August 28, 2015

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


To infinity and beyond: The future of space at ASU

A mission to the moon is tough to top, but Arizona State University's space program has plenty of stars in its eyes. Here's a quick look at what's ahead for the scientists in the School of Earth and Space Exploration.


ASU's Department of Psychology helps close autism-treatment gap

The new master's program in applied behavior analysis from ASU's Department of Psychology fills a need in Arizona for practitioners who can provide this specialized treatment that helps children with autism, as well as an array of other areas.


How a university went into space: ASU's story

Only seven institutions in the United States build interplanetary spacecraft, and ASU is one of them — but it wasn't always that way. This is the story of how a traditional program grew into a powerhouse that is now leading its first space mission.


Peacebuilder spends summers in war-torn areas

For most people, the thought of spending your summers in war-torn areas of conflict isn't too appealing. But for ASU professor Yasmin Saikia, it's more than an attraction, it's her job.


First-year teacher training to be boon for new faculty

To help support new faculty as they begin teaching, ASU will launch a program, the new Provost's Teaching Academy, devised by 12 inaugural Teaching Fellows.


ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission

An ASU-built CubeSat will be used to produce a map of the water resources on the moon for future space exploration. The tiny satellite is a big achievement for the university since it is the first ASU-led interplanetary mission.


The road less taken: Freshman cycles from Flagstaff to ASU to start college career

When Mia Armstrong's father proposed the idea to biking from Flagstaff to the Phoenix metro area, she admits she was initially wary. But the spirited ASU freshman decided to go for it, and the sometimes emotional journey became an important life experience.


NSF award will expand scope, impact of ASU water research

In the grips of long-term drought, cities that rely on Colorado River water face unprecedented challenges. A new National Science Foundation award will allow decision makers of those cities to take advantage of ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City.


Partnering for mental health: ASU program helps families cope with divorce

A program that helps families cope in the aftermath of divorce is a direct product of 30 years of mental-health research at ASU.


California transfer student over the moon about space school at ASU

Eric Laughlin was looking for a place to pursue his passion for astronomy and physics when a friend turned him onto ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and he found his future.

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