Conduct undergraduate research

Research alongside faculty

Make discoveries

Share your discoveries

Become the next generation of engineers

When is the next FURI Application due?

Applications for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will be due March 1, 2017.

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Undergraduate Research with FURI

The FURI program has been made possible by the generous support of Mr. Ira A. Fulton and his family.

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) is designed to enhance your engineering and technical undergraduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences.

Many FURI participants have gone on to apply their unique experience to work in industry, as well as graduate studies in engineering, medicine, law and other disciplines.

Students in FURI develop an idea under the mentorship of a Fulton Engineering faculty member, then apply for funding. Once accepted, they perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries and participate in the research symposium.

Are you just starting to explore research? Come here to learn how to get started, find research opportunities and learn more about research!

Who’s Eligible?

Fulton undergraduate students in good academic standing (i.e. not on academic probation) are eligible for two semesters of funding. Online Fulton undergraduate students are welcome to apply, too!

Faculty mentors must be faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

More eligibility information can be found here.

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Save the date for the Spring 2017 FURI Symposium

Friday, April 21, 2017
1–3 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Center, Tempe campus

If you’ve never attended a research symposium, the FURI Symposium is a great (free!) experience to get a taste for research. You can meet potential faculty mentors, learn about current ongoing research and participate in a raffle for FURI swag!

Learn more about why you ought to come here! Contact with questions!

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Apply for Funding Projects with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Conducting research that integrates the entrepreneurial mindset? Not sure but want to learn more?

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Check out the Fall '16 FURI Poster Contest Winners!

The votes are in and the following students placed highest in the online FURI poster contest. Winners will receive FURI swag and their poster will serve as a model for future researcher participants.

  • Overall Composition: Gavin Steeber, mentored by Dr. David Brafman
  • Best Presentation/Talk: Richard Li, mentored by Dr. Vikram Kodigbagkar
  • Cool Factor: Thomas Murphy, mentored by Dr. Hongbin Yu
  • Organization of poster: Jason Yang, mentored by Dr. Vincent Pizziconi
  • High Quality Graphics: Taylor Hoffman, mentored by Dr. Panagiotis Polygerinos
See all of Fall 2016's contestants