Funding Spotlight: Joshua Daymude — From ARCS award recipient to ASU faculty

For this Funding Spotlight, we spoke to ARCS Foundation recipient Joshua Daymude! This new ASU professor works in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence with a joint appointment in the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society. In this Q&A, he talks about theoretical computing science, learning about algorithms and the importance of support in and outside of academia.

Funding Spotlight: Jordan Glass, ARCS recipient

This month, we highlight ARCS recipient Joshua Glass, a fourth-year biology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this Q&A, we learn more about his dissertation, and funding as a graduate student.

Apply for an ASU Changemaker Grant

Changemaker Central @ ASU is currently offering an opportunity for graduate students and student organizations who have an idea to change their community. The ASU Changemaker Community Action Grants allow students to fund projects which impact their community in a specific area of focus, such as service. Available funding opportunities include:

  • Changemaker Challenge ($2,500) - Entrepreneurship & innovation projects, prototypes, partnerships & ventures global + social impact

Become an Applied Innovation Intern through the Graduate Immersion Program

The Office of Applied Innovation is seeking graduate interns for an immersive training program in which students will be able to advance their own project(s) in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and mission-driven environment.

Funding Available: Pandemic Impact, Ford Foundation and Hispanics in Higher Education

The Graduate College is happy to announce several funding and fellowship opportunities available to graduate students in the upcoming months. 

Pandemic Impact Award

This award was created to assist graduate students whose research or culminating projects have experienced unanticipated costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Applications for this award are due September 25, 2020. 

ASU PhD student Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes is cleaning drinking water with light

At 19, Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes found herself far from home in the Republic of Zambia, a south-central African country named after one of the longest rivers on the continent.

She was there through an undergraduate international program, and for three summer months, she filled her days by teaching high school physics and taking part in an after-school program open to children in the neighboring village of Lubwe.

ARCS Scholar creating test capable of rapidly detecting infectious diseases

A PhD student at Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is working on some potentially life-saving advances in the field of genetic editing. 

Studying under Dr. Alexander Green at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, Chemistry PhD candidate Kirstie Swingle’s focus is on the creation of a new diagnostic test capable of rapidly detecting infectious diseases. 

“We’re trying to get detection as close to the initial stage of infection,” Swingle said. “That’s the goal.”

ARCS award means life's a little easier for some of ASU's top doctoral candidates

The latest Arizona State University recipients of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists recently met to showcase their wide-ranging research and thank many of the donors who made their work possible.

Each year, the ARCS Foundation Phoenix Chapter awards $8,500 to academically excellent doctoral students — money to be used in whatever way students need.