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Digital tools connect humanities to humanity

ASU’s Nexus Lab is plugging in major processing power to help humanities researchers connect with communities in a more immediate and effective way.

Tweeting terror: Understanding extremism on social media

Extremist organizations use social media to promote their ideology and recruit new members globally. ASU professors are collaborating to track, analyze and understand this threat.

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

CUbiC designs assistive tech for full spectrum of ability

Researchers at the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing investigate people's individual needs, and then determine what design principles are most useful for addressing those needs.

Students build ability through CUbiC

Whether they are creating training tools for surgeons or assistive devices for the visually impaired, ASU students in the CUbiC lab are enhancing other people’s abilities while developing their own.

CompuGirls plants the seeds of STEM careers

Girls in high-needs school districts lack the technology classes and resources needed to succeed in STEM careers. ASU's CompuGirls program is helping to level the playing field.

Big, bigger, biggest: Data in the digital age

Advances in technology are generating vast quantities of data. The "big data" enables new research and personalized experiences, but poses challenges for privacy and security.

Bullying 2.0: Cyberbullying takes aggression online

Just as our social lives have moved online so have our social problems. Tony Roberto studies cyberbulling in order to reduce its prevalence and teach people how to deal with digitally based aggression.

Beyond GamerGate: Addressing anti-feminist violence online

Every day, marginalized groups face threats to their personal security online. ASU professor Jacqueline Wernimont has joined with activists and academics to fight back.

Research-based tech helps education get smart

Arizona's education system has significant room for improvement. Researchers at ASU are finding innovative solutions through new technologies.

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