FSE Summer Scholars

Become a Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) Summer Scholar and make the most of your summer, get ahead in math and earn 3 credits BEFORE your first day of classes!

What is the FSE Summer Scholars program?

Use your summer to get ahead on coursework and learn about how to make a difference with a degree from the Fulton Schools!

The FSE Summer Scholars program provides incoming first-year students the opportunity to take Perspectives on Grand Challenges for Engineering (FSE 150) alongside their Universal Learner Course (ULC) for math.

What are the benefits?

Become an FSE Summer Scholar and you will…

  • Earn 3 credit hours that count towards your degree (for $25.00 ID verification only) 
  • Meet your classmates before school starts in the fall 
  • Meet our amazing faculty and start making meaningful connections
  • Get on track for fall semester with your math coursework

Taking FSE 150 will allow you to…

  • Learn Canvas, ASU’s learning management system before school starts in the fall.
  • Earn have 3 credits before your first day of classes, which count as Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) and honors credit for Barrett, The Honors College.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the global engineering Grand Challenges that human societies face in the 21st century
  • Describe the NAE Grand Challenges themes, and learn about ongoing research in all Grand Challenge theme areas
  • Identify opportunities to create added value in the Grand Challenge areas, and apply customer focused design and an entrepreneurial mindset to conceptualize a potential future solution
  • Interpret why (and in what ways) a technology or design solution adds value from multiple perspectives (technological, sociocultural, economic, environmental, global, etc.), and describe a design solution in terms of its societal value (as well as its technical features and function)
  • Demonstrate an awareness of societal issues (e.g. sociocultural, political, economic, environmental) that influence and/or constrain engineering solutions

Am I eligible?

In order to participate in this program, students must be

  • An incoming first-year student (Fall 2022), and
  • Concurrently enrolled in ULC’s MAT 117: College Algebra OR ULC’s MAT 171: Pre-Calculus

If you are interested in the program, but do not meet these qualifications, please contact Jennifer Wong ([email protected]). 

What is the cost?

When you enroll in your ULC FSE 150 course, you will need to pay $25 for ID verification.

The Universal Learner Course program allows you to convert your completed FSE 150 course to college credit. There are financial costs associated. However, the Fulton Schools will pay for the earned academic credit for each FSE Summer Scholar.

There is no cost for the MAT 117/MAT 171 courses. As for earning academic credit, the Universal Learner Course program allows you to convert your completed MAT 117 or MAT 171 courses to college credit. There are financial costs associated. 

However, it’s not necessary for you to earn the academic credit.  After completing the self-paced course, you can simply re-take the Math Placement Assessment to try to place into the higher MAT course.

Will I join online or in-person?

You will take FSE 150 online via Canvas, ASU’s learning management system. Canvas enables students to access coursework and complete assignments on almost any device, whenever it’s convenient for their schedules. Being an FSE Summer Scholar is a great chance to get familiar with Canvas before the first day of classes!

How do I register?

Registration for the current FSE Summer Scholars program is now closed.

Check out how you can improve your math placement over the summer.

If you are registered, read on to see how to get started!

Joining us this summer? Here’s more information to get you started.

How create your profile

Follow this PDF guide to creating your profile and you’ll be all set when the class starts.

Is the class self-paced?

This class is not self-paced, but it is asynchronous.

Asynchronous learning means that the coursework can be completed any time in alignment with the student’s schedule, as long as you submit your coursework before the deadline.

For more information

Portrait of Tami Coronella

Tami Coronella

Director, Student Success and Engagement

[email protected]