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Research and Entrepreneurship Opportunities

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. 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.

Some students pursue an entrepreneurial path, forming companies and providing solutions to real world problems even before they graduate. The Fulton Engineering Startup Center offers entrepreneurship and innovation courses, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions, and other curricular and extra-curricular events that empower students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas. In addition, 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.

Other students focus on performing research in the lab through independent study options or the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, which connects students with faculty mentors, funding, workshops and the chance to  participate in a research symposium.

In combination, these programs lead to students who perform and achieve at the highest levels—winning local and national competitions and prestigious scholarships including the Future Innovators of the Year Award, the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Competition, the Social Venture Challenge at the Clinton Global Initiative, the undergraduate award at the UNL Global New Venture Competition, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Fellowships. We also boast a handful of Flinn, Gates Millenium, 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