Register now! Polytechnic School Social, Aug. 27

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Events, Spirit and Traditions | 0 comments

Come meet Ann McKenna, school director for the Polytechnic School, and Paul Johnson, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
3–4 p.m.
Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV), Black Box Theatre, Polytechnic campus [map]

Register now!

Or register at Eventbrite

Pizza and ice cream will be served.

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Researching companies — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Career | 0 comments

Now is the time to start researching the companies attending career fairs on campus over the next several weeks.

The Tempe – 2014 Fall Career and Internship Fair will take place on September 16, 17 and 18. The Fulton Engineering Fall Career Fair will be held on October 1. You should definitely look over the attendee list for all campus events. Information about the companies, the positions for which they are hiring and the geographic locations of the positions are all found on the home page of Sun Devil CareerLink. Look under “Current Events” on the lower right part of the page.

Take the time to visit each company website to learn about the organization and determine your level of interest. For the companies that interest you the most, conduct further research. Many employers will be interviewing selected candidates the day after the career fair. Start to prepare for those interviews now!

Look to see which companies are holding “Information Sessions”. The schedule of these sessions can be found under “Career Events” (listed on top of the homepage on Sun Devil CareerLink). Information sessions are a great way to network with recruiters and learn about companies in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

There are two research databases that you can access through ASU’s library page,  “Mergent Intellect” and “Mint Globa”. Both will provide you with lots of additional information. Campus recruiters will expect you to know about their organization and to be able to describe the kind of work you are seeking.

As a result of your research, you should start to have a clearer vision of the kinds of work you would like to do, a sense of the corporate culture you would enjoy, and where these opportunities are located. When talking to employers, it’s critical to present yourself in a way that demonstrates what you can do for the company. However, at this point in the process, take the time to discover what is most important to you.


Joyce Donahue is a Career Coach in the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is a nationally certified career counselor and holds Master Career Counselor membership status in the National Career Development Association.

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Join us for Family Weekend Dinner, Oct. 17

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Spirit and Traditions, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Invite your family to campus October 17-19 to get a glimpse into the ASU and Fulton experience during ASU’s Family Weekend. This exciting annual event features a family reception,  campus tours, residential college events and the traditional family weekend tailgate before the ASU football home game.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering is hosting two events on Friday, October 17:

Fulton Schools of Engineering Italiana Night
Enjoy an evening of family-style Italian delicacies served under the stars at Century Hall. Plus, join in for bocce ball games and much more. Buon appetito!
6-8 p.m.
Century Hall Courtyard, Polytechnic Campus [map]

Fulton Schools of Engineering BBQ
Join us for some BBQ to interact with Fulton Engineering faculty, staff and students while enjoying some food, fun and conversation.
5-6:30 p.m.
Engineering Center-G wing patio, Tempe campus [map]

You do not need to be registered for ASU Family Weekend to attend, but why miss out on any of the Sun Devil traditions and fun?

For questions, contact Amy Sever at

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Seminar: Pool boiling heat transfer with micro and nanostructures

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Kandlikar, Sept. 5, 1:30 p.m., SCOB 210

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Recent Advances in Pool Boiling Heat Transfer with Micro and Nanostructures
Satish Kandlikar, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Friday, September 5, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Schwada Classroom Office Building (SCOB) 210, Tempe campus [map]

Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement is taking a dramatic turn from the classical area enhancement and nucleation cavity augmentation to mechanism based transformation into high heat flux and high heat transfer coefficient domain. The talk will provide a summary of historical progression in this field, culminating with some future directions for researchers working in microscale and nanoscale technologies.

Satish G. Kandlikar is a Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He has been active in research in the areas of pool and flow boiling, microchannel flows, electronics cooling, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, microchannels and microfluidics. He has published over 300 journal and conference papers. He is the author/editor of several books/handbooks including Handbook of Phase Change: Boiling and Condensation published by Taylor and Francis, and Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Minichannels and Microchannels published by Elsevier Publishing Co. He is the founding chair of the ASME Nanochanncels, Microchannels and Minichannels conference. He has received a number of awards including the prestigious ASME Heat Transfer memorial Award.

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Become a math or science teacher

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Opportunities | 0 comments

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In January and May 2015, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will award $25,000 stipends to graduate students interested in teaching middle school or high school math or science.

Candidates can complete all of their coursework and student teaching requirements in partner school districts located in Phoenix and Tucson during an intensive, 15-month master’s degree program. For more information, visit Planting the SEED to grow STEM teachers or join us at one of our upcoming Graduate Information Sessions.

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SDFC Polytechnic Hosting Sun Devil Float, Sept. 1

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Splash into the fall semester with Sun Devil Float — a day of Salt River tubing with the Sun Devil Fitness Center at the Polytechnic campus!  The event will be held Monday, September 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  A $15 registration fee (cash, card, or check) covers the ride there and back, a tube and lunch.

The group will meet at SDFC-Polytechnic [map] at 9 a.m. and the bus will leave for the Saguara Lake Ranch Resort no later than 10 a.m.

Space is limited, so register in the SDFC! For more information visit or contact the SDFC at

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Update your professional portrait during September open studio hours

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Opportunities | 0 comments

The Fulton Schools of Engineering provide free professional portraits to all Fulton Engineering students, faculty and staff. These photos can be used for LinkedIn profiles, FURI student abstracts, news stories, student organization directories or the ASU directory.

Take advantage of open studio hours to update your professional portraits — no appointment necessary.

We have two studio locations for your convenience: Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) 103 and Brickyard (BYENG) 670

Upcoming open studio hours near the Engineering Student Center (ECG 103)

  • Friday, September 12, 2:30–4 p.m.
    Come have a portrait taken while you attend the Career Fair Prep Sessions in ECG Student Center.
  • Friday, September 26, 9:30-11 a.m.

Upcoming open studio hours in the Brickyard (BYENG 670)

  • Friday, September 5, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2:30-4 p.m.

You can also bring your team for a group portrait.

Wear business attire; neutral colors are best—avoid stripes or patterns. Black and other dark colors are fine.

Contact Jessica Hochreiter if you have questions, need to schedule an alternate time or need the updated password to download your photo. You may need an updated password if you had your portrait taken before March 1, 2014.

Check back for additional sessions later this fall. Open studio hours will be offered in October and November on both Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

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Fall Career and Internship Fair, Sept. 16-18

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Career | 0 comments

Be a part of the Fall Career and Internship Fair @ Tempe, the largest career and internship fair of the year at ASU! You cannot afford to miss this event especially if you are graduating in the next year and want a job or are looking for an upcoming internship.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 16–18
11 a.m.–3 p.m. daily
Memorial Union (MU), second floor, Tempe campus [map]

Check out a list of participating employers

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Engineering students win big at ASU Libraries’ orientation events

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Students | 0 comments

Chandler Oliver

Left to right: Linda Shackle, engineering librarian, Chandler Oliver, aerospace engineering student, and Sam Dyal, engineering and data services librarian. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Duvernay.

The engineering students were out in force for the ASU Libraries’ orientation week events. Chandler Oliver, aerospace engineering, won the Sol Republic headphones from the Libraries’ table at the Fall Welcome Student Organization and Resource Fair. Aram Martinez, computer systems engineering, won a Samsung Galaxy Tablet at “Club Hayden” and students from the Polytechnic School garnered most of the prizes at the Polytechnic Library’s Game Night.

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Whitaker International Program for biomedical engineering

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Opportunities | 0 comments

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.

The application deadlines are:

  • Fellows and Scholars Program deadline: January 20, 2015.
  • Summer Program deadline: February 3, 2015.

Program Overview

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field.

Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. Awards have included research in heart blood flow, pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa and Singapore and other countries.

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has the following categories:

  • Fellows — Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current doctoral students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
  • Scholars — Postdoctoral applicants who have recently received their PhD. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second-year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.
  • Summer Grants — For currently enrolled master’s or doctoral students, or recent master’s recipients. Summer awards are for eight weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits. Up to 20 awards will be available for summer 2015.

The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.


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Join the Fulton Schools Student Council

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Events, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

The Fulton Student Council is excited to announce that we are looking for new members to join us this year! Our main goal is to promote the engineering community, which gives our members many opportunities for volunteering and leadership. We dedicate a lot of our time and resources to planning events for the engineering students and faculty here at ASU. Besides this, we love to have fun as a council! We hold professional development workshops, retreats and other team-building events for our members.

Student Council is a great way to get involved, for both new and returning students. We have a couple of awesome tasks coming up: constructing a fantastic homecoming parade float, hosting welcome events, and beginning to plan the National Association of Engineering Student Councils conference — we are hosting the conference in the spring.

We need people for many different types of tasks, so bring any skills you have and join us for an exciting school year!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7 p.m.
Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) Student Center, Tempe campus [map]

Questions? Contact Mara at

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Dean’s Funding proposals due Aug. 29

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

The Dean’s Office provides funding for Fulton Schools Student Organizations that are hosting programs or participating in competitions that meet one of these criteria.

  1. Bring prestige and recognition to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  2. Encourage faculty, student, industry, and professional organization interaction.
  3. Enhance the engineering and technical education of students.

Apply for Fall 2014 Dean’s FundingApplications are due by noon on August 29.

Questions?  Email

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Open house: Get engaged with Fulton Schools, Aug. 26

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Events, Participation | 0 comments

Interested in research? Solving community problems? Playing intramurals within the Fulton Schools? Joining a student org? Studying abroad?


Find out how you can do almost anything at Fulton Schools. Drop in for candy and conversations with students and staff about:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Drop in any time between 1–4 p.m.
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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