Update your professional portrait during September open studio hours

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Events |

We provide free professional portraits to all Fulton Schools 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.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss open studio!

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Engineering Center F-wing (ECF) 103B, Tempe campus [map]

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Brickyard Engineering (BYENG) 660, Tempe campus [map]

Friday, September 30, 2016
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Santan Hall (SANTN) 330W, Polytechnic campus [map]

See open studio dates for October

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EPICS is looking for new students to join teams: enroll in EPICS courses today!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Customize your experience, Opportunities |

The Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Teams design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Our students aren’t waiting to graduate to make a difference—they are tackling real-world problems today. EPICS courses use an innovative technology-based approach to very old problems—access to clean drinking water, providing nutritious food in remote villages. We do not take an off-the-shelf solution; we are looking for big-picture, breakthrough thinking.

There are two ongoing EPICS projects that are looking to bring some new talent onto their teams.

The Aqualibria project is working to develop a solution to food security and economic development challenges for communities on the island of Pemba off the East coast of Africa.  This project hopes to provide local co-operatives with fresh food in an area of food deserts, clean water in an area that is regularly fraught with water-borne disease, and economic development in a perennially impoverished community.  The team is in need of students with an interest in food production, sustainability, water treatment, and general engineering and design.

The Carlos Pinto Water Project is working with a local professional chapter of Engineers Without Borders to develop innovative solutions for water treatment and distribution for a rural village in the Dominican Republic.  This partnership has generated several great opportunities for students to work on an international project with a very engaged local partner.  The team is in need of students with an interest in community development, infrastructure, water treatment, and mechanical and/or chemical engineering.

In addition to these ongoing projects, one of our long-time community partners, Treasures4Teachers, is engaging with EPICS once again for a new project. This Fall semester, EPICS students will have the opportunity to help this fantastic non-profit that works to provide low cost school supplies to teachers and schools to help improve their impact.  The team will have needs for industrial engineering students and engineering management students. Students within computer science and computer systems majors and those with general interest in supply chain or non-profit operations and education will be welcomed to the team as well.

Due to high demand, new sections of FSE 104: EPICS Gold have been added for Fall 2016, and there are open seats in all sections of FSE 494: EPICS Gold in Action. Get enrolled today!

Questions? Contact Brittany Martin at Britt.Martin@asu.edu

 

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Two ways to get research experience as an undergraduate

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Customize your experience, Opportunities, Research, Students | 0 comments

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Hands-on research projects are one of the best ways to augment your engineering education. Research and lab experience helps you develop your interests and make a great impression to future employers and graduate programs.

We have two great programs that can help make independent research part of your undergraduate experience.

 

Take initiative in the lab

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, or FURI (pronounced like “fury”), is a great way to get in the lab early on in your academic career. Conduct independent research that can be thesis-based under the mentorship of a Fulton Schools faculty member. Fulton Schools undergraduate students attending at the Tempe campus, Polytechnic campus and online are eligible to apply for up to two semesters of FURI funding.

The process involves developing an idea under a faculty mentor (or looking through research opportunities posted by faculty), then applying for funding with a proposal that outlines the importance of the research and your research methods. If your proposal is accepted, you perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries, design a research poster and participate in the research symposium. This semester’s Fall 2016 FURI Symposium is on Friday, November 18, 2016. Check out all the great research your fellow students are working on!

You can also get the opportunity to travel to professional conferences through the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant program. Fulton Schools undergraduate students — whether you’re participating in FURI or not — conducting research with a faculty mentor can apply for financial assistance for travel expenses if you’ve been accepted to present your research at a conference. We know that conference presentations are great opportunities to present your research, compare data and network with peers, so take advantage of this funding opportunity!

FURI alumni often go on to apply their research experience to work in industry or in academia through graduate studies in engineering, medicine, law and other disciplines.

Apply to be part of FURI in spring 2017 by Wednesday, October 5, 2016!

 

Solve grand challenges

If you’re looking for hands-on research that lets you solve global challenges, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program is another great opportunity. GCSP aims to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve society’s fourteen 21st century grand challenges through innovative curriculum, cutting-edge research and service learning.

Select freshmen are invited to GCSP, but any sophomore, junior or senior who meet the minimum criteria are welcome to apply.  

Before your first semester as a GCSP student, you have the opportunity to be part of the Summer Institute, an opportunity to build a community on campus and gain exposure to the Grand Challenges of Engineering.

In the fall, you’ll take FSE 150: Perspective of Grand Challenges on Engineering, a course designed to identify Grand Challenges and related research on campus, discuss the interdisciplinary and global nature of the challenges and how that impacts their solutions, and create a preliminary plan of study for completing the five components of GCSP: research, interdisciplinary approach, entrepreneurship, global dimension, and service learning.

Upon completing the program requirements, you’ll achieve the distinction of Grand Challenge Scholar, endorsed by ASU and the National Academy of Engineering. The experience also uniquely prepares you collaborate and succeed in a transdisciplinary and global environment.

GCSP students can apply for a stipend to help with their Grand Challenge research and an experiential learning grant to promote experiential opportunities outside of the Grand Challenge component areas.

Apply to be part of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program today!
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Join Sun Devil Taiko and drum up some fun this semester, September 29

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Customize your experience, Organizations and Teams, Students | 0 comments

deviltomoeSun Devil Taiko is the Japanese drumming club on ASU’s Tempe campus. The group includes members who have played for many years and those who have just started. Whatever your background, ethnicity, gender or experience, Sun Devil Taiko is a community for all those desiring to engage in the art form and enjoy it with a diverse group of individuals.

Whether you’re interested in performing Taiko, want to become part of a diverse ASU community or are simply interested in learning a new instrument, then this is the club for you.

Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 29, 2016. This will be an informational meeting that will elaborate more on what our group is and what opportunities we will be offering to new members.

Sun Devil Taiko meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:15–7:30 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) 206, Tempe campus [map]
Check us out on SunDevilSync

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Discuss climate futures with Pulitzer-prize-winning author, October 20

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

Discuss climate change with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert in the third annual Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture.

Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture: Elizabeth Kolbert
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7–9 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
Register to attend this free event. Arrive early — seating is first come, first served! 

Learn more about the human role in climate change, its effects on natural and human environments and what can be done about it. A Q&A, brief reception and book signing will round out the event.

Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999, and won numerous awards for her 2005 series “The Climate of Man.” Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, VogueMother Jones and several anthologies. Her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and has appeared on top book lists.

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Volunteer to help our new students at Career Exploration Night for Freshmen!

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

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There are so many engineering career paths available, it can be hard to choose! We’ve got the solution in Career Exploration Night for Freshmen and we need your help to make it a success for the more than 2,800 freshmen and new transfer students expected to attend!

Career Exploration Night — Tempe campus
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Event: 4:30–8 p.m.
Volunteer: 2–9 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Tempe campus [map]
Sign up to volunteer!

Career Exploration Night — Polytechnic campus
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Event: 4:30–7 p.m.
Volunteer: 2–8 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP), Polytechnic campus [map]
Sign up to volunteer!

Career Exploration Night for Freshmen connects our freshmen from ASU 101 with industry professionals who share how they picked their major, what they did in college to maximize their opportunities and how they got to where they are today. Some guests will bring interactive displays.

Questions? Contact engineering.careers@asu.edu with the subject line “Career Exploration Night Volunteer Inquiry.”

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Volunteer for the EPICS Olympiad, October 4

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Events, Opportunities, Outreach | 0 comments

It’s time for the Engineering Projects in Community Service Olympiad and EPICS needs your help! Volunteer to make this a great experience for high school students who are using engineering to help the world.

EPICS High Olympiad 2016 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Sessions available between 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus [map]
Sign up to volunteer!

This is an awesome opportunity for high school students to engage in a hands-on activities using the EPICS Design Process, show how EPICS High impacts the community and world around them, provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with several different high schools, and introduce skills that will help students and teachers tackle some of the challenges ahead.

Sign up to be a key stakeholder or serve on an EPICS Design Review, and earn Dean’s Funding points!

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Learn salsa dancing and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 30

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Events, Organizations and Teams, Students | 0 comments

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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and other student organizations on campus invite you to dance and celebrate rich Hispanic culture with Salsa Night!

Salsa Night/Can Food Drive
Friday, September 30, 2016
7:30–10:30 p.m.
Engineering Center G-wing (ECG) south patio, Tempe campus [map]
Bring 2 cans of food for the food drive!

New to salsa dancing? No problem! Learn this fun dancing style the first hour, then dance the night away with a live DJ! Delicious food will be provided.

To help our our community, SHPE asks that you bring two cans of food that will be donated to a local food bank.

Every year this is a great event, so don’t miss it!

Event and parking location.

Event and parking location.

 

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Are you doing social science? This graduate student poster contest wants you!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Graduate Students | 0 comments

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Graduate students: If you’re working on social science research, the Institute for Social Science Research wants to hear from you at its grad student poster contest! Enter by Sunday, October 2, 2016 to win cash from a $6,600 prize pool!

ISSR grad student poster contest
Friday, December 2, 2016
2–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) alumni lounge room 202, Tempe campus [map]

Submit a 300-word abstract by October 2, 2016 to participate!

Prizes are given for the best posters in the categories of research proposals and research results. If you’ve completed your social science research data collection and are writing up the results, present your research result and results. If you’re preparing for or currently conducting your research, present your research design and expected results.

Questions? Contact ISSR at issrinfo@asu.edu.

 

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24 tips for Career Fair success

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Announcements, Career, Students | 0 comments

Do you know why employers go to the Fulton Schools Career Fairs and the best strategies to impress them? Review our Career Fair Success slide show and make your plan to get the most value our of career fair!

Prepare yourself for career fair with these tips! Download the slide show.

Prepare yourself for career fair with these tips! Download the slide show.

Graduate Student Recruitment — Tempe campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools master’s and doctoral students with majors based at Tempe campus)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Second floor ballrooms, Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate Student Recruitment — Tempe campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools undergraduate students with majors based at Tempe campus)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Second floor ballrooms, Tempe campus [map]

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Recruitment — Polytechnic campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students with majors based at Polytechnic campus)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Noon–4 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic campus [map]

Note the applicable times and days for you to attend based on your Fulton Schools Undergraduate or Graduate (master’s/doctoral) major

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See which employers have upcoming info sessions

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Career, Events, Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

Learn more about the following companies by attending their information sessions. Find out details, targeted majors, room locations and reserve your seat (if required) in Sun Devil CareerLink > Career Events > Information Sessions:

Monday, September 26, 2016  5 p.m. Maxim Integrated
Monday, September 26, 2016  6 p.m. ViaSat, Inc.
Monday, September 26, 2016  6:30 p.m. NXP Semiconductors
Monday, September 26, 2016  6:45 p.m. IM Flash Technologies
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  10 a.m. ExxonMobil Global Services Company
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  11:30 a.m. INROADS, Inc.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  noon Helix Electric, Inc.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  5 p.m. Kiewit Energy Group
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  6 p.m. POWER Engineers, Inc.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  6 p.m. Micron Technology
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  6 p.m. Citrix Systems, Inc.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  6 p.m. Orbital ATK
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  6 p.m. Medtronic, Inc.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  6 p.m. Schneider Electric
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  6 p.m. CB&I, Inc.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  6:30 p.m. USAA
Thursday, September 29, 2016  6:30 p.m. OSIsoft LLC
Monday, October 3, 2016  5 p.m. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Thursday, October 13, 2016  5 p.m. Cognizant Technology Solutions
Tuesday, October 18, 2016  5:30 p.m. Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Thursday, November 10/2016  5 p.m. AT&T (off campus)

 

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Fulton Schools Career Fairs final tips

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Career, Events, Internships, Opportunities | 0 comments

Fall Fulton Schools Career Fairs are this week! Note the applicable times and days for you to attend based on your Fulton Schools Undergraduate or Graduate (master’s/doctoral) major

Graduate Student Recruitment — Tempe campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools master’s and doctoral students with majors based at Tempe campus)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Second floor ballrooms, Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate Student Recruitment — Tempe campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools undergraduate students with majors based at Tempe campus)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Second floor ballrooms, Tempe campus [map]

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Recruitment — Polytechnic campus (Employers seeking Fulton Schools undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students with majors based at Polytechnic campus)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Noon–4 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic campus [map]

Use this checklist to ensure that you are ready:

10. If you are attending a Tempe Career Fair, download “ASU Career Fair Plus App” to your smartphone (iOS or Android). The Polytechnic Career Fair is in 1 room and will not use the Career Fair App. Room layouts and maps will be loaded this week.

9. Review Career Fair Success. Check out “Career Fair 101” in the Career Fair Plus App too.

8. Use Sun Devil CareerLink and the Career Fair Plus App to study the list of companies attending and make a list of those you want to target.

7. Save or print out the career fair guides if you need them. There will be NO hard copies at the Tempe Career Fairs.  Hard copies will be available for Polytechnic Career Fair.

6. Use Sun Devil CareerLink > Career Events > Information Sessions to learn what companies will be holding information sessions leading up to or after the career fair, then attend.

5. Go to the company websites to set up a profile, apply online and/or print out specific postings you would like to know more about from the representative.

4. Buy, clean and/or press professional attire.

3. Schedule time for a haircut if needed.

2. Be prepared to interview. Many companies will be conducting interviews on campus the day after the career fair.

1. The Fulton Schools Fall Career Fair is a three-day event on Tempe and Polytechnic campuses. Pay close attention to which days and locations employers are attending and note the applicable times and days for you to attend

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