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Reengineering the education experience

Engineering heavily influences our daily lives and is a rapidly evolving field of study. How can higher education ensure future engineers are prepared for this growing field? To efficiently fulfill the engineering demands of tomorrow, future professionals need the right knowledge and skills, and also to represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives to contribute inclusive ideas.

Wild horses reign on student field trip

On a Friday afternoon, in a dusty desert area known as Coon Bluff, students hiked through a maze of mesquite trees to the Lower Salt River in Mesa, Arizona. There, in the distance, was a group of wild horses. 

The students are enrolled in Arizona State University’s pre-veterinary medicine program, which prepares them for vet school or other related careers. The field trip takes place every semester as part of the curriculum for ASU's wildlife management and captive-animal behavior management classes. 

The experience is both exciting and educational. 

ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering hits record enrollment

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has reached an impressive milestone — student enrollment hit a high of 30,000 students this fall. 

That’s up 12% from last year and 27% from 2017, making it the largest engineering school in the nation.

Kyle Squires, dean of Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools of Engineering, sums up the college’s recent success in two words: “high quality.” 

Guiding lights of sustainability

When Arizona State University employee Madelynne Greathouse looks at a building on the Tempe campus, she recognizes its beauty — from both inside and out.

“It’s really cool to show off some of our LEED-certified buildings to people because of the design elements and how they’re constructed,” said Greathouse, sustainability graduate student in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and management intern for University Sustainability Practices, who will be conducting Sustainability Tours throughout the month of October.

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