Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

3 students named Goldwater Scholars for excelling at undergraduate research

Arizona State University empowers students to find their places, like the newsroom, the trading floor or the design studio. The three new Goldwater Scholars knew right away that they belonged in the lab.

Madeleine Howell, Maeve Kennedy and Lily Whitler are among 496 winners nationwide of the Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award in the nation for students in science, math and engineering fields who aspire to research careers. They were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants.

ASU undergraduate research to be displayed at symposium

This Tuesday, April 23, marks the inaugural Arizona State University Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, an event that allows students from across the university to submit their own research in the form of posters to be featured alongside their peers.

With an event such as this, it is important to understand how starting research early in an academic career can further opportunities, resumes and communities.

Multidisciplinary student researcher aspires to solve health challenges

Ava Karanjia was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with an unknown illness and spent countless hours in doctors’ offices being handed from one specialist to another.

Though the disease directly affected her, Karanjia also saw the indirect effect it had on her family. As she grew older, she came to understand how illness can affect entire communities.

Karanjia’s experience inspired her to pursue a career where she could help communities overcome health challenges by tackling them at the molecular level.