The Polytechnic campus, located in Mesa on the former Williams Air Force Base, is home to more than 11,000 students exploring ASU’s professional and technological programs. Thousands of square feet of laboratory space make room for project-based learning, from state-of-the-art algae research facilities and flight simulators to leading-edge 3-D metal printers and a consumer behavior research lab.
The ASU monument welcomes everyone at the west entrance to the Polytechnic campus in Mesa.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Professor Milton Sommerfeld (left) and research assistant Emil Puruhito inspect containers of algae in the Laboratory of Algae Research and Biotechnology.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
A small courtyard sits between the LEED gold-certified Picacho and Peralta halls, homes to engineering labs and classrooms.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Mechanical engineering grad student Pavan Babami studies on the shaded patio of the Student Union.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Students can design and build devices at the Automation and Rapid Prototyping Labs.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Graphic information technology student Zuzanna Czerny learns about sensor size from professor Penny Ann Dolin.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Biological sciences junior Shelby Liu prepares algae for ash-free dry-weight testing at the Laboratory of Algae Research and Biotechnology.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Students are trained in computer security in the Human Services Engineering lab. The lab is part of the Cognitive Engineering Research on Team Tasks lab, which handles a variety of programs including cybersecurity systems, unmanned aerial systems, airport incident command, emergency medicine and more.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
The Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering program offices are based in Peralta Hall. In addition, engineering studios equipped with all sorts of tools allow students to work in teams on projects that help solve technological problems.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Mechanical engineering senior Eddie Fernandez plugs in a battery to the Cooler Suit backpack in professor Tom Sugar's Robotics Lab. The Cooler Suit circulates cool liquid through tubes in a shirt. Sugar concentrates on wearable robotics to enhance a person's mobility.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
The Desert Arboretum is designed to conserve water and highlight drought-tolerant, native plants. New buildings on campus have been designed to mesh with xeriscape concept.
Students can get their training hours in Piper Seminole twin-engine planes and Cessna 172 Skyhawk single engines at the adjacent Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
The aviation building houses a number of simulation labs, including the Air-Traffic Control Simulation lab and a King Air twin turbo prop simulator (pictured), allowing students to gain flight experience.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Medium-size ponds circulate cultures of algae as part of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation.Charlie Leight/ASU Now
The iconic ASU water tower is on the west part of the Polytechnic campus.Charlie Leight/ASU Now