with ASU KEDtalks

Our new ASU KEDtalks are the bridge between your curiosity and what ASU researchers are exploring and discovering. In our first video and podcast, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, weighs in on why Psyche may be one of our best hopes for understanding the interior of our planet, why humankind should continue to explore space and why it is ok to not quite know where your path in life might take you.

A global look at how we treat water

People’s attitudes and perceptions affect conservation efforts as much as scientific knowledge. ASU students are exploring how different cultures perceive wastewater reuse.

focus | health

CENAS sets the stage for setting a healthy table

Cooking and theater-making as part of the ASU CENAS program empowers participants to connect to their cultural heritage and make healthy behavior changes.

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The Knowledge Enterprise

The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.

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From the mountains of Mars to vents on the deep ocean floor, Arizona State University researchers have explored far and wide over the past 20 years, when the university received a Research I designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation ranks ASU among a select group of universities for the volume and quality of our research efforts.

This timeline tells the story of some of ASU’s biggest discoveries and innovations since then. But we aren’t resting on our laurels! Check back regularly to see what new advances we add in the future.