Expo invites students to exhibit posters on bioscience projects

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Students | 0 comments

AZBio Expo 2015 offers students an opportunity to showcase their work to leaders in the bioscience field.

Students are invited to submit posters detailing their research projects. The posters will be on exhibit at the Expo’s Student Discovery Zone. Students selected to display posters will be able to attend the full-day event and get feedback on their projects from bioscience industry representatives.

The deadline for applications to participate is Feb. 28. The event will be April 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix hotel.

All full-time students and recent graduates of Arizona high schools, community colleges, research universities and medical schools are eligible.

For more information and to register online, go to: http://www.azbio.org/azbio-expo-2015/student-discovery-zone

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Join Hackathon on Polytechnic campus, Feb. 20

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to design and build an exciting new product for the future? Come find out! and have some fun meeting fellow designers, engineers, programmers and entrepreneurial business people! Put together a team to design build and prepare to market a new product in just 46 hours!

Starts Friday, February 20, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Ends Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Startup Labs, Technology Center (TECH) 199, Polytechnic campus [map]

Sponsored by Microchip

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Jobs and Internships – week of Feb. 2

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Career, Internships, Opportunities | 0 comments

Did you know you can use Sun Devil CareerLink (SDCL) to search degree-related job opportunities and internships, upload your résumés for recruiting employers to view, schedule on-campus interviews and see who’s recruiting at engineering career events throughout the year? If you’re not taking advantage of this resource, register for SDCL today. Want to learn more? Check out this SDCL Quick Reference GuideThis week there are 491 postings related to Fulton Schools degree programs in SDCL.

Below are just a few examples of what you can find in Sun Devil CareerLink this week.



Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Organization  Verotech Solutions,LLC
Position Title  Bio Medical Engineer
Position Type  Full-time
City, State  Multiple Locations
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #798214

The Polytechnic School

Organization  FlightSafety Academy
Position Title  Career Flight Instructor
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Vero Beach, FL
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #802193

Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Organization  Southwest Microwave, Inc.
Position Title  Design Engineer (Millimeter Wave Connectors)
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Tempe, AZ
Application Details  Job details on Sun Devil CareerLink ID #806310

Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Organization Microsoft Corporation
Position Title  Optical Engineer Intern
Position Type  Internship
City, State  Redmond, WA
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #805310

Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Organization  Rockwell Automation
Position Title  Software Test Engineering Internship
Position Type  Internship
City, State  Phoenix, AZ
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #805859


Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Organization  AMEC Foster Wheeler
Position Title  Geotechnical Engineer / Geologist Summer Internship
Position Type  Internship
City, State  Phoenix, AZ
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID#806043


Find more job postings, events and career development opportunities at the Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center.

Sun Devil CareerLink, ASU’s web-based employment management system, is powered by NACElink Network.

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New Eligibility Criteria for the Faculty Directed Program Scholarship, Due Feb. 1

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Announcements, Students | 0 comments

The eligibility requirements for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Faculty-Directed study Abroad Scholarship have changed.  You may now apply for this scholarship, even if you are not an Arizona resident.   We would highly encourage any undergraduate Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering major to apply for a $1000 scholarship if have applied to one of the following programs:

  1. Aero-Mechanics Summer in England
  2. Paris: Photography, Architecture, and the City of Lights
  3. Sustainable Earth Systems in Thailand
  4. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands
  5. Visualization and Simulation in Japan

It is preferred that students demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA and have a GPA of 3.0 of higher.  The application deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2015, so apply today!  In addition, make sure to apply for the Study Abroad Office Travel Grant for an opportunity to receive a $750 travel grant.  Applications are due on February 1 and can be accessed here.


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Cognizant’s Making the Future scholarship program, deadline March 31

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields who are encouraged “to be makers of things, not just consumers of things” as highlighted by President Obama at the National Academies of Science in 2009.

Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. This is a design-based scholarship and candidates will be required to submit documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation. The New York Hall of Science will serve as the Chair of the Selection Committee which will also include the Maker Education Collaborative, Cognizant and other organizations that support making initiatives.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Students are eligible to submit a project for consideration if they are:

  • Pursuing a career in a STEM field.
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Eligible to enroll or currently enrolled at a two or four year accredited college or university with a full course of undergraduate study or a vocational-technical school.
  • A student in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.

Award amounts are $5,000. The award will be payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable and the recipient may not receive cash.

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Register for Medtronic Student Day, Feb. 20

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Career, Internships | 0 comments

Tour Medtronic and learn more about their internship opportunities!

Friday, February 20, 2015
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Medtronic Tempe Facility, 2343 W. Medtronic Way [map]
Register today, space is limited!
Contact Pam Goux at pamela.k.goux@medtronic.com or 480-929-5677 to register. 

8:30–10 a.m. Tours of Product Analysis Lab and Hybrid Manufacturing Area
10–11:30 a.m. Presentations (Medtronic Overview, current projects, open internship opportunities)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch with Internship Hiring Managers
12:30–2 p.m. Shadow an Engineer

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Gilman International Scholarship Information Sessions

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities, Resources | 0 comments

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Students must be studying or interning for a minimum of 28 days in one country (such as the Aero-Mechanics in England Faculty Directed program). Come to an information session to learn more.

  • Tuesday, February 3rd — 4:00-5:00 p.m., Barrett Room Sage 141 [map]
  • Wednesday, February 4th — 4:30-5:30 p.m., Barrett Room Sage 242 [map]
  • Thursday, February 5th — 4:30-5:30 p.m., Barrett Room Sage 242 [map]
  • Tuesday, February 10th — 3:00-4:00 p.m., Memorial Union 227 Pinal [map]
  • Wednesday, February 11th – 4:00-5:00 p.m., Memorial Union 225 Yuma [map]

Please register by contacting Laura Sells at laura.sells@asu.edu or 480-727-8204.

The application deadline for summer 2015, fall 2015 and 2015-16 academic year is March 3, 2015.  Apply now.

To make your application as competitive as possible, meet with To make your application as competitive as possible, meet with the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Contact Brian Goehner, Program Manager, at bgoehner@asu.edu or 480-965-5894.

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What everybody ought to know about humanity

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect and self-reflection: these seven values lie at the core of a new campaign launched by Project Humanities.

Project Humanities is an award-winning university initiative that continues its mission this spring to bring people together to talk, listen and connect. They are doing so through Humanity 101, a campaign to promote social consciousness and personal responsibility.

Getting involved can be as easy as attending film screenings or stage plays to participating in critical dialogues about hot topics. Project Humanities will be hosting events across all four ASU campuses and at different community venues around Phoenix. View the Humanity 101 calendar for upcoming activities or go to their website humanities.asu.edu to learn more.

Read the original article.

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Join the third annual Polytechnic Boat Races, Feb. 12

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Spirit and Traditions | 0 comments

Build a cardboard boat that floats — with you and two teammates in it. Race your boat across the Sun Devil Fitness Pool and compete for prizes. May the best boat float!

Thursday, February 12, 2015
4:30–7 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP) pool, Polytechnic campus [map]
Register online

All teams must have their boats completed and ready to race at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. Boat dropoff begins at 2 p.m. Your team needs to arrive no later than 4 p.m.

One team will be crowned the boat race champion for the Polytechnic campus, with first, second and third place winners for the fastest times … assuming we have three finishers! Other prizes awarded include:

  • Pride of the Regatta — the most creative design and best use of corrugated cardboard.
  • Best Dressed Team — costumes may be funny, spiffy or elegant, but above all they must be creative.
  • Team Spirit Award — most spirited and best organized team — the looks of the boat don’t count here!
  • Titanic Award — most spectacular sinking. To qualify you must salvage the remains completely.

Read the complete rules including allowed materials.

Boat Build Day
Come with your team and a tentative design in mind in order to use the time and supplies provided to make the best boat possible! It may take more than a day to build your boat.

Provided supplies include various kinds of duct tape, liquid nails, box cutters, wood glue and, of course. some CARDBOARD. Hint: Your team should bring what you can so that the supplies will go further.

Friday, February 6, 2015
2–5 p.m.
Startup Labs, Tech Center (TECH) 199, Polytechnic campus [map]

Can’t attend Build Day? Your team can find a time and space to construct your boat. Remember, your boat has to be ready to race by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Questions? Contact Stacey Bales at stacey.bales@asu.edu.

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Fulton Schools news roundup

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Alumni, Faculty, Fulton Schools, News, Research | 0 comments

New on Full Circle

ASU graduates its first undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholar, an electrical engineer
As a young boy growing up in Senegal, Ibrahima Diop became fascinated with electricity. He wanted to know why the lights would go off. His path from Senegal to graduating from ASU with an electrical engineering degree was made possible by the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. ASU is one of the schools in the program, with 70 MasterCard Foundation Scholars currently enrolled, 22 in engineering. Diop was among the first class in 2012, and is the first undergraduate student to graduate. Read on Full Circle

Vivoni chosen for prestigious leadership program
Enrique Vivoni has been named a Leopold Leadership Fellow, providing him an opportunity to take a leading role in sharing knowledge about engineering and science to help guide decisionmakers and promote public understanding. Read on Full Circle

In the news

Wylie Bearup: A champion of alternate delivery (Engineering News Record Southwest)
One of the leading construction industry news journals has presented Wylie Bearup its Legacy Award, recognizing his achievements in civil engineering, construction and project management during a nearly 40-year career. Read the article.

Physicist turned carbon catcher (Symmetry)
Klaus Lackner altered the course of his research pursuits when it struck him that his expertise in physics could be applied to reducing one of the harmful impacts of climate change. A science news website that focuses on developments in applied physics recently detailed Lackner’s promising carbon-capture endeavors. Read the article.


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Last week to rush Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Organizations and Teams, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Come stop by and meet engineers from the Theta Tau Fraternity at their rush booth in front of ECG. They’ll be there all week, come grab a flyer for their events for the week, including free billiards at the MU on Wednesday, game night on Friday and a barbecue this Saturday.

January 26-30, 2015
Engineering Center G-Wing, Tempe campus [map]
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Clementina Reynolds.

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Find a research faculty mentor at the Student-Mentor Mingle

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience, Research | 0 comments

Do you want to explore the world of research but need a project to work on? Want to learn from an expert? Attend a research student-mentor mingle! Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty seeking undergraduate researchers while snacking on light refreshments.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Santan (SANTN) 330, Polytechnic campus [map]
Drop in when you can!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
2–4 p.m.
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
Drop-in when you can!

Register to attend

Overview of the event:

  • Attendees start checking in.
  • Faculty mentors take turns in sharing their research opportunities with the group (research displays, PowerPoint presentations and other informative items are encouraged).
  • Students and faculty meet and discuss in groups and one-on-one.

You are free to leave as needed.

FURI Proposals for summer 2015, fall 2015 and spring 2016 are due at noon on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Learn more about FURI proposals and attend an information session.

Questions? Contact furi@asu.edu.

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Get Startup Certified

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Startup School SP15

Why should I take ASU Startup School? We’re glad you asked! Have you ever gone to the library or the bookstore looking for a book to read about starting a business or launching a venture? There’s a lot of them and it’s hard to know what’s worth your time.

The good news is that we’ve read them all (Scout’s honor) and designed a class that presents only the best ideas so that you get started on your big idea ASAP. Not to mention, getting certified in Startup School looks great on your résumé and complements any major.

Startup School is offered once a week from 3–6 p.m. on the following days:

  • Tempe campus:  Every Tuesday at Changemaker Central in the Memorial Union [map].
  • Polytechnic campus:  Every Thursday at Changemaker Central in the Academic Center Building [map].

What happens during the class? The short answer is… magic happens! The long answer is that for the first two hours we’ll guide you through learning models on topics like building your team, finding investors, and validating your idea. An hour is also reserved for one-on-one mentoring with seasoned entrepreneurs in ASU’s Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation.

Even if you’re not sure that you’re ready for ASU Startup School, stop by and we’ll we happy to talk over the program and see if it’s a good fit for your idea.  Email Lauren Dunning Wade at ldunnin1@mainex1.asu.edu to sign up.

E & I

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ASU class helps students create a Kickstarter campaign

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Sign up for one of these two options and learn what makes crowdfunding campaigns successful and what leads them to fail. Be ready to have your mind blown!

Wondering how this magical thing called Kickstarter works and how you can use it to launch a project or idea? ASU now has two great options for students who want to learn about crowdfunding: a one-credit hour class or a workshop series (no academic credit).

MGT 294: Crowdfunding Basics: Planning a Kickstarter campaign (Course Number 30371)
Wednesdays, March 18–April 29 (7 weeks)
6-7:45 p.m.
Business Administration (BA) 258, Tempe campus [map]
Register via My ASU just as you would for any ASU course

Crowdfunding Basics: Planning a wondertacular Kickstarter campaign
Wednesdays, February 4–March 4 (5 weeks)

6–7:30 p.m.
ASU Chandler Innovation Center, Room 130
249 E. Chicago St. Chandler, AZ 85225 [map]
Register using coupon code STUDENT15 to participate for a wondertastically low fee of just $29.70

With either of these options, you’ll learn the basics of how to plan a successful crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter platform.

Over the duration of the ASU class or the workshop series, you will develop the pieces of a plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign, creating a campaign that is ready to launch. Come learn the magic of how to make it rain.

The ASU class and workshop series are both led by Audrey Iffert-Saleem, who has managed several successful crowdfunded campaigns and is contracted to support and produce crowdfunded campaigns for small businesses.

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Attend Thailand study abroad info session, Jan. 30

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

Bangkok, ThailandJoin assistant professor Amy Landis from the School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment on the Sustainable Earth Systems in Thailand faculty-directed study abroad program.

The January 30 info session has been cancelled. For more information on future information sessions, contact Amy Sever at amy.sever@asu.edu.

Register to attend an upcoming information session.

Tempe session coming soon!

The program will introduce the concept of earth systems engineering and management (ESEM) based on the perspective of the Earth as a terraformed planet, and the technological, economic and cultural patterns that have contributed to its evolution.  The potential operational, cultural and ethical implications of future evolutionary pathways will be explored, with emphasis on the challenges they pose for engineers and technologists.

Quick Facts

  • Prerequisite: rising juniors or seniors.
  • Visit Bangkok, Phitsanulok, and the beach town of Rayong, Thailand.
  • Site visits to the Grand Palace, the floating market at Ampawa, the PTT industrial park, a working natural rubber farm, and more!
  • Earn credit for CEE/CNE 400 Earth Systems Engineering and Management (3 credits) or CEE Advanced Earth Systems Engineering and Management (3 credits).
  • May 12-June 1, 2015 (1 week preparatory course at ASU Tempe from May 12 – May 16).

Sign up for the Fulton Engineering Study Abroad Newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on study abroad programs, deadlines, scholarships and other global opportunities.

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Attend an Aruba study abroad info session

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

Famous Fofoti trees at Eagle Beach ArubaJoin Nathan Johnson, assistant professor in the Polytechnic School, on the Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands Program that uses Aruba as a case study to examine sustainability concepts in an island setting. Islands make excellent case studies for sustainability issues because of their small scale and isolation.

Islands experience much stronger feedback signals (positive and negative) which can hold important lessons for larger scale systems. In addition, islands require a special approach because of their small economies of scale and social-cultural setting. Students will gain experience in developing contextualized sustainable solutions in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team setting.

Info sessions

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    12:30–1:30 p.m.
    Santan (SANTN) 330R, Polytechnic campus [map]
    Lunch provided.
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    5–6 p.m.
    Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
    Dinner provided.

Register to attend an upcoming information session.

Quick Facts

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least 12 credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework in engineering or sustainability.
  • “Hands-on” field excursion options: Solar Lab EPI, Vader Piet Wind Farm, Smart-Community, WEB watery energy visit, an Aruba hotel known for knowledge about sustainability in hospitality.
  • May 23-June 9, 2015.
  • Earn credit for FSE 494/598 Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands (3 credits). See how the course fits into your degree requirements.

Aruba is one of the most progressive countries in the Caribbean with regards to adopting renewable energy and is an island country that is typical of the region that relies on imported oil and gas for energy needs and totally depends on tourism for revenue.

Sign up for the Fulton Engineering Study Abroad Newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on study abroad programs, deadlines, scholarships and other global opportunities.

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Come to Engineering World Health’s first spring meeting

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

Engineering World Heath will host the first meeting of the semester tonight! We will be discussing goals and plans for the semester, as well as getting to know each other a little better. Join us to learn more about our organization and get involved!

Monday, January 26, 2015
6 p.m. 
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]

Engineering World Health is a student-run organization that engineers sustainable and cost-effective medical devices for global resource-poor communities. If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would like to be involved or would like more information, email us at asu.ewh@gmail.com.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers meeting, Jan. 29

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the first meeting of the semester. Help make plans for the semester including the HPVC competition in April. Come by to get some pizza and get involved!

Thursday, January 29, 2015
6–7:30 p.m. 
Bateman Physical Sciences Center A-Wing (PSA) 107, Tempe campus [map]

Get an update on the progress of the human-powered vehicle build, ways you can get involved and more.

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Diversity speaker encourages students to become leaders

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

Chris Deschene ASU Jade Slvia SmallGuest speaker Chris Deschene, member of the Navajo Nation and ASU alumnus, came to Arizona State University on Nov. 14 to discuss the importance of leading change in engineering to positively impact communities. Deschene tells us that his master’s in science engineering and doctorate in law from Arizona State University has helped him give back to the Navajo community.

“Education can be a key to strengthening community and investing in the future,” Deschene said.

After the completion of his doctoral degree in 2005, the Navajo nation elected Deschene to be their state representative in Arizona’s House of Representatives. Following his election, Deschene became the first Native American in 2010 to run for the second-highest office in Arizona: the Secretary of State.

IMG_0110Today, Deschene uses skills gained from his master’s in engineering from the Fulton Schools to aid numerous tribal communities with solar, wind, biomass and electric generation and transmissions—his projects have served tribes with renewable energy development and energy conservation.

Deschene’s achievements directly reflects the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s commitment to the success of all students, and our goal to advance diversity at ASU. Currently, ASU is ranked first in the nation for Native American doctorates awarded for all disciplines, and specifically, second in the nation in Native American master’s awarded in engineering (source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine).

Chris Deschene w ASUAt ASU on Friday, Deschene discussed not only the importance of understanding technical knowledge, but also the significance of leading the change.

“Fulton students should take advantage of various opportunities provided by the Fulton Schools—get experience outside of the classroom, become a leader, build community and gain the skills you need to better society,” said Deschene. More importantly, “you have to show up and make a difference—work together for the greater good and ensure that you follow your values.”

He emphasizes the importance of bettering yourself and those around you—your campus, your community, your society. “We must solve global problems as a community.”

Learn more about opportunities to get involved with student orgs and customize your Fulton Schools experience at engineering.asu.edu/customize.

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