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Our Future: Innovation at ASU | Arizona State University

Our Future: Innovation at ASU | Arizona State University


Our future is that we intend to be able to move and innovate at light speed, to lead the world in new ideas and new solutions, to explore whole new ways of thinking. The world we’re in right now requires a level of adaptive change that requires educational attainment. I knew ASU was the right place for me because I was immediately challenged to think bigger and to think broader, and to produce the best possible work I could. We are in one of the most innovative places, where innovation is unencumbered. Nobody gets in the way of other people’s ideas here. Currently in my entrepreneurship class, we were tasked with creating a product that was going to change journalism. Totally off of nothing. You had to think of your idea yourself. To be pushed by my professor to come up with an idea that nobody has done before was really cool. ASU has helped me. Just given me the opportunity to do things that not everyone gets the chance to do like undergrad research. You have this large school with all these resources and each student really feels the effect of that. The innovative process is never one guy. Innovation is a collective process. It’s an engagement process. It involves hundreds of people around a single thing, thousands of people around a big thing, hundreds of thousands of people around big ideas. When I graduate, I want to do great things in the world. I want to be a contributor in society and make an impact. You’re going to go out and fix it, solve it, drive it forward. There’s nothing, nothing, that holds you back from being able to do that because the world is not a predetermined set of outcomes. The world is a set of outcomes that you will be determining, and that’s what we do is help you to be able to be the determiner of those outcomes.

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