Welcome to the spring 2020 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!

Fulton Schools student team Desert WAVE shows off their underwater robot.

Fulton Schools student team Desert WAVE shows off their underwater robot.

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 22, 2020
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Engineering Center G (ECG) patio, Tempe campus [map]

Find a student org!


Govern student orgs and campus life as part of the Fulton Schools Student Council. The 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


Sydney, Australia

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 opportunities 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

Applications are being accepted for the Fulton Schools Study Abroad Scholarship for the summer and fall 2020 semesters! Scholarships in the amount of $500-$1,000 will be awarded to eligible students participating in an ASU Study Abroad program. 

Learn more and apply by Saturday, February 1, 2020!


Rapid Resume Review session

The Fulton Schools Career Center can help you with a variety of career development challenges, including résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers.

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 your career goals to résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers, they have it all.

Explore the Career Center website


A student intern works on a computer.

A student conducts work at an internship.

Learn on the job

Classes and projects offer some great experience to put on your résumé. Internships give you practical work experience related to your major and a strong competitive advantage. Internships are usually one summer of supervised work experience related to your chosen career field. These experiential learning opportunities help foster your professional, personal and skill development, and on top of that, they’re usually paid! Experiential learning is a key element to transitioning from school-to-work. Check your academic department’s website about earning academic credit for internships.


A recruiter and student shake hands at Career Fair.

A recruiter and student shake hands at the Fulton Schools Career Fair.

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 2020 Fulton Schools Career Fairs: February 18–20, 2020.

Master’s and PhD Student Recruiting Day — Tempe campus
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate Recruiting Day — Tempe campus

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Recruiting Day — Polytechnic campus
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP), Polytechnic campus [map]

Learn more about Career Fair

Students in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment can attend career fairs for civil and environmental engineering (Tuesday, February 11, 2020, and Wednesday, February 12, 2020) and construction (Thursday, February 13, 2020, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and Wednesday, February 19, 2020). Find more details on Handshake.


FURI student Amanda Minutello talks with her mentor at a Tempe light rail station.

FURI student Amanda Minutello talks with her mentor, Professor Ram Penyala, at a Tempe light rail station. Minutello worked on a project analyzing potential high-speed rail technology connecting Arizona, Nevada and California.

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 24, 2020
1–3 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCT), Tempe campus [map]

Learn more about FURI


GCSP student Ava Karanjia works in the lab.

GCSP student Ava Karanjia conducts research in the lab.

Solve grand challenges

Interested in solving problems on a global scale? The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Scholars Program is another great opportunity for hands-on research with an interdisciplinary perspective and an entrepreneurial mindset. GCSP aims to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve society’s fourteen 21st century grand challenges through innovative curriculum, cutting-edge research or creative projects, multicultural experiences and service-learning.

Any current student in the Fulton Schools who meets the minimum criteria is welcome to apply

All GCSP students take FSE 150: Perspective of Grand Challenges on Engineering, a course designed to explore challenges and current work in the four Grand Challenges theme areas (Health, Sustainability, Security and Joy of Living), discuss the interdisciplinary and global nature of the challenges and their solutions and create a preliminary plan of study for completing the five competencies of NAE GCSP: talent, multidisciplinary, viable business/entrepreneurship, multicultural and social consciousness.

Learn more about GCSP


EPICS team solves solar challenges.

Students on an EPICS team work on solving solar energy challenges.

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


Devils Invent

Devils Invent participants work on their project.

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

Entrepreneurship + Innovation is an ASU organization designed to empower all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society. You will learn about technology innovation and marketplace impact through signature entrepreneurship and innovation programs, courses, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions and more! Throughout the semester, learn from successful entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, gather with like-minded students to build your venture team and learn new skills to help you on your path to entrepreneurship.

Join the innovators: Entrepreneurship and innovation happen at light speed. Keep up with weekly updates about Fulton Schools E+I events, deadlines and opportunities by signing up for the E+ I weekly newsletter.

Explore E+I offerings


You can learn to Make It Happen with a weekly interactive speaker series hosted by Entrepreneurship + Innovation. All students who want an edge in their future career and want to make an impact are invited to attend. Come learn tips and tricks from the pros to advance your career, life and ideas. See how you can make it happen starting with the first event of the semester on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Make It Happen: Matching ambitious learners with dynamic employers
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
1–2 p.m.
Polytechnic campus location to be determined
Sign up to attend this session and others throughout the semester!


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. Interested? Mark your calendar for Invent for the Planet in February!

Devils Invent: Invent for the Planet 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020–Sunday, February 16, 2020
Engineering Center F (ECF) and Engineering Center G (ECG), Tempe campus
Watch Inner Circle for the sign-up link!

Learn more about Devils Invent


Entrepreneurial Catalyst

Entrepreneurial Catalysts can coach you on using the Entrepreneurial Mindset in your project design and ideation process.

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.

Visit the Gen Labs today!


While you’re visiting the Gen Labs, be sure to book an appointment with our team of Entrepreneurial Catalysts, who provide guidance on opportunities in the realm of entrepreneurship + innovation at ASU and the Fulton Schools, and coaching on incorporating the Entrepreneurial Mindset into your project design and ideation process.

Meet with an Entrepreneurial Catalyst



Open Door volunteers

Fulton Schools students and faculty create hands-on projects for guests of all ages at Open Door to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators.

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 Days, ASU Open Door, EPICS High, Young Engineers Shape the World, FIRST® Robotics and FIRST® LEGO® League programs.

Coming up are the ASU Open Door outreach events. Mark your calendars for the Tempe and Polytechnic campus events, and watch Inner Circle for ways you can get involved!

ASU Open Door — Tempe campus
Saturday, February 22, 2020
1–5 p.m.
Tempe campus

ASU Open Door — Polytechnic campus
Saturday, February 29, 2020
1–5 p.m.
Polytechnic campus

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 who are volunteering and doing engineering outreach.

Learn more about Fulton Schools outreach


An E2C2 (gray shirt) helps orient new students during the E2 new student welcome event.

An E2C2 (gray shirt) helps orient new students during the E2 new student welcome event.

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


Peer career coaches.

Undergraduate and graduate student peer career coaches help students with career development, résumé writing, internship/job search resources, interviewing and other areas related to obtaining degree-related employment.

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 on Inner Circle.

Learn more about peer career coaches

The Fulton Schools Career Center is seeking to hire students to be Engineering Futures Mentors who will work with freshmen and sophomores to offer academic support, information, skill development, and advocacy.

Learn more information and apply! Use REQ number 57280BR to find the position.



Undergraduate teaching assistants help out in classes such as FSE 100.

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


A Fulton Ambassador (left) gives a tour to prospective students and their families.

A Fulton Ambassador (left) gives a tour to prospective students and their families.

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


Tutor helps students.

Tutors help their peers in coursework at the Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers on campus and online through Virtual Tutoring.

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 all Fulton Schools students. Watch for upcoming tutoring positions.

Learn more about becoming a tutor


Tempe residential community leaders

Residential community leads help new students by connecting them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment.

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.

Apply to be a peer mentor by Friday, January 17, 2020!

Learn more about peer leadership programs


Grads at Convocation.

Students celebrate the culmination of their academic journeys at the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony.

Celebrate the culmination of your ASU journey

Are you graduating this semester? Don’t forget to apply for graduation on My ASU by Monday, February 17, 2020! 

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. ASU Commencement ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020.

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. Watch Inner Circle for details about this semester’s Fulton Schools Convocation ceremonies.

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

Learn more about Convocation


Students take the pledge.

Graduating students and alumni can join the Order of the Engineer or take the Pledge of the Computing Professional.

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. Watch Inner Circle for this semester’s ceremony information.

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. Watch Inner Circle for this semester’s ceremony information.

Learn more about Pledge of the Computing Professional