A good year to be an engineer: A recap of 2023
From implementing new engineering projects and programs to cultivating connections in the community, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University has had an exciting and productive year.
The expansive range demonstrates how faculty and students have been guided by a robust vision of what it means to be a Fulton Schools engineer.
Revisit some of the year’s most popular stories published in our engineering news blog, Full Circle. We’ve selected articles that resonate with how members of the Fulton Schools community have demonstrated the five Fulton Schools values we strive to cultivate in our students.
Though each of the following articles reflects multiple values — all of them rooted in striving for excellence, bold thinking and innovation, building community and collaboration — they are organized by how they relate to other stories in their category. The five Fulton Schools values are intended to guide and inspire success in a multitude of ways.
Let’s take a look at the ways Fulton Schools faculty members and students have shown their commitment to these values in 2023.
Beyond being ranked No. 1 in innovation for a ninth consecutive year, members of the ASU community continue to collect accolades in a variety of pursuits. From the talent we recruit to the accomplishments of our alumni, we strive to honor the many demonstrations of excellence within our community.
The Fulton Schools is a research powerhouse driven by our faculty’s commitment to developing solutions for society’s critical needs. The faculty’s persistence and attention to detail in their research have led to advances in health care, security and sustainability across the globe.
Encourage bold thinking
The cornerstone of education is to introduce others to new ways of thinking that enable them to build upon the impactful work that has paved the path of progress.
The following articles recount examples of creative thinking that have sparked engineering ingenuity and nuanced conversations.
Foster a community of learning and collaboration
We are not defined by who we exclude, but by whom we include. Diverse perspectives are required to solve diverse problems.
Here are several examples of members of the ASU community collaborating across national borders, research experience and areas of expertise to foster learning and collaboration.
Build a foundation for all to be successful
If the great challenges of engineering were easy to solve, they would have already been overcome. Tackling the unknown requires a patient and multidisciplinary approach that can rarely be achieved alone.
From creating facilities and programs to supplying funding and resources, the Fulton Schools provide a jumping-off point for countless engineering journeys.
“Students need to see what they are learning in action. Being able to participate in events that validate what you are learning is inspiring. The earlier you can inspire a kid, the more passionate and driven they become in achieving their goals.”
Science teacher, ASU Preparatory Academy
“Inspiring the next generation of engineers”