And the 2017-2018 SOAR Awards go to…

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Customize your experience, Events, Faculty Awards, Organizations and Teams, Spirit and Traditions, Staff, Students | 0 comments


In April 2018, Fulton Student Organizations hosted the annual Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) Ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding Fulton Student Organizations.

Kristina Halona, Antares Systems Engineering Lead at Orbital and former American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Phoenix board member, served as the keynote speaker. Approximately 100 student organization leaders and supporters attended the event.

See who our 2017–2018 winners are and read about their accomplishments.

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Compete for a new world record with Bayer, submissions due October 18

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Competitions, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams |

Bayer wants you to compete in its second Alka-Rocket Challenge!

Now is your chance to design and launch an Alka-Rocket in a competition to create a new Guinness World Record for the highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.

An Alka-Rocket is a classic model rocket experiment,  often built with a 35-millimeter film canister and propelled by a chemical reaction of water mixing with the effervescent tablets. The challenge is open to student teams from four-year accredited universities in the U.S.

A panel of judges– including a NASA astronaut, the president of the National Association of Rocketry and an executive editor of Scientific American Custom Media– will select four finalist teams based on the design, execution and creativity of each rocket. The fifth finalist team will be the fan favorite, determined by public voting between October 22 and November 2, 2018.

The teams announced on November 5 will travel to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in December to compete for $30,000 and a chance to hold the new Guinness World Records title.

Last year, the University of Minnesota set the record for the highest launch at 430 feet in the air, and they won $25,000. Think your team could be better?

Submit your proposals by Thursday, October 18, 2018, on

Questions? Consult the official guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions section, available online.

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Discuss nuclear peace treaties at first Pugwash meeting, April 10

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Participation |

Student Pugwash flier

Download the flier for more information.

Come to ASU’s first-ever Pugwash meeting!

Student Pugwash USA provides an open platform to discuss ethical, social and global implications of advances in the fields of science and technology. The club aims to promote the socially responsible use of science and technology within STEM careers.

This first general meeting features School for the Future of Innovation and Society faculty member Gregg Zachary. He will talk about the impact of nuclear weapons and how Pugwash has played a role in Nuclear Peace Treaties.

First General Pugwash Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6–8 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Changemaker Central, Tempe campus [map]

Questions? Contact the president of Pugwash ASU, Varun Susarla, at

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Inventor to present highly innovative turbine technology in China

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Faculty, Graduate Students, International Students, Organizations and Teams, Students |

The future has a big change in store for power generation and transportation. And, it starts with key advances in gas turbine technologies.

Professor Emeritus Joseph Y. Hui at Arizona State University has designed the Monarch Turbine Electric Airplane with an innovative gas turbine called the Jet Polygon Electric Generator. This generator powers multiple turbo electric fans so the aircraft can achieve lift and propulsion with over-the-wing airflow. The aircraft also has the capability to manipulate the direction of its engine’s thrust to achieve vertical take-off and landing. This design could be used for unmanned aviation vehicles and automated air taxis.

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Nominate an outstanding student org or leader for SOAR by April 4

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Customize your experience, Events, Nominations, Organizations and Teams, Spirit and Traditions, Students |

Are you involved in an outstanding Fulton Student Organization? Do you know a student organization leader who ought to be recognized for their hard work? Nominate them for a SOAR award! SOAR is the Student Organization Awards and Recognition Ceremony designed to recognize the accomplishments of Fulton Student Organizations for the 2017–2018 academic year.

Award nominees must be affiliated with a registered Fulton Student Organization in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Nominations must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

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Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional, April 16

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Events, Organizations and Teams |

Are you a graduating Fulton Schools student? Participate in this year’s Engineering Induction Ceremony!

Order of the Engineer and Pledge of the Computing Professional are rite-of-passage ceremonies for students graduating in engineering and computing sciences programs. Both ceremonies are intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates. A one-time initiation fee for the ceremony is $20.

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