Support Fulton Student Council’s Engineering Leadership Summit

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Customize your experience, Faculty, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Spirit and Traditions, Staff, Students | 0 comments

Fulton Student Council (FSC) is excited to host the 34th Annual Engineering Leadership Summit with the National Association of Engineering Student Councils. This two-day event brings 250 multidisciplinary engineering student council members from over 60 ABET accredited universities across the nation to participate in events like Industry and Faculty Speaker Sessions, Industry Tours in the greater Phoenix area, Skills Sessions on hard skills, a brand new Design Competition and Council Chats on topics that impact councils and engineering schools alike.

 

National Association of Engineering Student Councils Inc. (NAESC) was established in 1983 as an avenue for engineering student councils from around the United States to communicate and share ideas to be more effective organizations at their home schools. To achieve these goals NAESC Inc. works to facilitate communication among member schools, promote engineering education, organize programs and events, provide as a resource about engineering student activities and serves as a collective voice for engineering student councils.

 

By supporting Fulton Student Council as they host the 2018 Engineering Leadership Summit, you as a donor, will be an integral member of each students’ support system as they seek information, improve themselves through professional development and serve their universities and the engineering community at large. Any amount of financial support will directly contribute to the impact that the summit will have on the industry’s future engineering leaders and innovators.

 

Support the group today! 

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Volunteer at ASU Open Door, January 26 and February 24

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Customize your experience, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Outreach, Students |

Volunteer at ASU Open Door

We need your help at ASU Open Door! The Tempe and Polytechnic campuses will soon host visitors to explore and experience the creative energy that powers a world-class university — and the Fulton Schools play an important and major role.

You can help us make this awesome event a success! Volunteer positions range from assisting with hands-on activities to helping set up and clean up.

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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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Fulton Schools students support veterans and Operation Enduring Gratitude for Veterans Day

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Fulton Schools, Outreach, Students |

Students in construction gear post for a photo.

Students from the Del W. Webb School of Construction helped veterans by building concrete mobility ramps as part of Operation Enduring Gratitude before Veterans Day.

In the spirit of Veterans Day, four U.S. military veterans with physical challenges had concrete mobility ramps built at their homes by volunteers organized by the Fulton Schools’ Del E. Webb School of Construction.

Sixteen students from among members of the ASU chapter of the American Concrete Institute, the Fulton Student Veteran Organization and Advancing Women in Construction joined 10 craftsmen from three local concrete construction companies in using concrete from two ready-mix producers to construct ramps enabling the veterans to easily enter and exit their residences.

The work was done in support of Operation Enduring Gratitude, an organization that aids veterans in acknowledgement of their sacrifices in defense of the nation.

Watch local news coverage of their work, and check out our photo gallery:

 

 

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Pitch your ideas for K-12 education solutions to Ed Pitch by November 27

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Competitions, Opportunities, Outreach, Students |

Take part in Ed Pitch, a pitch program to generate education solutions for K-12 classrooms launched by Social Venture Partners Arizona.

In an effort to support the Arizona Education Progress Meter, Ed Pitch challenges college-level students to develop innovative education solutions that support at least one of the key metrics identified to elevate the state’s public school system.

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Volunteer at the SWE Girls Make-A-Thon, November 4

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Faculty, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Students |

 

Girls Make-A-Thon flier

Join the Society of Women Engineers and volunteer at the Girls’ Make-A-Thon on Saturday, November 4, 2017!

Girls Make-A-Thon
Saturday, November 4, 2017

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Ventana Ballrooms, Tempe campus [map]

Sign up to volunteer!

Girls in 8th to 12th grade will come to campus to enjoy a day filled with fun activities that teach them to be successful in engineering. The girls will get a chance to network with female ASU engineering faculty and students as well as women in the engineering industry.

The event also includes a Make Challenge where attendees will design and make a solution to an engineering problem.

 

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