Meet the staff

Welcome to the fall 2017 semester. The beginning of a semester is a great time for our new and returning students to get involved in the many opportunities available to them at the Fulton Schools. We have three great ways for our students meet like-minded students and have fun throughout their studies. Meet the staff behind some of our excellent extracurricular activities.

 

Student organizations and teams

Cortney Loui

Cortney Loui

We have more than 60 student organizations and teams for a variety of student interests, including honors and professional societies, diversity organizations, service and major-specific groups as well as competitive teams.

Cortney Loui, coordinator of student engagement, is the go-to person for the Fulton Schools Student Organization promotion, membership retention, Dean’s Funding, officer development, safety training, communication and more. Loui joined ASU in 2013 and has a bachelor’s in public relations and a master’s in college student development from Oklahoma State University.

Student orgs aren’t her only role — she also works with undergraduate research, the Academic Bowl, and offers free yoga classes to Fulton Schools faculty, staff and students.

 

Academic Bowl

The Academic Bowl gives students the chance to represent the Fulton Schools in a university-wide competition. Teams from ASU’s colleges and schools compete against each other in lightning-fast question-and-answer rounds that cover a wide range of topics. In 2015 our team took home second prize — so encourage your students to join to help us bring home first. The competition this year is November 7–9, 2017.

Cortney Loui also supports Academic Bowl teams and coordinates tryouts.

 

Devils Invent Inventathons

Devils Invent is a series of weekend-long engineering challenges design events where students are charged with designing, building and implementing innovative solutions to thematic problem statements submitted by community and industry partners.

Devils Invent events are targeted at students who are committed to making a difference and developing their entrepreneurial mindset. The challenges are open to freshmen through doctoral students.

The hackathons are thematically focused, centered around topics pertinent to the challenges that will be faced by engineers as they go out into the world. This fall 2017 semester will feature three Devils Invent events focusing on the themes of: Cyber Security, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Fantasy and Fiction.

The first two of three Devils Invent hackathons will be held at the Generator Labs space in Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) 101. The last event will be held at the new Tooker House dorm space and will be for first-year students only.

Devils Invent: Cyber Security
Friday, September 15–Sunday, September 19, 2017
5:30 p.m. Friday–3 p.m. Sunday
Generator Labs, Engineering Center G-Wing 101, Tempe campus [map]

Devils Invent: Augmented and Virtual Reality
Friday, October 20–Sunday, October 22, 2017
5:30 p.m. Friday–3 p.m. Sunday
Generator Labs, Engineering Center G-Wing 101, Tempe campus [map]

Devils Invent: Fantasy and Fiction (freshmen only)
5:30 p.m. Friday–3 p.m. Sunday
Friday, November 17–Sunday, November 19, 2017
Tooker House, Tempe campus [map]

Anthony Kuhn

Anthony Kuhn

Faculty are encouraged to volunteer as mentors or judges. Your expertise in the hackathon themes and related fields will be of use in guiding the students to expand their creativity, to assist in design and technical elements and to help students pivot when they are struggling with a concept. Graduate level and doctoral students are also welcome!

Anthony Kuhn is a lecturer within the Fulton Schools and is the director of Devils Invent. Anthony ensures that events are focused on technology that students find both interesting and usable. With experience in the semiconductor industry and the Maker community, Anthony helps make sure students have an enlightening and enriching experience. If you have questions about the products in use for Devils Invent, please contact Anthony at anthony.kuhn@asu.edu.

Brittany Martin

Brittany Martin

Brittany Martin is a Coordinator for Student Engagement within the Fulton Schools and leads all logistics related to Devils Invent. Brittany assists in promoting the opportunity to students as well as ensuring that the themes and associated skill sessions are of interest to current Fulton Schools students.

Brittany manages all registrations, master schedules, materials and supply ordering, engaging faculty and staff to participate as well as external stakeholders interested in acting as industry mentors to student participants.

If you have any questions about Devils Invent or would like to get involved, please contact Brittany at britt.martin@asu.edu.

 

Fulton Diversity Initiatives

Fulton Schools students come from all around the world, and they have the opportunity to engage with our diverse community through Heritage Month events, a speaker series and professional development programming to increase awareness, celebrate diversity and build community.

Kae Sawyer is the Associate Director of Student Engagement in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. She oversees a team that promotes, supports and facilities a comprehensive portfolio of co-curricular and extracurricular offerings for Fulton students to explore their interests and develop valuable skillsets through hands-on design experiences, research opportunities, entrepreneurship and innovation, global engagement, and service learning while promoting leadership development, diversity and inclusion of all students.

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