Note from the Dean: Homecoming 2011

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Note from the Dean: Homecoming 2011

Homecoming 2011

Dean Johnson checks out the “Fun with Materials” exhibit at the Fulton Engineering Block Party. Photo by Jessica Slater/ASU

Dear Friends,

This Homecoming edition of Full Circle is truly representative of the breadth of accomplishments that make up Fulton Engineering.

Our students are tackling a wide range of real-world challenges from building a fully-functioning satellite to hosting the first campus simulation to experiment with the use of social media in crisis situations. Our faculty are not only pursuing use-inspired research in the lab, but they are engaging our students as active participants in finding solutions. And our alumni continue to apply their expertise to improve our communities and lives.

Engineering was well represented at Homecoming this year. William Aja, a mechanical engineering major, was the Homecoming King and Rick Howarth, general manager of Intel Products Vietnam was honored with the ASU Alumni Appreciation award for his role in collaborating with Fulton Engineering to modernize engineering education in Vietnam. And I think it’s safe to say that Fulton Engineering had the best presence at the block party—we had a great turnout and a lot of fun.

There are many opportunities to see more of Fulton Engineering. On November 18, over 100 students will showcase their research at the semi-annual FURI Symposium. This is an impressive group and you’ll find that their research endeavors are on par with graduate-level work.

Also on November 18, we kick off the Dean’s Lecture Series, which highlights leading-edge research activities and educational advances. For our first event of the 2011-2012 series, Marco Santello, interim director of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, will provide insight into his research on the brain, sensory feedback and motor control. The series offers an opportunity to learn more about our research and the chance to interact with our distinguished guests—even if it is not your field, we think you will find the lectures both interesting and inspiring.

But don’t wait for an event to get in touch. Share your news with us. We love to hear from you.

Go Devils!

Paul C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
DeanPaulJohnson@asu.edu

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