Sign up for the First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge — begins April 1

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Competitions | 0 comments

Elevate. Endure. Support. tagline for the UAS First Responder Challenge.The First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge is a competition specifically designed to crowd-source as many inventive drone designs as possible for first responders. Will you push the innovation envelope and accept our invitation to be the “Last Drone Standing?”

The Challenge presents a unique opportunity to use your ingenuity and hardware build expertise to design a drone prototype that will fly for the longest time possible while carrying a 10-pound payload. Competition awards up to $552K in prizes will be awarded to the top three best designs that meet program requirements, and also include a variety of ‘best-in-class’ awards for specific drone capabilities. You and your team will be directly helping to advance UAS technology focused on supporting the needs of the public safety community and its stakeholders.

The competition will be launched on April 1, 2020, and is open to individuals, groups, entrepreneurs, university students, research and development projects, and companies within the United States. More details are coming soon.

Sign up for updates including notification of the official Challenge launch notice or download the flyer.

NIST is the Federal Laboratory for promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.  PSCR, a division of NIST, acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory for the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of only the most critical public safety technologies.

This Invitation Challenge comes to you by Capital Consulting Corporation and ASURE under contact with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communication Research Division.

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New master’s program looking for bold thinkers

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Degree Programs |

MS Innovation and Venture DevelopmentWho: Ambitious, bold, creative thinkers with an insatiable desire to start something that makes a difference in the world. In other words, you.

What: A partnership between the schools of engineering, business and design — a master’s program that delivers what’s been missing from other entrepreneurial programs: studio-based, student-centric, experiential learning. Come in with a passion to build something, leave as a founder. The degree has a STEM certification, which activates expanded benefits for veterans, as well as scholarship programs structured to support students in STEM-related fields. It also provides international students with a 24-month Optional Practical Training extension beyond the standard 12-month OPT limit. Learn more.

When: Fall 2020, before you know it. The priority deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2020, followed by rolling deadlines until fall.

Where: The new Novus Innovation corridor in Tempe; in a space made for creative collaboration.

Why: Leave with a roadmap for successful ventures, whether you’re looking to start something on your own or lead innovation inside a large organization. Three schools, one integrated program, one year. Your venture.

Take the Leap. Apply now!

Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the W. P. Carey School

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Innovation Showcase photo gallery

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Customize your experience, Students |

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Innovation Showcase celebrates our commitment to innovation and the amazing work produced by students and faculty.

Many of the projects on display began with an industry request for help to solve a problem. The problems were then matched with students, who worked in teams with faculty mentors to come up with tangible solutions. It is use-inspired research and design that solves industry issues while giving industry leaders an up-close-and personal look at students, who they often go on to hire.

Meet the next generation of problem solvers. View the Innovation Showcase photo gallery on Flickr.

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Apply to be a UGTA or ASU 101 Section Leader by Dec. 18

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Customize your experience |

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UGTAs) and ASU 101 Section Leaders improve the educational experience of freshmen by including successful students like you in the classroom. UGTAs and Section Leaders assist a faculty member in their program to engage students in exploratory and collaborative learning activities in a freshman-level class.


  • Spend about five hours per week assisting a faculty member in the classroom or lab.
  • Meet with your faculty member on a regular basis to prepare for activities.
  • Enroll in FSE 201: Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1 unit) in fall semester.


  • Improve communication and leadership skills.
  • Develop a working relationship with a faculty member in your program.
  • Earn valuable experience for your résumé.
  • Get recognized at an appreciation dinner with the Schools’ leadership.
  • Earn course credit on your transcript.
  • Receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of the semester (yes, we’ve doubled the stipend from previous semesters!).


  • Sophomore, junior, or senior level.
  • Academic good standing.
  • For some courses, UGTAs must have completed the course with a grade of “B” or higher.

Apply now!

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