Register for the StoryCorps One Small Step project by July 19

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Events, International Students, Opportunities, Participation, Students, Transfer Students |

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University will host StoryCorps’ One Small Step project on campus this August. The One Small Step project aims to bring two people who disagree politically closer together through civil discourse led by a moderator.Three people sitting around table
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Graduates: Decorate your mortarboard to win Fulton Schools swag!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Customize your experience, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

A grad shows off her mortarboard decoration

Rev up your creativity and get your glue guns ready! Three students will be selected from each Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, and recognized at the end of the ceremony for their mortarboard decorations. It’s a great chance to win some Fulton Schools swag!

See some of our favorites from past ceremonies.

No time to design your own? Download and print one of our pre-made mortarboard toppers!

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Graduate students from Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia earn seed grant for making waste material useful

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in International Students, Opportunities |

LMI Young Scientist

Arizona State University’s Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Young Scientist Program, funded by the U.S. State Department, aims to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and the creation of a network of young scientists in the LMI countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The program organizes an annual competition where participants will be invited to submit project proposals before a reviewing committee for a chance to receive up to $15,000 in seed funding to implement their projects. Proposals are be selected for funding based on feasibility, innovation, impact and replicability.

The winning team from 2018 is comprised of team members Tran Nguyen Phuong Lan from Vietnam, Bundit Buddhahai from Thailand, and Chanreaksmey Taking from Cambodia. Their project proposes to use rice husk ash (RHA), largely abundant in the Lower Mekong and currently a waste material (or sparingly used in low value-added applications) to synthesize zeolites, which are excellent adsorbents of heavy metal ions. The team plans to develop a composite material using zeolites in a cellulose acetate matrix, with the goal of producing a reusable fiber for large-scale heavy metal removal in wastewater treatment processes.

The project’s innovations include the source of the silica to produce zeolites (RHA is a highly abundant waste product in the Lower Mekong region), as well as the production of a low-cost composite material that could allow zeolites to be reused after the adsorption of heavy metals. This project has commercialization potential.

Read more about this program and the seed grant competition’s winning project.

Graduate and doctoral students in fields related to public health and bioinformatics looking for seed funding for their innovations are encouraged to apply for the fully funded 2019 LMI Young Scientist program by Friday, May 17, 2019.

Applicants must be citizens of Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam. If selected, applicants who are currently living outside of the LMI countries will have to support their own travel to their home country, since the program will only cover regional travel. Learn more.

Share this opportunity with friends and colleagues in the LMI region!

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Graduating students: The deadline to register for the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremonies is April 15

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Don’t forget this assignment: Register for Fulton Schools Convocation! The last day to register is Monday, April 15, 2019.

Go to the “Graduation” tab in your MyASU page for the RSVP form to register to attend the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremonies.

If you miss the deadline, we cannot guarantee seats for you or your family at the ceremony.

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Tips and suggestions for final exams

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, International Students, Resources, Students |

The end of the spring 2019 semester is fast approaching and your academic success, as well as your health and wellness, are important to us.

Whether you are a first-year student facing your first round of final exams, or a graduate student preparing for Commencement, proper planning is key.

You may want to consider following some of these tips and suggestions:

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Join efforts to prevent sexual violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Events, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and ASU has several opportunities for you to be part of a community-wide effort to prevent sexual violence. The national theme for SAAM this year set by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is “I Ask.” You can set an example for your peers and loved ones, and change consent from being prescriptive to empowering.

Here are some ways you can be involved:

Thank you for your support, and please feel free to reach out to consent@asu.edu if you have any questions.

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Visit the Job and Internship Seekers’ Career Conference on May 13

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Alumni, Career, Events, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, International Students, Opportunities, Students |

All Fulton Schools students and alumni are invited to the Job and Internship Seekers’ Career Conference on Monday, May 13, 2019. Come and learn how to prepare for fall recruiting seasons and how to be ready for summer offers. Check out the flyer for more details about the event.

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Participate in a study to improve prototyping activities in engineering education

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in International Students, Opportunities, Students |

Prototyping survey and a chance to win a $10 gift card from Amazon

You can help improve prototyping activities in project-based learning and engineering design by participating in a research study conducted by the Engineering Education Systems and Design program at ASU.

Complete this 10-minute survey and get entered to win one of five $10 Amazon gift cards!

By showing your understanding of prototyping in this survey, researchers involved in the study will gain an understanding of the role of prototyping in design. The study will provide insight on how to scaffold prototyping activities to help students like you be more reflective about their design behavior and how to model professional team prototyping activities.

Questions? Contact Research Assistant and doctoral student Hadi Ali at hwali@asu.edu.

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