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About the Fulton Schools

Discover the Fulton Difference

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is one of the largest and most comprehensive engineering programs in the United States.

Our students represent 135 countries, all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ira Fulton stands with a group of 10 or so incoming freshman students at E2 Camp

Meet Ira A. Fulton

In 2003, Ira A. Fulton, founder and CEO of Fulton Homes, initiated an endowment of $50 million, establishing the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Ira Fulton’s generous endowment has expanded and improved every aspect of our mission and has driven our success. Learn more about the Fulton Schools history, and meet Ira A. Fulton, our namesake, benefactor and friend.

Meet Ira A. Fulton

In 2003, Ira A. Fulton, founder and CEO of Fulton Homes, initiated an endowment of $50 million, establishing the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Ira Fulton’s generous endowment has expanded and improved every aspect of our mission and has driven our success. Learn more about the Fulton Schools history, and meet Ira A. Fulton, our namesake, benefactor and friend.

Ira Fulton stands with a group of 10 or so incoming freshman students at E2 Camp

Quick facts

Million dollars in research expenditures FY 2019

Patents in the last three years

Startups in the last three years

NSF CAREER Awardees in the last 5 years

Fall 2019 Enrollment

Degrees granted 2018-2019

First-time freshmen, fall 2019

%

of Barrett, the Honors College students are in the Fulton Schools

The Fulton Difference

We create engineers and inspire innovation.

We are a global leader in engineering education, research and innovation through our world-class teaching, learning, and research environment.

The Fulton Difference is encapsulated by these principles:

We focus on student success in the classroom and beyond.

We accelerate use-inspired research and entrepreneurial engagement.

Our faculty are dedicated to transformational research and engineering education.

We engage our stakeholders in industry and the community.

We make global impacts.

We make global impacts.

Student Success

We foster student success from day one. Beginning with E2 Camp and wrapping up with career services and convocation, we support our students every step of the way!

E2 Camp

E2 is a camp for incoming students. E2 activities introduce students to faculty and staff and are designed to promote ASU and Fulton Schools culture while having a good time!

Tooker House

Tooker House, our “dorm built for engineers,” has on-site digital classrooms and state-of-the-art maker spaces with 3D printers, laser cutters and other tools available for students.

Research Opportunities

Participate in one of our student research programs: Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI), the Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) or Summer Research Internships, to name a few!

Access and Inclusion

Fostering a culture of diversity enables our students to imagine a better world, where everyone can contribute to the most pressing engineering challenges of our time.

The Fulton Difference means our students experience

Customize your experience

This is just the tip of the iceberg!

Learn more about our programs designed to foster your success.

Dedicated, world-class faculty

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty members are world-class engineers, teachers, scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

See our faculty in action and learn more about their awards and accomplishments.

Use-inspired research and entrepreneurial engagement

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The leader in ASU Patents

A recent study by the National Academy of Inventors ranked ASU in the top 10 in global patent rankings. Of the 130 ASU patents recorded in the study, 79 were granted to Fulton Schools researchers. Based on this number, the Fulton Schools would rank #26 among the worldwide universities in the study, if evaluated as an independent university.

 

We are leading critical national initiatives

 

  • QESST NSF-DOE Engineering Research Center with partners MIT, Caltech, Georgia Tech and others
  • CBBG NSF Engineering Research Center with partners Georgia Tech, New Mexico State and UC Davis
  • Partner on two NSF Engineering Research Centers: NEWT with Rice University, Yale and UTEP and FREEDM Systems with NC State University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Missouri S&T
  • Seven NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Programs: Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology Center, PSERC, Connection One, Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Traffic Systems, SenSIP, WET and Center for Embedded Systems
  • $18 million from USAID to establish the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)
  • HEEAP, Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program $20M cash and more than $50M in-kind donations by academic, government and industry partners
  • More than 30 young investigator awards from NSF CAREER, AFOSR YIP, DARPA YFA, NASA and NIH Directors/Development over the past three years
Artist's impression of a mechanical tree farm - a forest of gigantic columns with people working below
Assistant Professor Yujin Park checks the week-old butterhead lettuce plants set up in an indoor vertical farming system
An environmental engineering student is working in a research lab
Zak Holman stands with his researchers in his lab
Assistant Professor Yujin Park checks the week-old butterhead lettuce plants set up in an indoor vertical farming system

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