Mexico summer 2016 study abroad program accepting applications

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Students | 0 comments

Join Enrique Vivoni, Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and the School of Earth and Space Exploration, on a trip to Mexico on the Water and Environmental Sustainability Training in Mexico program to learn about the water resources and environmental sustainability of the US-Mexico border. This course will introduce students to water supply issues through a multidisciplinary approach, learning about local climate and natural hazards, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, agricultural and socioeconomic activities, and water resources demands and supplies.

Students accepted into the program will earn credit for CEE 494/598 Water and Environmental Sustainability Training in Mexico (3 credits).  This course meets the following degree requirements:

  • Engineering: secondary focus requirement (consult with advisor)
  • Technological Entrepreneurship & Management: focus area credit

Program chairs are still evaluating this course – stay tuned for more details.

Applications are now being accepted for summer 2016! Learn more.


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Top innovations we’re thankful for

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Announcements, Fulton Schools | 0 comments

A few of our favorite things?

A few of our favorite things?

The Fulton Schools of Engineering is all about innovation. So when it comes to being thankful, our minds tend to focus on the breakthroughs, gadgets and inventions that make the world a better place.

Here are 10 game-changing innovations that we are thankful for:

The Internet: We love systems, information and data. The Internet is a win-win on all parts. It helps us share our discoveries and offers a platform in need of significant research. Besides, how else would we share cat videos?

Light bulb: From incandescent to CFL and now to LED lightbulbs that may last nearly 50 years, we’ve got plenty of options on how to shed light on all the amazing discoveries taking place in the Fulton Schools.

White light emitting lasers: This is a new discovery by a team of ASU researchers. They had us at lasers. Now we just need a few sharks.

Automobile/Internal Combustion Engine: Our students are going places. Sometimes they don’t want to ask for a ride.

Telegraph/Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell came up with a good one. Bet he had no idea it would give way to a platform for Angry Birds.

College Avenue Commons: This amazing building is home of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, which includes the Del E. Webb School of Construction. In the last year it has won every possible construction award. So we think it deserves a place on our list as well.

Airplane de-icing inspired by poison dart frogs: Konrad Rykaczewski and three ASU graduate students devised a method that would add a coating to aircraft surfaces that secretes antifreeze to prevent ice formation. The idea is based on how a tropical frog releases a toxic substance through its skin to protect itself. How cool is that?

Computer: This is truly a game changer, that has changed society and the world in an unlimited number of ways. Plus, you can use it to check the Fulton Schools Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alternative energy sources: Whether it is algae, solar or wind, our engineers are fascinated by the hows, whys and future of delivering these energy sources.

The X-ray: We are inherently curious and want to know how things work. That goes for the human body as well. This is just the start of better understanding of medical science.

There are so many things we didn’t include. What are you thankful for?

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Graduating? Register to walk in Convocation by Nov. 30

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Spirit and Traditions | 0 comments


Are you graduating? Don’t miss out on the fun at Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation!

This memorable, high-spirited event celebrates our graduating students. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and cheer for the class of 2015. To walk in convocation, you must register by Nov. 30 at My ASU (look for graduation tab).

Fulton Engineering Convocation
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]
Register to walk by November 30

Check-in for the event begins at noon at Sun Devil Club Plaza in the Desert Arboretum Park on the northeast side of Wells Fargo Arena. Here, you will receive your reader’s card, take pictures with Sparky, and decorate your mortarboard with toppers for your degree. Check-in ends at 1 p.m. Arrive early!

Learn more about our convocation at

Make plans to attend the University commencement ceremonies too!

Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, December 14, 2014
9 a.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]

Graduate Commencement
Monday, December 14, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]

Is your name always mispronounced? Make sure they get it right at graduation! Indicate the phonetic spelling of your name, or record the correct pronunciation, by sending an RSVP to—a link you will find on My ASU.

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Volunteer for FIRST LEGO League

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Opportunities, Outreach | 0 comments


AZFLL volunteers make a difference for thousands of children participating in robotics throughout Arizona.

Arizona FIRST LEGO League (AZFLL) is a signature outreach program of the Fulton Schools that introduces children to engineering habits of mind through LEGO robotics.  AZFLL relies on the volunteer support of ASU faculty, staff and students as well as industry partners.

Volunteers are needed for regional tournaments throughout the Valley and the state championship held at the Memorial Union on ASU’s Tempe campus.

Regional Tournaments
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Various locations around the Valley

State Championship
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus

What do AZFLL volunteers do? They make a difference in the lives of thousands of children by contributing to the success of robotics tournaments and events across the state of Arizona.  Whether you have a few hours to help on a weekend or have technical or nontechnical expertise, there is a volunteer role for you!

To be a volunteer, you need to register with the FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS).  Once you have set up a profile, you can apply to volunteer for specific roles at any of the 15 tournaments in Arizona.

All AZFLL events are eligible for Dean’s Funding points.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Velez at

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Apply for the eSeed Challenge by December 4

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Competitions, Customize your experience, Students | 0 comments

The eSeed Challenge is part of ASU’s Innovation Challenge program, a series of competitions that are defined and led by the University’s colleges and schools. The ASU Innovation Challenges engage students in the New American University design aspiration of valuing entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurial experiences to all ASU students.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering eSeed Challenge enables students to win up to $6,000 in seed funding and an all-expenses paid innovation field trip to advance their entrepreneurial ventures.

The eSeed Challenge is open to all ASU students who aim to prove or disprove that there is valid demand for a prototyped solution (product or service) beyond an initial beneficiary or customer. Organized by the Startup Center within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, this competition aims to strategically develop early-stage student ventures that may be well suited to compete for and win other ASU, local, national, and global entrepreneurship competitions. The eSeed Challenge also helps all supported ventures to develop repeatable and scalable business models, regardless of follow-on funding or support opportunities. Applications for the Fall 2016 cohort are due on December 4 at 12 p.m. Apply now.

Attend an information session on December 1 from 12-1 p.m. in Engineering Center F Wing 130 (ECF 130) to learn more. Sign up to attend.






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Fulton Schools news roundup

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Popular Science picks Fulton Schools innovation as a top world-changing technology
Every December for the past 28 years, the editors of Popular Science have sought out products and technologies poised to change our world. They review thousands of new products and innovations to choose the top 100 in 10 categories. This year ASU electrical engineering professor Cun-Zheng Ning and his research group have been awarded a 2015 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the engineering category for their breakthrough in demonstrating the world’s first white laser. Read on Full Circle

Innovators shine, earn funding through eSeed Challenge
The Fulton Schools of Engineering eSeed Challenge, the premiere program of the new Fulton Schools Startup Center, enables students to win up to $6,000 in seed funding and an all-expenses paid innovation field trip to advance their entrepreneurial ventures. Fifteen teams of student entrepreneurs pitched their business startup ideas Nov. 19 to a panel of experts, in the Fall 2015 eSeed Challenge. Ten of the teams were selected to receive an additional $5,000 in funds and admission into the eSeed Accelerator to further their ventures. Read on Full Circle

ASU engineers working to protect nation’s energy delivery systems from cyber attacks
Arizona State University has been named a partner in a $28.1 million national research program to develop cybersecurity tools and standards to protect the country’s electricity infrastructure from attacks. The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) is led by the University of Illinois which will work with 11 other universities including ASU. The Fulton Schools is leading ASU’s effort, under the leadership of Anna Scaglione and Gail-Joon Ahn. The CREDC consortium will undertake research, development, education, and outreach activities—with intense industry engagement—to develop solutions. Read on Full Circle

ASU grad combines art, construction skills to help honor fallen firefighters
The decorative concrete slab featuring an engraved Maltese Cross at the Arizona Fallen Firefighters & Emergency Paramedics Memorial was designed and etched by ASU alumnus Joshua Marriott. Marriott had studied art and architecture in college before coming to ASU and earning a degree in 2012 in construction management—with a concentration in concrete industry management—in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. Read on Full Circle

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‘Domesday’ prizewinner fashioned from cans and tripods

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Competitions | 0 comments

An ASU team earned third place in a recent national student competition at the Materials Science & Technology industry conference in Columbus, Ohio.

The Sun Devil Dome team – materials science and engineering seniors Ryan Treadwell and Michael Moorehead, and freshman Yegor Zenkov – won the prize in the ASM Geodesic Dome Design Competition, also known as the Domesday competition.

As Cast

The Sun Devil Dome team’s original casting of its geodesic dome for the “Domesday” competition.

Twelve teams from around the country earned their way into the event, including those from Virginia Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and the University of Connecticut.

Students were required to design and build small curved and latticed structures out of materials of their choice. The structures were then stress-tested in a device that could apply a force of more than six tons.

The domes were evaluated on the maximum load they could withstand, maximum load to weight ratio, maximum load to cost ratio, and aesthetics. Each team was also evaluated on a presentation made to judges.

The Sun Devil team’s dome was made entirely of recycled materials from aluminum cans and camera tripods, and alloyed with copper, then melted down in a homemade furnace constructed by Treadwell, Moorehead and some fellow ASU engineering students.

“When tested, our dome reached the maximum weight limit of the testing machine, of over 12,000 pounds, without noticeably yielding. The addition of copper to our aluminum casting played an important role in our dome’s strength,” Moorehead said.

The final polished Sun Devil Dome team's geodesic dome. it withstood a six-ton stress test.

The final polished Sun Devil Dome team’s geodesic dome. it withstood a six-ton stress test.

“The judges liked the fact that everything involved in the casting was student-made, all of the materials were recycled, and the dome never broke,” he said.

“This was the second year of the national contest, and the second year that an ASU team placed among the top three teams.  That is a great demonstration of the strong design skills that our materials engineering students are developing,” said Professor James Adams, chair of the materials science and engineering program.

Adams, the faculty adviser for both ASU teams, had all freshmen materials students in FSE 100 classes compete in a local geodesic dome contest. Freshmen Sunny Situ, Andy Situ, Nathan Fink and Jash Joshi – team name, the Metal Benders – won that contest.

“The dome they designed withstood a load of more than 5,000 pounds, an impressive achievement for an all-freshman team,” Adam said.

Several ASU teams presented their domes for review by fellow materials students. The structures made by the Metal Benders and the Sun Devil Dome teams were judged to have the best chance of being leading contenders at the Materials Science & Technology conference competition.

The competition was sponsored by ASM International, the world’s largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers.

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Participate in the BECUR Conference in Tucson, Feb. 20

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

2016 BECUR -1The University of Arizona Biochemistry Club is hosting their seventh annual Biology, Engineering, Chemistry Undergraduate Research (BECUR) Conference February 20, 2016 in Tucson.

Biology, Engineering, Chemistry Undergraduate Research (BECUR) Conference
Saturday, February 20, 2016

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Henry Koffler Building, 1340 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721

The BECUR Conference is a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to gain experience presenting their research to peers and faculty in a professional yet comfortable environment. In addition, participants have the opportunity to win travel and cash prizes at this conference, which are awarded to poster winners in each category (Biology, Engineering, Chemistry). Purdue University’s Hanley Distinguished Professor Michael Rossmann is the 2016 Keynote Speaker.

Undergraduate students from ALL disciplines are invited to submit abstracts by February 1, 2016 at, and students who are not currently working in research labs are also encouraged to attend and learn about some of the exciting research happening at the University of Arizona!

Contact the group at with any questions or concerns.

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Mix and mingle at the Talent Mixer, Dec. 4

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Events, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams | 0 comments

talentmixerDo you have a big idea? Do you want to network and connect with local startups and nonprofits? Come mix and mingle at the Talent Mixer!

Friday, December 4, 2015
5–7:30 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) 202, Alumni Lounge, Tempe campus [map]

RSVP today.

ASU student organizations SPARCe and Enactus are hosting an event on Friday, December 4 for entrepreneurs and students to come together and network. The Talent Mixer welcomes students of all majors and entrepreneurs from all fields.

Build connections and make your big ideas heard. Learn from experts in industry or fellow student entrepreneurs like yourself. There will be a keynote speaker and catered food!

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to network with the industry. RSVP on Facebook.

Questions? Contact SPARCe’s Director of Communications at

Like SPARCe on Facebook
See what we’re up to on Twitter
Join us on ASU’s Org Sync


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Enroll in SHS 461 – Accent Modification Course – Tempe Campus

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Students | 0 comments

The Speech and Hearing Department is offering SHS 461 Accent Modification during the Spring 2016 semester. This two credit hour course is designed for non-native accented English speakers. You will receive training from an Arizona-licensed and American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) and coaching from SLP graduate clinicians and their assistants. We are experts in accent modification training and we use evidence-based techniques to help you.

Enroll in the lecture and a lab session now.

SHS 461 22912 (Lecture)  Accent Modification – Friday:  10am-11am

SHS 461 25504 (Lab)  Accent Modification – Friday:  9am-10am    or

SHS 461 25505 (Lab) Accent Modification – Friday:  11am-12pm

For questions, please contact Myra Schatzki at


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Polytechnic Campus Faculty Directed Program Info Session, Nov. 24

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Students | 0 comments

Come explore the summer 2016 faculty directed study abroad programs offered by faculty at the Polytechnic campus.  Fulton Engineering faculty directed programs in attendance include:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
5-6:30 p.m.
Cooley Ballroom B, Student Union-Polytechnic campus [map]

Other programs attending include:

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Apply to Study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, deadline March 1

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Students | 0 comments

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is the Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering’s hand-picked exchange partner in Asia. Fulton Schools undergraduate students have the opportunity to study engineering (taught in English) at one of the top universities in the world for one or two semesters.

HKG Hong Kong Advertising

Many HKUST courses have already been pre-approved for transfer to ASU, including CEE 210, CEE 212, CSE 230, EEE 202, EEE 334, MAT 266, MAT 274, and PHY 121/122.

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year and Fall 2016 semester are due on March 1. Learn more.

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Research in Singapore in Summer 2016

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Research, Students | 0 comments

Gain research and global experience through the Summer Engineering Research Internship for U.S. Students (SERIUS) at the National University of Singapore in summer 2016. This eight week internship offers projects in:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate students should be in their junior year and should have relevant work/research/internship experience. Students will work with the Engineering Career Center to receive credit for FSE 484 Internship (3 credits). Barrett Honors College students must have a 3.25 GPA to be eligible to attend.

Applications are due January 22, 2016. Learn more.

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Undergraduate researcher positions open on Tempe campus

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Customize your experience, Research, Students | 0 comments

Hamid Marvi, an Assistant Professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, has multiple volunteer undergraduate student researcher positions open for the Design and Fabrication of Bio-inspired Robotic Systems project on the Tempe campus.

Students would be eligible to apply as a FURI student for the summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 semesters (proposals due March 1). This project would be suitable for an honors research/thesis.

To apply, review the posting and submit your application materials to Professor Marvi at

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Jobs and Internships – week of Nov. 23

Posted by on Nov 20, 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 392 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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Helios Scholars at TGen Summer Internship Program

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Career, Internships | 0 comments

The online application will be available January 5, 2016.

Education and Outreach Specialist at TGen, Julie Euber, will be on campus:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
noon – 1 p.m.
Academic Center (CNTR) 110, Polytechnic campus [map]

Friday, December 4, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Brickyard Artisan Court (BYAC) 110, Tempe campus [map]

Attendees will learn about the work being done at TGen, details about the internship program, how to write a strong personal statement, how to select and what to ask your references.

For more information:


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