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Department of Psychology hosts summer camp to help kids develop coping, social skills

The Clinical Psychology Center in the ASU Department of Psychology is again offering its online summer camp starting this June. ASU’s Skills Program Inspiring and Reinforcing Excellence, or Camp ASPIRE for short, will use fun activities, interactive games and evidence-based approaches to teach healthy coping, social and life skills that will position students for success now and later in life. 

Actuarial science program shines brightly during 2022 Charles Wexler Awards

Arizona State University student Charlotte Cliatt is the recipient of the 2022 Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize, the highest honor a mathematics undergraduate can receive. She is graduating this month with a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science and plans to return to ASU in the fall to complete her master’s degree as part of the university's 4+1 program.

When she found out she would be honored as the recipient of the Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize, Cliatt was at a loss for words.

A student’s journey toward the stars

Editor's note: ASU News reporter Marshall Terrill, photographer Charlie Leight and videographer Ken Fagan spent the past school year following Kiera Charley's journey through her first year at Arizona State University — from visiting her home in northern Arizona as she said goodbye to loved ones to making new friends. Along the way, we spoke with relatives, former classmates and teachers, ASU academics and staff members to gain more insight into Kiera's transition from the reservation to studying at a major university.

Glendale Community College student shares her experience transferring to ASU

As an only child and a first-generation college student, Lianyue (Leia) Zhang decided to pursue higher education as a path toward better career opportunities and a more prosperous future. Originally from China, Zhang decided to first attend Glendale Community College directly upon completing high school because of the affordable tuition and the ability to focus on her studies as a full-time student.

John Byrd receives Department of Physics Dean's Medal

Arizona State University's Department of Physics has selected John Byrd, an undergraduate studying physics with a minor in mathematics, as this year's Dean's Medalist. After originally dropping out of high school with a 1.3 GPA, Byrd later decided to take community college classes and transfer to ASU.

Byrd initially started at ASU in biomedical engineering but decided to transition into physics.