Biodesign Institute

Biodesign Pathfinder Center

Biodesign Pathfinder Center

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Today's students are entering a world with such rapid technological change that it is impossible to learn the information and skills in college needed to succeed several decades from now. The world students face is one of depleted natural resources, environmental degradation and profound inequality. The question that drives the Pathfinder Center is, "What is an appropriate education for students in our era?" According to ASU President Michael Crow, the learner of today must be capable of understanding anything, moving seamlessly between disciplines and collaborating with others with the goal of innovation.

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.

We believe ASU Biodesign is producing some of the most innovative cancer research in the country."

ASU donor Sandra LaCava

whose Dorothy Foundation has channeled more than $100,000 to support the institute’s cancer research

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