ASU celebrates return of Homecoming festivities

A time-honored tradition at Arizona State University, Homecoming is back this fall after a pandemic pause, bringing together students, parents, alumni and the ASU community to celebrate their Sun Devil spirit.

The university will celebrate Homecoming this year with multiple events Oct. 24–30, culminating in a football game against Washington State at noon Oct. 30.

“During the seven days that mark Homecoming, students can expect a week full of celebrations on every campus,” said Sage Vu, student Homecoming director.

No tricks, all economic treats this Halloween

The spirit of Halloween is creeping into neighborhoods across the country. This year in particular, there’s not only an appetite for candy and treats, but the opportunity to party like it’s 2019, pre-pandemic. An estimated 65% of Americans are planning to celebrate or participate in Halloween activities, up from 58% last year, according to the National Retail Federation. And Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time high.

Gifted Valley high school students conduct real-world research at ASU

Adriana Baniecki is a home-schooled high school senior from Chandler, Arizona, with a passion for physics. She likes understanding how the world around her works.

When she was in ninth grade, her professors at community college presented physics as investigating the real world.

“We would drop balls off of the second story of the building, and measure and use all these lab analysis tools and stuff to kind of just show how the math underlies the real world,” she said.

'Movies on the Field' brings local food trucks, merchants, more to Sun Devil Stadium

For one evening only on Oct. 16, ASU 365 Community Union and Hawker Street Market will join forces to present a unique night market experience alongside a special screening of Oscar-nominated film "Minari" on the field at Sun Devil Stadium. Grab a friend, bring a blanket and come hungry to this one-of-a-kind experience.

ASU selected to host NASA events for James Webb Space Telescope launch

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful and complex space science telescope ever built. It is targeted to launch into space from Kourou, French Guiana, on Dec. 18. 

Webb will serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade, exploring every phase of cosmic history — from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, and everything in between.

ASU center celebrates 5 years of successful STEM programming initiatives

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology is celebrating five successful years of programming initiatives at Arizona State University. Over the course of the last five years, the center has worked with a wide range of students, parents, schools and industry partners not only in Arizona but throughout the United States and internationally.