Grants / Awards

ASU Regents Professor wins IEEE Prize Paper Award

Twenty years ago, the power grid was run mostly on fossil fuels and nuclear power. Vijay Vittal, a Regents Professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, was an influential voice in power grid research during that time.

Working with other electrical engineers, he defined stability criteria for the power grid as it existed in 2004.

ASU Cronkite School wins top honors at Hearst Journalism Awards

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication placed third overall in the 2021–22 Hearst Journalism Awards program and scored in the top five in writing, photojournalism and television categories.

The program, often referred to as the Pulitzers of college journalism, holds monthly contests for writing, audio, television, photojournalism and multimedia reporting, culminating with a national championship competition in those categories in late spring. 

Book to explore how media franchises like 'Charlie's Angels' define women

Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an expert on "Charlie’s Angels."

Not because she’s a huge fan of the cheesy TV series and movies that followed, mind you.

Instead, "Charlie’s Angels" is one of the media franchises Dove-Viebahn has studied for her book project, “There She Goes Again: Gender, Power and Knowledge in Contemporary Film and Television.”

ASU alum wins dissertation award for wearable medical device

During his time as a doctoral student at the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, one of the seven Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, Ganapati Bhat envisioned a device that could change the lives of patients with movement disorders, allowing their movements to be tracked and accurately measured while going about their daily lives, without needing to visit their doctor.

ASU professor's book explores experiences of families navigating social systems

According to government data, approximately 11.4% of U.S. citizens were living in poverty in 2020, up 1% from the previous year. Policymakers use this data to steer strategies, direct funds and create programs intended to help the country’s poorest citizens.

But while statistics help legislators understand the financial health of the U.S. as a whole, the numbers don’t paint a full picture of the situations that contribute to perpetuating poverty.