30 H Y U N D A I S U N B O W L | D E C . 2 9 , 2 0 1 7 A R I Z O N A S T A T E F O O T B A L L 2 0 1 7 B O W L G U I D E ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HIGHLY RANKED INSPIRES UNIQUELY CAPABLE Recognized as the country’s “most innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report in 2016 and 2017, Arizona State University provides access to an education that inspires its students to become master learners, capable of learning anything throughout their lives. For society, ASU innovation provides the benefits of purpose- based, real-world discovery from a university that is deeply embedded in the fabric and advancement of society. W elcome to Arizona State University, where the charter is a straightforward statement of purpose: “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” ASU’s research enterprise has quadrupled over the past decade, earning it recognition in the 2016 Higher Education Research and Development rankings as the country’s fastest- growing research university with expenditures of $100million or more, ahead of all others in the category, including Harvard, Yale and Duke. Driven by “moonshot thinking” that tackles enormous challenges with radical solutions and breakthrough technology, ASU played a significant role in developing a treatment for Ebola and a low-cost test for the Zika virus, while its scientists have developed orbiting satellites the size of a egg and been awarded the direction of a deep-space mission utilizing ASU- developed equipment and instrumentation.