Apply for JPMorgan Chase’s Code for Good Challenge by Sept.18

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Career, Competitions, Events | 0 comments

Are you a tech-savvy college student who wants to use your technology skills to do good for non-profit organizations? Join JPMorgan Chase for a 24-hour coding competition. Work alongside expert technologists. Think creatively. Solve real-world problems for non-profits. JPMorgan Chase wants you to come up with cutting-edge ideas that make a difference to the people who need it most. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams – so get ready to code.

Plus, with JPMorgan Chase recruiters in attendance, it’s a chance to impress – and begin carving out a career for yourself with a summer internship or a full-time position in the Technology Analyst Development Program.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015
Apply online

Event Dates:
Columbus, OH: October 2-3
New York, NY: October 16-17
Wilmington, DE: October 30-31

Code for Good Challenge_flyer



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Save the date: Family Weekend

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Events, Students | 0 comments

Fulton is inviting you and your family to campus on September 25-26 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.

Fulton Schools of Engineering Family Weekend Meal- more information coming soon!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Engineering Center-G wing patio, Tempe campus [map]


Friday, September 25, 2015

Polytechnic Campus [map]

More information coming soon!

Questions? Contact Cortney Loui at

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FURI application is open, proposals due October 6

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Features, Research | 0 comments

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative is an opportunity for Fulton Schools undergraduate students to work with Fulton Schools faculty members on research. You can pursue fields that have to do with your engineering major, you can work under a faculty member with a project that interests you or you can try a research field that is completely new and different.

FURI funding proposals for spring 2016 are due by noon on October 6, 2015. Apply online now!

Fulton undergraduate students are eligible for up to two semesters of FURI funding throughout their time at ASU.

Questions? Email for more information or check out the FURI web site.

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It’s time for resumes! — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Career | 0 comments

In a few weeks, employers will be interviewing on campus. Some will be looking for interns to work in summer 2016; and some will be hiring December 2015 and/or May 2016 graduates for full-time professional positions. Are you ready to put your search into high gear? Is your resume ready? The goal of a resume is to get the job seeker an interview. How does your resume measure up?

Crafting an effective, high quality resume takes time. I wish I could give you secret shortcuts that would make this job quicker and easier. Unfortunately, I can’t. However, taking the time and doing the work to do the job well is worth the effort. Frankly, quickly throwing just anything together usually, doesn’t work at all.

If you already have a resume, take it out and look it over while considering the following:

Can the recruiter or hiring manager tell what you are looking for by reading it?

Is your resume up to date and does it include your most recent experience?

Are your strongest and most relevant skills and experiences easy to see?

Have you written about your skills and experience in a way that matches what is required in the job description?

Do your bullets demonstrate your skills and accomplishments rather than simply listing tasks and job duties?

Use the resume rubric created by the National Association of Colleges and Employers  (NACE) to evaluate and improve your resume.Resume Rubric_Summer 2015

Check these websites to make sure that you have avoided the most common resume errors:

No matter where you are in the resume writing process, starting from the beginning or fine tuning, there are resources on campus to help you.

There are online workshops that are available 24/7.

On Friday. September 11, resume workshops will be presented LIVE with time for Q&A. There is a workshop for underclassmen writing their first technical resume and a separate one for job seeking seniors and graduate students.

If you feel that your resume is a finished document and are looking for some feedback from professionals, there will be “Rapid Resume Reviews” the three Fridays prior to the Fulton Schools Career Fairs: September 18 (graduate students), September 25 (undergraduates) and October 2 (all Fulton students).

Be sure to check out the full schedule of career fair preparation events at the Polytechnic Campus – including a Saturday Super Session (October 19) that includes all of our workshops in one morning!

For the times and locations of all the upcoming “prep events”:

I know that the school year is only beginning and you are still getting used to your new classes and schedules. However, all across the country, recruiters are visiting college campuses looking for new talent. Be ready when they come looking for you!


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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Jobs and Internships – week of Sept. 7

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 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 310 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.

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Warehouse Safety Training

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Competitions, Events, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

New members of American Helicopter Society, Amateur Radio Society, Air Devils, ASME, ASCE-Concrete Canoe, ASCE-Steel Bridge, Daedalus, Micro-Air Vehicles, SAE, Sun Devil Robotics Club and SDSL are required to attend a Warehouse Safety Training. 

Members only need to attend ONE training.

If you completed your training during Fall 2014-Spring 2015, you may take the online safety quiz. Returning members are required to either complete the online training or attend the in-person training.

Register to attend!

Monday, September 14, from 5:30-7pm, Tempe-GWC 487
Wednesday, September 16, from 5:30-7pm, Tempe-GWC 487
Friday, September 18, from 2-4 pm, Tempe-BYAC 220

The training will be provided by:
– Jonathan Klane, Assistant Director of Safety

Once you have completed the Warehouse Safety Training, you will be added to the Warehouse Safety Training course on Blackboard so safety and facilities can support you as you use PSYN.

If you have any questions or problems, contact Cortney Loui or 480.965.3765.

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Download the September 2015 calendar

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Sept. 2015 downloadable calendar

Save and print the September 2015 downloadable calendar.

Save and print your Fulton Schools of Engineering calendar for September 2015! This free downloadable and printable calendar will be posted every month and customized with Fulton Schools events. For best results, print on 11″ x 17″ paper with the “Fit” option selected.

Do you want your event on future calendars? Make sure you submit your event information to Inner Circle or In the Loop at least a month (or as soon as possible) before your event happens.

Like this calendar? Share it with your friends.

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Open Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Graduate Students | 0 comments

Fengbo Ren, assistant professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, is seeking a graduate research assistant.

The graduate research assistant will be doing research on building energy-efficient, adaptive and secure wireless sensor node for health monitoring by exploiting compressive sensing techniques. The research tasks include analyzing the performance of different random encoding schemes, designing efficient VLSI architecture for random encoder, implementing and testing compressive sensing based wireless sensor node on micro-processors and FPGAs.



  • Master’s or Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related programs at ASU.
  • Solid background in mathematics.
  • Sufficient knowledge on digital integrated circuit and FPGA design.
  • C/Matlab programming.
  • Verilog/VHDL.


  • Hands-on experience with Xilinx or Altera FPGAs or micro-processors.
  • Research experience or knowledge on compressive sensing.

Financial support

Qualified candidates will be offered research assistantship (RA) that include tuition waiver plus a bi-weekly stipend for the academic year of 2015-2016.

To apply, submit your CV and a paragraph of statement on why you are qualified to Fengbo Ren at Application deadline is Friday, September 11, 2015.

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Engineers for Education: Student volunteers needed to facilitate activities

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Events, Participation | 0 comments

Fulton Schools students can make a world of difference teaching tomorrow’s teachers about engineering.

Build leadership skills by leading engineering design activities!
Engineers for Education supports student teachers in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and their mentor teachers integrate engineering design practices and activities into their teaching repertoire. This event will impact 150 future educators/educators. Fulton Engineering students please join us in supporting your peers from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College!

Student organizations may earn Dean’s Funding Points and Grand Challenge Scholars Program students may earn Service Learning hours by taking part as volunteer facilitators at these events.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

University Center Building, LaSala Ballrooms B and C, West campus [map]
Breakfast and lunch provided for volunteers
Register online — 20 volunteers needed

Saturday, September 26, 2015,
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Memorial Union, Turquoise Room (220), Tempe campus [map]

Breakfast and lunch provided
Register online — 20 volunteers needed

The goal for these events is to introduce engineering, the engineering design process, engineering habits of mind, and practices of engineering through engineering design activities to the participants. Engineering students will help facilitate activities for participants in small groups led by Tirupalavanam Ganesh, assistant dean, Engineering Education.

8:30 a.m. Check in and breakfast for volunteers
9 a.m. Activities start: Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Design Process, Misconceptions about Engineering Design, Design Challenges
Noon Lunch for volunteers
1 p.m. Activities continue: Design Challenges, Motivating K-12 Students through integration of Social and Personal Relevance, Introduction to Engineering Practices
4 p.m. Adjourn

About Engineers for Education: Make a World of Difference
Inspire the next generation of engineers by making engineering relevant to elementary, middle, and high school students through their educators. Enhance awareness and understanding of engineering. Demonstrate how engineering makes our lives better. Foster early interest and engagement in engineering. Shape the future!


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Grow your student org at fall workshops

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Events, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

Attention Fulton Schools Student Org officers! This semester Undergraduate Student Engagement will be hosting three networking events to help you grow your organization’s membership and offer them professional development opportunities. As an added bonus, by attending these events, you will be “professionally developing” yourselves too!

Loving your members
All FSO officers (and eager members) are invited to contribute to this discussion about how to recruit new members and keep them. Come to this discussion (food will be offered) to gain ideas and troubleshoot problems.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Noon–12:45 p.m.
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
Register online today

Speed networking
Practice giving your org elevator speech, meet alumni and get some guidance on how to best describe your org experience in your résumé and interviews. Come to this discussion (food will be offered) to gain ideas and troubleshoot problems.

Friday, October 2, 2015
4–5 p.m.
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
Register online today

Keeping your members around
The semester is coming to a close. How can you best keep your members involved for the next semester? Offer leadership opportunities for the next semester? Come to this discussion (food will be offered) to gain ideas and troubleshoot problems.

Friday, November 13, 2015
2–3 p.m.
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
Register online today

Questions? Contact Cortney Loui at or 480-965-3765.

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GIT students named honorable mention, semi-finalists in Adobe competition

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Competitions | 0 comments

Congratulations to seven of our Graphic Information Technology students who have been named honorable mention or semi-finalists for Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

Honorable Mention:

Jasmine Wilson, Crystal Ball (advertising photography)


Billy Tegethoff, Facades (photography), and Sangre Vodka Advertisement (advertising photography)

Zuzanna Czerny, The Jellyfish Diaries (photography)

Jaime Garza, Jaime Garza Portfolio (advertising photography)

Kahn Van Toor, Food and Splash (advertising photography)

Susie de Keizer, Water Drops (photography)

Jon Garza, Outta My Way (illustration)

To see the students’ creative, visit the Adobe Awards site,, and filter by school.

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5 things to know about advising in the Fulton Schools

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Customize your experience, Incoming students | 0 comments

As a new student you have plenty of hopes and dreams for your degree. But what is the best way to get there?

From helping select classes, to finding help outside of the classroom to simply making sure you are on track to complete your degree, academic advising can be an invaluable resource. But what is academic advising and why do you need to participate?

Here are 5 things you should know about academic advising services in the Fulton Schools of Engineering:

What advising services are available to me as a student in the Fulton Schools? Advisors collaborate with students to guide them through the selection of courses and extracurricular activities that will support their unique values, educational, and career goals.

How do I connect with an advisor and where are the advising services located? You can connect with your advisor through email, phone, or by attending any group advising sessions. The advising web site lists all the advisors, their office locations, and the main phone number. The hours for each advising center may vary, please check before visiting.

What should I expect from my advisor? Your advisor will get to know your career and educational goals as well as understand challenges or concerns you may have. The advisor will work to develop a collaborative relationship. If you are struggling with course content, reach out to your advisor to learn about support resources.

As a new student, why should I meet with an advisor? There are so many opportunities available to you as a student at ASU. An advisor can serve as a guide to connect students to the opportunities, courses, and experiences that will help you meet academic and career goals.   

What should I be doing to get the most out of advising? When meeting with an advisor, come prepared with any questions you may have regarding courses (what a course is about, any prerequisites, how often a course is offered, etc.), degree requirements, academic policies and procedures, as well as broader concerns such as career and graduate school options.

Visit the Advising Directory to learn more about advising at the Fulton Schools or to find a full list of advisors.

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Undergraduate Researchers Needed in the Design of Wireless Human Gait Monitoring Systems Lab

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities | 0 comments

Dr. Wenlong Zhang, an Assistant Professor in the Polytechnic School, has multiple volunteer undergraduate student research positions open for the project of Design of Wireless Human Gait Monitoring Systems. This position is available at the Polytechnic campus.

The goal of this project is to develop various wireless sensing devices (such as intelligent shoe insole, inertial sensors, EMG sensors) for monitoring human gait behaviors. The system has great potential in gait rehabilitation, physical therapy, and sports analysis. This project involves both hands-on part (mechatronics design and fabrication) and analytical part (signal processing and data analysis).

Students would be eligible to apply as a FURI student for the spring 2016 semester. This project would be suitable for an honors research/thesis. Students would work 15-20 hours per week starting in the Fall 2015 semester and the project could potentially be extended for multiple semesters.

Students with interests/experience in sensors, microcontrollers, wireless network, computer programming, and biomechanics are encouraged to apply. Students who are interested should send an email to Dr. Zhang at with their CV and unofficial transcripts.

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Mark your calendars -— Joyce’s career tip of the week

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Career | 0 comments

“Successful performance is the result of 90% preparation and 10% flawless execution.”

Your Fulton Schools Career Center is committed to your success. We are offering a series of workshops and “Rapid Resume Reviews” (by employers) to ensure that you will be ready for the upcoming career fairs and fall recruiting season. “Prep Fridays” have been a Fulton Schools tradition for several years. You’ll be ready for an interview when you go to the Fulton Schools Career Fair.

On Friday, September 11, join us for prep workshops. “Graduate with a job using the FINISH method” is an overview of all the things one needs to do that result in employment; and, has been created for undergraduates. The information is valuable at any stage of one’s job search; but, the earlier you begin the process, the easier it will be.

There will be two different résumé workshops. If you are just beginning to create your résumé or if you have been applying for positions and not getting results, take the time to attend one of the following presentations. One will be geared for younger students who are writing their first technical résumé and may have little or no “experience”. The other is targeted for graduate students and job-seeking seniors.

On September 18, we will have a guest speaker presenting the interview workshops. Eric Knott is a seasoned human resource professional, a former college recruiter and the author of A Recruiter’s Guide to Job Hunting. Eric is not only a subject matter expert, but a dynamic and entertaining presenter as well. If you have never had an interview; or if you want to learn to be better at interviewing, plan to attend one of these sessions.

Preparing for the Career Fair will be offered on September 18 and 25. Learn how to get the most out of the experience. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone attending the Fulton Schools Career Fair for the first time.

If Friday afternoons do not work with your schedule, we will be offering a “Super Session” at the Polytechnic campus on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This is an opportunity to hear all of the topics: preparing for employment, résumé writing, career fair preparation and interviewing which will be presented live with opportunities for Q&A.

Employers will be on the Tempe campus doing Rapid Résumé Reviews on September 18 for graduate students, September 25 for undergraduate students, and October 2 for all Fulton Schools students.

For times and locations:

Career Services at the Polytechnic Campus will be offering a full week (plus a day) of workshops, seminar and events, September 28–October 5. In addition to covering résumés, interviewing and career fair preparation, students will have opportunities for mini mock interviews, learning networking strategies, attending an etiquette dinner and Career Couture — a professional fashion showcase. Learn more at

All of the professional Career Staff and peer career coaches are looking forward to working with you. Be sure to get these events on your schedules!

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by open studio hours to update your professional portrait. Several sessions overlap with our career prep. You can use your professional portrait on your LinkedIn profile.

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







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Update your professional portrait during open studio hours

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Events | 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. Wear business attire; neutral colors are best—avoid stripes or patterns. Black and other dark colors are fine.

Please bring your Sun Card or have your ASU ID number ready.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Santan (SANTN) 330W, Polytechnic campus [map]

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
10:30–11:30 a.m
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 103B, Tempe campus [map]

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Undergraduate and graduate researchers needed in the Bio-Inspired Mechatronics Lab

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities | 0 comments

Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Polygerinos, Assistant Professor of Engineering in The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and director of the ASU Bio-Inspired Mechatronics Lab, seeks to find senior BS and MS students to work on their thesis project in the areas of wearable assistive devices, and soft robotics. These positions are at the Polytechnic campus.

The positions are open for motivated candidates with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, or related field. It is expected that mechanical design, soft robotics, human interface design, biomechanics, material science, device characterization and optimization as well as analytical/experimental mechanics will be key features of the research projects. Candidates with a broad range of technical skills and a track record in translating conceptual ideas into working prototypes will be strongly considered. Evidence of an ability to work in collaborative teams and good communication skills (oral and written) is essential.

Prospective candidates should send an email to Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Polygerinos at, with their contact information, an updated resume, and unofficial transcripts to demonstrate their competences.

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Hiring Off-Campus Peer Mentors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

The Office of First Year Programs is seeking to hire Off-Campus Peer Mentors!

Off-Campus Peer Mentors are successful undergraduate students who support commuter and online freshmen not living in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Residential Community. Off-Campus Peer Mentors conduct regular programming for students and refer freshmen to Fulton Schools and ASU resources.

Apply online  Make sure to complete the three short answer questions on the second page of the application.

Questions? Contact Danielle Sosias at

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Fulton Student Council 2015-2016 Inaugural Meeting

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Events, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

Become the voice for the Fulton Schools of Engineering students as a member of our student council.

Join the Fulton Student Council (FSC) for the first meeting of the semester. Hear about FSC’s various events, volunteer opportunities, leadership opportunities and other council responsibilities. Find out about FSC and learn how to become a council member. Applications will be due a week after this meeting; your attendance is highly encouraged.

Fulton Student Council First Meeting
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6 p.m.
Goldwater Center (GWC) 465, Tempe campus [map]
Food will be provided!

Questions or concerns? Send email to Michael Pineda at

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Attend the College Stereotypes of Asian American Students Discussion

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Events, Fulton Schools | 0 comments

Asian American students are often referred to as the “model minority” which causes added stress for many students to uphold the cultural microaggression. In this discussion-based presentation, Joanne L. Rondilla will discuss the harmful effects of this myth and how this impacts student success on campus.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
6:30–7 p.m. Dinner
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
7–8 p.m. Discussion Presentation
Engineering Center G-wing (ECG) 335, Tempe campus [map]

Rondilla is a program lecturer in Asian Pacific American Studies at ASU. She received her Ph.D. in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley.

Be a part of the discussion and enhance your cultural competency through understanding.

Questions? Contact Jade Silva, coordinator senior, at

Co-hosted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Diversity Initiatives and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.


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Startup Summit, Sept. 11

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Startup SummitPassionate about an idea? Want to change the world? Attend Startup Summit, a gathering of ASU’s most passionate entrepreneurs, social innovators and changemakers. This conference provides ASU students with the resources, knowledge and networking opportunities to accelerate their project, startup or venture.

ASU Startup Summit
Friday, September 11, 2015
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Memorial Union, second floor, Tempe campus [map]
Register online

Attend workshops led by successful entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders in their respective industries.

Learn how to come up with innovative ideas, build a strong team, raise capital for your nonprofit or venture, execute a business strategy, or work in the developing world.

Discuss your venture, project, or idea with an accomplished pool of mentors from different areas of expertise including business, design, social entrepreneurship, engineering, law, and more.

Attend a free networking lunch and visit the Exhibitor Fair – where you can find a job, co-founder and/or network with representatives of accelerators and incubators in the Metro Phoenix area.

Network with other ambitious students from different backgrounds throughout the day and discuss solutions to local, national and global problems.

For more information, send email to or call 480-965-0305.

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Find out about the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad for a summer, semester or full academic year.

The Gilman awards over 2,300 scholarships across the U.S. each year of up to $5,000 to help defray eligible study abroad expenses, including program tuition, room and board, books, airfare, insurance and local transportation. Award amounts vary depending on the length of your study abroad program and financial need. The average award for a Gilman Scholar is approximately $4,000.

The mission is to send more students abroad and better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Come to an information session to learn more.

  • Thursday, August 27, 3–4 p.m., Memorial Union Coconino (MU 246), Tempe campus [map]
  • Tuesday, September 1, 4–5 p.m., Barrett Cereus 201, Tempe campus [map]
  • Wednesday, September 2, Noon–12:50 p.m., Memorial Union 242 Lapaz, Tempe campus [map]
    Bring your lunch!
  • Wednesday, September 9, 3–4 p.m., Barrett Cottonwood Hall 101, Tempe campus [map]
  • Thursday, September 10, Noon–1 p.m., UCENT 271, Downtown Phoenix campus [map]
  • Monday, September 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Peralta 135, Polytechnic campus [map]

Space is limited! Please register to attend in advance to Brian Goehner, at or480-727-8204.


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