Graduate College

Making Impacts

Keith Morrison is using clay to stop antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Keith Morrison is using a novel treatment – clay, used in healing since ancient times – to stop antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that infect more than two million people and kill 23,000 in the U.S. every year.

Ann Morton launched Street Gems to make high-end, saleable jewelry from discarded plastic and other debris.

After earning her MFA in fiber arts, Ann Morton launched Street Gems, which partners with homeless people to make high-end, saleable jewelry from discarded plastic, caution tape and other debris. The homeless artisans earn money from their work.

Blindness didn’t stop Ashleigh Gonzales from obtaining her master’s degree in biology and society.

Blindness didn’t stop Ashleigh Gonzales from obtaining her master’s degree in biology and society. She created 3D models and patented other assistive technologies that give visually impaired STEM students access to tactile information and technical methods.

Cherokee artist Kade Twist combines art and public policy to explore indigenous issues.

Cherokee artist Kade Twist combines art and public policy to explore indigenous issues. As part of an art collective, the land art “Repellent Fence” was installed along the Mexico-U.S. border.

Eric Nunez is part of an ASU research team monitoring darknet and deepnet websites.

Eric Nunez is hacking the hackers. As part of an ASU research team who monitors up to an unprecedented 120 darknet and deepnet websites where cyber criminals congregate, he detects potential hacks. 

Nadya Bliss tackles complex challenges in global security.

Nadya Bliss tackles complex challenges in global security, including health, changing climate, and economic and political instability, with a focus on openness, inclusiveness and connections to the global defense, development and diplomacy communities. 

ASU master's students partnered with Apache Junction to create a plan for quality growth.

ASU master’s students partnered with Apache Junction, projected to double in size in the future, to create a plan for quality growth. It included an environmental plan to preserve the natural setting, scenic views and outdoor opportunities.

Becky Anderson has traveled around the world covering wars, Olympics, and more.

A graduate degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication launched Becky Anderson’s career at CNN. Travelling around the world she has covered wars, reported from the 2012 Olympics, and interviewed heads of state.

Arianne Cease

When locust swarms more than 4 miles long and 2 miles high threatened 1.7 million acres of Argentinian farmland during the worst outbreak in 60 years, Arianne Cease worked with government agencies, local farmers, and others to understand and better manage locusts.

Forward Focus MBA empowers communities with advanced business degrees.

The new Forward Focus MBA empowers communities with an advanced business degree. The first cohort of 119 students get real-world training in using finance to promote social responsibility.