Sun Devil teacher packs inspire students

Four years ago, the Arizona State University Alumni Association began offering alumni educators complimentary Sun Devil teacher packs filled with resources for teachers, students and their classrooms to support educators in their work and to inspire students to go to college. This year, more than 3,900 Sun Devil educators around the world kicked off a new school year with ASU swag from their alma mater. 

Cybersecurity competition challenges next generation of security experts

Every year, the gladiators of hacking meet to sharpen their skills and compete in the world’s most elite digital coliseum — DEF CON.

A pillar of the cybersecurity industry, DEF CON is one of the world’s largest hacking conventions, with its first event taking place in 1993. It offers hands-on hacking opportunities, workshops and presentations from government, industry and education experts in the field. Attendees included those interested in protecting software computer architecture, digital infrastructure and anything vulnerable to hacking.

Grant powers efforts to increase Latino representation in STEM degrees and careers

Diversity brings new perspectives to problems that can boost innovation. For example, research shows that companies with greater racial and ethnic diversity perform better financially. Yet in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields — fields with the potential to solve some of our world’s biggest challenges — many groups are not well represented.

ASU’s California Center welcomes students for fall 2021

For over 200 years, Los Angeles has been a place of new beginnings and innovative spirits. It seems only fitting that Arizona State University has begun a new chapter in this global city.

On Aug. 17, ASU held its first ever event in the historic Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles — the site of ASU’s California Center. The over 100-year-old Spanish/Mission Revival building was recently renovated, blending its historical lines with technological modernity.