Attend an NSF Career Workshop, Feb. 27

Prepare for the NSF Career Award proposal process by attending an upcoming NSF Career Workshop. 

NSF CAREER workshop
Friday, February 27, 2015
8 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Workshop with lunch included
College Avenue Commons (CAVC) Devil’s Oasis (second floor)
660 S. College Avenue, Tempe campus [map]

One of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards, the NSF Career Award supports  junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

The NSF Career Workshop will include the following topics/activities:

  • Understanding the CAREER program
  • Planning your CAREER project
  • Overview of K-12 education and outreach opportunities at the Fulton Schools
  • Assessment assistance by the University Office of Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation
  • Q&A with a panel of previous CAREER awardees
  • The review panel’s perspective
  • Writing exercises

All assistant tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for an NSF Career Award, and NSF especially encourages submissions from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Learn more 

Please contact Stacy Esposito,, with questions.

Get to know The Office of Health and Safety

As a recognized leader in engineering research and education, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering deserves a safety team to ensure that world-class research and safety go hand in hand.

As a division of the Engineering Dean’s Office, the Office of Health and Safety for the Fulton Schools of Engineering works with ASU’s Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) to provide safety support for Fulton Engineering’s labs, shops, offices, classrooms and special events. 

Led by Jonathan Klane, Assistant Director of Safety, and Fredi Doerstling, Chemical Safety Specialist, the Office of Health and Safety aims to foster a positive and integrated safety culture that embraces everyone’s health and safety as a collective priority.

From cleaning-up chemical spills to completing risk assessments, the Office of Health and Safety for the Fulton Schools of Engineering provides a variety of safety services and can coordinate with external resources to get the job done quickly and safely.

The Office of Health and Safety for the Fulton Schools plans to take on some new initiatives including:

  • Creating feature stories on labs that have a new or creative safety effort.
  • Updating with added safety resources for labs needing information on hazards and ASU requirements.
  • Compiling success stories from researchers who have reached out for safety-related requests.

Learn more about the numerous services offered by The Office of Health and Safety for the Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Office of Health and Safety for the Fulton Schools is located in the Goldwater Center on the Tempe campus [map].

For additional information visit or follow the Office of Health and Safety on Twitter (@ASUFultonSafety) and Facebook.

Take advantage of proposal support services

Make sure your proposal is set to succeed with the help of the Engineering Research Office’s editing and graphic support services.

Editing Services

Our editing services include:

  • Editing for style and language on the technical narrative, support letters, facilities descriptions, CVs, etc.
  • Formatting per proposal guidelines
  • Reviewing against solicitation guidelines
  • Editing to create a proposal-specific writing style
  • Synthesizing multiple author content to ensure a single voice

You may qualify for free editing services if you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Proposal is for $500K or more
  • Proposals is for $250K or more (for assistant professors)
  • Applying for an Early/Young Investigator grant (for assistant professors)

In addition we offer editing services on one journal publication per year for assistant professors.

Graphic Support Services

Graphics support involves working with a graphic designer to create quality art and images that represent your ideas and concepts for inclusion in the proposal.

The following proposals qualify for graphics support services:

  • All Early/Young Investigator proposals
  • Proposals for $1 million or more (for all faculty)

Check with a Research Advancement staff member to find out what levels of costs for graphics support services are covered.

Customized Support

The Engineering Research Office also provides custom support to large proposal and program management. This service has helped secure several successful multimillion dollar proposals and follow-up program

Please contact Stacy Esposito or your Research Administrator (RA) to see if the grant you are applying for qualifies for these or other services. 

2014 Research Highlights

In highlighting the accomplishments of researchers in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, the numbers say a lot:

Research Expenditures (FY2014 estimated)
$85.33 million

Research Awards (FY2014 estimated)
$95.92 million (top award sponsors are the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy and National Institutes of Health)

Enrollment (fall 2014)
16,799 students

Proposals submitted (FY2014 estimated)
$600,666,419 submitted
1,215 total proposals submitted

But so do the achievements of the Fulton Schools of Engineering’s collaborative partnerships and high-achieving research centers.

Currently the Fulton Schools has an NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center called the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) and 5 NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) including Connection One, the Center for Embedded Systems, SenSIP, Water and Environmental Technology (WET) and Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC).

In partnership with the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and other ASU schools, the Fulton Schools of Engineering are launching new initiatives in the areas of robotics, instrumentation and procedures for biomedical applications. The school is also organizing several teams to pursue institutes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) program.

Already a member of Power America, the NNMI Institute for power electronics, the Fulton Schools of Engineering recently joined the Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, and is actively pursuing several other NNMI institutes for integrated photonics, flexible hybrid electronics and clean energy manufacturing. Follow closely for future announcements and funding opportunities related to these institutes.

In other news, Ed Hall was appointed interim director of the CSSER/Nanofab facility. Under his leadership the center has undergone many positive changes and invested substantially in new capital equipment to provide better service to the entire university. Learn more