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Welcome to the spring 2018 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 many great ways for our students meet new friends, build valuable skills and have fun throughout their studies. These programs would not be possible without the dedicated staff behind them. Learn more about these programs and meet the staff who run these programs.

Student orgs and teams

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

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.


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

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.


It’s never too early for students to start thinking about their careers. Here at the Fulton Schools we have several opportunities for students to customize their college experience to best prepare themselves for future careers.


From determining the right major for a student’s career goals to résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers, the Fulton Schools Career Center is a one stop shop for everything.

Last summer, ASU introduced Handshake, a new career planning and networking tool. Students should make sure to set up their Handshake profiles. Handshake is the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers. This tool includes many helpful features for our students to connect with the Fulton Schools Career Center, employers and more:

  • Personalized job and internship recommendations based on students’ majors and interests
  • An easy way to register for and attend career fairs
  • Managing students’ applications and interviews with top organizations
  • Scheduling appointments with career advisors at any location or virtually
  • Access to career information and tools that will support students throughout their entire time at ASU
  • A mentor database to connect students with professionals

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond is the founding Director of the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is dedicated to helping students develop career-readiness skills and connect with employers offering exciting internship and career opportunities.

Betty Boza

Betty Boza is a Career Development Specialist for the Fulton Schools Career Center. Her primary responsibility is assisting online, graduate and doctoral students with all aspects of career development including résumé preparation, professional network expansion, effective job search strategies and mock interviews. She writes a monthly blog for Inner Circle for Online Students.

Barbara Haney, Career Development Specialist, has brought her years of experience as an engineer and manager in multiple industries to assist students with career preparation.  Her primary roles include coaching students on résumé preparation, providing mock interviews, and guiding students on identification of job opportunities.

Debbi Howard, Business Relations Coordinator, came to ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering four years ago after 14 years at the University of Arizona. She is responsible for connecting students with internship and job opportunities.

Anna Wales is the Business Relations Coordinator for the Polytechnic School. Her role is to secure a menu of opportunities for industry partners to connect to students on the Polytechnic campus. She hosts business partners for tours and introduces them to interact with students through internships, eProjects, career services and research opportunities. She is a passionate Sun Devil and is dedicated to student success.

Find more information about how to get in contact with the correct resources.


Each semester students and alumni have the chance to meet with employers looking to recruit from the Fulton Schools. Students can look for jobs and internships, as well as volunteer and serve as employer liaisons, which give additional networking opportunities.

Students can find information about volunteering for career fairs through announcements in Inner Circle, and can learn about becoming employer liaisons from their student org leadership and advisors.

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 Fulton Schools Career Fairs, February 20–22, 2018. This is an important opportunity for our students’ careers, so encourage them to attend!

Tempe-based Fulton Schools Master’s and Ph.D. Student Recruitment Day
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Tempe-based Fulton Schools Undergraduate Student Recruitment Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Polytechnic-based Fulton Schools Undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. Student Recruitment Day
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Noon–4 p.m.
Student Union Cooley Ballroom (UNION), Polytechnic campus [map]

Staff have the opportunity to volunteer and help our students have a successful career fair experience.

Faculty can attend the Dean’s Employer Welcome events before each career fair day begins to network with employers and recruiters and seek out industry collaborations.

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure are Employer Relations Coordinator Seniors. Lauren works with employers whose names begin with the letters A–L and Cher works with employers M–Z. In addition to leading the fall and spring career fairs, they guide employers on effective strategies for recruiting engineering students to fill full-time, internship, and co-op positions. They also support the Fulton Schools’ mission by advancing employers’ engagement opportunities and educational partnerships.


Advanced degrees can give students a leg up in the job market, and the Fulton Schools provides a great opportunity for students in 20 degree programs to get accelerated bachelor’s plus master’s degree as part of the 4+1 program. It’s a cost-effective way for students to gain additional technical depth and specialization that can lead to broader career opportunities as well as preparation for doctoral studies.

To learn more about the 4+1 programs and to apply, please contact the appropriate advising department.


Classes and projects offer students great experience to put on their resumes, but internships and cooperative education programs can give practical work experience. Internships are usually one summer of supervised work experience related to a student’s chosen career field. The Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is a longer-term commitment of a summer-fall or spring-summer, or that alternates semesters of formal classroom education with major-related practical work experience. These are paid opportunities that help students’ professional, personal and skill development. Experiential learning is key element to an engineer’s transition from school-to-work.

Internships are run out of each school. Cooperative education is overseen by Mike Radoccia, Career Development Specialist. Mike coordinates the Co-op program at Fulton Schools Career Center. He has a background in industry and engineering. After retiring, he joined the staff part-time at the Fulton Schools Career Center to implement a structured Co-op program. The Co-op program is flexible for both students and industry.  Mike’s goal is to help engineers transition from school-to-work, whether it is through a Co-op or internship assignment, experiential learning is a key part of that transition.


We believe Fulton Schools students are builders and innovators by nature, that they have great potential to become game-changing entrepreneurs. The Fulton Schools provides facilities and programs at ASU to foster that entrepreneurial spirit, such as:


The Generator Labs, located in Engineering Center G-Wing on the Tempe campus, is a space that provides resources to support the Fulton Schools’ entrepreneurial students. Three lab spaces, a café lounge area, and access to faculty and mentors, make the Gen Labs an ideal space for all Engineering majors who want to change the world. The Gen Labs is directed by a team of innovative faculty and staff. Specifically, faculty leaders who are affiliated with Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Fulton Schools, EPICS, and Devils Invent, are joined by a team of Academic and Student Affairs professionals. For details about the Generator Labs staff and initiatives, please connect with Brittany Martin.

On the first and third Thursday from January through April 5, 2018, students can learn from successful entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, gather with like-minded students to build their venture team and learn new skills to help on their path to entrepreneurship.

This semester, Live @ Generator Labs is making the shift to “Ask an Innovator” to encourage increased dialogue and Q&A between the entrepreneurial speakers and our students. The guest speaker entrepreneurs are interested in sharing their tips and tricks. Encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity to mix and mingle with entrepreneurs and other students interested in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

All ASU students are invited to these events designed to help develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. The series kicks off on Thurdsay, January 18, 2018.

Live @ Generator Labs: Ask an Innovator
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6–8 p.m.

Generator Labs, Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) 101, Tempe campus [map]
Students can register for one or all events

Students may also participate online via Twitter (@FultonGenLabs) and via YouTube Chat. Check out the live stream and watch previous talks.

Brittany Martin, Coordinator for Student Engagement, assists in coordinating and developing the programs and initiatives that live within the Generator Labs space. Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) and all things related to entrepreneurship and innovation — Devils Invent and Live @ Generator Labs Speaker Series — are within the scope of her work. Brittany is always looking for faculty and staff that are interested in engaging with students related to service-learning and entrepreneurship and is happy to welcome you to the space at any time. Please contact her at


Entrepreneurship + Innovation empowers all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society. Students learn about technology innovation and marketplace impact through signature entrepreneurship and innovation programs, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions, and other curricular and extracurricular events that expose students to the concepts of technology innovation and marketplace impact.

Brent Sebold

Brent Sebold is the director of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Brent is responsible for the organization and advancement of curricular and co-curricular entrepreneurship programs for all Fulton students and faculty. Brent also co-directs the Fulton Generator Labs, which is a 6,500 square foot workspace for student enterprisers. Concurrently, Sebold serves as the Executive Director of Venture Development at Entrepreneurship + Innovation within Arizona State University’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. In this role, Brent leads a variety of enterprise-wide startup support initiatives for student, faculty, and community-based entrepreneurs.


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.

In February, join ASU along with over 15 other institutions worldwide to innovate at Invent for the Planet.

Devils Invent
Friday, February 16–Sunday, February 18, 2018
Engineering Center G Wing (ECG), Tempe campus [map]
Visit this Inner Circle article for all of the additional information.

Faculty are encouraged to volunteer as mentors or judges. Your expertise in these 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

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

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


Engineering Projects in Community Service, also known as EPICS, is an award-winning social entrepreneurship and community service program. Through EPICS, students have the opportunity to get a hands-on approach to problem-solving while making an impact in the community. Students can get involved in EPICS through EPICS Gold courses FSE 104: EPICS GOLD I – Feasibility and planning, and then FSE 494: EPICS in Action – Design and build.

High school students can also get involved in EPICS through EPICS High. These student teams typically work closely with their schools or not-for-profit agencies, taking an interdisciplinary approach to utilize the creativity and expertise of students both already interested in STEM fields, as well as the skills of students outside of engineering or that haven’t yet been exposed to engineering, to develop and implement solutions.

Joshua Loughman, Brittany Martin and Hope Parker

Joshua Loughman comes to the EPICS program after spending ten years in the space industry. As EPICS Director, Joshua oversees all aspects of the program including teaching multiple section of the EPICS Gold courses. Joshua develops relationships with not for profit agencies, industry mentors and partners to support the EPICS program. He is passionate about the power of engineering to make the world a better place as demonstrated by his seven years of volunteering with Engineers Without Borders. He looks forward to applying the lessons of systems engineering and his volunteer experiences to the EPICS program.

As the Coordinator for EPICS, Brittany Martin oversees the programming and logistics as well as acting as the front line for EPICS students. After working in child welfare for three years, Brittany transitioned into an Operations role within Sun Devil Athletics before joining the Student Engagement team within the Fulton Schools. During her undergraduate years at ASU, Brittany was on the diving team for four years and graduated from Barrett, the Honors College. Brittany also coordinates for the E+I @ Fulton Schools, Devils Invent, Live @ Generator Labs Speaker Series and Study Abroad for the Fulton Schools.

Hope Parker is the associate director for K-12 Engineering Education and EPICS High. Hope has worked in education for the majority of her life including both elementary and post-secondary. As a teacher, she worked with pre-K through sixth grade and also as a high school coach. Hope’s passion is to help children change their lives and impacting the world around them through meaningful – real world education.


We highly encourage our Fulton Schools undergraduate students to pursue a research project during their studies. Not only does it help develop their interests, but it makes a great impression on future employers and graduate programs.

We have two great ways students can add research to their undergraduate experience.


Through the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, or FURI (pronounced like “fury”), students conduct hands-on, independent research in a lab environment under a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors receive $500 for each FURI student they mentor up to five students. Students can apply for up to $400 in research supply funding per semester, which can help support projects you’re mentoring students in. Students can apply for up to two semesters of FURI research. Their FURI experience starts with a research proposal created with the help of a faculty mentor (or post your own research opportunities) and then students apply for funding. Once accepted, they perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries, design a research poster and participate in the research symposium. Don’t miss the Spring 2018 FURI Symposium on Friday, April, 20, 2018!

Spring 2018 FURI Symposium
Friday, April 20, 2018
Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe campus [map]

Students interested in applying for FURI for the spring 2018 semester should watch Inner Circle and the FURI application page for application details and deadlines. Encourage your undergraduate students to apply.

Undergraduate Fulton Schools students conducting research with a faculty member who have been accepted to present their research at a conference can also apply for funding to travel and present their research through the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant program. Professional conferences are also a great place to compare data and network with peers.

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.

Cortney Loui, Coordinator of Student Engagement, provides undergraduate research resources and opportunities to students through FURI. Loui supports FURI students throughout the semester and coordinates the research symposiums near the end of each semester.


Our students can combine and apply research skills and entrepreneurial mindset to global challenges through the Grand Challenge Scholars Program. GCSP aims to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve society’s fourteen 21st century grand challenges through innovative curriculum, cutting-edge research and service learning.

Select freshmen are invited to GCSP, but any sophomore, junior or senior who meet the minimum criteria are welcome to apply.

Chase Norris

Chase Norris is the coordinator of Student Engagement at the Fulton Schools. He oversees the Fulton Schools’ Grand Challenge Scholars Program as well as study abroad and Order of the Engineer.


As our students progress through their academic journeys, many become mentors, coaches and leaders of the Fulton Schools student body. There are multiple opportunities for students to assist and lead their fellow students to success, as well as inspire prospective students to join the Fulton Schools.


Fulton Ambassadors are a select group who give the ASU student perspective to prospective students at recruitment events and outreach activities. These outgoing student volunteers give tours, host students on shadow days, share personal experiences and get the word out about opportunities available at the Fulton Schools. They represent all majors at the Fulton Schools on both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

Meet the Tempe campus Fulton Ambassadors and the Polytechnic campus Fulton Ambassadors.

Do you know a student who would make a great Fulton Ambassador? Tell your Polytechnic campus students to apply any time. Tempe campus students can watch Inner Circle for application opportunity announcements. You can also recommend Polytechnic campus students to Kimberly Robinson at and Tempe campus students to Kaely Graham at

Senior Coordinator for Student Recruitment Kaely Graham and Coordinator for Undergraduate Recruitment Kimberly Robinson are staff advisors for the Tempe and Polytechnic campus Fulton Ambassador organizations.

Kaely Graham and Kimberly Robinson

In Kaely’s advising role, her goal is to provide the Fulton Ambassadors with the support and guidance needed to ensure that the experience prospective students and their guests receive is engaging and informative. She and Kimberly want to ensure that every guest is aware of the Fulton Difference and that they encourage our students to customize their experience with the multitude of opportunities and support offered within the Fulton Schools.

Kimberly enjoys her role as the advisor for the Polytechnic campus Fulton Ambassadors because she is able to assist them to share the Fulton Difference with prospective students and their families. She supports our ambassadors and helps to guide them to bring the best experience to the visiting families for the short time that they are here with us on campus. Not only can the Fulton Ambassadors share what ASU has to offer these students, but also the resources available within the Fulton Schools. Our ambassadors have the opportunity through this organization to learn many skills needed not only in life but in a work environment and at the Fulton Schools.


Sophomores, juniors and seniors can serve as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, or UGTAs, or Section Leaders in a variety of Fulton Schools classes, including ASU 101, FSE 100 and EGR 101.

UGTAs and Section Leaders assist faculty members with exploratory and collaborative learning activities. They also help students by acting as a cultural bridge from high school to a university environment, promoting students’ self confidence and self reliance and helping them navigate ASU and the Fulton Schools. These students spend about five hours a week in your classroom or lab, and meet with you regularly to plan activities.

UGTAs and Section Leaders spend about five hours per week assisting a faculty member in the classroom or lab and also meet with their faculty member to prepare for activities. These students can hold limited office hours and review sessions, through classroom and lab activity assistance is their focus.

Faculty can request a specific UGTA for their class.

Christina Hernandez

Christina Hernandez joined the Fulton Schools in May 2017 and is working with several first-year initiatives to support student success. Christina is a proud Sun Devil, with a Master of Education in Counseling from Northern Arizona University, a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Arizona State University. Christina has worked in higher education for more than 14 years in Arizona, California and Texas. In that time, she had the opportunity to work in several areas, including first-year retention, early outreach, leadership programs, fraternities and sororities, scholarship programs, special events and admissions.

Nicolle Sánchez, coordinator of Academic and Student Affairs, oversees the UGTA and Section Leader program. She works with engineering faculty and their UGTA needs to select, schedule and place UGTAs into the first year engineering classes (priority) as well as engineering content courses. Nicolle coordinates training and events for UGTAs throughout the semester and she is the acting liaison between the FSE 201 instructor and Human Resources, to assist in hiring and UGTA issues and concerns.

Peer mentors help students who live on or off campus

Residential peer mentors are upper-division Fulton students who live and work in the Fulton Schools Residential Community and within the Barrett Complex. You can help freshmen by serving as a resource for academic and social success.

Off-campus peer mentors help build a Fulton Schools identity and connection with freshmen who don’t live on campus. They share knowledge about Fulton Schools resources, services and events and serve as a friendly person who students can recognize as a mentor and leader.

Do you think you’d be a good peer mentor? Watch Inner Circle for information about open positions and information sessions to help you learn more about these opportunities.

Make on-campus living fun and engaging

Remember the whirlwind of confusion that was your first days at university? The transition to university life can be a challenge, but residential community leaders are here to help. Become a residential community leader and make a difference in new students’ success, keep them engaged in the community, connect them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment.

Community assistants are community leaders on each floor of a residence hall. As a community assistant, you are expected to actively build relationships with other students on their floor community, serving as a mentor, resource referral and role model to others. Community assistants plan activities for residents to help keep freshmen engaged with the Fulton Schools. It’s a prestigious, competitive and ultimately rewarding leadership position.

If you’d like to help our students and know how to have fun, watch Inner Circle for how you can get involved. The position will be posted Thursday, November 1, 2018, and close Saturday, December 1, 2018.


All students living on campus have student residential community leaders on their floors. Upper division students in these positions can make a difference in these students’ success, keep them engaged in the community, connect them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment.

Community assistants are community leaders on each floor of a residence hall. They actively build relationships with other students on their floor community, serving as a mentor, resource referral and role model to others. Community assistants plan activities for residents to help keep freshmen engaged with the Fulton Schools.

Danielle Sosias and Jesus Chavez

Danielle Sosias and Jesus Chavez oversee residential community leader opportunities on the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.


We strive to provide quality, exceptional academic support to our undergraduate students through the Fulton Schools Tutoring Center. Upper-division students who have a mastery of math, physics, computer science and other engineering, science and technology disciplines can apply to be tutors at the Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers. Tutors can work at any of our Tempe or Polytechnic campus tutoring centers where students come in for drop-in tutoring or online through Adobe Connect “classrooms.”

As Associate Director, Tim Rooney oversees Fulton student success initiatives including the Fulton Tutoring Centers, the Undergraduate TA program, scholarships, residential colleges and E2 Camp.

Brittney Tarrant

Brittney Tarrant oversees virtual tutoring and joined Fulton Schools of Engineering in September of 2017. She has a background in student development, academic coaching/advising, and program development and management. She was previously with the W. P. Carey School of Business where she managed their Mentorship Programs and also advised students in the Leadership in Business Certificate. Before joining W. P. Carey, she spent some time in Sun Devil Athletics, as an Academic Coach for Men’s Basketball, Baseball and Women’s Track & Cross Country. She holds a BS in Education (Sport Management) and a Master’s in Sport Administration from Bowling Green State University and is originally from Ohio.


Students that have excelled in their courses and have an interest in helping fellow Fulton Schools students succeed are who the Fulton Schools seek to become Study Group Leaders. Study Group Leaders provide small group academic review and support to students in targeted high-stakes courses. They do so by creating learning plans, using peer support techniques and leading subject-specific study groups in key subjects.

A new staff member will be taking over leadership of study groups this semester.


We work to identify and train successful undergraduate Fulton Schools students to serve as teaching assistants for ASU 101. Section Leaders assist faculty members with exploratory and collaborative learning activities, and at times lead sessions and learning. Section Leader act as a cultural bridge from high school to the university environment, helping freshmen to navigate the institution, promote self-confidence and self-reliance, act as role models who demonstrate personal and academic success, and may hold office sessions.

After a student has served one term as a Section Leader, they then can be eligible to become an Executive Section Leader. Executive Section Leaders serve as a channel of communication and student support working directly with our school appointed/major specific retention specialists and participating faculty chairs.

Christina Hernandez leads the section leaders and executive section leaders opportunity for students.


Peer Career Coaches help their fellow students explore career options in their major through one-on-one meetings and workshops. The Fulton Schools Career Center trains sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students as well as graduate students in career development, mock interviews, résumé writing, job search resources and other areas related to career exploration. Students interested in becoming a Peer Career Coach should watch Inner Circle for openings.

Joyce Donajue

Joyce Donahue manages the Peer Career Coaches at the Fulton Schools Career Center. Joyce Donahue is also responsible for all undergraduates and the first year experience career-related programming. She is a nationally certified career counselor and holds “Master Career Counselor” membership status in the National Career Development Association.


The Fulton Schools Student Council is the governing body of Fulton Schools students. This leadership group strives to cultivate strong engineering and technology professionals.

The council serves as the voice for all registered Fulton student organizations and organizes events like social mixers and open forums. The Fulton Schools Student Council also is responsible for many Fulton Schools traditions — including the Fulton Schools Homecoming float, Engineering E-Week and trebuchet launches — and creates new ones!

Cortney Loui, Coordinator of Student Engagement, serves as advisor to the Fulton Schools Student Council. She partners with FSEC to support Fulton Student Organizations with professional development and financial support. She works with Fulton Schools students with their student organizations’ promotion, membership retention, managing finances, officer development and more. She also helps with Dean’s Funding, officer training, safety training, communications and other student organization development activities.


Each summer, we host a number of camps designed to engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities to inspire a passion for STEM. From robotics to mobile app creation, our goal is to share the excitement of engineering and technology with aspiring future engineers and problem solvers.

Faculty and staff can help promote and recommend camp counseling positions to your exceptional students. Please contact or Brittney Martin at to recommend anyone who might be a great fit!

Associate Director Hope Parker helps build engineering and social entrepreneurship-based programs and opportunities for preschool through community college students. She advocates awareness, education, social and personal impact for the next generation of engineers.

Coordinator, Sr. Brittney Martin manages various summer outreach events at both Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, including Summer Fulton Academy summer camps. In addition, she works closely with Fulton Student Organizations helping them plan and coordinate outreach to K-12 students.


Upperclassmen can help our incoming freshmen learn the ropes at E2 through several leadership roles.

E2 Camp Counselors, or E2C2s, help incoming students learn skills that are important to their success at the Fulton Schools through a variety of fun and interactive activities.

E2 Recruitment Leads, or E2 Leads, assist the Coordinator Senior in overseeing all camp activities. Students who are good fit for this role are passionate about E2, have served as E2C2s for several summers and are active student leaders within the Fulton Schools community.

E2 Leads are the behind-the-scenes planners of E2. The E2 Leads get incoming freshmen excited to attend E2 and help answer questions. They also are responsible for reviewing all activities to make sure they’re the best and most innovative we can provide.

Danielle Sosias also oversees E2 camp planning, coordination and promotion.

Spirit and traditions

It’s not “all work and no play” at the Fulton Schools! In addition to your academic activities, we hope you’ll also take some time to have fun. We make sure our Freshmen get a spirited start to their Fulton Schools journey with E2, but the fun doesn’t stop there. And if you hadn’t noticed already, on Fridays we wear gold.

Faculty and staff are an integral part to making many of these traditions and spirit events and programs possible for our students. Take note of a few traditions you shouldn’t miss out on!

Kristín Olafs

Kristín Ólafs, Special Events Manager, is a key figure in coordinating special events for the Dean’s office, including our big traditions of the Homecoming Block Party and Convocation and many more events throughout the year. She keeps it all running smoothly by making sure all the pieces fall into place from scheduling to catering with the support of her team. Since joining the Engineering Dean’s office in 2005, Kristín has planned and executed hundreds of events. These include conferences, the Grand Challenge Summit, the Intel Entrepreneurial Competition, convocations, homecomings, donor cultivation events, and more. Kristin is also a co-founder of MECA (Meeting and Events Coordinators and Associates), a group of events planners who learn about best practices for events at ASU. Kristín frequently does event-planning workshops for ASU staff and students.

Elizabeth Cross, Events Coordinator Asst, independently coordinates various events for the Engineering Dean’s Office. She collaborates with Kristín Olafs and other dean’s office staff to coordinate larger events including, but not limited to, Homecoming, Convocation, Night of the Open Door, football and basketball tailgates, and she serves as floor manager for the Fulton Schools Convocation. She is also the volunteer manager for all Dean’s Office events. Elizabeth started working at the Fulton Schools as a student worker for Engineering Technical Services in 2010, before joining the Dean’s Office events team as a special events assistant in 2012. As of May 2014, she is a full-time staff member of the Dean’s Office events team.

Along with Kristín and Elizabeth, Hope Parker and other staff make these great events and programs fun for everyone involved. We put on successful events because of our outstanding staff and their monumental efforts! Be sure to thank them if you see them during these events!


Experiencing a new culture and learning professional engineering practices from around the globe are valuable experiences that make students competitive in the job market. Students can choose from exchange and partnership programs and faculty-directed summer or semester programs. Promote study abroad opportunities to your students, and create your own! Work with the Study Abroad Office (SAO) to plan, create, and teach a study abroad program. Leading a study abroad program provides global competence for you and your students, adds experiential learning to your courses and is a great opportunity to better connect with your students. It also enhances your teaching, research and service, and provides a fully supported method to travel and conduct academic work abroad.

Find out more about study abroad and how you can get involved

Chase Norris is the coordinator of Student Engagement at the Fulton Schools. He oversees the Fulton Schools’ study abroad program as well as the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and Order of the Engineer.


At the Fulton Schools we like to share our passion for STEM education with the wider community and help young students see engineering as a path they, too, can pursue.

During Field Trip Days elementary, middle and high school students explore a day in the life of our engineers through hands-on activities with Fulton Schools students and tour our labs and facilities. These events take place throughout fall and spring semesters at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

ASU Open Door invites all of the local community to see what’s happening in our labs and other facilities, participate in hands-on activities and demos and learn about engineering, technology, aviation, construction, design and more.

Students can help inspire the next generation of engineers in these events, and outreach programs like FIRST® Robotics, which also help build valuable mentoring skills.

FIRST® Robotics and its FIRST LEGO League programs help elementary, middle and high school students ignite an enthusiasm for discovery of STEM through hands-on learning and global robotics competition. Get involved, inspire future engineers, and build your mentorship skills!

See all the outreach events and programs we put on, and look for announcements on how to get involved in In the Loop.

Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Hope Parker, Jennifer Velez

Assistant Dean Tirupalavanam Ganesh works with university students, P-14 populations, engineering faculty and teacher candidates/mentor teachers. As a Tooker Professor he is working on developing several outreach programs. Young Engineers Shape the World is a two-year program aimed at female high school students enrolled in advanced placement/international baccalaureate programs to enhance their interest in engineering and enroll in an engineering program. Engineering Futures a pilot for a subset of our 2016 and 2017 freshmen aimed at building a network of peers, alumni, and professionals to help the class build greater awareness of the workplace and entrepreneurship/Internet of Things skills. Engineers for Education a program for undergraduate engineers to inspire middle and high school youth to become more aware of engineering as a socially relevant profession.

Hope Parker, associate director, advocates awareness, educate, social and personal impact, and inspiration for our next generation and our future. Along with the fabulous P-14 Engineering Education and Outreach team, Hope helps to build engineering and social entrepreneurship based programs and opportunities for preschool through community college students. From summer camps to FIRST LEGO League robotics to EPICS High to Young Engineering Shape the World to SPARK App league to faculty support, the team has something for everyone!

Jennifer Velez, coordinator sr., has the awesome pleasure of managing the EPICS High program for middle school and high school students. Contact Jennifer to learn how you can support this social entrepreneurship program in your community. Jennifer also oversees the National Summer Transportation Institute, a residential program for high school students that engages participants in the various fields of engineering required to ensure safe and efficient transit across the state.

Hilary Mitchell

Hilary Mitchell, coordinator sr. runs the FIRST Lego League and Jr. programs — more than 430 teams across the state of Arizona! Ask her about how to incorporate robotics into your program or volunteer for one of many events!

Brittney Martin, coordinator sr., leads the team effort to design and execute key PreK-14 events throughout the year. Working from both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, Brittney works primarily on coordinating Field Trip Days, Fulton Summer Programs, Girl’s Make-A-Thon, SPARK App League and ASU Open Door, to name a few. Additionally, she supports Tirupalavanam Ganesh in delivering teacher training workshops designed to build engineering into K-12 curriculums.

Lauren Preble

Coordinator Lauren Preble coordinates the Young Engineers Shape the World program, which works to provide high schools students with engineering exploration opportunities, intended to guide students in making more informed decisions on their college and career choices. YESW is a mentorship program with the goal to increase the number of female students pursuing an engineering degree, and if you would like to get involved in the program as a mentor, please contact Lauren.


After cheering on your students at ASU Commencement on Monday, May 7, 2018, it’s time to recognize your students at the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Maroon Convocation is at 2 p.m. and the Gold Convocation is at 7 p.m. Convocation is a high-spirited event to celebrate undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the six Fulton Schools. All graduating students will walk across the stage to receive congratulations from the deans and program chairs. Faculty advisors will place hoods on their doctoral students, but master’s students will not be hooded on stage.

Make sure your graduating seniors, master’s students and doctoral candidates know about Grad Fair events in October. This is where they can get their caps and gowns, announcements, class rings and more.

Don’t forget your own graduation regalia — watch for announcements in In the Loop later this semester on how to rent or buy.

Kristín Ólafs and Elizabeth Cross are the Convocation planning champs! Along with their many staff and student volunteers, they make this event possible for our grads.


Graduating seniors and alumni from ABET-accredited programs and professional engineers can make a lifelong commitment to the engineering ideals of integrity, pride and responsibility through the Order of the Engineer. Professor of Practice Steven Trimble was the first to organize an Order of the Engineer event for his Senior Design class graduates, and it soon grew to be an entire Fulton Schools tradition. This commitment is symbolized by a ring worn on the small finger of your working hand.

Watch In the Loop for registration and event info for the Spring 2018 event.

Chase Norris is the coordinator of Student Engagement at the Fulton Schools. He oversees Order of the Engineer planning and activities as well as study abroad and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

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