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Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series

Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series

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The annual Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series allows both scientists and the general public to benefit from the brilliance of visiting minds, who can offer fresh insights to the ASU community. It is hoped such events will also foster future research partnerships and stimulate exchanges of ideas with distinguished scientists and scholars. Gifts to the Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series help recruit leaders from around the country to interact with the ASU scientific community and deliver the annual Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture.

Impact of Donor Support

  • Donors bring the world’s brightest minds to Arizona by supporting endowed chairs and professorships.
  • Leaders rise to the top. The Tip of the Fork program enables Sun Devil student-athletes to develop leadership skills through volunteering in their community.
  • Entrepreneurship thrives at ASU. Two examples: The Prepped program supporting minority entrepreneurs has fueled 100 small businesses.
  • And the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported 1,000+ students and 297 unique ventures over 15 years.

Many of these students have gone home where they are successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, venture capitalists, impact investors and senior government officials. The come home with a powerful American business education taught in a culturally sensitive environment, and respectful of the nuances of our cultural differences."

Marshall Parke

'77 master’s in international management, whose established the SHARE fellowship program providing scholarship and mentorship support to students from emerging markets around the world

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