Postdocs and senior grad students: Support young engineers at Intel ISEF 2016

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Competitions, Events, Graduate Students |

The largest and most prestigious pre-college science and engineering competition in the world is right in our backyard — and they need your expertise!

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is looking for judges to interview bright and innovative students in the areas of:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Energy: Chemical
  • Environmental engineering

Intel ISEF 2016 takes place May 8-13, 2016, but judging only requires a day and a half of your time on May 10-11, 2016. Past judges say that it’s time well spent meeting great young minds, getting new research ideas and networking with other professionals in your field.

See more information and apply

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ASU teams make strong showing at major civil engineering competition

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Competitions, Students | 0 comments

Concrete Canoe team

Arizona State University students on a Concrete Canoe team give an airborne display of enthusiasm during recent American Society of Civil Engineers student competitions in California.


Teams from Arizona State University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-ASU) recently equaled the organization’s best overall performance ever in the ASCE’s Pacific Southwest Conference competition (PSWC) for college students.

Seventy ASCE-ASU members participated in the event that took place March 30 through April 2 at California State University, Long Beach.

ASU’s squad finished in fifth place overall among teams from 18 universities in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii — jumping from 15th place overall in last year’s competition to match the ASCE-ASU chapter’s highest-ever finish in 2012.

In the concrete canoe competition, ASU ‘s team took third place in each of three categories that encompassed performance in an oral presentation about their project, the performance of the canoe in a series of races, the structural stability and aesthetics of the watercraft, and the team’s overall cumulative score from all aspects of the canoe competition.

In the steel bridge competition, the ASU team took fifth place overall. The ranking is based on an accumulation of points from aggregate deflection, construction speed, efficiency and economy.

Other ASCE-ASU teams also performed successfully in various parts of the competition. The surveying team placed fourth and the Transportation team placed fifth.

The concrete canoe and steel bridge teams had been preparing for the PSWC event since last summer, while other teams worked for several months prior to the event, said civil engineering student Wesley Scatena, who was elected chapter president just before the start of spring semester.

“This success was a product of the hard work and determination of many students,” Scatena said. “Our chapter should be able to build on this year’s performance as a stepping stone for next year and make progress toward becoming a major regional force in the competition.”

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Become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/ASU 101 section leader

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Are you interested in improving the educational experience of freshmen by including successful students like you in the classroom.  Become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/ASU 101 section leader for the fall 2016 semester. UGTAs/section leaders assist a faculty member in their program to engage students in exploratory and collaborative learning activities in a freshman-level class

What your responsibilities will be

  • Spend about 5 hours per week assisting a faculty member in the classroom or lab
  • Meet with your faculty member on a regular basis to prepare for activities
  • Enroll in FSE 201: Engineering Undergraduate Learning Assistant (1 unit) in Spring semester

What benefits you get as a UGTA/section leader

  • Improve communication and leadership skills
  • Develop a working relationship with a faculty member in your program
  • Earn valuable experience for your resume
  • Get recognized at an appreciation dinner with the Schools’ leadership
  • Earn course credit on your transcript
  • UGTAs receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of the semester
  • ASU 101 Section Leaders and Online UGTAs receive a $500 stipend per section (max of two sections for $1,000) at the end of the semester

What your qualifications need to be

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior level
  • Academic good standing

For most courses, UGTAs must have completed the course with a grade of “B” or higher.

Apply Now! Deadline is Monday, May 9th, 2016.

Questions? Contact

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Upcoming opportunities in EPICS: Enroll in FSE 104 for Fall 2016!

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Customize your experience, Opportunities | 0 comments

EPICS Gold Courses: FSE 104

Objectives of EPICS Gold Courses:

    • Discipline Knowledge: Ability to apply material from their discipline to the design of community-based projects
    • Design Process: An understanding of design as a start-to-finish with a strong emphasis on sustainability and maintenance as they’re delivering the products to real clients
    • Lifelong Learning: Ability to identify and acquire new knowledge as a part of the problem solving/ design process
    • Client Awareness: Ability to identify client needs and work to develop solutions that effectively address those concerns
    • Teamwork: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and an appreciation for the contributions from individuals from multiple disciplines.  Unlike other classes, EPICS students will be joining projects in various states of completion introducing a different team dynamic than typical courses
    • Communication: An ability to communicate effectively with others from varying backgrounds. This includes communicating clearly in writing, as a speaker, and while using interpersonal communication skills
    • Ethics: Developing and delivering projects for real clients will require students to continue to advance the importance of professional ethics and responsibility as their projects will have real world impacts
    • Social Context: An appreciation of the role that their discipline can play in social contexts

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. EPICS Gold courses are offered at both Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

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.


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.


If you have any questions on registering for EPICS Gold Courses, please contact Brittany Martin, Coordinator at

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Jobs and Internships-week of May 2

Posted by on Apr 29, 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 351 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.


Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Organization San Carlos Healthcare Corporation
Position Title Biomedical Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Peridot, AZ
Application Details Job details listed at San Carlos Healthcare


The Polytechnic School

Organization Performance Software, Inc.
Position Title Software Development Intern
Position Type Internship
City, State Phoenix, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #831217


Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Organization Engineered Tower Solutions
Position Title Staff Engineer/Field Technician
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Phoenix, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #830317


Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Organization PlanNet Design & Construction
Position Title Electrical Assessment Project Team Member
Position Type Internship
City, State Gilbert, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #831003


Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Organization Henderson Engineers, Inc.
Position Title Fire Protection Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Scottsdale, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #830336


Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Organization ASSA ABLOY
Position Title Specification Consultant Apprentice Program
Position Type Full-time
City, State Multiple Locations
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #830774

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

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Attend Arizona’s Career Mixer, June 2

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Career, Events, Opportunities | 0 comments

Lumberjacks, Devils and Wildcats will gather for the 5th Annual, just-in-time career mixer. The event is tailored to students and alumni of Arizona’s three fine state institutions and the companies that are interested in keeping university talent local.

Hosted by UA Career Services in partnership with the UA Alumni Association, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, Arizona’s Career Mixer brings together the talented students of all three State Universities who may be just beginning their job search or looking for that next dream job. We welcome all companies and organizations that have immediate full-time and internship hiring needs in Arizona, and professional associations interested in educating quality candidates about the great opportunities in industries and professions in Arizona organizations. We’re literally connecting the best.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
4:30–7:30 p.m.
SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
Building 3, Synergy Room
1365 N. Scottsdale Rd.  
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 [map]

Learn more details about Arizona’s Career Mixer


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Register for SEMI University Day at SEMICON West 2016

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Career, Events | 0 comments

SEMI is pleased to invite college faculty and their students to attend University Day at SEMICON West 2016. The goal of this program is to introduce students to career opportunities in the exciting world of microelectronics.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Moscone Center, Esplanade Hall, Room 304, San Francisco, Calif. [map

Learn more details and register for SEMI University Day.

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Check out creative solutions to real-world problems at Innovation Showcase

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Events, Students | 0 comments

Students show a Bluetooth lighted motorcycle helmet at the Fall 2015 Innovation Showcase.

Students show a Bluetooth lighted motorcycle helmet at the Fall 2015 Innovation Showcase. Photographer: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

See the next big things in tech and innovation at the Spring 2016 Innovation Showcase.

Innovation Showcase Spring 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
3–5:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic campus [map]

Check out prototype demos and talk with fellow students about their big ideas to solve real-world problems.

Students collaborate with industry partners in the Phoenix area and around the world to meet industry and societal needs as well as produce, refine and develop new inventions, new methodologies, new creations and new ideas.

Watch a video of last year’s Innovation Showcase to get an idea of all the cool things on display.

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What will sports be like in 2040? Find out at Emerge, April 29

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040

Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040
Friday, April 29, 2016
5–10 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena (WFA), Tempe campus [map]
Register to attend this free event

Will big data predict the future? What is the future of human enhancement? What will stadiums of the future look like? What is the future of simulation and virtuality? Those are just some of the questions being explored at Emerge 2016.

Emerge is a festival of athletic, artistic and scientific ideas of the future presented through interactive experiences, design prototypes, multimedia, theater, and more.

Associate Professor Sangram Redkar and Professor Tom Sugar of the Human Machine Integration Lab are presenting “Super-Cyborgs: The Future of Human Enhancement.” Try on a jetpack and experience the future of human enhancement.

Assistant Professor Shawn Jordan of the STEAM Labs Center is presenting the “Future of Games: Rube Goldberg.”

President’s Professor Brad Allenby, founding member of the Emerge Brain Trust, is also presenting.

Check out the great interdisciplinary ideas of future technology behind everything sports.

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EcoCAR3 team members recognized at Polytechnic awards ceremony

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Students | 0 comments

Digital culture and technological entrepreneurship student Briana Del Bianco realizes she won the prestigious Chuck and Judy Backus Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.

Digital culture and technological entrepreneurship student Briana Del Bianco realizes she won the prestigious Chuck and Judy Backus Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.

Digital culture and technological entrepreneurship student and EcoCAR3 team Communication Manager Briana Del Bianco was awarded the Chuck and Judy Backus Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. This award recognizes graduating students who demonstrate exemplary leadership that improves campus life or inspires others to lead.

The award was presented at The Polys, an awards night recognizing Polytechnic campus student leadership on campus and in the community.

Manny Padilla, Jessy Gonzalez, Briana Del Bianco and Kevin Riley were nominated and recognized for multiple awards.

Manny Padilla, Jessy Gonzalez, Briana Del Bianco and Kevin Riley were nominated and recognized for multiple awards.

She was also nominated individual and with the entire EcoCAR3 team for the Community Impact awards. EcoCAR3 communication team members Jessy Gonzalez, Manny Padilla and Kevin Riley received recognition or were nominated for individual awards.

The EcoCAR3 team a multidisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students who are transforming a 2016 Chevy Camaro into a high-performance hybrid vehicle.

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Attend the FSE 150 final presentations, May 2

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the final presentations of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program course FSE 150: Perspectives on Grand Challenges of Engineering on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 12:10–2 p.m.

Student teams will represent their project work, results and ideas on a poster presentation and model display. The purpose of the project was for students to create a solution to one of the grand challenges of engineering. The requirements were to identify a certain problem, imagine a feasible solution, prove the solution’s feasibility through research of current technologies and trends, and detect potential challenges and repercussions of their solution.

Attendees may come and go as they please and provide feedback to the teams. Questions, contact Jade Silva at

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