undergraduate research and entrepreneurship
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Research and Entrepreneurship Opportunities
We strive to provide students with the resources to carve out their own unique educational experience. Many pursue undergraduate research and entrepreurial activities—not common options at most engineering schools and among the top reasons cited for choosing Fulton Engineering.
As an undergraduate, you have the opportunity to work with faculty, graduate students and other undergraduates to put classroom knowledge into practice–whether it is developing alternative energy from sunlight or creating your own entrepreneurial experience to launch a business.
Some students pursue an entrepreneurial path, forming companies and providing solutions to real world problems even before they graduate. ASU is part of the Engineering in Community Service Projects network, giving our students the opportunity to affect meaningful change for nonprofits worldwide. EPICS projects are performed without charge for not-for-profit host organizations such as community organizations, schools or government entities.
In combination, these programs lead to students who perform and achieve at the highest levels—winning national competitions and prestigious scholarships including two Microsoft Imagine Cup winners; a College Entrepreneur of the Year award for an EPICS team; and Marshall and Goldwater Scholars. The result is graduates who are highly attractive to employers and well prepared for a diverse range of careers.
Learn more about our students and their achievements: engineering.asu.edu/achieve
engineering ventures program
Have an idea for a product or service that will help solve a problem or need?
The Fulton Engineering Ventures program is a new program designed to support student entrepreneurial ventures. With your team, develop a business concept for a chance to win funding and mentorship to take your idea to the next level. Funds will be used to advance the team’s business concept, as well as to fund professional development activities. Learn more »more.engineering.asu.edu/ventures
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative allows students to develop an idea under the mentorship of an engineering doctoral student or faculty member, then apply for funding. Once accepted, they perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries and participate in the research symposium. Participants receive a stipend and research supply budget. engineering.asu.edu/furi
Discover entrepreneurship is all about and help make the world a better place. Get involved with Engineering Projects in Community Service. While EPICS is based in Fulton Engineering, classes are open to all ASU undergraduates. You’ll have the chance to gain interdisciplinary experience, teamwork and leadership skills as you work together to design, build and deploy systems that solve engineering-based problems for not-for-profit organizations. Join us and present your ideas to the world. epics.engineering.asu.edu
- Barrett Honors Students
Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, has funds available to support research and research-related activities for its students. About 20 percent of Barrett's incoming class is comprised of engineering students. Up to $500 is available to support work on the Barrett honors thesis or creative project. In addition, students can receive up to $500 for other research or creative activities including travel to a national professional meeting to present research and creative work.
Honors Research Funding
- Edson Entrepreneur Initiative
The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative encourages entrepreneurially-oriented students to develop and grow new ventures. It provides funding, office space and training for teams of students to explore their innovative ideas for business products and services in partnership with faculty, researchers and successful entrepreneurs from both the academic and private sectors. Applications are due annually in April. The program helps students succeed in any enterprise, large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit, domestic or global. studentventures.asu.edu
- Innovation Challenge
The Arizona State University Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to make a difference in our local and global communities through innovation. Win up to $10,000 to make your ideas happen. Applications due annually in November; awards are made in March. innovationchallenge.asu.edu
- Search research opportunities
Research is the complement to your classroom experience at ASU. Here you'll find ways to work with faculty on great challenges ranging from global health to next-generation nanoelectronics. http://uresearch.asu.edu