International student

Fuel for the future

Most people who fill up their gas tanks give little to no thought about where the gas comes from, or the effort it takes to get it to the pump.

An online program at Arizona State University, which just celebrated its “tin anniversary," is devoted to this mission.

Mastercard Baobab program at 6 years: Where it's been and where it's headed

During the initial phases of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Arizona State University President Michael Crow had a conversation with Mastercard Foundation President and CEO Reeta Roy as they thought through the future of the scholars program and its desired impact.

He asked her some key questions about the alumni strategy for the program:

Engineering an advanced manufacturing ecosystem at ASU

Manufacturing is ubiquitous in modern life. Our computers, our cars and many of the products we use daily are created using advanced manufacturing systems. To meet the future needs of manufacturing in a high-tech world, existing manufacturing systems must evolve and new ones need to emerge.

This is why the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University launched the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks last fall.

ASU Online students' startup organization grows to become one of largest university clubs

Great ideas often come directly from students.

In 2018, three online School of Molecular Sciences biochemistry students, Ellen Streitwieser, Nicola Osgood and Sam Bakotich, recognized the need for a platform to allow ASU Online students majoring in STEM degrees to connect with one another in a safe, inclusive community environment. At the time, there were almost no official student organizations at Arizona State University in which online students could actively engage.

ASU professor, students advance ecologically responsible chemistry

At Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, ecological, ethical and molecular ways of thinking are being combined to design processes that are less hazardous, less polluting and more sustainable.

Associate Professor Ryan Trovitch and his students are taking this approach to improve chemical reactions by minimizing the use of toxic solvents and designing sustainable catalysts that offer enhanced energy efficiency.

Thunderbird School prepares global leaders with an out-of-this-world education

Over the last century, the realm of space exploration has shifted from something that was available almost exclusively to the elite of society – governments, militaries, engineers, astronauts – to something that may soon become fair game for everyone, via existing ventures like commercial tourism, and even a pathway for human beings to become an interplanetary species, pending future developments.

This has opened a window to create leaders knowledgeable of international (and intergalactic) space law and the physics of space itself.

Investing in people: Today's refugees, tomorrow's Phoenicians

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe, falling each year on June 20 and celebrating the strength and courage of those who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

The day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and recognize refugees' resilience in rebuilding their lives.

School of Molecular Sciences celebrates 45 'Moore' years

Arizona State University has a long-standing reputation in natural and artificial photosynthesis research, thanks in part to Ana and Tom Moore, who have been important members of the School of Molecular Sciences (formerly known as the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) since late 1976. The pair were also founding members of one of the earliest centers at ASU, the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis. This year marks 45 years of service to ASU for both.