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ASU celebrates opening of California Center with series of events

Editor's note: Follow along with us this week as we highlight a series of events to mark ASU's expansion in California at the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Arizona State University is marking its expansion in California with a weeklong series of events at the ASU California Center, located at the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles.

Collaboration is critical but complicated to address refugee education

Educating refugees is a sprawling, complex mission that requires a difficult level of collaboration, according to several experts who spoke on a panel sponsored by Arizona State University.

“This is urgent,” said Julie Kasper, director of teacher learning and leadership for the Refugee Education Academy at Childhood Education International, who moderated the panel discussion.

“There are lives in the balance, and this has to happen now.”

Guatemalan team launches nation's 1st CubeSat, wins Interplanetary Initiative prize

When members of the team that built the Quetzal-1 CubeSat watched their satellite take off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2020, it was the culmination of six years of hard work, overcoming financial and personnel hurdles, and challenging cultural barriers.

That hard work and ingenuity has garnered the team the CubeSat Delivery Prize award through Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative. The award is just the latest step in the team's remarkable journey. 

Solutions for unfinished learning

Arizona State University is receiving $31.1 million from the state of Arizona to help elementary, middle and high school students whose learning was disrupted by COVID-19.

This money was set aside by Congress for the U.S. Department of Education Stabilization Fund (ESSER Funds) and is part of Arizona’s ARP School and Community Grantees. All funded projects share the goal of supporting schools, students, educators and families as they recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Bringing today's science to tomorrow's scientists

From rising bread and domesticated dogs to penicillin and rubber, humans have a long history of shaping our world through biotechnology — using biological systems and organisms to improve or create desired products.

Today’s hot science topics, such as genetically modified crops and new vaccine techniques, show that biotechnology also plays a large role in society’s present and future. That’s why it’s important to introduce this subject to the next generation of scientists and decision-makers.

Beyond Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday and is celebrated annually the first week of May. But here’s the catch — not all teachers like it.

Many appreciate and deeply value the individual expressions of thanks from students and families. But they also can’t help thinking that such forms of appreciation shouldn’t be mistaken for the kinds of systemic innovations that would actually improve education for learners and teachers.