Submission deadline for ASEE video competition

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Picture this: It is the year 2043, 25 years in the future. You are faculty, dean, chair, provost or president at your dream university. How has engineering education changed?

For its 125th Anniversary Celebration, the American Society of Engineering Education is asking you to create a video that shows what engineering education will look like. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida, and the winning team will win a trip to the conference and $3,000!

To win, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students should submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these questions:

  •      What does engineering education look like?
  •      What changes have been implemented?
  •      What does the student body look like? How are classes taught?
Find more information on the contest and video submissions

Register by Saturday, December 1, 2018. Your video must be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact Katie Carroll at

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Deadline to submit to Recycling in Space Challenge

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in | 0 comments

Are you ready to innovate recycling in space and compete for your share of $15,000?

NineSigma and NASA challenge you to identify receptacle and feeder mechanisms suitable for a microgravity environment that can deliver mission waste to a high-temperature reactor that will recycle waste into valuable substances like water, gases and solids.

The submission deadline for the final challenge entry is Wednesday, January 16, 2018

Learn more about the challenge
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ASU announces new Master of Science in robotics and autonomous systems

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Students |

Spring Berman and her students pose with robots.

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offers a new Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

The master’s degree in robotics and autonomous systems offers you the opportunity to study interdisciplinary technologies that have applications in numerous industries ranging from manufacturing and transportation to aerospace, defense, health care and beyond.

After completing this program, you will be prepared for doctoral study or an industrial position specializing in research, project management and product innovation.

You will gain practical experience with systems capable of carrying out sets of complex tasks in various working environments and will expand your knowledge of advanced topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction and adaptive control. Choose from concentrations in artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, systems engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering.

This degree program is grounded in both theoretical insights and hands-on classes and projects. You will have access to ASU’s world-class facilities which offer over 25 state-of-the-art labs specializing in robotics and autonomous systems.

Prospective students in the program can apply for admission for the spring semester beginning January 2019.

Explore the degree

For information on degree requirements and to learn more about opportunities in robotics and autonomous systems visit

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Vision seminar and discussion session with Ellen Bass, candidate for The Polytechnic School director

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in | 0 comments

You are invited to an open forum with Ellen Bass, candidate for the position of school director for The Polytechnic School.  Bass will present her vision and strategic planning approach for the school.

Vision Seminar and Discussion Session: Candidate for School Director, The Polytechnic School
Thursday, December 20, 2018
10:15 a.m.
Picacho Hall (PICHO) 150 [map], Polytechnic campus
Watch this free seminar via Adobe Connect


“Moving Forward the Poly Way”

The Polytechnic School (TPS) has a robust set of curricular offerings in a synergistic set of content areas. I will present ideas and my prior work in program growth and broadening student access with respect to under-represented populations. Current TPS measures show there is capacity to increase externally funded research programs. With the interdisciplinary strength of the school, TPS faculty should continue existing opportunities and should identify new opportunities to partner within and outside of ASU. I will present strategies I used to secure federally funded research centers and training grants and discuss how the strategies can help TPS grow. I have served as an administrator in two multi-disciplinary academic units. I will present strategies I have used with respect to strategic planning, faculty and staff recruitment and development and related topics and how these may translate to TPS.

About the speaker

Ellen J. Bass is a professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics. She has over 30 years of human-centered systems engineering research and design experience in air transportation, health care and other domains. Her research focus is to develop theories of human performance and associated methods that can be used to evaluate human-system interaction in the context of total system performance. She is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a senior member of the IEEE and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Bass is a  member of the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) of the National Academies. Bass holds a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Engage in long-term research and development in health systems redesign and/or software development

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Graduate Students, International Students, Opportunities, Students |

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in multidisciplinary challenges at the cutting edge of health care, software development and lean startups? Or, are you interested in a long-term research experience in health care? You may be a great candidate for a course called Health Innovation Co-Laboratory: Learning Health Systems.

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