Attend the Fulton Schools Spring Welcome for new students, January 10–11

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Organizations and Teams, Resources, Students |

Learn more about Academic Support programs, Peer Mentors, student clubs and organizations, the Fulton Schools Career Center and more amazing resources created to help you succeed at the New Student Welcome, hosted by the Fulton Schools.

New Student Welcome
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2–4 p.m.
Engineering Center G and F patio (ECG and ECF), Tempe campus [map]

For Poly students, check out the Spring Involvement Fair the next day to see the resources here for you.

Spring Involvement Fair
Thursday, January 11, 2018
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Backus Mall, Polytechnic campus [map

 

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Ask Me Anything with the Dean Squires and Vice Dean Collofello, November 27

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Events, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Organizations and Teams, Students |

Come out to a live Q&A with Dean Kyle Squires and Vice Dean Jim Collofello, hosted by the Fulton Student Council. Fill out the survey with all your engineering questions, then come out to the Memorial Union Lower Level Stage to speak with the deans! There will be food!

Monday, November 27, 2017
6–7 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Lower Level Stage, Tempe campus [map]

All FSOs are required to send at least one representative!

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Women in engineering pay it forward at Girls Make-a-thon

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Organizations and Teams, Outreach |

For the Maker Challenge, three eighth-graders on Team Seven work on their design for an all-in-one device that includes toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash.

A Saturday full of exploring engineering careers, brainstorming solutions and innovation awaited forty-five high school and middle school girls at the Memorial Union as part of the Girls Make-a-thon on November 4, 2017. The event gave the eighth through twelfth grade girls a chance to interact with women, including current Fulton Schools students and industry professionals, who are active in  engineering fields.

“I love outreach,” said Winter Calkins, a sophomore studying electrical engineering. “When I was growing up, I never saw anybody like me that was an engineer. I think that if I had had more exposure to engineering, I could have been on this career path a lot longer ago. I hope that I can expose girls to these kinds of ideas and role models.”  

Both Society of Women Engineers (SWE) members, like Calkins, and members of Women in Computer Science (WICS) were there to answer questions and share their experiences studying engineering.

“I’m pretty lucky that I have some really good female leadership at my company, but there is still some disparity there,” said Rie Hinze, a recent graduate and WICS member. “I want to make sure girls have exposure early on to computer science, exposure that I didn’t have.”

Fellow WICS member Julia Liu agreed.

“There are a lot of younger people here who really aren’t sure what they want to pursue, and I want to share computer science with them,” said Liu, a CIDSE mentor for ASU freshmen. “Especially being a woman myself, I want to show them that they can be successful.”

An hour-long Speed Networking Fair allowed the girls to talk with engineers in all branches, from electrical engineering to software engineering.

“Last year, I started coding. I wanted to make a website to start a business, so I was able to talk to some website people today. It was interesting to see the process,” said Esha Sidhu, a ninth grader.

The main activity for the day was the Maker Challenge, a competition between teams of three to four girls, where they created an idea that makes life easier in some way, be it an app or device. While they built the prototype, they stayed within a budget for their supplies, such as a duct tape, cling wrap and buttons.

With the clock set for one hour, brainstorming sessions ensued. Ideas ranged from consumer inventions, like slides to prevent a chair from squeaking when it is moved, to an app that would force quit apps a person spends too much time on. This challenge gave the girls a taste of a process well known to engineers.

Anjali Mulchandani, a doctoral student studying environmental engineering, encouraged her group to come up with improvements to mundane tasks.

“I’m really interested and invested in the future of women in engineering,” Mulchandani said. “I’m a firm believer that the workforce needs to represent the community that you’re working for.”

Though the girls are looking to enter an industry that is male dominated in both the classroom and workforce, they are even more determined about their choice.

“That’s why I want to go into engineering in the first place,” said Sara Curry, a junior who already studies engineering at a STEM-focused high school. “I kind of want to fight against that social standard.”

Sierra Smith, a high school freshman, shared that sentiment.

“I don’t really think about it,” Smith said. “I think about what I can do, and what I want to do, so I can pursue it.”

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Grab a slice at My Pie to support AZLoop, November 4

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Events, Organizations and Teams |

AZLoop Fundraiser flier

Come support innovation in Arizona, while enjoying pizza. AZLoop will host a fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at My Pie in Tempe. Twenty percent of all purchases go toward AZLoop, Arizona’s SpaceX competition team. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017
2–8 p.m.
My Pie Tempe, 777 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Find more information about the team at azhyperloop.com

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Want to win $100,000 to fund your technology venture? Apply for the ASU Innovation Open by October 29

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Competitions, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Students |

Student presents project at ASU Innovation Open

Submit your technology enterprise pitch to the Second Annual ASU Innovation Open, a multi-round competition granting $100,000 to a winning student-led team. Apply with a one-sentence pitch with your idea and an extended five-minute video including your concept, business model and team makeup by Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Apply for the ASU Innovation Open by Sunday, October 29, 2017

This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

The semi-finalists chosen will pitch their projects in person before a panel on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, Arizona. The five finalist teams will present to a panel during Final Demo Day at the Phoenix Open, on Friday, February 2, 2018, where the winning student venture will win the $100,000 prize.

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Volunteer at the Homecoming Block Party, October 28

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Organizations and Teams, Spirit and Traditions, Students |

Help us make the Homecoming Block Party a success!

2017 ASU HomecomingSupport the event as a volunteer or staff your student org’s exhibit table at the Homecoming Block Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017!

Homecoming Block Party
Saturday, October 28, 2017

3:45–7:45 p.m. (Game kickoff is at 7:45 p.m.)
Tooker House (TKRH), Tempe campus [map]

Sign up to volunteer!

 

By volunteering, you’ll receive:

  • A Fulton Schools volunteer t-shirt
  • A volunteer swag item
  • A volunteer meal voucher to the Tooker House dining hall
  • Dean’s Funding Points

Sign up to attend or exhibit!

If your student org isn’t already signed up, make sure you sign up to exhibit soon!

Or if you just want to enjoy the party, sign up to attend!

 

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