Hailey Warner, an electrical engineering student at Fulton Schools standing beside research equipment, working on a semiconductor-related project.
About FURI

Make something amazing

FURI students present at the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) is designed to enhance engineering and technical undergraduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience and thesis-based research.

Participants can present the results from their FURI research projects at the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo, a public showcase of independent research performed by Fulton Schools undergraduate and graduate students.

Message from the directors

Access to research activities from students’ first semester is a core value of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Together with highly regarded faculty, first-year students through doctoral candidates collaborate on use-inspired research.

Students conducting research through the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative spend a semester conceptualizing an idea, developing a plan and investigating their research question. Through this work, they are developing innovative solutions to real-world challenges in data, education, energy, health, security, semiconductor manufacturing and sustainability. The culmination of their work is presenting their research findings at the semiannual Fulton Forge Student Research Expo.

The program provides opportunities often only available to graduate students, including traveling to prestigious conferences and publishing their work in research journals.

Some of our researchers get extra funding through industry and alumni sponsors.

FURI advances students’ skills in innovation, independent thinking and problem-solving that will support their future pursuits and careers. High-level research also opens doors to additional opportunities for scholarships, internships and graduate research.

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

We are proud of what our students have accomplished and we’re excited to share their work with you.

Kyle Squires portrait

Kyle Squires

Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering

portrait of Tami Coronella

Tami Coronella

Director, Student Success and Engagement

Christian Hoover portrait

Christian Hoover

FURI faculty director

Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Ira Fulton

Made possible by our biggest fan

In 2003, Ira A. Fulton, founder and CEO of Arizona-based Fulton Homes, established an endowment of $50 million in support of ASU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

His investment served as a catalyst, enabling the development of a dynamic portfolio of strategic initiatives that benefit our students and faculty and the communities where they live and work.

Launched in 2005, FURI is one of the most visible and vibrant ways Mr. Fulton’s investment is expanding opportunities for Fulton Schools students. Throughout the years, he has remained an active supporter and regular presence of the program and the school that bears his name.