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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
For over twenty years Andrew Maynard has worked on the challenges and opportunities presented by technologies ranging from nanotechnology and synthetic biology to geoengineering and artificial intelligence.
Jennifer Vanos researches the measurement and modeling of atmospheric and physiologic parameters to understand links between urban climate, design, and human health.
David Hondula is assistant professor in the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning. He studies the societal impacts of weather and climate with an emphasis on extreme weather and health.
Timiebi Aganaba is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation. She's a lawyer who consults to international departments in space exploration regarding global space governance and environmental impact.
A space and tech policy expert, Greg Autry is a Clinical Professor of Space Policy and Business at Thunderbird and affiliated with ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative. He is a serial entrepreneur who served at NASA and the FAA.
Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez is an assistant professor of English in the College of Integrated Sciences and Arts. Her work focuses on layered colonial relationships in Chicana/o literature and cultural production in southwest U.S.
Greg Asner is an ecologist known for his exploratory and applied research on ecosystems and climate change at regional to global scales.
Swapna Reddy specializes in U.S. health care policy and law, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act; how policy can be used to improve health care equity and access; and women’s, children’s and minority health issues.
Daniel Rothenberg is an expert in terrorism, violence and human rights. He is a professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and co-director of the Center on the Future of War.
Linda Elkins-Tanton leads a top-ranked NASA discovery program, researching planetary interactions and formation. She is the managing director and co-chair of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative and she is the Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission.
Meenakshi Wadhwa is a planetary scientist and professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration. She is an expert in cosmology, cosmochemistry and various planetary sciences.

ASU in the media

The Associated Press

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The once-sedate astronomy world is quarreling over whether 'Oumuamua was an alien craft

The New York Times

The greatest killer in New Orleans wasn’t the hurricane. It was the heat.

The New York Times

‘Very Ordinary’ Astronauts Prepare for an Extraordinary Launch to Space


Tesla Bot Will Need To Overcome 3 Huge Risks To Avoid Disaster

Featured videos

A History of Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU)

For the seventh year in a row, ASU is ranked No. 1 in innovation by U.S. News & World Report, a feat borne of a long history of creative reimagining — along with a healthy dose of tenacity and resilience through a period filled with obstacles and uncertainty.

Dreamscape Learn: Devils in the Details: Arizona State University (ASU)

Dreamscape Learn is ASU's new immersive curriculum which will be rolled out in spring 2022. The exciting partnership between Dreamscape Immersive and ASU pairs the magic of Hollywood with the university's leading online curriculum to engage the 21st-century learner.

ASU veterans recall Sept. 11, 2001: Arizona State University

Arizona State University veterans recall the 9/11 terrorist attacks, talk about their military service and provide perspectives on what it all meant for the nation.

Love and loss: Animals’ gentle support for the grieving : Arizona State University (ASU)

Joanne Cacciatore is an ASU School of Social Work associate professor whose work focuses on traumatic grief. After the death of her daughter, she found herself bereft of good social support, and the experience pushed her to begin the study of grief, trauma and social support.

Hydrating in the name of health: Devils in the Details: Arizona State University (ASU)

In the Valley of the Sun, we tend to hear a lot more about hydration right around this time. But hydration is not only important during the hot summer months, it should be a year-round habit, because water can help improve our health in many ways — even improve our moods.

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of Stanford and MIT. ASU again topped the list based on a survey of peers: College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements.

Top 1 percent of world's most prestigious universities

ASU is in the top 1 percent of the world's most prestigious universities as ranked by Times Higher Education in the only global performance tables that measure research-intensive universities across core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

A top producer of the world's elite scholars

ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs.

Among best graduate schools in the US

ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-one graduate programs are top 10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.

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