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The Fulton Difference: Message from the Dean

Dean Paul Johnson with Sparky the Sun Devil

Dean Paul Johnson with Sparky the Sun Devil

Dear Friends,

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the energy, innovation and desire to make a difference that is pervasive throughout our Fulton Schools of Engineering. Full Circle—especially in this new format designed specifically for online viewing—expands our ability to publish more often and share the excitement and evolution of our Schools.

In future issues we will highlight the reimagining of our engineering school and the emphases throughout our academic, research and outreach programs on discovery, design, innovation, use-inspired and translational research and societal impact.

This issue reflects what separates us from other engineering schools: the “Fulton Difference.” We are focusing on ensuring student success, providing experiential learning opportunities, inspiring future engineers and innovating solutions to challenges in areas like energy and security. We highlight the accomplishments of our students, alums and faculty and the impact that they are having locally, nationally and globally.

These are challenging times and it is clear that engineering programs must change with the world. At the Fulton Schools of Engineering, we have already made significant strides down a new path. On January 1, 2011, I became Dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. After working closely with Dean Deirdre Meldrum for four years, I am excited to continue working with all of you as we do those things that engineers do the best—innovate, invent, design, create and be entrepreneurial.


Paul C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
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