The School of Arts, Media + Engineering conducts research on experiential media: media systems that integrate seamlessly with the human physical experience. We focus on systems that impact large-scale societal problems. We realize our research by bringing together highly collaborative, trans-disciplinary teams of ASU students, faculty and technical staff as well as researchers and practitioners from outside ASU, all of who are invested in improving the human condition.

Adaptive Mixed Reality Rehabilitation.
An example of trans-disciplinary research in experiential media.

There are three broad research themes within the School of Arts, Media + Engineering: health, learning and networked cultures | cultural networks. Our research has led to the design of innovative, media-rich physical environments for health and learning and a deeper understanding of emergent online culture. Our work is embedded in the surrounding communities both regionally and nationally. Our research has been generously supported by federal (NSF, NEA, NEH), state (SFAz), foundation (MacArthur, Kauffman) and industry (Microsoft, Intel, IBM, NEC and Avaya) sources.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a foundation that sponsors biomedical research

The Research Development team at ASU has prepared an overview of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a foundation that sponsors biomedical research. Their main focus is on supporting early... more

Transform 2014 - Hosted by the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic Rochester The Transform symposium is the multidisciplinary conference for thought-provoking, inspiring ideas... more

NIH to Relax 'Two Strikes' Grant Submission Policy - Good news - Especially for Young Investigators

"The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dropping a policy that gave researchers only one chance to revise a rejected grant application before having to start over with a new idea—a rule that... more