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Ignite your spark: ASU Homecoming 2016

Photo booths, dancing robots, 3D DNA structures and more — here's a recap of ASU's Homecoming Block Party, as seen from the K Zone and beyond!

Locally tailored programs put peer pressure in its place

Culturally relevant interventions developed at ASU empower young people to evade the peer pressure that can lead to substance abuse.

An update on the ASU jetpack project

Two years ago, ASU student Jason Kerestes built a jetpack. His goal was for anyone who wore it to run a four minute mile. Find out how the project has progressed since its inception and what Kerestes is up to today.

ASU KEDtalk: Nadya Bliss

ASU KEDtalk: Solving the unsolvable problem

As director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative, Nadya Bliss is tackling seemingly-unsolvable “wicked” problems ranging from information security to the spread of infectious disease. She says we need to embrace complexity—not try to remove it out of fear of failure—if we are to face these challenges successfully.

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#2 Stanford, #3 MIT


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80+ companies

have launched based on ASU innovations, attracting $500M+ in funding. (FY14)


The Knowledge Enterprise

ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.



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.