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You have the power to change the world

At Arizona State University, Sun Devils think big and are searching for the next cutting-edge discovery. See their stories, hear their words and find your inspiration to effect change.


Chloe Burbank

Find out how film student Chloe Burbank is celebrating women who make a difference and redefining the word “hero” through her documentary, “Shero.”


Shantel Marekera

Find out how Little Dreamers Foundation founder and ASU student Shantel Marekera effects change by helping expand access to preschool education for families in Zimbabwe.



Zoe Isaac

Find out how political science student Zoe Isaac is empowering women to seek out healthy relationships and helping support victims of violent relationships.


Chase Gordon

Find out how DeMolay International volunteer and ASU student Chase Gordon effects change through shaping young men’s leadership journeys.



In their own words

Find out how construction management student Shandiin Yessilth is helping other Native students find success throughout their collegiate career.



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Students lead the way at the first Change the World showcase and competition

Arizona State University students took to Sun Devil Stadium Wednesday night to participate in Change the World, an opportunity to pitch ideas, showcase exhibits, perform and display art to celebrate the many ways that ASU students are changing the world.

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International student strives to create a world where everyone cares for others

ASU senior Alpha Ngwenya is aptly named: He’s used to being the first to travel a path, the cornerstone to his generation in his family.

“I’m the first person in my family tree,” he said.

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Women’s underwater robotics team makes waves in the desert

In the midst of the Sonoran Desert, a group of Arizona State University engineering students gather every Monday night after classes to untangle wires, size down battery pods with a metal file and program a sensor system for an autonomous underwater robot that they designed and 3D printed.

They’re building a self-driving submarine for an international competition in July 2019, prototyping technology that can be used to detect underwater bombs, discover new deepsea life, survey underwater wreckage and check the bottom of boats for fissures.

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ASU grad’s campus composting program inspired future career in sustainability

Though she’s graduating in May with a degree in speech and hearing science, ASU senior Taylor Bakeman has been following a parallel passion in her time as a Sun Devil: sustainability.

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