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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Fulton Engineering degree programs: biomedical engineering

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Degree Programs |

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Biomedical engineering is an emerging field that offers significant opportunities to improve the human condition. Biomedical engineers seek to understand, define and solve problems in medicine, physiology and biology, including:

  • Optimizing strategies for human movement, gait analysis and anthro-robotic systems.
  • Robotic devices and low-tech devices to improve physical and cognitive impairments.
  • Artificial organs, cardiovascular engineering, bioseparations and biocomplexities.
  • Biosensors, bioinstrumentation and bio-MEMs research diagnostics tools to monitor human health and the environment.

People are living longer thanks, in part, to significant advances in medical devices and technologies. With the aging of the baby boom generation, the need for medical procedures and innovation is expected to grow.

Biomedical engineering is expected to have the highest job growth of any occupation over the next decade. According to the U.S. Labor Department, employment of biomedical engineers is expected to grow by 72 percent, adding nearly 12,000 jobs between 2008 and 2018.

Faculty in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering have specialized expertise in bioimaging, biosensors and bioinstrumentation, molecular, cellular and tissue engineering, neural rehabilitation engineering and synthetic biology and systems.

Design experience is integrated through all four years of the program. Students also benefit from strong faculty connections to clinical partners and industry to gain hands-on experience in research labs and through internships.

Learn more about biomedical engineering.

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Fulton Engineering degree programs: informatics and engineering management

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Degree Programs |

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At the Fulton Schools of Engineering, our students have opportunities that allow them to be engineers from day one. We have 14 degree programs and endless ways to customize your college experience both in and outside of the classroom. Over the next several weeks, we will highlight our degree programs, student organizations, leadership and mentoring opportunities and ways to get involved in undergraduate research.

Two relatively new programs in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering are informatics and engineering management.

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Master Black Belt candidates move closer to certification

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Degree Programs, ic |

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Regents' Professor Douglas Montgomery leads a class in the Master Black Belt certification program.

Regents’ Professor Douglas Montgomery leads a class in the Master Black Belt certification program.

Nine business professionals recently completed the Master Black Belt (MBB) program at ASU, putting them a step closer to achieving the Master Black Belt certification. In the final step of the program, candidates will submit a white paper outlining how Six Sigma will be deployed within their organizations.

The hybrid program combined intensive classroom training at ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) with online resource courses to deliver a unique educational experience.

The Master Black Belt certification program began with a five-day class formatted to include lecture, discussion, activities and student presentations. Classes were instructed by one of ASU’s three Master Black Belt instructing faculty: Regents’ Professor Douglas Montgomery, and professors Connie Borror and Alberto Filjardo.

Following the class, participants completed five online courses that served as resources for demonstrating their knowledge of key concepts by completing their white paper.

The participants learned technical principles, emerging technologies and information that benefits a career and a company. With the help of their training, they now understand the mathematical theory on which these statistical methods are based, and how to apply these methods in unusual situations.

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification provides participants with the knowledge and resources to represent and wield the technical leadership of the Six Sigma program. Six Sigma is a systematic approach that promotes continual improvement of important processes in various industrial environments. It was developed by Motorola in 1985 and is used by such industries as banks, manufacturing facilities and hospitals.

The Master Black Belt is the highest ranking in the Six Sigma program.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE) administers the MBB program, one of many short courses and professional development programs aimed at helping engineers professionals advance in the workforce.

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Fulton Engineering in the news

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Degree Programs, ic |

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DEWA signs MOU with First Solar (Smart Energy Universe)
ASU’s Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization professional science master’s program is collaborating with the Arizona-based First Solar company on a project to provide special training to engineers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

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Effort to boost Vietnam’s engineering education gains major industry partner

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Degree Programs, Fulton Schools, ic, Outreach |

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Program works to bolster global high-tech industry

Arizona State University’s effort to modernize engineering education in Vietnam has gained another major industry partner.

National Instruments will team with ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to provide research and teaching tools to engineering programs at eight Vietnam universities and vocational education institutions.

The company’s contribution will also include training and certification courses in the use of the computer software, hardware and other technologies it will provide. In all, the company’s investment is valued at about $7 million.

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Fulton Engineers raising funds to send medical clinic to Kenya

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Alumni, Degree Programs, ic, Students |

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G3Box is a more than for profit company that sells shipping containers converted into medical clinics to customers seeking a a durable, semi-mobile, and stand-alone facility that is ideal for remote environments.

G3Box is a “more than for profit” company that sells shipping containers converted into medical clinics to customers seeking a durable, semi-mobile, and stand-alone facility that is ideal for remote environments.

G3Box, a startup company formed by students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering as part of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, is now in its final week of fundraising to send a mobile medical clinic to Kenya to provide women in the region with a sanitary place to give birth and obtain medical treatment.

The group has had strong support toward its goal of raising $17,650 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, including a significant boost from Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Axosoft.

After Axosoft CEO Hamid Shojaee saw the campaign on Facebook, he encouraged employees to contribute with the incentive that Axosoft would give 4:1 for each donation. Employee donations and company matching raised $5,000 for G3Box.

“I recently came back from a vacation to Africa, one of the most amazing places I had visited,” says Shojaee. “During this vacation we went to a local village and witnessed first-hand how beneficial a simple health clinic could be to Africa’s poor communities. It’s the type of thing that actually saves lives. It’s not just for research in the hope for an eventual cure that might someday save lives—it’s actual saving of lives using simple technologies we already have in the modern world.”

“Ultimately, the goal is to save and sustain lives in developing countries. Getting the word out about this campaign and garnering this incredible community support is just the beginning of doing that,” says Susanna Young, CEO and co-founder of G3Box.

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Online electrical engineering degree program offers advanced education, ease of access

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Degree Programs, Fulton Schools, ic |

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Beginning in fall 2013, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University will offer its renowned Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree program in electrical engineering in an online format.

“We want to offer an option to working professionals motivated to pursue an electrical engineering degree.  It combines the convenience of an online format with interaction with our faculty, who through their dedication to teaching and innovation in research have made our electrical engineering program one of the top in the nation,” says Paul Johnson, professor and dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Online modeling and simulation degree program opening doors to opportunity

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Degree Programs, ic |

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Sexton Montague Modeling Simulation Grads

Robin Sexton (left) and Chesley “Burt” Montague earned degrees from Arizona State University in 2012 through the online Master of Engineering in Modeling and Simulation  program in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. They say the higher level of education the program provided enhanced the skills and knowledge they use as computer modeling and simulation experts for the U.S. Army.

Robin Sexton and Chesley “Burt” Montague can boast of combined decades of on-the-job experience in a critical and highly specialized technical field. Their experience has been not only extensive but also especially intensive because while they describe what they do simply as “making games,” these games are serious ones.

The computer software experts are civilian employees of the U.S. Army, working at the Fires Battle Lab at Fort Sill – “the artillery capital of the world” – in Oklahoma. Montague is chief of the lab’s modeling and simulation division, Sexton is the lab’s senior modeler.  Their team develops software programs that help provide military leaders data and analysis for advanced combat planning and strategy.

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HEEAP vocational scholarship program expands support for female students

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Degree Programs, ic, Outreach |

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The first recipients of awards through the HEEAP Vocational Female Students Scholarship program were recognized at a ceremony held in Vietnam on January 11, 2013.

The first recipients of awards through the HEEAP Vocational Female Students Scholarship program were recognized at a ceremony held in Vietnam on January 11, 2013. Photo by: Tran Thanh Son, Intel Vietnam.

Posted on January 17, 2013

Women currently account for four percent of students enrolled in applied technology programs at Vietnam’s vocational schools. An initiative through the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) aims to change that.

This week Intel Products Vietnam awarded the first HEEAP Vocational Female Students Scholarship awards. Over 700 million VND was awarded to 109 students from 13 colleges and universities in Vietnam.

The scholarship program, which will run for three years, provides financial assistance in an effort to encourage more females to pursue technical fields in Vietnam. Up to 2.4 billion VND will be awarded through 2014.

HEEAP was initiated in 2010 with $5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Intel and Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Through a collaborative initiative with top technical universities and colleges in Vietnam, the goal is to improve the quality of Vietnam’s higher education curriculum and support the country’s growing high-tech industry.

A $2 million expansion of the program in 2011 enabled alliance partners to include modernization of vocational educational programs using the innovative approaches implemented in the inaugural program. The expansion also furthers efforts to recruit women to engineering and provides student scholarships.

Working closely with Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and leadership at partner universities and technical colleges, HEEAP partners are implementing programs and broad infrastructure that supports faculty training, curricula development and hands-on student learning experiences. Students gain the technical expertise, language proficiency, and the soft skills and competencies needed to succeed in a global economy.

Intel recently received the U.S. Secretary of State’s 2012 Award for Corporate Excellence for its pioneering work with HEEAP.

Since its start, HEEAP alliance partners have grown to include university partner Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science and industry partners Siemens, Danaher and Cadence.

The program has trained more than 150 faculty members from Vietnam’s universities and colleges in advanced methods for teaching at ASU and in Vietnam.

For more information on HEEAP, visit heeap.org.

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