Jobs and Internships- week of December 15

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Career, Internships | 0 comments

Did you know you can use Sun Devil CareerLink (SDCL) to search degree-related job opportunities and internships, upload your résumés for recruiting employers to view, schedule on-campus interviews and see who’s recruiting at engineering career events throughout the year? If you’re not taking advantage of this resource, register for SDCL today. Want to learn more? Check out this SDCL Quick Reference GuideThis week there are 387postings related to Fulton Schools degree programs in SDCL!

These are just a few examples of what you can find in Sun Devil CareerLink this week after the cut.




All Engineering Majors

Organization  CodaKid
Position Title  Instructor
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Scottsdale, AZ
Application Details  Job details on Sun Devil CareerLink ID #803268


Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Organization  Ventana Medical Systems
Position Title  Systems Integration
Position Type  Internship
City, State  Tucson, AZ
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #804199

The Polytechnic School

Organization  Ealy Warning Services
Position Title  Software Engineering Intern
Position Type  Internship
City, State  Scottsdale, AZ
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #801223

Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Organization  Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Position Title  Associate Embedded Software Engineer
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Pullman, WA
Application Details  Job details on Sun Devil CareerLink ID #803074


Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Organization  Jones Lang LaSalle
Position Title  Project Manager- Fit-out
Position Type  Full Time
City, State  Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shanghai, Non-U.S.
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #83453

Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Organization  Hill Phoenix
Position Title  Application Engineer
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Phoenix, AZ
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID #803554


Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Organization  Jones Lang LaSalle
Position Title  MEP Manager
Position Type  Full-Time
City, State  Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shanghai, Non-U.S.
Application Details  Job details listed on Sun Devil CareerLink, ID#803456


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

Sun Devil CareerLink, ASU’s web-based employment management system, is powered by NACElink Network.

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Application Open for Org Spring ’15 Dean’s Funding

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Announcements, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Students | 0 comments

Fulton Student Organizations may now apply for Spring 2015 Dean’s Funding by noon on Friday, January 16.

If you want to learn more about the Dean’s Funding application process, please attend one of our Dean’s Funding Workshops.

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10-11 am, Online
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12-1 pm (noon), Tempe-ECF 130
  • Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12:30-3 pm, Poly-Santan 330 (drop-in social) 

Questions? Contact

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Fulton Schools news roundup

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Alumni, Competitions, Events, Faculty, Faculty Awards, Research, Students | 0 comments

New on Full Circle

Water resources engineering accomplishments earn international acclaim
Professor Larry Mays’ work in water systems engineering and management has had an impact in countries around the world. A global award recognizes his contributions. Read the article.

Exploring future of ‘postdigital’ textbook
A new research project led by computer scientist and assistant professor Erin Walker will look at ways to propel the evolution of the textbook as a tool for personalized learning and educational collaboration. Read the article.

Graphic Information Technology engages left, right sides of brain
Students in the GIT program on the Polytechnic campus are learning how to make things look good and work well. And they’re in great demand. Read the article.

ASU alumni build masterpiece for alma mater
Building a new home for your alma mater is the ultimate final exam. These alumni passed with honors. Read the article.

Expanding the tool kit for detecting, treating traumatic brain injury
An ASU biomedical engineer is developing nanobody probes to detect and treat brain injury at the molecular level. Read the article.

Innovation Showcase celebrates student innovation
Innovative Showcase at the Polytechnic campus highlighted the work of student teams that created innovative and imaginative solutions to meet a variety of challenges. Read the article.

In the news

Arizona FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament
Almost 600 students ages 9 to 14 on more than 60 teams gathered with coaches and parents at ASU on Dec. 13 to compete in the Arizona FIRST LEGO League (AZ FLL) state tournament. ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering manages the AZ FLL robotics program and hosts the annual championship competition that tests youngsters’ basic engineering, science, technology and teamwork skills. The event attracted coverage from local TV news shows. In addition, an article in the Yuma Sun featured the teams of Yuma students who participated in the tournament.

Hackers run wild as the Internet struggles to lock them out this holiday season (Phoenix New Times)
In a cover story, Gail-Joon Ahn talks about threats to cyber-security – specifically the growing trend of website hackers targeting electronic financial transastions between retailers and consumers during the busy holiday shopping season. Ahn is a professor of computer science in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Read the article.

Can a hundred-year-old chemicals business shake a toxic past? (The Guardian)
Rolf Halden comments on the complex challenges of protecting environmental sustainability posed by the use of synthetic materials and manufactured chemicals in industrial processes and products. New bio-based chemicals may provide a solution, but they are not a simple, sure-fire remedy. Halden is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and director of the Center for Environmental Security in ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Read the article.

Mesa entrepreneurs create live-event app Crowd Mics (Arizona Republic,
ASU engineering alumnus Tim Holladay and his brother Sean are getting attention for the startup they’ve formed after developing a smartphone app called Crowd Mics. The technology enables a smartphone or a tablet to become a microphone that can be used by groups in large meeting rooms and auditoriums. The app enables crowds to text comments and makes possible real-time polling of audience members. Tim Holladay graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 2005, and says what he learned at ASU provided him knowledge he drew from to create the Crowd Mics app. Read the article.

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Time to update — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Career | 0 comments

In between holiday visits, travel and celebrations, take a bit of time to do some updating.

Start with Sun Devil CareerLink:

Review your profile and make the appropriate changes.

Have you checked “yes” to receive email notifications?  Please do, because I often use Sun Devil CareerLink to broadcast reminders about Fulton Schools Career Center’s events and opportunities.

Is your graduation date correct?  This is important. Recruiters often want to know when you will be finished with your studies and available to begin your career.

Is your GPA accurate?

Have you set a Search Agent to make your job search easier?  It will monitor jobs and internships as they are posted to Sun Devil CareerLink and email you when there is a match to your criteria. You can create multiple Search Agents and give each its own name.

  • From the Sun Devil CareerLink Home page, click on “Jobs, Internships & Interviews”, then “Jobs Posted to Sun Devil CareerLink and Upcoming On-campus interviews”, and then select the Advanced Searchtab
  • Select the criteria the search agents will be based on.  Once chosen, type a Search Agent title in the Save As field and click the checkbox to save it.  Click on the Submit button.

Finally, take a look at your resume.  What are the things you did this semester that are the strongest examples of your skills and experience?  Should you be adding some new bullets to replace others?  Consider the academic projects you’ve done in your classes, accomplishments from student organizations and employment and any honors you may have received.

For those who are just beginning the process of finding an internship or a job, start by filling out your profile in Sun Devil CareerLink and look at posted opportunities. .SDCL_student_users10 most recent

Also, be sure to take advantage of these online resources.

Recruiters will be on campus looking for you very early in the spring semester.  Make the most of any free time you may have now; and, be ready to impress them!


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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FSE 501 Technology Entrepreneurship is Back

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Graduate Students | 0 comments

Entrepreneurs aren’t born, they’re made. In FSE 501 Technology Entrepreneurship, you’ll actively learn how to identify pressing problems and passions, develop impactful team-formed solutions, interact with customers and end users, and pitch your innovations to supporters and investors. Upon completion of this accelerator-style course, you will be able to immediately apply lean startup methodologies toward the advancement of your own venture or within your role as an industry professional.

Are you a graduate-level innovator? If so, get ready to roll up your sleeves and enroll in FSE 501 before it fills up this spring.

FSE 501 will be taught by Brent Sebold, who is the Director of the new Fulton Engineering Startup Center within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Sebold previously operated ASU’s Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator and the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative. During his tenure, Brent managed 40 Edson client companies who raised over $1.2 million in external funding and featured 10 grand prize winners in several global student startup competitions, including Entrepreneur magazine’s 2011 Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year.

Read about a few recent student experiences in FSE 301, which is the undergraduate version of FSE 501, in this College Times article.

Course Details:

  • FSE 501 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Spring 2015, Session C (1/12/2015 – 5/1/2015)
  • Wednesdays; 1:30-4:20 pm; Tempe campus, BYAC 220; Class # 29902
  • Prerequisites: Participants must be a graduate student (degree seeking or non-degree seeking) with a strong work ethic

For questions, contact Dr. Sebold at

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Expand Your Global Perspective

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Announcements, Customize your experience, global, Students | 0 comments

Expand your global skill-set by enrolling in the FSE 294 Global Engineering (3 credits) course on the Tempe campus in the Spring 2015 semester on Tuesday/Thursday from 3-4:15 p.m.. This course is taught by Dr. David Benson who has taught multiple workshops at ASU for Vietnamese faculty and has traveled to Vietnam several times to conduct workshops, coordinate conferences and meet with faculty through the the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) program.


In this course, you will learn some Vietnamese and explore Vietnamese food and culture, while at the same time chart the social and political conditions which define the current state of Vietnam. You will also directly experience global engineering by completing a semester-long engineering design project for a Vietnamese client. Read more.

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Save the date to apply for NIST SURF Summer Research

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Opportunities, Research, Students | 0 comments

Undergraduate Fulton Engineering students are invited to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The program is co-sponsored by NIST and the National Science Foundation, federal agencies committed to attracting and training future generations of scientists and engineers.

SURF students work for 11 weeks, contributing to an ongoing research project under the guidance of a NIST scientist or engineer from one of the Institute’s six laboratories (Physical Measurement, Material Measurement, Engineering, Information Technology, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and NIST Center for Neutron Research).

SURF researchers receive a $5500 stipend, housing and travel allotments. Two locations are available for the 11 week program:

May 26 – August 9, 2015 or June 8 – August 9, 2015
Gaithersburg, MD (Washington, D.C. area)
Application Information

May 18-July 31, 2015
Boulder, CO
Application Information

NIST SURF participants will receive research fellowships of $5,500 for the 11 weeks in addition to a subsistence and travel allowance.

Students must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Applications must be submitted to the Fulton Schools of Engineering Undergraduate Student Engagement office in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, not directly to NIST SURF. Applications will be available soon with a late January deadline.

The NIST SURF Boulder application will be submitted in two parts. Initial applications will be reviewed internally and selected students will be requested to submit the remaining application documents with enough time to be reviewed and submitted to NIST SURF by the February 13, 2015 deadline.


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Paris Summer Program Accepting Applications

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Opportunities, Students, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Paris: Photography, Architecture, and the City of Lights Faculty Directed study abroad program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015! The program fee is $4995. Students will earn credit for GIT 494/598 Paris: Photography, Architecture, and the City of Lights (3 credits).

Quick Facts

  • May 13-26, 2015
  • Paris, France
  • Prerequisite: none

Notre Dame

Join Professor Penny Ann Dolin from the Polytechnic School on this unique photographic trip to Paris. Professor Dolin is an accomplished commercial photographer with a special focus on architecture. Visit with other professors in Paris from top photography and engineering schools, including a visit to the well know École Polytechnique, part of the ParisTech research and scientific teaching center.  Research how and why the great architecture of Paris were developed and designed.  Develop a visual appreciation for the style and design of the city through the creation of your own photo book.  This program will serve to deepen the understanding of the history and grandeur of what has been called the world’s favorite city.

Information sessions will be planned for the Spring 2015 semester. Sign up for the Fulton Engineering Study Abroad Newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on study abroad programs, deadlines, scholarships and other global opportunities.

Photo credit: Penny Ann Dolin

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England Summer Program Accepting Applications

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Announcements, Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

The Aero-Mechanics in England Faculty Directed study abroad program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015! The program fee is $6500. Students will earn credit for MAE 400 Engineering Profession (3 credits) and MAE 394 Aeronautics in England (3 credits).

Quick Facts

  • London, England and Southampton, England
  • July 4-August 8, 2015
  • Prerequisite: Tempe campus Mechanical and Aerospace rising juniors and seniors (the MAE 400 prerequisite of MAE 322 or MAE 325 will be waived for students participating in this program)
  • MAE 400 is a required course and MAE 394 is approved as a technical elective

Air DevilsThis program allows rising junior and senior Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students on the Tempe Campus to gain a global perspective on Aeronautics.  Spending a week in London and four weeks in Southampton, students will learn how the United States and the United Kingdom collaborated in shared technological innovation. Through museum visits and guest lectures, students will see many examples of European aircraft design.

This program is led by Tim Takahashi, Professor of Practice in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy,

Information sessions will be planned for the Spring 2015 semester. Sign up for the Fulton Engineering Study Abroad Newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on study abroad programs, deadlines, scholarships and other global opportunities.

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Fulton Schools in the news

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Alumni, Competitions, Faculty, Graduate Students, Research | 0 comments

In the news

The true story of the kids who beat MIT’s best robots (WIRED magazine)
Oscar Vazquez was one of four members of a team of Phoenix high school students who won a national underwater robot student competition sponsored by NASA, besting a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the top prize. Vazquez went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, graduating in 2009. His team’s surprising victory in the competition is recounted in WIRED in advance of the release of a new movie and a book about that achievement. Read the article.

DARPA is getting closer to an Iron Man suit (Popular Mechanics)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Defense is supporting research and development of technology designed to enhance the physical capabilities of soldiers. Among the projects is one being done at the Human Machine Integration Laboratory at ASU Polytechnic School. Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes is refining wearable technology to enable soldiers carrying heavy gear to move faster with less physical exertion. Read the article.

Building intelligent cities (ASU magazine)
A cover story on what ASU researchers are contributing to efforts to ensure the sustainability and quality of life for the future of cities spotlights work by Vijay Vittal and Guoliang Xue. As director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center, Vittal is overseeing projects to make electrical power girds that are more resilient, reliable and economically efficient. Xue is conducting research to improve the security of mobile social networks and smart grids. Vittal is the Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Xue is a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Read the article.

UNO names John W. Nicklow as new provost
(The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

John W. Nicklow, who received his doctoral degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University in 1995, was recently named provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of New Orleans. Nicklow’s doctoral studies adviser was Larry Mays, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Read the article.

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