The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Activities

Natural Science | Presentation

How many degrees are in a martian circle?

We humans say there are 360 degrees in a circle. What would Martians say? Brought to you by adjunct faculty member James Tanton.

Natural Science | Presentation

Explore the Moon with LROC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

LROC, also known as Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, is part of a NASA mission that returned to the Moon in 2009. Mission operations continue from the ASU Tempe Campus. This presentation will introduce this incredible camera system and mission goals. Additionally, a link to the LROC website will be provided where visitors can explore further and find lunar activities that they can do from home.

Natural Science | Demonstration

Cosmology Research: Appreciating The Hubble Space Telescope

View images of stars and galaxies through the Hubble Space Telescope, now celebrating 31 years of exploration. View a demonstration of "Appreciating Hubble at Hyper-Speed" (AHaH), a Java-based, three-dimensional simulation tool to explore the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, the most detailed portrait of the cosmos to date. This teaching tool was developed by ASU students in the Cosmology Research Group.

Natural Science | Presentation

Today I Learned… How to Save the Environment

What can you do to help save the environment? For the 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day, follow along with founding director of the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Leah Gerber and other ASU sustainability experts to discuss reducing consumption, working with your community and other ways to become involved in this important topic.

Natural Science | Presentation

Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX)

Explore the wonders of Earth and space with immersive digital learning experiences from the ETX Center. Engage with rich narratives, interactive simulations, and 360-degree virtual environments as you learn key scientific concepts. The ETX Center is not a traditional Research & Development center. The ETX Center designs, develops, deploys, and researches interactive, eXploration-based learning experiences through the use of digital platforms. They also support and empower educators through digital teaching networks, professional development, and a diverse digital toolbox for creating and customizing content. View this presentation to explore with ETX!

Natural Science | Presentation

Understanding dogs

Join Clive Wynne, a professor of psychology at Arizona State University and founder of the Canine Science Collaboratory, as he explores what makes dogs special. In this playlist, you’ll learn how dogs’ drive for strong emotional connections with other species – for love – is the secret to their success in the modern world. These videos explore how dogs’ capacity for love can be investigated from many different angles. They also show the range of ways people and dogs live together around the world. After watching, you may have a deeper and richer sense of who your dog is and what your dog needs from you.

Culture/Language | Presentation

A Celebration of Natalie Diaz

On Feb. 12, 2019, ASU held an event honoring poet Natalie Diaz for her literary achievements, including her recent 2018 MacArthur Foundation fellowship. Diaz, who is an associate professor of English at ASU and also holds the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, spoke about language and belonging and read from her work. Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her 2020 poetry collection, "Postcolonial Love Poem," was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her 2012 collection, "When My Brother Was an Aztec," won the American Book Award.

Social Science | Presentation

What does a degree in Political Science look like?

Political science is the study of how citizens interact with their governments and how governments at all levels formulate policies to serve their citizens. Political Science students are well-rounded learners with the research and writing skills useful for success in political or governmental careers, law school, graduate study, business or the nonprofit sector.

Natural Science | Presentation

Discovery of the Electron

Our modern understanding of the atom has a story that begins in the 4th century B.C.E., around the time of Aristotle. See how, over 2000 years later, the electron was discovered. See a beam of electrons, called a cathode ray, in a cathode ray tube, the ancestor to the television.

Culture/Language | Presentation

REEESpectives of ASU's Melikian Center

Take a journey through the languages and cultures of Russia, Eurasia & East Europe.

Natural Science | Tour

The Hidden Beauty of Mosquitoes

Discover the amazing life cycle of the deadliest animal in the world - mosquitoes! These beautiful insects are known for their life above water when they annoyingly bite you and suck your blood, but they actually start their life underwater. In this video you'll see this awesome transformation occur right before your eyes.

Natural Science | Presentation

Optimizing cancer treatment with mathematical modeling

A recent clinical study employs mathematical modeling more than doubling the survival time for patients with hormonal-resistant prostate cancer. This short video will explore the main components that make mathematical modeling a powerful tool to inform physicians' decision-making regarding cancer treatments. Brought to you by postdoctoral research associate Tin Phan.

Natural Science | Demonstration

How to Make Elephant's Toothpaste

This video will cover the basic science behind the exothermic reaction that leads to the amazing phenomena known as elephant's toothpaste! With a few basic ingredients, any family can conduct this simple yet fun experiment at home in a safe manner.

Culture/Language | Presentation

TomorrowTalks with Ayanna Thompson: Blackface (Object Lessons)

Scholar, activist, and "Othello-whisperer" Ayanna Thompson was the featured guest on April 15, 2021 in TomorrowTalks, a new virtual series at Arizona State University. The series places thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. Thompson discussed her most recent book, "Blackface (Object Lessons)."

Social Science | Demonstration

Making Stone Tools, Levallois and Potatoes

Join the Pleistocene Archaeology Lab and learn about creating stone tools and the Levallois technique, then follow along to make your very own potato Levallois flakes and core at home!

Humanities | Presentation

Young Adult Authors Discuss the Writing Process

During this 2014 roundtable, award-winning young adult (YA) authors discussed their writing processes and how they became published authors. Arizona State University's Department of English hosted the special session for students an ENG 471: Literature for Young Adults class. Featured authors and YA specialists included: Tom Leveen, Faith Hochhalter, Amy Fellner Dominy, Amy K. Nichols, Janette Rallison, Shannon Messenger, Shonna Slayton, and Suzanne Young. Professor James Blasingame, an English education specialist, facilitated the discussion.

Art/Design | Presentation

Metropolitan: Conversation with Author and Director Whit Stillman

Arizona State University faculty Devoney Looser and Kevin Sandler moderated this March 31, 2017 conversation with writer-director Whit Stillman after a screening of his 1990 film "Metropolitan." Audiences may be most familiar with Stillman's award-winning, Jane Austen-inspired 2016 film, "Love and Friendship," which starred Kate Beckinsdale as the deliciously awful widow, Lady Susan. Stillman has had a long, fruitful relationship with reimagining Austen for contemporary audiences. He describes himself as a long-time Austenite ("among the most fervent") and had previously revisited Austen material in his Mansfield Park-influenced "Metropolitan."

Natural Science | Presentation

ASU & NASA Missions: Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

Discover ASU's involvement in current and upcoming NASA missions. Meet planetary geologist Dr. David Williams, Director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies for an exciting overview of how ASU explores Earth - and way beyond.

Social Science | Presentation

Ask An Anthropologist! What makes us human?

What makes us human? Institute of Human Origins Founding Director Donald Johanson—and discoverer of the 3.2-million year-old human ancestor fossil "Lucy"—answers questions about how we "became human." Would you like to ask a question? Submit your question at the link.

Natural Science | Demonstration

GEOPIG: Into the field! An exploration in geochemistry

Meet the Group Exploring Organic Processes in Geochemistry (GEOPIG). This presentation will show basic concepts in geochemistry and how scientists work in the field in places like Yellowstone National Park. See a demonstration of gases dissolved in water using a can of soda, and simple water-rock interactions. Our demonstration of fieldwork will use a local water source, take the temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen measurements and compare with samples collected from a Yellowstone hot spring. Will there be a difference? Find out how your water source compares to a hot spring.

Social Science | Presentation

Degree Exploration: Global Studies

Katie Reese, Manager of Academic Advising for the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, shares information on the global studies Bachelor of Arts degree at ASU. The BA program in global studies examines the causes and consequences of problems that cross national boundaries and the governance of these problems in social, cultural and economic contexts.

Social Science | Demonstration

Ask An Anthropologist! "Try it" Activity—Thumbs Up!

Try this easy at-home activity to test why opposable thumbs are so important! Using tape to secure your thumbs, try to screw on a bottle cap or pick up a straw from the counter using only your fingers! Our fingers let us do many things easily and precisely. We can get food, make tools, and play with toys. Before human hands evolved to their modern form, our hominin ancestors began walking upright. This left their arms and hands free to carry things and make tools. Tools provided our ancestors with a great advantage, and so human hands—and brains—continued to evolve.

Social Science | Demonstration

Ask An Anthropologist! "Try it" Activity—Tool Test!

Are you smarter than a crow? Try this easy at-home activity to see if you can figure out how to get an object from the bottom of a tube! We know that for millions of years, humans have evolved a whole suite of specialized skills to help us survive. Perhaps the most important of these skills was our ability to make and use tools. Tools enabled early humans to access new types of foods and eventually, to hunt for their prey. But crows have also figured out how to use tools! See the activity for how crows use tools too!

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Equipment for Living: Readings for First Responders

In partnership with local hospitals, Professor of English Mark Lussier launched "Readings for First Responders," an online series offering readings of poetry. In each video, ASU faculty read a poem as a gift to first responders and essential workers, who may watch and sit for a moment to help them reflect on their daily work.

Humanities | Presentation

Clothesline Project 2018

The Sexual and Relationship Violence Protection Program The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of and individuals impacted by domestic violence. The purpose of the project is to increase awareness, destabilize stereotypes about “victims”, celebrate a person’s strength to survive and provide another avenue to courageously break the silence that often surrounds these experiences.

Natural Science | Demonstration

NASA Psyche Mission: Journey to a Metal World

Psyche is the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. The full spacecraft, including the solar panels, is about the size of a singles tennis court! Join Psyche’s journey today by building and decorating your own scale model. When you are done, we invite you to share it on social media with #PsycheSpaceCRAFTY to the link on the side.

Natural Science | Presentation

Catching the Next Wave

This movie is a simulation showing movement of a fluid inside a rectangular cavity. The fluid is heated from above and cooled from below, resulting in a stable temperature stratification. When the cavity is oscillated up-and-down, the fluid experiences an instability which develops into a full-fledged wave-breaking event. The movie illustrates this event over ten oscillation periods, using the temperature to visualize the flow. The simulation was conducted over one month on the ASU Agave supercomputer. Brought to you by postdoctoral scholar Jason Yalim and associate professors Juan Lopez and Bruno Welfert.

Natural Science | Presentation

Dr. Impact: Impact Craters on Earth

Have you ever wondered what happens when an asteroid strikes the surface of the Earth? Did you know that Arizona is home to one of the best preserved impact structures on Earth? Have you ever wondered why there are so many craters visible on the Moon, but the Earth’s surface is so different? Join us for an exploration into the fascinating process of impact cratering. This overview will review: asteroid discovery in our solar system; some impact crater discoveries on the Earth; and how ASU scientists have dated various craters that formed millions of years ago.

Humanities | Tour

Virtual Tour of Ross-Blakley Hall

Come along for a tour of Ross-Blakley Hall on the ASU Tempe campus, a jewel in the university's architectural crown. Originally constructed as a law library in the early 1990s, the building's midcentury-esque geometry nods to its Southwest environs, combining exuberant form with function. It provides a physical home for the study of the foundational discipline of the humanities, currently housing two of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' flagship humanities units: the Department of English and the Institute for Humanities Research. Note: this tour mainly focuses on portions of the building occupied by the Department of English.

Natural Science | Presentation

How Strong is Strong?

Do you like strong coffee? The concentration of solutions is important whether you're talking about the weather, swimming pools or your coffee.

Social Science | Presentation

Character-Driven Leadership

As part of Arizona State University’s Innovation Week 2020, General Freakley, Special Advisor to President at ASU, gives an introduction to the tenets of character-driven leadership. Freakley is part of the Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab within The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab advances character-driven leadership, diplomacy, and national security education and training in support of the full range of university enterprises.

Engineering | Presentation

3D Printing a Cube Satellite and Model Rocket

The Interplanetary Lab demonstrates it’s 3D printing capabilities with a time-lapse print of a cube satellite and model rocket.

Social Science | Presentation

Ask An Anthropologist! What did we learn from "Lucy"?

What did we learn from "Lucy"? Institute of Human Origins Founding Director Donald Johanson—and discoverer of the 3.2-million year-old human ancestor fossil "Lucy"—answers questions about how we "became human." Would you like to ask a question? Submit your question at the link.

Natural Science | Demonstration

How does a solar cell work?

Solar energy is a renewable free source of energy that is entirely sustainable and inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuels that are finite. Moreover, Fossil fuels produce large quantities of CO2 when burned. Carbon emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to climate change. In the United States, the burning of fossil fuels, particularly for the power and transportation sectors, accounts for about three-quarters of our carbon emissions. Solar panels convert the sun’s light into usable electrical energy. We are going to explain how a semiconductor p-n junctions works and converts energy of photons into electricity.

Natural Science | Presentation

Combustion Reactions

Combustion reactions are an exciting and important type of chemical reactions. A variety of combustion reactions are presented, along with their importance.

Natural Science | Tour

Tour of the zebrafish lab

Take a tour of the Zebrafish lab at the School of Life Sciences. Zebrafish are a small fish species native to the parts of the Indian continent. There are many advantages of using zebrafish as a model organism in research. Humans share many physiological and genetic characteristics with these little fish and their transparent bodies during early development make it easy to see inside of them as they grow. In our lab, we breed and house domesticated and wild zebrafish collected from their native habitats in India. You can hear more about our research on zebrafish from the video.

Natural Science | Presentation

Treating a Rattlesnake Bite

ASU School of Life Science's attending veterinarian and associate professor Dale Denardo shares information about snakes in Arizona and what to do if you see one, or in the unlikely event you get bit by a rattlesnake.

Natural Science | Presentation

Heart Dissection

Poets tell us to look into the eyes to see what is truly in the heart but there’s an easier way. Dissection! Watch a live dissection of an animal heart to see how this miraculous organ keeps you alive. This is one of the videos used in actual School of Life Sciences online classes.

Social Science | Performance

Transborder Performance by Nancy Green

Performance artist Nancy Lorenza Green, M.Ed, plays her captivating music and spoken word poetry rooted in her experiences as an Afro-Chicana from the border region. Green's art exemplifies the mission of the School of Transborder Studies, as we strive to make borders and their stories human by developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the populations of the U.S.-Mexico transborder space and beyond.

Engineering | Presentation

Demonstration of How Space is Cold and Empty

The Interplanetary Lab test satellites in the rigors of space. Professor Danny Jacobs demonstrates vacuum and cold, with surprising results.

Natural Science | Presentation

Healthy Experiences Across Relationships and Transitions lab @HEART

The @Heart lab is a multidisciplinary lab using a multilevel perspective to study the development of romantic relationships and adjustment. We study adolescent romantic couples within their natural environments by using dyadic methods that capture affective, psychophysiological, genetic, and neurocognitive levels of development at multiple time scales, from milliseconds to days, years, and decades.

Culture/Language | Presentation

Laura Tohe: Armed with Our Language, We Went to War—The Navajo Code Talkers

During WWII, a select group of young Navajo men devised a secret code using their language. The code was never broken. A cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talkers' service until the code was declassified in 1968; the men were finally honored for their military contributions in 1982. In this presentation from November 10, 2015, Arizona State University Professor Laura Tohe, a native speaker of Navajo and daughter of a Code Talker, discussed the Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was devised and used, and how Navajo spiritual beliefs were used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Social Science | Presentation

Ask An Anthropologist! How did you know where to find Lucy?

How did you know where to find Lucy? Institute of Human Origins Founding Director Donald Johanson—and discoverer of the 3.2-million year-old human ancestor fossil "Lucy"—answers questions about how we "became human." Would you like to ask a question? Submit your question at the link.

Natural Science | Presentation

ASU Physics Demonstration Show - "Horizons"

Physics describes the ways that all matter in the universe behaves. We at the Physics Instructional Resource Team show you exactly what that means in this hour long demonstration show featuring some things such as: sound waves in fire, bending water, lab-created lightning, and quantum levitation. Watch if you want to learn more secrets of the universe!

Natural Science | Demonstration

The Relationship Between Animal Limbs and Habitat

Animals live in many types of environments, move in different ways and sometimes have special adaptations that allow them survive in particular habitats. In this video, we will learn how animal limbs relate to the habitat they use and you will get a chance to guess where an animal lives by how long the animal’s limbs are. You will also get to run your own mini-experiment at home with your friends and family to understand how different leg lengths affect your step.

Natural Science | Demonstration

Good Vibrations: Exploring Resonance with ASU Society of Physics Students

Meet current members of the ASU Society of Physics Students. Explore the physics of resonance and get some good vibrations in these demonstrations using a Tibetan bowl, Ruben’s tube, and Chladni plates.

Social Science | Presentation

Ask An Anthropologist! Could other animals evolve into humans?

Could other animals evolve into humans? Institute of Human Origins Founding Director Donald Johanson—and discoverer of the 3.2-million year-old human ancestor fossil "Lucy"—answers questions about how we "became human." Would you like to ask a question? Submit your question at the link.

Natural Science | Presentation

How a Mosquito's Kiss Can Leave You Sick

Learn about the spread of malaria from an expert — the parasite "Plasmo"! Follow the unique journey of this disease from mosquito to human to learn how it makes us sick. You’ll also meet the scientists at the School of Life Sciences who are working to find ways to stop the spread of this disease.

Natural Science | Presentation

Ask A Biologist: Life in the Cold

At different times of year and in different parts of the world it can get really cold outside. How do animals deal with colder temperatures? Does the cold affect organisms in different ways? We asked some of our experts about how life deals with the cold.

Natural Science | Presentation

Dr. Mineral: Science, Form, and Beauty

Meet Dr. Mineral; also known as ASU Professor Tom Sharp, a geologist who specializes in mineralogy, field geology and electron microscopy. View specimens in incredible detail and learn about the science, structure and beauty of minerals.

Humanities | Presentation

TomorrowTalks with Michael Eric Dyson: Long Time Coming

Author, academic and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson was the featured guest on February 25, 2021 in TomorrowTalks, a new virtual series at Arizona State University. The series places thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. Dyson discussed his most recent book, "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America."

Culture/Language | Demonstration

Traditional Culture and Modern Day Use of Manos & Metates

A graduate in Anthropology from the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, currently employed at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, will talk about one of the cultural methods for grinding mesquite beans into flour using a mano and metate. The demonstration includes how the tools are used, both past and present, the process, and how you can use similar methods and tools for grinding at home.

Natural Science | Presentation

Resonance Physics

In this video, Society of Physics Students, President Greg Babić and Vice President Chase Hanson, talk about the physics of resonance.

Natural Science | Presentation

Einstein's Photoelectric Effect

For centuries people debated if light was a particle or a wave. Einstein in his groundbreaking work in 1905 finally settled the question. Both! In this video we talk about how Einstein was inspired to think about the Photoelectric effect and what the over-reaching effects of his principle are. We also discuss how to this day we still use his principle in our research of solar panels, CAT scans and the study of different materials.

Natural Science | Presentation

Interactions of Light and Matter

Rainbows, fireworks, and studying stars and planets all have something in common -- they involve the interaction of light and matter. This presentation shows how what we see and can measure, even light-years away, is determined by the behavior of electrons.

Sustainability | Presentation

ASU Common Read: A Virtual Visit with Jonathan Safran Foer

In this presentation, best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer discussed his work and answered questions from Arizona State University students and faculty about food, climate change and the writer's life. Foer's most recent book, "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast," was selected as the 2020-2021 ASU Common Read and The College hosted him for a virtual visit on October 1, 2020. Known primarily for his fiction, which includes the novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"—both adapted for film—Foer is also an internationally acclaimed writer of nonfiction.

Natural Science | Presentation

Low-frequency Cosmology: Viewing the Radio Sky

Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that studies the origin and evolution of the Universe. Arizona State University has accelerated these efforts by building instruments to observe the early Universe in radio waves. Meet members of the Low-frequency Cosmology group (LoCo Lab) and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) as they share their research. Go LoCo!

Social Science | Presentation

Ask An Anthropologist! How will humans look 1,000 years from now?

How will humans look 1,000 years from now? Institute of Human Origins Founding Director Donald Johanson—and discoverer of the 3.2-million year-old human ancestor fossil "Lucy"—answers questions about how we "became human." Would you like to ask a question? Submit your question at the link.

Natural Science | Demonstration

Ask A Biologist: Protein Breaking

Breaking proteins in your kitchen. Biologist Melissa Wilson shows how you can break proteins at home or the classroom using some simple materials and supplies.

Humanities | Presentation

Historical Reflections of Indian Education

ASU Center for Indian Education 60th anniversary webinar Historical Reflections of Indian Education Webinar Date: November 20, 2020 The world's challenges have shifted dramatically over the last 50 years, but many universities have hardly changed at all. At Arizona State University, we're challenging the very definition of what a university can be. By transcending traditional academic boundaries, fusing new intellectual connections, embracing complexity, and embedding our work in community partnerships, we're radically redesigning higher learning to prepare graduates and our communities to succeed in today's world and to create knowledge that is relevant for our time

Natural Science | Demonstration

A math guy folds a fitted sheet

See how a math guy takes to the household challenge of folding a fitted sheet using principles of mathematical thinking. Even mathematicians do laundry! Brought to you by adjunct faculty member James Tanton.

Natural Science | Demonstration

Ask A Biologist: Banana DNA Extraction

Biologist Melissa Wilson shows how you can extract DNA from a banana using things you can find in your kitchen and local grocery store.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

TomorrowTalks with Melinda Gates: The Moment of Lift

Philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft Melinda Gates was the featured guest on March 18, 2021 in TomorrowTalks, a new virtual series at Arizona State University. The series places thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. Gates discussed her book, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World."

Natural Science | Presentation

Ant Hunting with Kyle: Looking for ants at Rivendale Park and Open Space

Kyle is an Evolutionary Biology PhD student and studies ants. One of his favorite things to do is hike around and look for different ant species. There are thousands of different ant species across the globe, and Kyle wants to see as many as he can. Here, Kyle takes us on an "ant hunt" at Rivendale Park and Open Space located in southern California.

Natural Science | Presentation

Properties of Matter

Everything around us can be described by its properties. These properties are important to rocks that make up planets to reactions that happen in your body.

Humanities | Presentation

Seeking Justice Part 3: Meaghan Kramer Systemic changes for Arizonans with Disabilities

The Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context. Meaghan Kramer is a staff attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), where she advocates for Arizonans who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Meaghan is currently targeting systemic issues affecting Arizonans with disabilities in the areas of employment, housing, healthcare, education, voting, and prisons. The ACDL uses advocacy, lobbying, and impact litigation to bring positive change to Arizona’s disability community.

Natural Science | Presentation

Plastics Pollution and Sustainable Fisheries

Follow along with Beth Polidoro, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research for the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, and her students as they examine plastic pollution and the ways it can affect us as consumers of fish.

Natural Science | Presentation

Ask a Physicist

Ask a Physicist is a monthly webinar series, with renowned physicists Paul Davies, Sara Walker and Maulik Parikh from the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University. Each month they address the big questions in physics with viewers participating in the discussion during the live event!

Natural Science | Presentation

Math can save the world

There are so many amazing applications of math in medicine, sport, space sciences, artificial intelligence, biology and even music! When mathematicians solve equations and draw graphs of functions - we also save patients lives in hospitals and send shuttles to space. The beauty of mathematics can be described with theorems and proofs, but also with lists of data, models and simulations. Brought to you by lecturer Julia Inozemtseva

Social Science | Presentation

Civic Classics Collection

The Civic Classics Collection is comprised of historically and culturally significant rare books and manuscripts related to American political thought. The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership curates the collection in collaboration with ASU’s Hayden Library. Prominent items include a 1788 first edition of The Federalist, a 1776 first edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, an 1848 partial printing of the Seneca Falls Declaration in The North Star, signed copies of two books by Martin Luther King, Jr., a first edition of Zitkala-Sa’s Old Indian Legends, and many more.

Natural Science | Presentation

I don’t believe subtraction exists

Seeing mathematics you thought you already knew so well can lead to new insights. Brought to you by adjunct faculty member James Tanton and the Global Math Project.

Natural Science | Presentation

AZ Space Technologies: Exploring with ASU Space Missions

See a presentation by AZ Space Technologies, a contractor company providing support to these upcoming mission teams: LTES, EMIRS, SPARCS, and LunaH-Map. This video will highlight an instrument built at ASU to explore Mars.

Natural Science | Presentation

Dr. Water: Biogeochemistry at Tempe Town Lake

This presentation reveals research of the water cycle in a man-made reservoir in the hottest part of the United States. Meet Dr. Water, also known as ASU Professor Hilairy Hartnett, a biogeochemist and oceanographer. Since 2005, Professor Hartnett and her students have collected water samples from Tempe Town Lake measuring water properties including temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, organic carbon and total nitrogen to understand the cycles in the lake over time. This project is one area of Professor Hartnett's research and is part of the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER).

Social Science | Tour

Study Abroad video

Watch this fun video from a Hugh Downs School Starbucks online student on her study abroad experience in 2017 to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin

Natural Science | Presentation

Exploring non transparent objects with mathematics: Images and data analysis

Images give us a rich description about the reality around us. The first x-ray film was taken in 1895, and the first applications of x-rays were in industry and then in medical imaging. Nowadays, images are present in many medical applications. My research is driven by the quest for better models and tools for image and data understanding. At different levels of abstraction, I would like to contribute to a diverse spectrum of mathematical challenges related to image and data with useful applications in the development of science, technology, and society. Brought to you by postdoctoral researcher Mirjeta Pasha.

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