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For professionals involved in geospatial science — an area of study related to geography — it is standard operating procedure to help answer the question, “Where are we?” But for women with careers in the geosciences, that question may have a profound personal implication, too, as they navigate their professional journey. Like other STEM professions, there is a shortage of...
Arizona State University will soon begin accepting students into its first degree program based entirely at its 1-year-old Washington, D.C., location. The executive master’s of arts in global affairs and management degree will be offered starting in January 2020 by the Thunderbird School of Global Management , and is intended for professionals in the Washington area. The program is offered...
Alexandria Maese grew up knowing firsthand how international affairs hit home. “My dad is a U.S. Army veteran, and so part of the direction I’ve taken has been to try to understand that perspective,” Maese said. “My mom came from Mexico as a student and has always emphasized the importance of school especially, because not everyone has the opportunity —...
Kristy Dohnel grew up in a small town of around 4,000 people; she lived in a mobile home on a 100-acre ranch. From little Bishop, California, she moved to Tempe to attend Arizona State University. Upon arriving, Dohnel didn’t know a single person on campus, but that didn’t stop her from getting involved. She is now two and a half...
Bruce Rittmann , director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Phosphorus Forum 2019 in Washington, D.C., on April 5. Rittmann will discuss “Minimizing P loss and Maximizing Value.” The annual conference attracts scientists and NGOs focused on water quality issues, nutrient recovery technology companies, fertilizer...
The Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University just turned 1, but success has it growing in stature and size. The formula? Offer a one-of-a-kind urban experience in an intimate setting. ASU students are discovering the nation’s capital is made up of more than just museums, government agencies and historic buildings. It also...
There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and usually put aside with the day’s second cup of coffee. The second is the latest natural disaster: Houston, Puerto Rico, Northern California. The disaster memory half-life is very short. “In about nine months, people forget,” said Jeffery...
Law enforcement organizations across the United States have recently arrested multiple people charged with various crimes that include organizing, operating or paying for services from human trafficking rings . To learn more about human trafficking and how current and future technologies can help address the problem, ASU Now spoke with Kristen Abrams , the senior director of combatting human trafficking...
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho , an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University, saw education as a portal to a better life. “My mom and my dad were janitors who didn’t really have many opportunities, the pinnacle of what I thought I could be was a cashier,” she said...

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