Download your ASU Career Fair Plus app now!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Career, Events | 0 comments

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NEW! Download your ASU Career Fair Plus App — your guide to the Fulton Schools Career Fair on October 1! Find out which companies are coming, where their table is located and more!  Search ‘ASU Career Fair Plus’ on the App Store or download your app today: iOS or Android and be ready for the fair!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Noon-5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

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Take the first step to being a leader

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Announcements, Fulton Schools, Opportunities |

Are you ready to become a leader? Enroll in FSE 194 Exploring Leadership Potential, a required prerequisite for the Fulton Schools Leadership Institute.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has a new leadership program available for students! We recognize that engineers are expected to solve problems and offer innovative solutions to change the world we live in while being leaders in communities. The Fulton Schools Leadership Institute will help you develop your leadership skills through curricular, co-curricular and mentorship opportunities.

This program is based on the book Social Change Model of Leadership Development (Astin & Astin, 1994), which teaches that leadership is a purposeful, collaborative, inclusive and values-based process that results in positive social change.

Take the first step to being a leader in fall 2014. Enroll in FSE 194 Exploring Leadership Potential. This 1-credit hour course offered in the B session is a requirement to be eligible the Fulton Schools Leadership Institute in the spring 2014 semester.

Questions? Send Jade Silva an email at

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Internships offer invaluable step onto career path

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Career | 0 comments

The Fulton Schools Fall Career Fair is a great place to find a job, or an internship. Going through the process of landing an internship provides a primer on what it takes to find the kind of full-time employment after graduation that will lay solid groundwork for a rewarding career.

The internship search itself provides an introduction to the networking and self-marketing efforts – and the presentation and communications skills – it will require to land a top job. And working an internship provides a platform for even more invaluable personal and professional development.

Don’t miss out! Attend the Career Fair on Wednesday, October 1 on the second floor of the Memorial Union on Tempe campus.

Still not convinced? Read about the recent internship experiences of several Fulton Schools students – how they landed their intern positions, what they learned on the job and what advice they have for other students.

  • Sophie Bucknell, industrial engineering
  • Daniel Cheney, mechanical engineering
  • Danyell Dunwiddie, aeronautical technology management
  • Jessie Klein, electrical engineering
  • Naisargi Nandedkar, biomedical engineering
  • Jacob Western, construction management
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Info session: USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships, Oct. 6

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Graduate Students | 0 comments

Join the School of Sustainability for a special presentation with Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an agency focused on ending extreme poverty across the world.

Monday, October 6, 2014
2:30–4 p.m.
University Club, Heritage Room, Tempe campus [map]
Register online

Dessert reception

Remarks to begin promptly at 2:30 p.m.

Administrator Shah will discuss the USAID Research and Innovation (R &I ) Fellowships, slated to begin in the spring semester. The R & I Fellowships are a newly established partnership between ASU and USAID’s US Global Development Lab. These Fellowships offer top graduate students the opportunity to work with USAID and host institutions in one of seven developing countries (Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa) to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Fellows will receive support for travel and tuition and be connected to a worldwide network of international-development professionals.

In his role as USAID’s administrator, Shah manages a $22 billion budget. He has been the driving force behind “USAID Forward,” a set of reforms to USAID’s business model that focuses on procurement, science and technology, and monitoring and evaluation. Before USAID, he served as undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist at the Department of Agriculture and as Director of Agricultural Development and Director of Strategic Opportunities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

After Shah’s presentation, high-level representatives from USAID will detail the fellowship application process, answer questions, and discuss opportunities for engagement.

Information on all events:

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First Thursday Roundtable on Proposition 487, Oct. 2

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:30–6 p.m.
Register by sending an email to
Roundtables are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Morrison Institute for Public Policy will debut its First Thursday Roundtable series on Oct. 2, with the first topic focusing on Proposition 487, the Phoenix reform initiative (pros and cons), and results from the Citizens’ Initiative Review on the ballot measure.

Byron Schlomach, director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Goldwater Institute, will be presenting arguments in favor of Prop 487.

Former City Councilman Tom Simplot, co-chair of Phoenix Citizens for Pension Responsibility, will be presenting arguments against Prop 487.

Findings from the Citizens’ Initiative Review on Prop 487 also will be reviewed and discussed.

The First Thursday Roundtable series will be held the first Thursday of every other month, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The second scheduled roundtable is set for Dec. 4 to discuss Arizona’s Sun Corridor and local leadership in a global economy.

Pay lots are available at North Central Avenue and East Fillmore Street, just north of the Cronkite School of Journalism building. There also are parking meters around the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Morrison Institute for Public Policy, which is part of the ASU College of Public Programs, is located at 411 N. Central Ave., on the ninth floor of the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus University Center, just south of the Cronkite Building.

More information at

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Seminar: Cyber-I Privacy Model, Oct. 10

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Information Assurance Seminar
Cyber-I Privacy Model: Towards Approximating and Adapting to Individual Privacy Preferences

Runhe Huang, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences
Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Friday, October 10, 2014
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 210, Tempe campus [map]
699 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona

Cyber-I (or Cyber-Individual) is a digital clone of a real person (Real-I), which is continuously approximating to the Real-I. It was proposed in 2009 and a research team led by Jianhua Ma has been working on its conceptual definitions and system designs [1]. After a brief introduction of the concept of Cyber-I, this talk will focus on one of the challenging issues: privacy of personal data. In this talk, a Cyber-I privacy model which is a systematic description of a Real-I’s privacy preferences and needs will be presented. Our preliminary effort has been put on the following three aspects: a generic privacy preference setting based on a Real-I’s personal inputs and Cyber-I model; a dynamic awareness mechanism of the Real-I’s real privacy concerns in using different applications; and a semi-automatic adaptation mechanism of the Real-I’s personal data access policy, and control based on the dynamic awareness. The Cyber-I privacy model as a subset model of Cyber-I is the key to this research, and the significant advantages of this approach is twofold: able to adapt to a Real-I’s changing preferences for different applications; and able to continuously approximating a Real-I’s generic privacy preferences along lifetime. Finally, Runhe Huang will address some challenging issues and seek for some potential collaborations regarding further R&D on Cyber-I.

*Jianhua Ma, Jie Wen, Runhe Huang, and Benxiong Huang, “Cyber-Individual Meets Brain Informatics”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Brain Informatics, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 30-37, September/October 2011. Introduced in IEEE Computing Now, “Cyber-Individual Meets Brain Informatics with an Open Access”, November, 2011.

Runhe Huang is currently a professor in Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Hosei University in Japan. She received her B.Sc. in Electronics Technology from National University of Defense Technology, China, in 1982 and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of the West of England, UK, in 1993. She worked in the University of Aizu, Japan, during 1993-1999. She has been on the faculty of Hosei University since 2000. Her current research interests include distributed and ubiquitous intelligence computing, big data mining and service computing, Cloud Computing, and Hyper-world Modeling and Intelligence. Her home page is

This seminar is open to public.

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Lecture: Industrial application of multi-agent systems, Oct. 8

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Marik, Oct. 8

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CIDSE Distinguished Lecture Series
Proposal: Industrial Application of Multi-agent Systems — Case Studies and Trends

Vladimír Mařík
Director, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics
Czech Technical University

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
1-2 p.m.
Brickyard Artisan Court (BYAC) 110, Tempe campus [map]

This presentation will summarize the experience in design, development and implementation of multi-agent systems for real-time control, diagnostics, production planning and scheduling based on several case studies, like the Shipboard Automation (Rockwell and ONR) and ARUM production planning and scheduling system (VW and Airbus Industries). The latest trends in the field, like exploration of semantics and SOA approaches will be summarized.

Vladimír Mařík was appointed full professor at the Czech Technical University in 1990. He has been heading the Department of Cybernetics, Czheck Technical University since it was established in 1999 until June 2013. The Department of Cybernetics has been recognized as an EU Center of Research Excellence in 2000 (one of three in the country) for its research performance in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and computer vision and was awarded by the prestigious European IST prize in 2006. In July 2013 he was appointed director of the newly founded Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics at the Czech Technical University with the goal to build a national center of competence and excellence with up to 350 researchers. He overtook the managing director position of Certicon, a.s. in January 2010. He was one of the founders of this company in 1996, which was originally established as a spin-off of the Czech Technical University. This company, staffed by more than 175 researchers and engineers, is greatly involved in university-industry technology transfer. In 2010, CertiCon became a member of the Austrian Christian Doppler Lab in Vienna participating in the SCADA systems development.

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Sign up for Sun Devil intramurals

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fall 2014 Intrumural Sports schedule

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Fulton Schools undergraduate students play for free! Sign up online and the bill gets sent to Fulton Engineering automatically. Registration deadlines are coming up and team captain meetings are starting soon.

There are upcoming deadlines for kickball, volleyball and basketball.

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Fulton Schools news roundup

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Faculty, News, Research | 0 comments

New on Full Circle

Rittmann receives inaugural international award for promoting interdisciplinary research
ASU professor Bruce Rittmann’s work to combine microbiology with engineering has earned him an award from two of the world’s leading science and engineering organizations. Read the article.

Building the framework for the future of biofuels
Do plant-based fuels offer a realistic reprieve from a fossil-powered future? ASU engineer Amy Landis examines the full life cycle of biofuels through cultivation, production and beyond. Read the article. Originally published on the National Science Foundation website, the article has also appeared on the science and engineering news sites of R&D magazine and

Westerhoff appointed to new ASU provost post
Engineering professor Paul Westerhoff is taking on major responsibilities in positioning ASU to reach its research goals. Read the article.

In the news

Oil companies quietly prepare for a future of carbon pricing (Environment 360)
A study by ASU engineer Mikhail Chester and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University drew a lot of attention for what it revealed about the environmental impacts of automobiles over their life cycles. The research paper resulting from their study is cited again, and Chester is quoted, in a recent article on a prominent environmental news and commentary website. The article notes how taxpayers are largely bearing the costs of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles running on fossil fuels. Chester comments on how the petroleum industry is likely to consider greenhouse gas costs for their future business models. Read the Article.

ASU researchers develop tear-based glucose meter (The State Press)
ASU researchers are giving people with diabetes an option to monitoring their blood sugar (glucose) by drawing blood. A new device they are developing allows users to measure levels of glucose by drawing a tear sample from their eyes. The project is a collaboration with medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic, and is led at ASU by Jeffrey La Belle, an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Read the article.

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Update your professional portrait during October open studio hours

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Announcements | 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 three studio locations for your convenience: Engineering Center G-Wing 103, Brickyard 670 and on the Polytechnic Campus in Santan (SANTN) 330.

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

  • Friday, October 24, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Friday, October 29, 1–2:30 p.m.
    FURI students: take your portrait when you turn in your abstracts.

Upcoming open studio hours in the Brickyard (BYENG 670)

  • Friday, October 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
    FURI students: last photo opportunity to be included in the abstract book.

Upcoming open studio hours at the Polytechnic campus (Santan 330 conference room)

  • Wednesday, October 22, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; 2–4 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.

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After the career fair — Joyce’s career tip of the week

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Career | 0 comments

The Engineering Career Fair, for which all have been prepping during the past several weeks, is finally here! This Wednesday, the second floor of the Memorial Union will be filled with professionally dressed, enthusiastic, talented Fulton Students meeting with employers and learning about employment opportunities for internships and full-time jobs.

It is very important to remember that job seeking does not come to an end when the career fair is over.

First of all, be sure to take care of following up with the employers you met that impressed you the most. Send thank you emails. Complete any required online applications and send an email to the respective recruiters to let them know you did. Attend company information sessions and continue to let presenters know of your interest.

Evaluate your performance. How did the recruiters respond to your resume and 30 second commercial? Do you need to make any changes? Are there any areas that you need to improve?

Continue to check Sun Devil CareerLink, a minimum of once a week, for newly posted positions. Pay attention to deadline dates and apply appropriately.

Build your network by using LinkedIn. Request connections with the recruiters and hiring managers you’ve met. Follow the companies that interest you. Join groups and participate in discussions. Discover the topics professionals are discussing.

Continue to take advantage of online resources to hone your job search and interviewing skills. Remember that the process of finding employment requires many skills; and, practice, feedback and evaluation will certainly result in improved performance.


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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Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Oct. 8

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

What does it mean to be human? What are the boundary conditions, and when do those boundaries need to be patrolled with a sharpened stake?

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
5 p.m.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (CRONK)
First Amendment Forum (2nd Floor), Downtown campus [map]
This event is free—Register online now!

The expansion of wearable technology, augmented reality, and mobile devices that connect us (and track us) constantly and globally means that the boundaries between humans and our technology are blurred more than ever. Speculative fiction like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which frequently explores the boundary between human and non-human, provides an interesting vantage point for considering our relationship with technology and how it shapes our identities.

Join for a conversation about identity, technology and how fantasy and storytelling can help us understand who we are and where we are going.  The event will feature a free dinner, a screening of the season 5 episode “Intervention,” and a conversation and Q&A.

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Join the Sun Devil Igniter Challenge and win support for your idea

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events, Opportunities | 0 comments


Sign up for an information session and meet the Sun Devil Igniter Challenge investors. Ask your burning questions about the application process.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Changemaker Central, Tempe campus
Register online now

What is Sun Devil Igniter Challenge?

If you have an innovative capstone project, invention, or other business idea and you would like to launch it into a full business, you can apply to win a $5,000 first round prize and the chance to be named the ASU Sun Devil Igniter, with a $50,000 investment, significant support from the Igniter Board, and office space.

Deadline for the 5-minute submission video is October 20, 2014.

Visit the Igniter website for more information.

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Seminar: 3-D Printing Multi-functionality: Structures with Electronics

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

3-D Printing Multi-Functionality: Structures with Electronicsseminar flyer_ eric macdonald
Eric MacDonald, Ph.D., P.E.
Texas Instruments Endowed ProfessorAssociate Director, W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation
University of Texas at El Paso

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11 a.m.
Agribusiness Center (AGBC) 134, Polytechnic campus [map]

Recently, research has focused on 3-D printing for not only creating conceptual models but functional end-use products as well. By democratizing the manufacturing process, products will soon be fabricated locally and with requirements specified individually by the end user.  However, currently 3-D printing is generally limited to single material fabrication and consequently can only create structures such enclosures and conceptual models.  For additively manufactured end-use products to be truly meaningful, additional features and functionalities will need to be incorporated in to the final structures in terms of electronic, electromechanical, electromagnetic, thermodynamic, optical, biological, chemical and pharmacological content. In the last decade, research has been reported of embedding electronic components and electrical interconnect into 3-D printed structures either by interrupting the process or by inserting the additional content after the structure has been built.  However, only until recently and with an investment from the presidential initiative on Additive Manufacturing – America Makes – has there been a concentrated research focus on developing technology that produces multi-functionality with an enhanced version of 3D printing, where additional complementary manufacturing technologies are leveraged with 3D printing.  This presentation will describe the research of the Multi 3-D Manufacturing System under development at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Eric MacDonald, Ph.D., P.E. is the Texas Instruments Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate director of the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso.  MacDonald received his B.S. (1992), M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research and a State Department Fulbright Fellowship in Valparaíso, Chile. His research interests include 3-D printed multifunctionality and electronics for low power applications and harsh environments with over 50 referred publications and three patents (one of which was licensed by Sony from IBM). Prior to joining UTEP in 2003, he co-founded Pleiades Design and Test, Inc., later acquired by Magma Design Automation, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) and he also worked for both IBM and Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. He is a member of ASEE, senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

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Seminar: Beyond initial conditions and laws of motion, Oct. 6

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

“Beyond Initial Conditions and Laws of Motion: Constructor Theory’s New Mode of Explanation”

Chiara Marletto
Quantum physicist, University of Oxford  

Monday, October 6, 2014
3 p.m. 
Goldwater Center (GWC) 505, Tempe campus [map]

Constructor theory is a new physical theory, proposed by David Deutsch, to replace the prevailing conception of fundamental physics. While the latter explains the world in terms of its initial conditions and laws of motion, the basic principle of Constructor Theory is that all fundamental laws of nature are expressible entirely as statements of which tasks are possible and which are impossible, and why. This new mode of explanation has been applied to formulate a theory of information within fundamental physics, that explains the relation between classical and quantum information — so far considered mysterious. It has also been applied to bring into fundamental physics other concepts that have been so far considered highly emergent and hence approximate, including life — specifically self-reproducers (as distinct from mere replicators), the appearance of design, and knowledge, thereby addressing the long-standing question of whether self-reproduction as it occurs in living things is compatible with no-design laws.

Come join Beyond Center to enjoy some afternoon coffee and listen to a wonderful speaker!

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Come watch and discuss the 1960s space program, Oct. 5

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

The Space Race PosterThe Space Race: Film Screening and Discussion
Sunday, October 5, 2014
4–6 p.m.
4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

In fewer than 10 years, America rocketed from launching rudimentary satellites to landing a man on the Moon. Join ASU students and Project Humanities as we discuss the profound impact of the 1960s space program.

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Attend IEEE career mixer, Oct. 3

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

career mixer jpgThere will be  an career mixer in Old Main hosted by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/IEEE-HKN on October 3, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to interact with employers as well as young professionals in the industry! FREE dinner will be provided at the event! Business casual dress code is recommended.

Friday, October 3, 2014
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Old Main, Tempe campus [map]

Register today.



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Jobs and Internships – week of Sept. 29

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Career, Internships | 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 410 postings related to Fulton Schools degree programs in SDCL!
These are just a few examples of what you can find in Sun Devil CareerLink this week.

Research which employers are coming to the Career Fair on October 1! 

Download your ASU Career Fair Plus App NOW for iOS or Android!

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Get free rides to TechShop

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Rubyride is partnering with ASU to provide free shuttle service to and from TechShop. TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Come and build your dreams! If you are a full-time ASU student, you can become a member of TechShop for free starting this fall.

Follow these simple steps and start your first trip today!

  1. Create your FREE account at An email will be sent to you with your username and password.
  2. Login and request your trip via website or phone.
  3. RubyRide dispatch will call to confirm your trip pick up.
  4. Station yourself at the RubyRide pick up spot and a branded vehicle will pick you up. Present your ASU ID to the driver.

Register today at

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