Apply for the ASU Innovation Open and get up to $100k in funding! Submit your five-minute pitch video by October 31

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Competitions, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Students |


Calling all entrepreneurs! The best collegiate student-led tech startups are encouraged to apply for the ASU Innovation Open!

ASUio flyerThe fourth annual ASU Innovation Open will be awarding up to $300,000 in cash prizes — you could win up to $100,000 cash for your venture!

Apply by Thursday, October 31, 2019, with a standard five-minute video pitch!


  • $100k cash — IoT prize sponsored by Avnet
  • $100k cash — Climate Change prize sponsored by  Breakthrough Energy Ventures   (Bill Gates led fund)
  • $25k cash — Technology for Social Equity Prize sponsored by Zero Mass Water
  • $25k cash — Sensor prize sponsored by ON Semiconductor   
  • $25k cash — Hardware Engineering prize sponsored by SilSync
  • $25k cash — Autonomous Vehicle prize sponsored by State Farm

The semi-finalist and finalist ventures will be invited to compete at Sun Devil Stadium on January 31, 2020.

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Lab engineer opportunity for ENEA Software & Services, Inc.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Career, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Students |

ENEA Software & Services, Inc. is now offering a Lab Engineer position.ENEA logo

The Lab Engineer will work in a lab environment conducting technical evaluations of equipment, troubleshooting and fixing issues, coordinating with engineering team and staff. Bachelor’s of science in computer science or software engineering required. Learn more information and apply!


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Graduate students: Apply for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute boot camp or study abroad by October 30!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Graduate Students, Opportunities, Participation |

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute logoThe STRI-ASU collaborative research initiative invites applications for graduate students interested in being trained in tropical science in Panama. You may apply either to attend the Tropical Ecology and Conservation Boot Camp, which runs January 13-31, 2020, or the ASU Tropical Biology Study Abroad Course, which runs June 2-19, 2020. The two courses are described in more detail below. Accepted students will have their full costs of course attendance covered (tuition, airfare, room and board), with an option to apply for support to remain in Panama for up to three additional months to collect data for seed projects. Note that salary and health insurance are not included, so you should work with your advisor and graduate program director to ensure adequate coverage.

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Explore the deep learning revolution at this Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series event, November 5

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Events, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

Arntzen Grand Challenges Lecture Series flyerArtificial intelligence is a branch of engineering that has traditionally ignored brains, but recent advances in biologically inspired deep learning have dramatically changed AI and made it possible to solve problems in vision, speech planning and natural language. If you talk to Alexa or use Google Translate, you have experienced deep learning in action.

In this lecture, explore the past, present and future of deep learning with Terrence J. Sejnowski from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Submit your video for the National Cybersecurity Month Video Contest by October 28!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 in Competitions, Graduate Students, International Students, Students, Transfer Students |

October is National Cybersecurity Month, and ASU wants to celebrate with a student video contest! ASU’s University Technology Office is sponsoring a video contest. Join for some great prizes.

Learn more about the contest and video requirements.

Students with the best videos can win up to $250 in gift cards!  

Submit your video today to!

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Get free access to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times through the ASU Library

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Graduate Students, International Students, Resources, Students, Transfer Students |

In the era of “fake news” it’s important to develop effective news-reading habits. The ASU Library now makes available free digital access to both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times for all faculty, staff and students.

When browsing from the “ASU” Wi-Fi network, access to the New York Times is free. Off-campus, you’ll need to register. All access to the Wall Street Journal requires registration.

You can register for free access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal from anywhere through the ASU Library.

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