Undergraduate Research News



Any scientist who has struggled to analyze their data is familiar with the situation: sitting in front of the computer, searching the internet or previous literature, hoping to find someone else with a similar problem. It can be a frustrating — and lonely — experience.

Tyler Rockwood is finishing up his 4+1 master’s degree in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University. The Phoenix native was the recipient of the Wayne W.

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.


An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and they are all in the right place.

Robert Cialdini’s work in fusing social psychology and marketing led to a new way of thinking about consumer behavior and launched a best-selling book. Now, one of the most important resources in the W. P.

Tucked away somewhere, in the annals of many a university’s research archives, are the theses of the students of yesteryear. Grand ideas, curious inquiries and profound realizations — true products of blood, sweat and tears — collecting dust.

Not so at ASU.

Behind Greg Chase's bright, helpful smile is an Arizona State University psychology student who is determined to make a difference.

Imagine these scenarios: An earthquake disrupts the power for days in Chile, a teachers’ strike in Mexico interrupts class for an unknown amount of time, protests in France reroute your commute.


ASU Library has announced that four Arizona State University students have been selected to attend three days of seminars and research at the Newberry Library in Chicago this spring:

• Scott Caddy, English graduate student.

On a February morning in 1998, tragedy struck the Bailey family and Arizona State University.

Where can you experience 23 hours and 45 minutes of light in one day?

Where can you hear a constant chorus of the snap, crackle and pop of glaciers?

Where can you hike a glacier, count seabirds, do a polar plunge and also directly dig into topics of ecotourism and geopolitics?

If understanding the inner workings of the brain is on your mind, now is the time to explore the Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program. Top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students are eligible to apply for the paid eight-week training program.

From an early age, Nick Stephanopoulos was curious about the world around him. The love of science and the “what if’s” — and a father who was a chemical engineering professor at MIT — nurtured that curiosity with explanations of how to approach and learn about the world around him.

Arizona and Zimbabwe are at opposite ends of the alphabet, and traveling from one to the other really has been a trip from A to Z for Charity Bhebhe.



On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at its 2018 convocation ceremony.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.