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 Two men stand in front of a pond ringed by palm trees, their fishing rods nearby. The caption reads: A pair of urban fisherman enjoy one of the 29 different fishing locations spread throughout the Valley of the Sun

With urban fishing, there’s a catch

Fishing in urban lakes and ponds can provide an inexpensive source of protein and other nutrients. But ASU’s Beth Polidoro says regulation of waterways doesn’t cast a wide enough net.

 Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the ASU Biodesign Institute, speaks about the future of cancer diagnosis on stage.

TEDxASU event looked ahead to the future

At the March 25 event, held at Gammage Auditorium, speakers explored everything from the democratization of space exploration and AI's role in ending sex trafficking to the future of cancer diagnosis. Watch the recently uploaded TED talks here.

 Ayanna Thompson

The Othello whisperer: A Q&A with Ayanna Thompson

ASU’s Ayanna Thompson talks about her path from Wall Street analyst to Shakespearean scholar and what race has to do with the Bard of Avon.

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A path to reentry: providing tools for youth in the juvenile justice system

ASU researchers are providing career-readiness skills and resources to help youths in the juvenile justice system successfully transition back into their communities.

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Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.