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Research and innovation

Start conducting research today

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are highly encouraged to pursue a research project during their studies. Students gain skills and abilities that will help them develop their interests and be attractive to future employers and graduate programs.

You can:

  • Contribute to the creation of new knowledge
  • Develop relationships with faculty members, research faculty, graduate students, and post-doc researchers
  • Gain new knowledge outside of the classroom to help in the classroom
  • Improve your oral and written communication skills
  • Improve your critical thinking and analytical skills

Most of all, your time in the research lab can help you clarify your career goals and prepare for the next step after graduation.

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Are you a graduate or undergraduate student?

Check out the Fulton Schools research opportunities specifically for graduate and undergraduate students.

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Get inspired, meet our mentors

No matter what kind of research you are interested in, you’ve got a long line of Fulton Schools students and mentors who can inspire you!

Check out the most recent Fulton Forge Student Research Expo projects, and learn more about the kind of research you can do, and the mentors who have guided our students.

Conduct research while innovating, serving, traveling or socializing

By participating in the following opportunities, your research will be applied to a greater purpose. These undergraduate and graduate experiences will help you grow professionally and personally while you get research experience.

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E+I @ Fulton

Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering empowers all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni to leverage an entrepreneurial mindset to advance their ideas for the benefit of our economy and society.

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Engineering Projects in Community Service

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to put their brain power towards EPICS, a social engineering and entrepreneurship program, that employs student teams to solve engineering problems faced by society both locally and globally.

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Experiential Learning Grant

The Experiential Learning Grant (ELG) is a funding source to help Fulton Schools students travel to extracurricular experiences, such as conferences or study abroad.

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Student Organizations

Being connected with a student organization helps students build lasting friendships, develop invaluable career skills and gain industry connections.

Find the right student organization for you on our student org directory.

More innovation opportunities

Fulton Design Experience (FDE)

Design, build, and implement innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Devils Invent

Design, build, and implement innovative solutions to challenging problems submitted by community, industry and University partners.

ASU Innovation Open (ASUio)

Got an idea for a revolutionary hard tech venture? Put your idea to the test and win the funding you need to make it a reality.

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Present your research at the

Fulton Forge Student Research Expo

The Fulton Forge Student Research Expo is a public showcase of independent research performed by Fulton Schools undergraduate and graduate students.

Students who participate in our three primary research programs are invited to present their findings each semester at the Expo.