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ASU’s Fulton Schools of Engineering Magazine

convergence (kən-ˈvər-jən(t)s) n. 1 the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity // the Fulton Schools of Engineering student experience marked by a strong curricular foundation and programs and opportunities to apply learnings outside the classroom while building a community of engineers 2 the merging of distinct technologies, industries or devices into a unified whole // the research partnerships between the Fulton Schools of Engineering and government, industry and other academic institutions 3 a location where airflows or ocean currents meet, characteristically marked by upwelling (of air) or downwelling (of water) // the transdisciplinary nature of expertise at the Fulton Schools of Engineering that exemplifies collaboration and innovation

A group of about 20 researchers stand in the middle of the immense ASU Drone Studio, surrounded by tons of open space.

Born from within

ASU engineering faculty inspire academia’s largest drone motion capture studio

Take a close up look at ASU’s newly unveiled Drone Studio — the largest indoor motion capture facility for drone research at any academic institution in the world.

The Fulton Differencegraphic of a mortarboard and gown

The Fulton Schools offers more than degrees

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the largest and one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in the country, has designed a small school culture that has scaled with its growth and allows students to customize their path to a degree.

 

Read more about The Fulton Difference

The Fulton Difference

The Fulton Schools offers more than degrees

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the largest and one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in the country, has designed a small school culture that has scaled with its growth and allows students to customize their path to a degree.

Read more about The Fulton Difference

By 2025, America will have a shortage of engineers

America needs more engineers

It’s arguable that many of the critical problems facing our world today will be placed at the feet of engineers, and to respond to today’s pressing concerns and tomorrow’s opportunities, we are going to need many more of them. It is projected there will be a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate by 2025. 

We are your partner story graphic defining 22,500 students, 143 patents, 104M in research expenditures and 21 startups data

We are your partner

Dean Kyle Squires’ office in downtown Tempe overlooks a transforming metropolitan area. Formerly known for call centers and real estate, the Valley is becoming an attractive place for major companies to locate their thought leaders. That’s a big step toward the emergence of Phoenix as a tech mecca like Seattle and Boston, and it’s no accident the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering sits in the middle of it all.

Matthew GreenClearing the air for deep space travel

Matthew D. Green, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, wants to help space travelers breathe easier. 

Stephanie Forrest stands looking at a large poster on a table in her officeCensorship and chokepoints

Stephanie Forrest is working to protect the free flow of information on the internet by providing accurate data and analyses of internet chokepoints to those who need it.

Dhruv Bhate holds a small manufactured object in the shape of a square of hollow hexagonsASU driving advances in metal additive manufacturing

3D printing technology is taking the world by storm and driving the creation of houses, prosthetic limbs, dental implants and more.

 Junliang “Julian” Tao stands with three of his studentsBurrowing sensor robots could unearth nature’s subterranean secrets

3D printing technology is taking the world by storm and driving the creation of houses, prosthetic limbs, dental implants and more.

Lalitha SankarNew research to curb the surge of consumer privacy violations

Bombarded with customized coupons online? Retailers and free service providers, like Facebook and Google, reap revenue with these targeted advertisements — but at the cost of your private data.

Samira Kiani and Mo Ebrahimkhani stand together in a labLiver-on-a-chip, the ideal test environment for CRISPR

Two Fulton Schools of Engineering assistant professors are among the first recipients of Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) grants from the National Institutes of Health Common Fund.

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Crossword fun

Test your Fulton Schools knowledge (and a few other fun and nerdy facts).

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Essential reading

Need inspiration? Encouragement? A compelling story to engage your heart and mind? Fulton Schools faculty and staff members recommend these reads to offer insights, inspiration and delight to the ever-curious minds of aspiring engineers and anyone eager to learn something new.

By the Numbers

Dig deep into Fulton Schools data with this handy sheet about our research and facilities, rankings, and lots more. You can always find the latest information at engineering.asu.edu.