Change the World

Arizona State University students from all academic disciplines are generating ideas and developing solutions to change the world. Their initiatives are improving lives locally, domestically and internationally. They've answered the question: "How can I change the world?”


Visually impaired ASU grad is leading research in an undeveloped field

She didn’t know it then, but when Bhoomika Bhagchandani’s parents began searching for a husband for her in India, this experience became her first — and most important — source for a thesis she would pen in her master’s in communication studies program at ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Developed out of curiosity when families and potential partners would back out after learning she had a visual disability, Bhagchandani’s research looked at the impact of a spouse’s acquired vision disability post-marriage on the relationship closeness of couples. She found that redistributing household responsibilities is one of the most essential parts of adjusting to the vision loss for these intimate relationships. And that, ultimately, leads to closer couples.



Showcase and Competition

The Change the World Showcase and Competition celebrates the imagination, efforts and achievements of ASU students from every major who are making the world a better place.

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In their own words

Creative writing major Austin Davis is changing the world through art and activism. Austin uses poetry to connect with and make a difference for others.



Be a Changemaker

Changemaker Central @ ASU is a community of like-minded students that are leading social change locally and globally. Sun Devils are making a difference in their own way every day. Explore the many ways that you can be a changemaker.

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