Help create a circular economy for small format packaging

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Opportunities |

illustration of small format packagingWork with the Sustainability Consortium (Colgate, P&G, Clorox and others) to create a circular economy for small format packaging.

Currently, small products and packaging are not recyclable due to size and difficulty in sorting. Working on this new InnovationSpace project, students will conduct a landscape audit; redesign the equipment used to recycle, package, design and manufacture; service design and make the business case for it all.

This is an exciting, important project working with some of the leading global corporations!

Visit for the application and more information on all Fall 2020 projects.

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Finding success in the new normal

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Fulton Schools |

I’d like to commend you all for making the transition to remote delivery. As we enter the fourth week of social distancing, the faculty and staff remain fully committed to your academic success and well-being. Many support programs that you have come to rely on are still available — our tutoring center, career center and advisors are all operational and online.

While many things have changed around us, some things have not. We are proud of how faculty, staff and students have come together as a community. Please continue to support each other and uphold our code of conduct. Now is the time for all of us to step up as Sun Devils and professionals in the engineering, construction and technology fields we aspire to enter.

While you may not be able to interact in person, please stay connected to your faculty and advisors. Remember we are “better together apart” right now.

Stay safe, stay healthy and Go Devils!

Kyle Squires
Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

James Collofello
Vice Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

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

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Competitions |

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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