Ignite @ ASU - Spring 2015

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 9 p.m.
ASU Downtown Campus

Want to share your story? Click here to apply to speak. Deadline: Jan. 25, 2015

Register to attend here: asuignitespring2015.eventbrite.com

Find opportunities on ASU’s Volunteer Match!

Volunteering not only helps others, but it is a great way to meet like-minded Sun Devils and build your resume. Whether once a month or weekly, there is an opportunity out there for you to make a difference in the world.

Find yours today on ASU’s Volunteer Match!

Alternative Spring Break Trips

Act now – trips are filling fast! San Francisco and Portland are both currently accepting waitlist applications only.

Dates: Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13
Locations: Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA & Austin, TX
Cost: $500
Deadline to apply & pay deposit: Jan. 21, 2015

Information Session: Friday, Jan. 16 at 1 – 2 p.m. in Changemaker Central Tempe
More information here.

Passionate about an idea? Want to change the world?

ASU Startup Summit
February 7, 2015
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Memorial Union, ASU Tempe
Register at: startupsummitspring2015.eventbrite.com

Peace Corps Week at ASU!

March 1-7, 2015

Celebrate all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961.

Full event list here.

Changemakers in the News

ASU day of service draws record number of student volunteers
The 14th annual Devils in Disguise event last Saturday was a picture of success, as a record number of students from Arizona State University – more than 1,600 – came out to volunteer their time and efforts. Read More

Team of students aims to enhance minority human rights
Looking to provide solutions for complicated social issues, an interdisciplinary team of students at Arizona State University decided to create an exchange program that will drive social change within their community. Read More

ASU startup brings home the ACVC Territorial Cup and $10K
Last Friday, the top 12 startups from Arizona State, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona went head-to-head in the second Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition for a chance at a piece of the $30,000 prize money plus mentorship…and of course the Territorial Cup plus one year of bragging rights. In the end, all Arizona State startups took home the majority of the cash, with the winner being Force Impact Technologies, the creators of FITGuard and the grand prize of $10,000. FitGuard is a revolutionary mouth guard that indicates the amount of force an athlete endures through a visual display-information from a collision is synced to their data base and an individual’s smartphone. Read More

Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects
A crowdfunding site affiliated with Arizona State University has ended its experimentation and opened up to the campus community. PitchFunder, as it's named, is run by ASU Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that raises money for Arizona State and provides funding to faculty, staff and students to allow them to pursue research and other projects. Besides making the crowdfunding platform available, the foundation is also assisting those using it in helping them maximize their fundraising efforts. Read More

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