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2020 LEAD Showcase

Student LEAD projects

Welcome to the LEAD Student Showcase! LEAD provides first-year students at ASU the opportunity to build relationships with their classmates, upper-classmen mentors, and their faculty through small classes. In these classes, students not only learn traditional course learning outcomes, but also get to build the skills employers are seeking such as critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and communication. Students have worked in teams to not only define a problem, but also pitch a solution. This is a culminating project that highlights the many skills these students have developed over the course of their first year in college. We hope you enjoy exploring their work and appreciate any feedback you can provide for them.

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2020 Lead showcase


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Lounge DTPHX


Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to being a successful student. We surveyed commuter students and found that the majority reported getting less than 6 hours of...

Art and Music for healing

As we all know, college can be very stressful for some students and many need a way to destress. We conducted an art creation session on the lawn at ASU west to help students decompress....

ASU STEM Lounge

The ASU Arts and STEM Lounge aims to provide ASU West and the surrounding community a place to participate in creative opportunities.

Grocery


Options for fresh produce and expanded grocery offerings are limited on the Tempe campus. This project seeks to partner with a cashierless grocery operator such as Amazon Go to open a 10...

Cleaning

ASU Cleaning Services strives to keep students healthy and happy through maintaining a clean housing environment. Clean rooms increase productivity and academic performance. So with optional...

Some college students discover that they have a drug or alcohol problem and that they need help to break their addiction. Reinvent: ASU Drug and Alcohol Abuse Support is a project to...

Housing

Incoming ASU freshmen are highly encouraged to live on-campus their first year and are told they are guaranteed on-campus housing. However, a number of students on the Downtown Phoenix...

It's time for ASU to expand its food options and that includes bringing the food to students, not the other way around! Introducing the idea for a new campus food delivery service, it's ASU...

Career exploration for students

College students are not being given enough opportunity to explore potential careers and degrees, we propose a Career and exploration club to help students discover their interests....

Students

Many college students are living in poverty. In particular, housing insecurity and temporary homelessness can affect a surprising number of college students. We propose Sparky’s Shelter, a...

Devil Dash is a delivery service for ASU students to use. Devil Dash will deliver from many different places from around campus, including from all dining halls. Devil Dash will also deliver...

"The body and mind need proper care inside and out. Allowing healthier food options within dining hall residences would allow the necessary fuel towards the body, which means effectiveness...

With limited hours, the ASU dining halls lack convenience for busy students. Box Buddy and the Late Night Cafe offer alternatives for busy students. With a meal swipe, the Box Buddy program...

Meal kit

Distant food options, low variety, and a lack of food tailored to specific eating plans means that many students on campus are not eating as well or as often as they should. Devils DIY...

Our project focuses on the hours of operations for the campus dining halls. We looked at student eating schedules and how to better align ASU’s dining halls with the habits of its student...

Food insecurity

Students with food insecurity have lower GPA’s, are receiving food assistance, have a lower self-efficacy for cooking cost-effective nutritious meals and also have an increase in depression...

The project consists of a golf cart service that is a service to all students on campus to help getting to class more efficiently.

Health

For the Spark Beat: Devil’s Service initiative, we aspire to be the quorum that listens to ASU students’ health services needs and inquiries. Our hopes are to improve and append the existing...

Hydration

Our main goal is to educate students and come up with other possible solutions to keep them nourished and healthy. One problem we found when gathering data is that many students know what it...

Stolen clothes. Broken machines. Long waits. Walks to other dorms. Laundry is a crisis at ASU. Here's how we can fix it!

Nursing


The admissions process to the Edson College of Nursing is very competitive. Students who are not directly admitted have to compete for available spaces in the nursing program. Currently...

Nutrition

Our project looks at the dietary needs of students who eat on campus. We have proposed ways to improve the dining halls to be more inclusive of those students.

The purpose of our survey is to essentially decrease the prices found at The Pod market on ASU Tempe campus. The Pod is supposed to act as a "convenience store" for students that lack...

Poverty and Human trafficking

Anyone can fall victim to human trafficking. However, vulnerable populations who have little social and legal protection are the most at risk. We propose establishing a nonprofit education...

We are dedicated to keeping students at their top performance, doing the best that they can all the time. We understand that being a college student can take a toll on your mental and...

School events communications

We believe that there should be better communication when it comes to being informed about events happening on-campus. This can be achieved by promoting the app ASU Special Events!

school safety communication

ASU West students have experienced challenges receiving communication during important events on specific campuses; we propose a more focused promotion of ASU’s Live Safe app.

AAC Project

Our mission is to advocate for the improvement of safety precautions within campus dorms by
installing security cameras. Throughout the semesters the dormitories face a whirlwind of
...

Our project illustrates the disconnect between the resources ASU has available regarding Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention and the awareness of said resources by the student body. We...

Social engagement

The majority of ASU students commute to campus. Commuter students tend to work longer hours and feel less socially engaged with the University. The Downtown Phoenix campus has limited space...

Stress and Procrastination

Students at ASU West experience stress and procrastination which can spiral and make learning difficult. We propose several strategies for dealing with stress and procrastination.

Trash

Too many students, way too much trash, not enough bins. ASU risks being overrun by fouled air, respiratory diseases, and bugs if the trash crisis aren't dealt with. Here are some ways we can...

Water filling station

There are not enough water bottle filling stations around campus in convenient locations and because of this not enough students know there are water bottle filling stations on campus. We...

Water conversation

This project is outlining the need for water conservation within this society. This project also outlines the problems we will face if we don’t start conserving water soon. In the PowerPoint...

Water quality

Water quality is a fundamental natural resource, and it is important to health and well being. Water is critical and used for various purposes, including consumption. Concerns were addressed...

Water refill stations are an important part of ASU’s mission for sustainability. Our project looks at ways to improve the student body’s ability to find and access water refill stations....