How hot is it, really? ASU undergrad applies publication impact scale to weather patterns

There are a few things in life upon which we can rely, and one of those things is that Phoenix is hot in the summer. But how hot? It’s a more complicated question than you might think. Certainly we can calculate average temperatures and record the highs and lows, but adding another element may show a more complete picture.

Christopher Ramirez, a biophysics major at Arizona State University, has introduced an interesting new way to measure ongoing weather conditions in specific areas not simply based on how hot it gets, but how often.

3 students named Goldwater Scholars for excelling at undergraduate research

Arizona State University empowers students to find their places, like the newsroom, the trading floor or the design studio. The three new Goldwater Scholars knew right away that they belonged in the lab.

Madeleine Howell, Maeve Kennedy and Lily Whitler are among 496 winners nationwide of the Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award in the nation for students in science, math and engineering fields who aspire to research careers. They were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants.

Measuring the stars: ASU student awarded fellowship for summer workshop in Los Alamos

Arizona State University physics sophomore Chase Hanson has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship to participate in the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s annual Computations Physics Student Summer Workshop.

The 10-week workshop brings together exceptional undergraduate and graduate students to work with the Los Alamos National Laboratory staff on current and exciting projects.

Hanson hopes to be working on a project involving helioseismology, which is the study of the structure and dynamics of the sun and other stars.

Graduate uses biochemistry opportunities at ASU to forge a path to medical school

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

For Connor Vuong, a senior in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, a soccer injury in high school left him with a broken finger that needed surgery, and a newfound appreciation for what it really means to be a doctor.