Essential reading: Books that entertain, enlighten and inspire

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Faculty, Spirit and Traditions |

Dominick Saccente, a mechanical engineering student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars program, reads science fiction and fantasy novels for fun. But the books have had a serious influence on his decision to become an engineer. “Those genres of fiction create societies with amazing technology that could one day become reality,” he says. “It inspires me to want to design and build toward a brighter future for all.” Photographer: Hayden Taylor/ASU

Dominick Saccente, a mechanical engineering student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars program, reads science fiction and fantasy novels for fun. But the books have had a serious influence on his decision to become an engineer. “Those genres of fiction create societies with amazing technology that could one day become reality,” he says. “It inspires me to want to design and build toward a brighter future for all.” Photographer: Hayden Taylor/ASU

Need inspiration? Encouragement? Guidance on navigating life’s challenges?

Just looking for something fun and escapist to provide a respite from the daily grind?

Or a compelling story to engage your heart and mind?

Check out our fifth annual “Essential reading” feature in which members of the faculty and staff of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering recommend books to students to fulfill any of those needs.

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Career Webinar Series for Graduate Students

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Career | 0 comments

While mainly targeted to graduate students, any Fulton student is welcome to join the Fulton Schools of Engineering Graduate Peer Career Coaches for the summer career webinar series:

Make your Résumé US-Ready Register now

If you are new to the US or have been here all your life, learn the differences in making an on-campus job résumé and a degree-related internship-or job ready résumé. (If you are an international student, please refer to the International Student and Scholars Office and your academic advisor for internship eligibility.)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10 a.m. and repeated at 9:30 p.m. AZ time

Job Search Resources Register now

Learn a variety of sites for finding companies and opportunities
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10 a.m. and repeated at 9:30 p.m. AZ time

How to Network Register now

Learn how to speak to professionals about the profession, the professional and yourself
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10 a.m. and repeated at 9:30 p.m. AZ time

 Career Q&A Register now

A forum to get your career questions answered
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10 a.m. and repeated at 9:30 p.m. AZ time

Check out our online resources. Submit your updated resume via Optimal Resume on the landing page of Sun Devil CareerLink. Call the Fulton Career Center at 480-965-2966 to make an appointment for Tempe or Online. For Polytechnic, schedule your appointment through Sun Devil CareerLink. Like us on Facebook.

 

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Jobs and Internships-week of June 27 & July 4

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Career, 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 142 postings related to Fulton Schools degree programs in SDCL.

Follow the “Read more” link for just a few examples of what you can find in Sun Devil CareerLink this week.

HIGHLIGHTED POSTINGS BY SCHOOL

Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Organization D.E. Shaw Reasearch
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellowships at D. E. Shaw Research
Position Type Full-Time
City, State New York, NY
Application Details Job details listed on jobs.apple.com,  ID #832993

The Polytechnic School

Organization Lockhed Martin
Position Title Air Traffic Control for Aviation Analysis
Position Type Full-Time, Co-op
City, State Renton, WA
Application Details Job details listed on Lockheed Martin Website

Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Organization Headfarmer
Position Title .NET Developer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Gilbert, Az
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #832040

Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Organization Dolphin Texhnology, Inc.
Position Title Circuit Design Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Multiple Locations
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #831940

Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Organization Nissan
Position Title Mechanical Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Stanfield, Az
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #833384

Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Organization Kreuzer Consulting Group
Position Title Civil Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Mesa, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #833189

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

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EPICS Gold: Register for FSE 104! New sections just added for Fall 2016

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

Join the Engineering Projects in Community Service team while earning course credits this fall! EPICS Gold: FSE 104 is offered at both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses. Due to high demand, more sections of FSE 104 have been added for Fall 2016! Register today.

EPICS Community Partnerships coming up for Fall 2016:

Projects are intended to be at least one year in length, meaning that ongoing student participation in EPICS classes – even for four years – is encouraged. EPICS projects are performed without charge for not‐for‐profit host organizations such as a community organization, school, or government entity. Student teams are multi‐disciplinary, comprised of a mix of freshmen through seniors.

Here are some example projects that will available in upcoming semesters:

Health and Accessibility

House2Curb – A project to help a local resident with disabilities to effectively move household waste for weekly trash pickup.

Community Development

Food Bank Warehouse – A project to improve the layout and processing for a local east valley food bank to more effectively help the community.

Sustainability

Phoenix Circular Economy Projects – A project to form innovative design solutions for meeting Phoenix’s goal of 40% waste diversion from landfills by 2020.

Sustainability – International

African Rhino Conservation – A project to find creative solutions for maintaining security at a Rhino sanctuary in Africa and developing methods for tracking and monitoring the location and health of the Rhinos.

Questions on registering for EPICS Gold Courses? Contact Brittany Martin at Britt.Martin@asu.edu.

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Enroll in FSE 194 Exploring Leadership Potential!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Are you in search of a session A class on the Polytechnic campus?  Enroll in FSE 194: Exploring Leadership Potential (#90190). The classe teaches you valuable information and skills that are relevant not only in your professional life, but your academic and social life as well. The class is offered in-person on Fridays from 12:55 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Taught by Jade Silva, you will gain a thorough understanding of the aspects of leadership and the meaning of Emotional Intelligent Leadership.

Learn how you can make a difference in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and in the community by understanding and improving upon your leadership potential.

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Apply for a GEM Fellowship

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

You have an opportunity to apply for a GEM Fellowship of $20,000 whether you will be a new graduate student beginning Fall 2017 or will a continuing graduate student Fall 2017 beginning July 1, 2016 to November 15, 2016.

Arizona State University is a member of GEM (The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science). GEM focuses on increasing the support of graduate school resources among underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Learn more about the GEM Fellowship. Learn the fellowship requirements. Apply now.

Want more information on ASU and GEM for students of Science, Technology and Mathematics? Contact Debra Crusoe at 480-965-9347 or Debra.Crusoe@asu.edu

Want more information on ASU and GEM for students of Engineering? Contact David Stuempfle at 480-727-1346 or David.Stuempfle@asu.edu.

 

 

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Summer is time for fun — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Career | 0 comments

Last week, Betty Boza and I attended Arizona’s annual statewide conference for college career services professionals. In one of the breakout sessions, we were challenged with a list of questions. The results were a testimony to the power of teams. All of the groups did better when collaborating than we did as individuals.

We had so much fun with the exercise that I decided to share it with you. The answers to the following questions will be in my blog in the next issue of Inner Circle. In the meantime, if you’re feeling competitive, email your answers to me with the heading “quiz questions”. We will have a small reward for the first 2 participants who have the most correct answers.

Collaboration with friends and family is encouraged.

Let’s go!

  1. What would you be sure to find in the middle of Toronto?
  2. Who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it (usually). Who uses it cannot see it or feel it. What is it?
  3. What goes up but never comes back down?
  4. In California, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
  5. The clever butler needed some extra cash, so he tells his master: “I know almost every song that has ever been written”. The master laughs at this, but the butler says, “I am willing to bet you a month’s pay that I can sing a song that you have heard of with the lady’s name of your choice in it.” “Deal”, says the master. “How about my mother’s name, Felicity Jane Ashley?” And so the butler sang and earned himself an extra month’s pay. What song did he sing?

Have fun!

 

Joyce Donahue is a Career Counselor 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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Dare to scare in a Frankenstein writing contest

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

At the age of 19, Mary Shelley wrote her famous scary tale of scientific creativity and social responsibility: Frankenstein. The 19th century story that continues to captivate and inspire us started on a dare to write the scariest story.

The ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project now dares you to pen new scary stories for the 21st century in the Frankenstein Bicentennial Dare writing competition, where you have two opportunities to tell a story of a creation gone wrong.

FRANKENSTEIN 200, presented by NaNoWriMo and the Chabot Space and Science Center, tasks writers with drafting a 1,000–1,800 word fictional story of a creation turned monstrous for Medium.com (use the hashtag #Frankenstein200). Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2016.

Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories, presented by Creative Nonfiction magazine, tasks you to write a true and terrifying tale that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity. Submit by March 20, 2017 for a chance to win $10,000.

Get inspiration from the Imaginary Worlds podcast episode on the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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Algae: the future of green energy, food and clean water

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students | 0 comments

Algae Class FlyerAlgae is a superhero in the natural world. From single-celled organisms to giant kelp, algae have the potential to be an innovative and sustainable solution for clean water, green energy, and food and feed — also known as the water-energy-food nexus.

This fall, learn about the processes and products of algae biomass production, the opportunities and obstacles of resource inputs and the tools and limitations of policy assessment in a new Environmental and Resource Management course.

ERM 494/598 is offered as an iCourse or in the classroom at the Polytechnic campus.

Contact Shahrzad Badvipour or Everett Eustance for more information.

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Get fit with free yoga this summer

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students | 0 comments

Maximize the slower summertime pace by coming to Fulton’s free yoga class! The class is open to students, faculty and staff.

Yoga will be offered from 11–11:45 a.m. in the Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130 on Tuesdays.

Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, 2016
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Location: Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]

Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing and be ready to have fun. A handful of yoga mats are available to use. Being able to put your foot behind your head is not a prerequisite, however remembering to breathe and to have fun are a must!

The instructor, Cortney Loui, taught yoga and Pilates full-time for a few years before coming to ASU as a coordinator of student engagement in the Fulton Schools.

For faculty and staff: The Free Fulton Yoga classes can now earn you points for the HIP program! Basically, benefits-eligible ASU employees can earn points and cash by participating in the Health Impact Program. Certain classes/programs are eligible for HIP points. If you’re interested in earning HIP points from my class, you’d need to attend 4/8 classes.

Currently, the Fulton Yoga class would be under the category activity/exercise on-site activity class series= enrollment = 25 points and completion= 50 points.  The current HIP cycle ends September 30 and will begin again in January. When you come to class, be sure to know/have your 99# employee ID number on hand. Learn more about HIP.

Questions? Contact cortney.loui@asu.edu.

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Doctoral student hopes to open doors to future international research endeavors

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Students | 1 comment

Computer engineering doctoral student Imane Lamrani will see some of the leading research labs in France this summer.

Computer engineering doctoral student Imane Lamrani will see some of the leading research labs in France this summer.

Arizona State University computer engineering doctoral student Imane Lamrani is preparing to embark on an educational adventure in Europe this summer.

She is one of 10 computer science and computer engineering doctoral students at universities in the United States selected from 120 applicants to participate in the French-American Doctoral Exchange Program.

Lamrani will spent a week in early July at seminars and workshops in the French cities of Grenoble and Rennes, and attend a research conference in Paris.

She is doing her doctoral research in the iMPACT (intelligent, mobile, pervasive, autonomous, computing and communication technologies) research lab directed by Professor Sandeep Gupta, chair of the computer engineering graduate program and supervisor for Lamrani’s doctoral studies.

The French-American Doctoral Exchange Program program is organized by the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. It seeks to foster future French-American scientific collaborations by gathering American and French doctoral students in similar fields to share knowledge about their work.

This summer’s exchange program focuses on cyber-physical systems — “smart” systems that are co-engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components — and their applications in manufacturing, transportation, energy, civil infrastructure, healthcare and aerospace technologies and other areas.

Lamrani’s research interests include cyber physical systems security. She will give presentations about her research during the exchange program activities at the INRIA research center in Grenoble — France’s largest research organization dedicated to computer science — and at LIP6 – Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris, a national computer science research laboratory involved in numerous international research projects.

The seminar in Rennes is the the IRISA laboratory, which conducts cross-disciplinary research in information technology and digital sciences, including computing, applied mathematics and signal and image processing.

Lamrani says that engaging in cross-disciplinary and international research is one of her biggest career aspirations, and she hopes her time in France is a first step in that direction.

“I’m honored that I will be an ambassador for the Fulton Schools in this exchange program,” she says.

 

 

 

 

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