Undergraduate research

New ASU fellowship program addresses urban equity through geographic perspectives

Over the summer, Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invited seven students to participate in the inaugural Urban Equity Initiatives Fellowship Program, where they examined a wide range of issues related to urbanism and inequity.

“A lot of our faculty and students are working on research that creates solutions to inequities,” said Trisalyn Nelson, professor and director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

A first-of-its-kind instrument enables one-of-a-kind student experience

What’s better than spending a hot Arizona summer working in a cool basement? Spending a hot Arizona summer in a cool basement, building a scientific instrument expected to be the first of its kind in the world.

Beneath Biodesign Institute building C, five Arizona State University students put their education to work this summer, aiding in the first phase of the compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL), a miniaturized high-fidelity X-ray source.

More than just answers: ASU’s Department of Physics is teaming up for solutions

At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?”

A physicist never loses that sense of wonder, that drive to understand something that, for now, might remain a mystery. Albert Einstein himself claimed that his real talent was not a superior intelligence, but a passionate and never-ending curiosity. The study of physics has always been about a quest for answers.

Ranked No. 10 for 'undergraduate teaching,' ASU offers new ways to learn

In the spring semester, a group of undergraduate students at Arizona State University worked on a way to convert internet text to braille for visually impaired children in Africa.

Another group researched flu virus mutations on the Tempe campus.

One student studied the effects of gentrification in a Phoenix neighborhood.

And an engineering team invented a new kind of hospital bed that reduces the risk of pressure ulcers for patients.

The College Picks: Standout courses to bookmark this fall

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University. With 23 field-spanning departments and schools, its courses delve into everything from how civilizations deal with disasters and construct legends to the chemistry of human emotions and the cultural significance American Indian film. But what does that actually look like? 

New College research program gives local students world-class experience

Black widow spiders have been daily companions for Marissa Heeb this summer on Arizona State University’s West campus. “It's been weirdly cool even though they're kind of creepy, but it's been a lot of fun.”

Heeb is one of eight undergraduate scholars performing graduate-level research through the New College Environmental Health Science Scholars (NCEHSS) program this summer.

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.