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Welcome to the spring 2019 semester! As you settle into your classes, don’t forget about all the exciting things the Fulton Schools have to offer outside the classroom. See how you can customize your experience this semester whether you’re a new student, in your second semester or year, an upperclassman or a graduate student!

Join student orgs and teams

With more than 60 student organizations and teams, there’s bound to be at least one for you! You can join honors and professional societies, diversity organizations, service and major-specific groups and competitive teams. Find a group that suits your needs and interests, whether it is gaining hands-on experience working on a team or socializing with peers who share the same passion. Attend the Fulton Difference Spring Summit to learn more about student orgs, teams and other resources to help you be successful.

Fulton Difference Spring Summit
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) patio, Tempe campus [map]
Register to attend

Find a student org!


Govern student orgs and campus life as part of the Fulton Schools Student CouncilThe council serves as the voice for all registered Fulton student organizations and organizes events like social mixers and open forums.

Learn more about Student Council


Take your Fulton Schools education around the world

See the world in a new way and enhance your engineering education with study abroad! Programs during the semester and over the summer provide plenty of opportunity to enhance your understanding of engineering and technical concepts, global business perspectives, world issues and societies — experiences that help make you competitive in the job market.

See where you can study abroad


Get a jump start on your career

Think about your career from day one! Whether you’re just beginning to explore career paths or you’re looking for an internship or job, look no further than the Fulton Schools Career Center. From determining the right major for your career goals to résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers, they have it all.

Explore the Career Center website


Learn on the job

Classes and projects offer some great experience to put on your résumé. Internships and cooperative education programs give you practical work experience related to your major and a strong competitive advantage.

Learn more about internships and co-ops


Find career opportunities

Check Handshake for job and internship opportunities throughout the year, but don’t miss the Fulton Schools Career Fairs every semester. Save the date for the spring 2019 Fulton Schools Career Fairs: February 19–21, 2019.

Master’s and PhD Student Recruiting Day — Tempe campus
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate Recruiting Day — Tempe campus
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Recruiting Day — Polytechnic campus
Thursday, February 21, 2019

noon–4 p.m.
Location to be announced

Learn more about Career Fair


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. See past research projects and plan to attend the next FURI Symposium to learn more about student research.

FURI Symposium
Friday, April 19, 2019
1–3 p.m.
Location to be announced

Learn more about FURI


Solve grand challenges

Do you want to solve problems on a massive scale? The National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program is another great opportunity for hands-on research with a focus on developing an interdisciplinary perspective and an entrepreneurial mindset. GCSP aims to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve society’s fourteen 21st century grand challenges.

Students in the GCSP work towards achieving 5 competencies — research/creative project, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurship, multicultural, and service learning — through curricular and co-curricular experiences with mentorship provided by GCSP Faculty Advisors.

Learn more about GCSP


Be the change

Engineering Projects in Community Service, also known as EPICS, is an award-winning social entrepreneurship and design-based community service program. Through EPICS, you have the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to problem-solving while making an impact in the community. You can get started with EPICS by taking the FSE 104: EPICS Gold I course.

Learn more about FSE 104: EPICS Gold I


Learn how to be an entrepreneur (it’s not as scary as it sounds!)

Entrepreneurship + Innovation empowers all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society.

Explore E+I offerings


The Generator Labs, located in Engineering Center G-Wing on the Tempe campus, is a space that provides resources to support the Fulton Schools’ entrepreneurial students. Three lab spaces, a café lounge area, and access to faculty and mentors, make the Gen Labs an ideal space for all engineering majors who want to change the world.

Devils Invent is a series of weekend-long engineering challenges where you can design, build and implement innovative solutions to thematic problem statements submitted by community and industry partners. Sign up for the next Devils Invent: Invent for the Planet:

Devils Invent: Invent for the Planet 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019–Sunday, February 17, 2019
4:30 p.m. Friday–3:30 p.m. Sunday
Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) Generator Labs, Tempe campus [map]
Sign up to participate!

Learn more about Devils Invent


Encourage the next generation of engineers

At the Fulton Schools, we like to share our passion for STEM education with the wider community and help young students see engineering as a path they, too, can pursue. You can give back to the community through a number of outreach opportunities we do every year. These include Field Trip DaysASU Open Door, EPICS High, Young Engineers Shape the WorldFIRST® Robotics and FIRST® LEGO® League programs

Each year, we host a number of summer camps that engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities to inspire a passion for STEM. Faculty and staff often recommend exceptional students to serve as counselors and the K-12 Engineering Education team has their eyes out for those that are volunteering and doing engineering outreach.

Learn more about Fulton Schools outreach


Help new Fulton Schools students

We hope you all had a great time at E2 before your freshman year! You likely made new friends and got an inside look at the Fulton Schools from the upper division students who serve as camp counselors, or E2C2s, as well as E2 Leads. As an E2C2, you can help incoming students throughout camp to learn skills that are important to their success at the Fulton Schools through a variety of fun and interactive activities. E2 Leads are the behind-the-scenes planners of E2. Watch for application instructions in Inner Circle in the spring.

Learn more about E2 leadership


Provide career guidance and resources

As we make our way through career fair and recruiting season you’ve likely come in contact with the Fulton Schools Career Center peer career coaches at workshops and one-on-one appointments. These undergraduate and graduate student leaders are trained in career development, résumé writing, internship/job search resources, interviewing and other areas related to obtaining degree-related employment.

If you’re passionate about helping other students be successful in their careers, look for openings in Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week on Inner Circle.

Learn more about peer career coaches


Be a leader in the classroom

You can also be a leader in the classroom as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) or as an ASU 101 Section Leader. Successful sophomores, juniors and seniors are chosen to serve as teaching assistants in a variety of Fulton Schools classes, including ASU 101, FSE 100 and EGR 101.

Talk with your professor about getting involved as a UGTA for a specific class, or watch for application openings on the UGTA website.

Learn more about UGTA opportunities


Be the face of the Fulton Schools

Fulton Ambassadors are a select group of students who interact with prospective students by giving tours, hosting students on shadow days, sharing personal experiences and getting the word out about opportunities available at the Fulton Schools. They represent all majors at the Fulton Schools on both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses. 

Do you want to be a Fulton Ambassador? Polytechnic-campus-based students can apply year-round. Tempe-campus-based students should watch Inner Circle for application opportunity announcements.

Meet the Tempe campus Fulton Ambassadors Meet the Polytechnic campus Fulton Ambassadors


Assist your peers with their coursework

Student tutors at the Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers help their fellow students with coursework in Tempe and virtually to support Polytechnic campus and online students. Watch for upcoming tutoring positions.

Being a Study Group Lead allows you to provide small group academic review and support to students in targeted high stakes courses. Watch Inner Circle for opportunities.

Learn more about becoming a tutor


Help your peers outside of the classroom

The transition to university life can be a challenge, but residential community leaders are here to help. As a residential community leader, you make a difference in new students’ success by connecting them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment. 

Community assistants are community leaders on each floor of a residence hall. As a community assistant, you are expected to actively build relationships with other students on their floor community, serving as a mentor, resource referral and role model to others.

Whether you are on or off campus, peer mentors are another resource for academic and social success. On campus, they help shape the community. For off campus and transfer students, they help build a Fulton Schools identity and connection with students who don’t live on campus.

Watch Inner Circle for opportunities to apply for these leadership positions.

Learn more about peer leadership programs


Celebrate the culmination of your ASU journey

Graduation from ASU involves two ceremonies: ASU Commencement and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation ceremony.

ASU Commencement is where the university celebrates all ASU graduates. The ceremony is split between an Undergraduate Commencement and a Graduate Commencement.

Convocation is a high-spirited ceremony to celebrate undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the six Fulton Schools. This is the ceremony where your name is announced and you walk across the stage to receive congratulations from the deans and program chairs.

If you’re graduating this semester be sure to start planning your mortarboard decorations! We hold a mortarboard contest at Convocation to choose the top three most innovative designs for some great Fulton Schools swag. See some of our past favorite mortarboard decorations.

Learn more about Convocation


Commit to lifelong engineering excellence

Fulton Schools tradition extends beyond graduation as well. Make a lifelong commitment to the engineering ideals of integrity, pride and responsibility through the Order of the Engineer. Graduating seniors of ABET-accredited engineering programs are eligible for this national organization that fosters a unity of purpose for engineers.

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 9, 2019, for the Tempe campus event and Monday, April 15, 2019, for the Polytechnic campus event. More information to follow.

Learn more about Order of the Engineer


Additionally, the Pledge of the Computing Professional is for students in computer science and related programs, modeled after the Order of the Engineer. It promotes and recognizes the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 9, 2019, for the Tempe campus event and Monday, April 15, 2019, for the Polytechnic campus event. More information to follow.

Learn more about Pledge of the Computing Professional