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The Business Journals | November 01, 2022

Arizona State University has launched a quantum technology research collaborative designed to unite research efforts and to help prepare a trained workforce in the industry. 

Funded by the Arizona Board of Regents through an addition to the state’s Technology Research Initiative Fund, the Quantum Collaborative is a globally oriented initiative to help the state of Arizona compete and forge partnerships to advance this emerging field of physics and engineering. 

Campus Technology | October 26, 2022

A Spring 2022 study following two VR biology labs at Arizona State University showed elevated student performance and engagement in several areas, compared to results in labs without the VR component.

Two years ago, ASU partnered with Dreamscape Immersive, founded by former Dreamworks Motion Picture head Walter Parkes, for a collaborative venture called Dreamscape Learn (DSL), devoted to merging "the most advanced experiential pedagogy with the entertainment industry's best cinematic storytelling to deliver unique virtual reality and 2D labs and full course experiences which are provably efficacious, readily scalable and emotionally engaging," according to the initiative's mission statement.

KJZZ | October 17, 2022

ASU has received a new $1.2 million grant over five years to support underrepresented minority students who have undergraduate degrees in computer science, mathematics or statistics.The National Institutes of Health will provide the grant to underrepresented minority students wanting training in genomics and bioinformatics. The Training in Genomics Research (TiGeR) program at the university’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is aimed at students studying STEM-related courses.

ABC 15 | October 14, 2022

Learn where meteorites come from and how planets form at Arizona State University! This Arizona hidden gem can be found on campus in Tempe at the Center for Meteorite Studies. The curated display features thousands of space rock samples beautifully arranged in glass cases on the second floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4.

KJZZ | October 03, 2022

The use of virtual reality has picked up steam in recent years, but a multi-disciplinary team at Arizona State University is looking into new ways to incorporate an additional sense to the experience. Robert LiKamWa is an associate professor in ASU’s schools of Arts, Media and Engineering and Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, where he directs Meteor Studio and does research on augmented reality and virtual reality.