With the support of dedicated advocates and funding from the state, innovation and entrepreneurship thrives at ASU. Here are a few specific examples:
- Through the legislation to create Arizona’s official collegiate license plate program, special university plates for ASU, U of A and NAU support student scholarships on an annual basis. Today, there are more than 17,400 ASU license plates on the Arizona roadways. The license plate costs $25 and $17 of that fee goes directly to support the Medallion Scholarship.
- House Bill 2529 passed in 2003 at the 46th legislature first regular session and provides an appropriation to the three state universities for lease-purchase capital financing for research infrastructure projects. Through this bill ASU was able to successfully build Biodesign B, ISTB I, II, and III and fund ASU's portion of the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative Building at the ASU Downtown Campus.
- House Bill 2410 passed in the 50th Legislature, First Regular Session grants in-state student status for the purposes of tuition at any Arizona public university to any person honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- House Bill 2225 and House Bill 2226 passed in 2012 50th Legislature, Second Regular Session allows algaculture on state trust lands and expands algaculture as agricultural property, which assisted ASU in being selected to lead in the first ever Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership for sustainable algal production.