Design imitates life with new undergraduate certificate in biomimicry

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Degree Programs, Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

What would nature do?

The Biomimicry Center and School of Sustainability urge students to explore this question through the new undergraduate certificate in biomimicry. 

Biomimicry is a growing discipline that aims to apply designs and processes found in nature to create solutions for human challenges. This certificate, one of the first in the world, aims to help you integrate the principles of biomimicry into your discipline. 

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New online summer course: Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Degree Programs, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Students |

A new online summer course is now being offered, TMC 498/FSE 598: Ethics of Technology Entrepreneurship: Autonomous Vehicles, taught by Jason Bronowitz and Carolyn Hirata. The course fulfills the university literacy and critical thinking (L) requirement. This is a Summer B session course, running from Wednesday, July 3, 2019, through Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Review the syllabus to learn more.
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Get your questions answered at the SWE Graduate Panel, November 19

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Customize your experience, Degree Programs, Events |

Are you thinking about graduate school?

Hear from student panelists about their experiences in grad school at ASU. They will discuss the opportunities at ASU and elsewhere, the 4+1 Accelerated Master’s program and all the deadlines you need to know.

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Graduate Degree Panel
Monday, November 19, 2018
6 p.m.
Engineering Center G (ECG) 104, Tempe campus [map]

This panel is hosted by ASU’s SWE. Refreshments will be provided.

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Learn more about a master’s in science and technology with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Degree Programs, Graduate Students, Opportunities |

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On April 21, 2017, tens of thousands of people across the country marched for science. They were making the case for evidence-based policies and decisions in a world that increasingly seems to sideline science.

In this emerging world, there’s a growing need for a new kind of leader — one who can bridge the gap between science and technology and the policies that govern them and their use, and ensure that science and technology policies lead to a better future for everyone, whether they impact economic growth, food and the environment, health, or equity and equality.

The ASU Master of Science and Technology Policy uniquely prepares future leaders to ensure policies and decisions are informed by science, and responsive to society’s needs. If you have a science and engineering background, and are passionate about enabling science-informed and socially responsive policy, please check us out.

Learn more about the ASU Master of Science and Technology Policy program.

Questions? Contact sfisgrad@asu.edu.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Professor Andrew Maynard
Chair, ASU Master of Science and Technology Policy

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Solar energy graduate students visit Washington, D.C.

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Degree Programs |

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Students from the Professional Science Master’s Program in Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization (PSM SEEC) enjoyed a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. to study national and international energy policy, May 23-27. The trip, a required course for this 12-month graduate degree, included visits to congressional offices, lobbying groups, the Council on Foreign Relations and federal departments including the Department of Energy and General Accounting Office’s Natural Resources and Environment section.

The PSM SEEC is an interdisciplinary degree model that focuses on solar energy engineering and energy policy, readying STEM undergraduates for the dynamic renewable energy field. Learn more about the PSM SEEC.

 

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Pursue a sunny future with a graduate degree in Solar Energy Engineering & Commercialization

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Degree Programs |

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Have you ever thought about a career in solar energy? Lucky for you, one of the nation’s only graduate degree programs in solar energy is right here at ASU.  The Professional Science Master’s in Solar Energy Engineering & Commercialization (PSM SEEC) builds off of your undergraduate STEM degree with an interdisciplinary curriculum in solar energy engineering, energy policy and project financing.

Highlights of the PSM SEEC program:

  • 12 months to complete your master’s degree.
  • Week-long trip to Washington D.C. to study energy policy.
  • Small cohort of students who enjoy extensive interaction with industry professionals through exclusive mixers, conference attendance and an Industrial Advisory Board.
  • 4+1 program for mechanical engineering students.
  • Any STEM undergraduate major is eligible to apply.
  • Member of the WICHE/WGRP program, allowing residents of 14 Western states to participate at in-state tuition rates.

We are now accepting applications for fall 2016! Check out our website at: engineering.asu.edu/solar, or contact Karen Dada at kdada@asu.edu for more information.

PSM SEEC students volunteered to install PV systems on low-income housing during Solar Spring Break 2015.

PSM SEEC students volunteered to install PV systems on low-income housing during Solar Spring Break 2015.

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Alumni moves up at Amazon

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Alumni, Degree Programs |

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Rad Wendzich, a 2011 graduate of the Graphic Information Technology program and  winner of the CTI Senior of the Year award, has been promoted  to a senior UX designer at Amazon, the retail giant. A UX designer, or user focused designer, is involved with visual design considerations for web and app development. Amazon has traditionally been conservative when promoting their employees and it’s impressive to get promoted to a senior position after only 17 months in the company.

Visit the Graphic Information Technology degree program webpage or contact askgit@asu.edu.

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Scholarships available for a master’s degree in legal studies and patent practice

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Degree Programs, Opportunities, Students |

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Did you know you can sit for the patent bar exam and practice patent law without a law degree?

Consider applying for the new Master of Legal Studies’ Patent Practice degree program for the fall 2014 semester. This program, offered by ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is looking for full and part time students to start in the fall or spring semester. As a new program, there are ample scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester.

Having patent expertise and skills opens up many new career opportunities. Additionally, the median salary for patent agents having five or fewer years of experience is $95,000 and increases to $145,500 for those having more than 15 years of experience, according to the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2013 report. As an engineer with this type of master’s degree you would be eligible to sit for the patent bar exam and to become a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in just a few years.

Attend the information session to learn more:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5-6 p.m.
Armstrong Hall, Tempe campus [map]

For more information, contact mlsasu@asu.edu or call 480-965-1474.

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Register for FSE 294: Introduction to Systematic Innovation

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Announcements, Degree Programs, Students |

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Learn a step-by-step algorithm for creating innovations that can succeed in the marketplace by registering for FSE 294: Introduction to Systematic Innovation.

The Introduction to Systematic Innovation course introduces the latest thinking on perhaps the most overused, misunderstood concept of the 21st century—innovation. After exposing many of the current myths around innovation, students will learn and practice a proven step-by-step algorithm that can succeed in the marketplace. The course will arm students with a new level of skill that can be applied to technical problems as well as nontechnical ones, e.g., business, social, logistics and organizational. These skills can be a foundation for increasing likelihood of success in engineering, business, sustainability or any kind of scientific research activity.

The FSE 294 Introduction to Systematic Innovation (83790) course is taught by David Troness and will be offered in the fall 2014 semester in a hybrid online format with a class meeting on Thursdays from 4:40-5:30 p.m. This course meets an Entrepreneurship course requirement for Grand Challenge Scholars Program students.

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