College of Nursing and Health Innovation

'Mindfulness is a skill set': ASU poised to contribute

Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They were distracted from the moment they came in the room.

Heywood, assistant director of The Design School at ASU, began starting each class with five minutes of what he called “centering.” Five quiet minutes where students were asked to unplug, breathe deeply and be present in the moment.

Cronkite Innovation Day to feature drones, telepresence robots at ASU

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a public expo featuring a host of cutting-edge technologies impacting journalism’s future.

Cronkite Innovation Day includes a variety of interactive attractions, including indoor drones, telepresence robots, wearable technologies, 3-D printers, virtual reality experiences and more. The event is open to all ASU students, faculty, staff and the public.

Entrepreneurial spirit motivates ASU alumnus to advance innovative HIV test Idea

When Stephen Gamboa taught himself to play the recorder in the first grade, he earned a spot as the youngest student in the school’s recorder ensemble. Shifting his attention to percussion instruments, his childhood and most of his teen years were filled with lessons, practice sessions and involvement in every possible ensemble.

So it made perfect sense that he would go on to earn his bachelor’s degree in music.

But halfway through the program he began to think more deeply about his career path and the ways that he could make a difference in world.