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Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) is an experiential education program designed to teach participants about the relationships between science, policy and societal outcomes in a place where decisions about these important issues are often made — Washington, DC. The program was developed in 2002 by Dan Sarewitz, co-director of ASU’s Washington, D.C.-based think-tank, the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes...
To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues. Trace evidence left at a crime scene may eventually reveal the killer’s presence and identity, but the detectives first have to know what to look for. Like a criminal hiding in plain sight, contagious pathogens spread by capitalizing on the delay between initial infection and telltale symptoms...
Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over — if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy. So scientists have looked at nature for inspiration to do it better. By solving the heart of photosynthesis in a sun-loving, soil-dwelling bacterium, Raimund Fromme’s ASU research team has gained the most fundamental understanding of...
Nancy Grimm , a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences , has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union . The AGU Fellows program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to earth and space sciences. “It is an honor to join such a great group,” Grimm said. “I am thrilled to be recognized for...
A group of young African leaders has been visiting Arizona to learn how American institutions collaborate to solve problems — and also how sometimes they fail. Arizona State University is among several universities that are hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, an intensive six-week program of academic work and community service. This is the fourth year of...
Engineers create the devices, software, chemicals, materials, machines, buildings, airplanes and other systems that make our daily lives better. However, to successfully design for the diversity of the human experience, engineers must understand people — their clients as well as themselves — in addition to technology. Enter the Human Systems Engineering program in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools...
Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and, ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a cure for Alzheimer’s remains elusive, as the exact biological events that trigger it are still unknown. In a new study published today, Arizona State University-Banner Health neuroscientist Salvatore Oddo...
Researchers from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by nearly $1 million from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Online marketplaces to reduce waste The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing-economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers and...
In the week marking the sixth anniversary of the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, scientists continue to make the case for space. Arizona State University’s Lindy Elkins-Tanton was among those calling on the U.S. government to re-energize its support of deep-space research at a hearing before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in Washington, D.C., on July...

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