Kick-off Engineers Week with Cardboard Boats and Floats

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Spirit and Traditions | 0 comments

BOAT RACE8 5x11_Join us as we kick-off Engineers Week (E-Week) with our 4th Annual Polytechnic Cardboard Boat Races. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to build a cardboard boat and see if it floats.

Monday, February 22, 2016
4:30–7 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex Pool, Polytechnic campus [map]
Register online

If your team registers by Tuesday, February 16, 2016, you will be given a supply kit (while supplies last) to help with boat building. You can pick up kits in Santan 330 beginning Tuesday, February 9. Boat rules will be emailed to team captains once team is registered.

Your team must build a boat that will hold at least three participants and race them across the Sun Devil Fitness Pool. It is ok to have a boat building team and have three other people race in the boats.

One team will be crowned the boat race champion, with first, second and third place winners for the fastest times, assuming we have three finishers!

Other prizes awarded will be:
Pride of the Regatta (most creative design and best use of corrugated cardboard)
Best Dressed Team (the costumes may be funny, spiffy or elegant, but they must be creative!)
Team Spirit Award (most spirited and best organized team, the looks of the boat don’t count here!)
Titanic Award (most spectacular sinking, to qualify you must salvage the remains completely!)

May the best boat float!

Questions? Contact Stacey Bales, coordinator of engineering student success, Santan 330,


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Jobs and Internships-week of Feb. 8

Posted by on Feb 5, 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 494 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 Aita Consulting
Position Title SAS Clinical Opportunity for Freshers
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Multiple Locations
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #825807

The Polytechnic School

Organization American Airlines, Inc.
Position Title UG – Flight Operations Intern
Position Type Internship
City, State Fort Worth, Texas
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #826056

Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Organization Santy
Position Title Web/Software Developer
Position Type Full-Time/Part-Time
City, State Scottsdale, AZ
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #826519


Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Organization CDM Smith
Position Title Automation Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Multiple Locations
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #825888

Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Organization Volt Staffing
Position Title Entry Level Mechanical Engineer
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Sacramento, CA
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #825027


Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Organization CDM Smith
Position Title Construction Specialist
Position Type Full-Time
City, State Multiple Locations
Application Details Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #826175

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

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Volunteer for Fulton Schools Career Fairs @ Tempe, Feb. 29 & March 1

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Career, Events, Opportunities | 0 comments

Sign up to volunteer for the Fulton Schools Career Fairs @ Tempe Feb. 29 & March 1 to get face time with recruiters and hiring managers, early entrance to the fair, and money for your student organization!

Register today and share this link with your members:  

Check out the list of employers registered to attend.

As always, thanks for all you do!

Contact Gina Leitch, or Cher Stevens,, with any questions.

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Visit Engineering Employers at the Spring Career & Internship Fair, Feb. 17 & 18

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Career, Opportunities | 0 comments

Don’t forget to visit engineering employers attending the Spring Career & Internship Fair on Feb. 17 & 18 at the MU!

Here are a few participating engineering employers:

  • Amazon
  • Citrix Systems
  • Epic
  • Lutron Electronics
  • National Instruments
  • Textron Aviation
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Check out the full List of Employers and visit Sun Devil CareerLink for details!

Attending the Spring Career & Internship Fair will help you get ready for our Fulton Schools Career Fair Feb. 29-March 2!

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Register for the Veteran Internship Program Virtual Info Session, Feb. 11

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Career, Events | 0 comments

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is in the process of hiring student veterans for their paid Veteran Internship Program (VIP) – Patent Examiner Student Trainee. The VIP is specifically designed to provide student veterans a unique opportunity to navigate the frontiers of technology and learn what a career as a patent examiner can afford. The internship is open to student veterans who are studying computer, electrical or mechanical engineering and will complete their undergraduate degree between May 2017 and December 2017.

Please register for one of their upcoming virtual info sessions on February 11th, where you will get detailed information about the VIP and hear from current and former participants.

Session One: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
Session Two: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Once you register, you will receive more details.

VIP Info Session Flyer


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Attend Allstate Industry Day-2/10/16

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Career, Opportunities, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Allstate is closely working with ASU to offer some remarkable opportunities to our students.   They will be here on Tempe Campus on 2/10/16 for an “Allstate Industry Day”.  This event is to recruit, but also to promote their Intelligent Virtual Assistant Challenge Launch (also on 2/10/16)  which offers students the opportunity to earn up to $4,000.  Last but not least, Allstate is also offering a paid international internship program  this summer in Belfast, Ireland for Sophomores and Juniors.


Click here for more information on any of these opportunities, and a schedule of where to meet Allstate representatives on 2/10/16, to discuss your interest.


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Meet your new SEMTE faculty

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Faculty | 0 comments

Julianne Holloway.

Julianne Holloway.

Julianne Holloway
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Drexel University

Julianne Holloway has joined the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering this semester as an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

She earned a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia before spending the past three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, where she expanded her explorations into bioengineering, including cell biology and drug delivery.

Holloway’s research spans across several disciplines primarily chemical, biomedical, materials and mechanical engineering.

She is focusing on the development of technologies and treatments for remedies to injuries, degenerative diseases and other physical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Within that field, she is concentrating on pursuit of advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Her goal in that area is to contribute to discoveries that help facilitate regeneration of these tissues to restore the body’s natural mechanical functionality — providing new and better ways to repair damage to knees, hips, the spine and other parts of the body with similar musculoskeletal architecture.

She’s looking forward to engaging in cross-disciplinary approaches to research with faculty and students in a diverse range of engineering and science disciplines.

“I’ve always benefited from working in labs with very multidisciplinary groups. Collaborating with people from different backgrounds fosters innovation and creativity,” Holloway says. “I hope to bring that kind of working environment into my own lab.”

Additionally welcome the following new faculty in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy:

Shuguang Deng

Shuguang Deng

Shuguang Deng
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Shuguang Deng is a chemical engineer who develops new adsorbents, catalysts and membranes for sustainable energy and clean water applications. Deng’s group is also actively involved in conversion of algae to biofuels and bio-products. Deng has 12 years industrial R&D experience with Sinopec and BOC, and was the Bob Davis Professor at New Mexico State University before moving to ASU. Deng was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Energy Conservation in 2012.

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hyunglae Lee worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). Previously, he also worked at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and LG Electronics. His research interests focus on physical human-robot interaction, neuromuscular control of human movement, and robot-aided neurorehabilitation. He was a recipient of a Samsung Scholarship.

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Hamid Marvi was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2014-2015) and at Georgia Institute of Technology (2013-2014). His work has been published in several scientific journals such as Science and has received attention from popular media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and BBC. His research aims to study fundamental physics behind interactions of biological systems with their surrounding solid, granular, and fluidic environments. Utilizing biological insights derived from these studies, he would like to develop bio-inspired robotic systems and programmable interfacial structures for search and rescue, exploratory, and medical applications.

Brent Nanneaga

Brent Nanneaga

Brent Nannenga
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington

Brent Nannenga’s research focuses on protein engineering and studying the structure-function relationships of these designed proteins. Additionally, he is interested in developing and improving new techniques for structural biology, specifically cryo-electron microscopy.

Abdelrahman Shuaib

Abdelrahman Shuaib

Abdelrahman Shuaib
Professor of Practice
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Daniel B. White
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Nominate for Graduate and Professional Student Association Awards

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Graduate Students, Nominations | 0 comments

GPSA awardsDo you know an excellent ASU graduate student? Nominate them for the Graduate and Professional Student Association’s prestigious Teaching Excellence Award and Outstanding Mentor Award!

Every year, ASU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) recognizes excellence in graduate student teaching and mentoring at ASU with the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award and Outstanding Mentor Award.

Act fast! Nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award close on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
Outstanding Mentor Award nominations can be made through Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

Questions? Contact the GPSA Awards Team at or visit the GPSA website.

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Learn about undergraduate research, Feb. 5-11

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Customize your experience, Events | 0 comments

Interested in learning about how to apply for research funding, but don’t know where to begin?

Attend an Undergraduate Research Workshop hosted by the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)!

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 connected to your Fulton Schools major, you can work with a faculty member who directs a project that interests you or you can try a research field that is completely new and different.

You are encouraged to attend any of the following events to learn more about research and meet fellow students conducting research!

Sign up to attend!

Applications for FURI for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 are due by noon on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Watch the FURI website for a link to the application.

Undergraduate Research Workshops: Learn about undergraduate research, how to find a faculty mentor and how to apply for FURI!

  • Monday, February 8, 2016, 6–7 p.m. in ECF 130, Tempe campus [map]
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4–5 p.m., Santan (SANTN) 330, Polytechnic campus [map]
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4–5 p.m., Santan (SANTN) 330, Polytechnic campus [map]
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30–10:30 a.m. in ECF 130, Tempe campus [map]

Research Table Chat: Drop by to learn about research opportunities and how YOU can start doing it!

  • Friday, February 5, 2016, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Student Union Patio (UNION), Polytechnic campus [map]
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016,  2–4 p.m., Student Union Patio (UNION), Polytechnic campus [map]

FURI Barrett Chat with Faculty: Meet faculty and students who conduct research now. Ask questions. Get answers.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016,  2:30–3:30 p.m., Academic Center (CNTR) 145, Polytechnic campus [map]

Meet Undergraduate Researchers, Get Answers: Drop-in to meet students like you who are currently conducting research. Learn how to get started! Light refreshments provided.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon in ECF 130, Tempe campus [map]

FURI Application Assistance: Receive feedback from the FURI team and students on your proposal package so you can present your best self to the faculty committee.

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Santan (SANTN) 330, Polytechnic campus [map]
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016, noon–5 p.m., ECF 130, Tempe campus [map]
  • Friday, February 26, 2016, noon–5 p.m., ECF 130, Tempe campus [map]
  • Monday, February 29, 2016, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Santan (SANTN) 330, Polytechnic campus [map]

Questions? Contact Cortney Loui at

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Seminar: From Modulation-Assisted Machining to Manufacturing with Modulation-Based Processes, Feb. 9

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

MannFrom Modulation-Assisted Machining to Manufacturing with Modulation-Based Processes
James Mann
Research Engineer
Purdue University

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Santan (SANTN) 220, Polytechnic campus [map]

The mechanics of material removal in machining-based processes with metals is unique in many respects: the formation of a continuous chip; large strains and energy dissipation unlike in other metal deformation processes; and severe tribological contact conditions at machining interfaces characterized by high stresses, elevated temperatures, and large friction and wear. These characteristics of the removal process pose barriers to improving efficiency and performance of machining processes. It is shown that the controlled application of low-frequency oscillation to machining – Modulation Assisted Machining (MAM) – can disrupt the severe contact conditions, effect discrete chip formation, and significantly reduce energy consumption (up to 60% less). MAM can increase machining feedrates up to 500% and simultaneously enhance tool life by an order of magnitude. These benefits of MAM are explained using a model for MAM chip formation that describes the underlying mechanics and chip formation regimes. The realization of these benefits is demonstrated using examples of machining advanced alloys from across the discrete products sector, encompassing aerospace, energy systems, biomedical and automotive applications. Emerging application areas of MAM in production of metal fibers and powder particulate, and texturing of surfaces over large areas are described. The talk will conclude with a discussion of MAM implementation in the discrete products manufacturing domain, future applications, and areas for new research in modulation-based processes.

James Mann is CEO/co-founder of M4 Sciences (2005), a manufacturing technology business; and Research Engineer in the Center for Materials Processing and Tribology at Purdue University (2004). Dr. Mann pioneered the development and commercialization of modulation-assisted machining systems. MAM technology has demonstrated 5X increases in productivity and 10X increases in tool life for drilling applications across the orthopedic, aerospace, energy and transportation sectors.
Dr. Mann’s research has led to discoveries with publications, and patents in microstructure evolution in deformation processes; creation of bulk nanocrystalline materials by large strain deformation; modulation assisted machining processes; and technology commercialization in machining and materials processing methods. Dr. Mann earned a B.S. Engineering (1990) and M.S. Engineering (1994) School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, and a Ph.D. (2010) School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University. He earned a MBA Finance (1998) Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Dr. Mann’s industry roles have intersected engineering and management in the aerospace, automotive, and contract manufacturing sectors. His research and commercialization work have been recognized by the Tibbetts Award, US Small Business Administration (2011), the R&D 100 Award (2010), and first place at the 20th Annual Burton Morgan entrepreneurial competition (2007).

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Seminar: Design Thinking and Related Opportunities for Systems-Level Research in Engineering Education, Feb. 15

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

BlizzardDesign Thinking and Related Opportunities for Systems-Level Research in Engineering Education
Jacqualyn Blizzard
Computer science educator
Denver School of Science and Technology

Monday, February 15, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Santan (SANTN) 220, Polytechnic campus [map]

The need for more engineers equipped with new skill sets is essential for ensuring our national security, climate sustainability, and maintaining our position as a global leader in innovation and as an economic world power. The design challenges engineers face increasingly require a human-centered, creative, practical, and systems-based approach to find the most elegant solutions; i.e. they require design thinkers. Recognized attributes of design thinkers include: empathy—they imagine the world from multiple perspectives, integrative thinking—they can analyze at a detailed and holistic level to develop novel solutions, optimism—they don’t back down from challenging problems, experimentalism—they ask questions and take new approaches to problem solving, and collaboration—they work with many different disciplines and often have experience in more than just one field. In this talk, Dr. Blizzard will discuss how her research has built on these ideas by developing and testing measures of design thinking, characterizing design thinkers (e.g. what are their demographics, career goals, interests), and comparing design thinkers with non-design thinkers. Her study developed nine metrics of design thinking that were administered as part of a nationally representative Sustainability and Gender in Engineering (SaGE) survey. Design thinkers were characterized and compared with non design thinkers using basic statistics, Mann-Whitney U tests, chi-square tests, and multiple linear regression modeling. The study found that design thinkers are a diverse group of high achieving students that see their career as an opportunity to positively impact the world. Design thinkers are concerned and interested in tackling the economic, environmental, and social sustainability challenges our society is facing. And they believe that engineers play an important and altruistic role in the world by saving lives, protecting the environment, and addressing societal concerns.In addition to previous research, Dr. Blizzard will discuss how her work experience at Google and in K-12 education have informed her interests in future research in engineering education. Her research and experience working in the field of education have illuminated valuable leverage points for broadening participation in engineering and creating a more resilient and innovative engineering workforce. Dr. Blizzard will explain how she sees ASU as uniquely positioned to address some of these leverage points including pedagogical strategies and organizational practices that lead to increased design thinking traits and diversity in engineering across multiple levels of education.

Blizzard earned a PhD in Civil Engineering with a Graduate Certificate in STEM Education as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Since graduating, Dr. Blizzard has worked in education, starting at Google as part of the Computer Science (CS) First team and now with the Denver School of Science & Technology charter school network as a Computer Science Educator. As a member of Google’s CS First Team, Dr. Blizzard helped lead Google’s efforts to design and launch an innovative K-12 after-school program designed to provide all students an opportunity to learn to code. Her engineering education research has focused on developing an interdisciplinary framework for sustainable whole systems design and using metrics to understand factors (including interest in design thinking and sustainability), that may influence women as well as minorities to pursue STEM degrees. At Arizona State University, Dr. Blizzard is particularly excited about opportunities to collaborate across departments and with the ASU Preparatory Academy to study pedagogy and instructor development that improves students design thinking skills and mindsets across multiple education levels. Ultimately, through her scholarship Dr. Blizzard’s strives to implement innovative STEM curriculum across multiple education levels to promote diversity and engage students in tackling

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Audition for Leadership Society of Arizona acting role

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

High School Musical

The Leadership Society of Arizona’s purpose is to help people to understand themselves and the people around them through common sense and logic. We are seeking actors with personality who would like to help us in our effort to help high school students discover how to plan for college and career preparation.

Friday, February 19, 2016
2–4 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) third floor, Tempe campus [map]

Fill out the below form with your contact information:

Questions about the auditions? Contact Andrea Tomlin at Contact Yzaac Farnsworth at if you have questions about getting involved with the Leadership Society of Arizona.


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Grand Challenge Scholars Program Spotlight: Dallas Sigrist

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Alumni, Students | 0 comments

"There is more to engineering than just equations and technical skills."As a graduating senior, Dallas Sigrist’s journey in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program began when he received an invitation to apply for the program as an incoming freshman. Wanting to start off his college career by getting involved with a rewarding program, he applied and was accepted to be a part of GCSP.

While enrolled in the program, Sigrist also involved himself the Engineering Projects in Community Service program, completing three semesters of the program and earning his service learning component for GCSP. Aside from improving on his teamwork, leadership, and practical skills, Sigrist enjoyed EPICS because it “was a very fun and fulfilling experience and I felt like the projects actually made a difference in the community.” He is certain that the skills he developed from EPICS will prove beneficial no matter where life takes him.

He reflects that one of the most interesting courses he took was Bioethics. This course opened his eyes to various controversial technologies and other medical applications, while also counting for his interdisciplinary component. Sigrist also acknowledges the value of his entrepreneurship courses, Intro to Entrepreneurship and Business/Industrial Engineering; both courses exposed him to the inner-workings of business and how to market and sell products.

Sigrist is enrolled in the Accelerated 4+1 program and is planning to complete a bachelor’s and his master’s degree in chemical engineeringafter graduation, you will be able to find him either working at Intel or working in the Biotechnology industry.

Out of all the classes, research and internships, Sigrist’s biggest takeaway from GCSP“there is more to engineering than just equations and technical skills.”

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Work as a Fulton Schools tutor this semester

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Customize your experience | 0 comments

Get paid to help your fellow students in the Fulton Schools of Engineering Tutoring Centers!

The Fulton Schools of Engineering Tutoring Centers are looking for new Fulton Schools students to add to our team for the Spring 2016 semester! Tutoring positions are student positions, and applicants must be currently enrolled in ASU courses to work in the centers. Once posted, the ASU Job Application can be found at the ASU Student Employment Site.

Job Requisition Numbers:

  • Tutor @ the CIDSE Tutoring Center (CSE courses, CPI courses, IEE courses, MAT 243): Req# 19921BR
  • Tutor @ ECF or ECG Center (all FSE Tempe campus coursework except CSE and CPI courses): Req#19918BR
  • Tutor Online (all FSE  Tempe Campus and FSE ASU Online coursework): Req# 19922BR
  • Tutor Online Poly (FSE Polytechnic Campus and FSE ASU Online coursework): Req# 19924BR

To be considered for a position, applicants must complete the following:

  • ASU Job Application
  • Fulton Schools of Engineering Tutoring Centers Supplemental Wufoo Applicant Information (link is located in the ASU Application information)
  • Submit transcripts that show applicant has received a 3.5 GPA or a 3.0 GPA and at least a B+ in the courses they wish to tutor. Courses must be taken at ASU or the candidate must provide documentation showing that the courses taken at their previous institution are comparable to the ASU courses they wish to tutor in

Questions? Contact Kaely Graham, Fulton Tutoring Center Coordinator at or visit the Tutoring Center website.


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Attend the Diversity Keynote Event: “Microaggressions in Higher Education”

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Learn more about the issue of microaggressions towards diverse groups on campus as the ASU Faculty Women of Color Caucus presents the Diversity Keynote event entitled “Microaggression in Higher Education.”

Thursday, February 11, 2016
5–6:30 p.m.
Marston Theater (ISTB4), Tempe campus [map]

Though discrimination and racism have always been apparent, microaggressions on campus and in classrooms can negatively alter the campus’ culture and environment. Derald Wing Sue will be discussing microaggression theory and the impact of microaggressions in higher education.

Microaggressions can include anything from subtle insulting comments to racist jokes; their impact, however, is as destructive as direct racist remarks and have the same negative impact on students and faculty of color.

Derald Wing Sue, a professor of Psychology and Education, has research and professional experience including multicultural psychology, psychology of racial dialogues, and psychology of racism/antiracism.

Learn more about this prevalent issue and how you can make ASU a safe environment for all students.

This event is free and open to all ASU faculty, staff and students. Register to attend today.

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Fulton Schools News Roundup

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

ASU engineering students vying to design transportation of the future
ASU’s team presented for the future of transportation at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Jan. 29-30, 2016. The ASU engineering students vying to design transportation of the future and finished in the top 100 participants.

Building ‘teaching and learning communities’ is key to improving education
A team of researchers, led by materials science and engineering professor Stephen Krause, is working to develop Just-in-Time-Teaching, a novel teaching and learning practice to better engage and motivate students and teachers alike. The research has been funded for $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation and in the next three years, he will work with more than 80 ASU engineering faculty members.

Former HEEAP cohort participant to receive up to $33 million to produce “smart glasses”
Ba-Hai Nguyen, who participated in the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) faculty development training program in 2012, will receive up to $33 million to produce “smart glasses” for the visually impaired in Vietnam. HEEAP is a partnership among the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Intel. It launched in June 2010 to help improve the quality of higher education, specifically in mechanical and electrical engineering in Vietnam.

Professor’s endowment will move geotechnical engineering program forward
Edward Kavazanjian’s name has been synonymous with geotechnical engineering since joining Arizona State University’s faculty in 2004. He has attained international status as a leading geotechnical engineer and has advanced the field through a cutting-edge research and educational efforts. Now Kavazanjian is furthering his commitment to geotechnical engineering at ASU by designating the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) as the primary beneficiary of his estate.

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Celebrate the launch of the Engineering Student Veterans Organization, Feb. 8

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Events, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

Are you an engineering student veteran? The Engineering Student Veterans Organization is a new group that will provide a community of fellow Engineering Student Veterans that offers a unique opportunity to lead and grow, personally and professionally. The Organization will offer support for your entrepreneurial, innovative project and mentorships from industry. partners. You will get exclusive access to information about scholarships, internships, research positions, job opportunities and will be able to meet Veterans Network representatives from major corporations.

Engineering Student Veterans Organization Launch
Monday, February 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.
College Avenue Commons (CAVC), third floor atrium, Tempe campus [map]

Why should you join the Engineering Student Veterans Organization?

  • A student organization is the single most important community support group and network you will find during your entire educational experience.
  • You will make lifelong friends in the process.
  • Employers are looking for your leadership.
  • Scholarship opportunities are available through Student Veterans of America.
  • Corporate recruiters are excited about visiting ESVO.
  • Your transition to the civilian world will be easier.
  • ESVO is fun!

Questions? Contact Patrick Gaines at

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Apply for a mHealth apps research opportunity

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Research | 0 comments

Are you a motivated app developer? Associate Professor Kevin Gary is looking for volunteer researchers to develop mobile health applications (mHealth apps) for chronic disease management. Volunteers need a strong coding background and are able to work on the Polytechnic campus.

Your primary qualification is to be motivated. Software development experience in Java, Swift, Objective-C, HTML5, Javascript is a plus but is not required. Experience with databases and database management is also a plus. You are welcome to apply with any major, but a background in software engineering or computer science will greatly benefit this research.

In the HEAL lab we are currently developing four different mobile health applications (mHealth apps) for chronic diseases. Aspira is a game-based pediatric (3-7 year olds) app for managing indoor air quality and children with asthma. PROMIS is a self-reporting pain management framework for adolescents with post-operative pain or Sickle Cell Disease. REACH is a mobile app for anxiety prevention and is being developed in conjunction with the REACH Institute in the Department of Psychology on the Tempe campus. The fourth app is a new one we are starting to assist kids with epilepsy.

These projects have actual clinical trials with clinicians, and their support requires students with an interest in mobile development, web development, software engineering to promote social outcomes, data mining/machine learning and security.

This is a volunteer position on the Polytechnic campus, but can move to hourly if interest is mutual.

Contact Kevin Gary at to apply.

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Update your professional portrait during open studio hours

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Mark your calendars and don’t miss open studio!

Studio sessions are now longer — three hours — to make it easier for you to drop by in between classes. We are hosting open studios three times a month, twice on the Tempe campus (ECF 103B and BYENG 670) and once on the Polytechnic campus (SANTN 330W).

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 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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
9 a.m.–noon
Brickyard Engineering (BYENG) 670, Tempe campus

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1–4 p.m.
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 103B, Tempe campus

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
9 a.m.–noon, and 14 p.m.

Santan Hall (SANTN) 330W, Polytechnic campus

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Apply for a continuous assessment tools research opportunity

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Research | 0 comments

Do you love to code and are looking for a research opportunity on campus? Associate Professor Kevin Gary is looking for applicants to a volunteer research position on the Polytechnic campus that will require a strong coding background.

For project-based learning to scale, software tools are needed that set up, manage, and assist in the formative assessment of a large number of teams and students. The Software Enterprise is a pedagogical model that focuses on hands-on teaching and learning a learn-by-doing approach to software engineering education (SEE) where students discover and practice best practices in context throughout the undergraduate software engineering degree at ASU. One aspect of SEE at ASU is the emphasis on software process the need of an engineer to understand processes involved in producing high quality software.

We apply the Agile philosophy of “if it is a good idea, then do it all the time” in our pedagogy. As a realization of this philosophy, we have created a continuous assessment platform that provides students with real-time feedback on their project activity. We are applying data mining and machine learning techniques to understand good and bad patterns of student behavior, and try to remediate students to better patterns as early in the project experience as possible. We seek motivated and talented computing students who are interested in educational technologies, as well as cutting edge platforms such as NodeJS, MongoDB, and R.

You can apply with any major, though the expectation is a strong coding background so it is aimed at software engineering or computer science majors. You must be highly motivated to succeed. It is a plus if you have an understanding of Agile methods.

This is a volunteer position on the Polytechnic campus, but can move to hourly if interest is mutual.

Contact Kevin Gary at to apply.

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Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands in Aruba info session, Feb. 3 and Feb. 8

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Events, Graduate Students, Students | 0 comments

Join Nathan Johnson, assistant professor in the Polytechnic School on a trip to Aruba to study sustainability concepts in an island setting. You will gain experience in developing contextualized sustainable solutions in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team setting.  Students will get the opportunity to visit Solar PV training lab (EPI), Vader Piet Wind Farm, waste to energy plant, Smart-Community, WEB power plant and water desalination, utility-scale solar PV, green energy hotels, and the Balashi brewery.

Attend an info session

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Noon–1 p.m., Lunch provided.
Engineering Center F Wing 130 (ECF 130)-Tempe campus [map]

Monday, February 8, 2016
Noon–1 p.m., Lunch provided.
Santan Hall 33oW (SANTN 330W)-Polytechnic campus [map]
Register online

Learn more about the Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands Study Abroad Program.

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  • May 15-May 28, 2016.
  • Earn credit for FSE 494/598 Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands (3 credits).
  • Prerequisite: you must have earned at least 12 credit hours in engineering or sustainability coursework. Other majors with a focus in sustainability will be considered on an individual basis.

The application deadline is March 1.

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Learn how to turn a great idea into a successful one, Feb. 5

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eSeed Accelerator ventures, preSeed ventures, and all Fulton Engineering innovators are invited to the Startup Center Venture Success Workshops with Mitch Bolnick.

Sign up to attend! Lunch will be provided.

Importance of a Business Plan for Driving Success: Feb. 5 or March 4
Changemaker Central, Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]
So you think you have a great idea?  If you don’t have a plan for moving it to viability, at best you have a good idea.  For decades 70-80 percent of start-up businesses have failed within their first five years.  That statistic has not changed!  Come learn why business planning is so important to long-term success.

  • Noon–12:30 pm: Importance of a business plan for driving success
  • 12:30–1 pm: Q+A
  • 1–4 pm: personalized coaching (first come-first served)

Hierarchy of Customer Loyalty Needs: Feb. 19 or March 25
Changemaker Central, Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]
Understanding the difference between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty is one of the keys to generating long term success.  Mitch Bolnick has adapted the concept of Maslov’s hierarchy of human needs to the topic of customer loyalty.  Come learn how to drive your long term success through real customer loyalty.

  • Noon–12:30 p.m.:Hierarchy of Customer Loyalty Needs
  • 12:30–1 p.m.: Q+A
  • 1–2 p.m. 2/19: personalized coaching (first come-first served)
  • 1-4 p.m. 3/25: personalized coaching (first come-first served)

The Fulton Schools Startup Center empowers all Fulton Schools undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society.

About Mitch Bolnick 
Upon graduating with his MBA in 1985, Bolnick was hired by GTE Network Systems in Chicago, Illinois, as a financial analyst supporting their Information Technology department. Bolnick worked for several successor companies over a 20-year period, the last being Lucent Technologies, which had acquired the GTE business unit he supported at the time. Bolnick ended his IT career by helping to run a $100M, 800 employee, service business unit. After GTE/Lucent, Bolnick started the Excel Consulting Group to support the development and growth of early-stage businesses. NewTrac Realty, a residential property management company, was one of his initial clients. As a result of his involvement with NewTrac, Bolnick obtained his Arizona State real estate license started pursuing opportunities in the commercial real estate market along with the business consulting market. Today, Bolnick supports several clients in both markets.

Bolnick’s passion is to help other businesses excel. He has identified a wide variety of startup pitfalls throughout his diverse career and as a result, he has learned many lessons the hard way. His goal is to help other entrepreneurs and leaders avoid these mistakes and, if necessary, recover from making similar ones. Bolnick believes that true strength and leadership develops from making mistakes and dealing with them in an effective manner.

Questions? Contact Amy Sever, associate director of undergraduate student engagement, at

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Attend the Adventures in European Neuroscience info session, Feb. 11

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Join Christopher Buneo and Stephen Helms Tillery, associate professors in the School for Biological and Health Systems Engineering on a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark and London, England. Learn about history, relevant ethical issues and trends in technological innovation of neuroscience research in Europe. The centerpiece of the program will be attendance at the 10th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) forum, which will take place in Copenhagen from July 2–6, 2016.

Attend the info session
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch provided.
Engineering Research Center 490 (ENGRC 490), Tempe campus [map]
Register online

Learn more about the Adventures in European Neuroscience Study Abroad program.

  • June 30-July 14, 2016
  • Earn credit for BME 494/598 Global Perspectives on Technological Innovation in Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • Prerequisite: students must have exposure to neuroscience (BME 235, BIO 360/465/467,PSY 325/PSY 394 Intro to Cognitive Neuroscience , KIN 421, SHS 350 or other equivalent course) or research experience (approved by faculty director), minimum GPA of 3.25

Applications due Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

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Your résumé – Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Career | 0 comments

Creating an effective résumé takes time. It’s a rather complicated process that is best started sooner rather than later.

Before writing, you will need to:

  • Identify your interests and targeted industries/employers.
  • Determine those employers’ needs.
  • Assess your skills and experience related to those needs.
  • Decide what to include and highlight to show that you are the candidate they want to hire.

Then, it’s time to start thinking about how to put it all on paper. NOT BEFORE! You then determine how to best arrange the information so that it is obvious to the reader that you have both the skills to do the job and the desire to do it well.

After years of reviewing many student résumés, there are two areas that typically need improvement. They are describing academic projects and experience either from employment or extracurricular activities.

For most students applying to their first degree-related position, academic projects provide the strongest examples of technical knowledge and experience. It is important that you create bullet points that show what YOU did rather than a description of the project. When writing about employment that is unrelated to your desired field, write about the transferable skills you have developed rather than job duties. Finally, when writing about student organizations, create bullet points that will show what you have done rather than listing offices held or describing the organization. Remember, the résumé is about YOU!

You have four weeks to get ready for the Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Fair. Start your résumé pre-work immediately. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of the peer career coaches. They are well trained in creating and reviewing résumés. Talking through the process with someone who has recently done this themselves and genuinely wants to help you can make the job much easier.

To schedule an appointment with a graduate or undergraduate peer career coach in Tempe, call the Fulton Career Center at 480-965-2966.

Peer coaches for all students at Polytechnic are located in the Academic Center Building, CNTR 110. Students can schedule an appointment with Polytechnic coaches through Sun Devil CareerLink.


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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Discover National Instruments’ Virtual NIDays Webcast Series

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

You can experience true innovation—at your desk through National Instruments’ Virtual NIDays Webcast Series. Discover the latest technologies, best practices and application trends for measurement, test and embedded systems.

Virtual NIDays is your opportunity to learn about the latest products, technology and innovation available to help solve your engineering challenges.

Find the tools and knowledge you need. This complimentary webcast series brings you some of the most popular sessions from NIWeek and NIDays. Learn how you can save time and money, improve productivity, and go to market faster with NI’s platforms.

Make it your own experience. National Instruments knows your time is important, so they’ve provided a mix of live interactive sessions with NI experts, as well as on-demand sessions for you to view on your schedule.

Check out the Live and On-Demand Sessions

Live sessions: February 9–11
On-demand sessions: Available now

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