Outstanding Graduate, Spring 2019
Christopher Di Giulio
Christopher Di Giulio wants to lead the world of engineering in a new direction. Graduating summa cum laude with a degree in human systems engineering, he has the experiences and skills to pursue his goals.
Di Giulio chose Arizona State University and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for its unique, transdisciplinary curriculum. He wanted to study human systems engineering because “it is a major that focuses on making technology easy and seamless for people to use, taking into account multiple factors and disciplines, including cognitive limitations, psychology, anatomy, physiology and biology.”
With this in mind, Di Giulio hopes to combine these principles and academic fields to create new engineering standards that put people first.
“One major long-term aspiration that I have is to contribute toward setting engineering standards in the computer and software field, and eliminating old archaic designs that complicate humans’ interactions with computer systems,” says Di Giulio.
Though he has big plans to make his mark on the world, Di Giulio still understands the importance of asking for help and takes full advantage everything the Fulton Schools has to offer, and he wants other students to do the same.
“Make use of your resources! Visit the library, both online and in person, talk to your faculty members, staff, instructors, and never be afraid to ask them for help,” Di Giulio advises students. “Confusion and uncertainty can be cleared up very effectively if you only ask for help or guidance.”
After graduating, Di Giulio plans to return to ASU in the fall to complete studies for a master’s degree in human systems engineering so he can push himself further and acquire an even greater understanding of human factors to better prepare himself for a successful and impactful career.
While he hasn’t nailed down his dream career, Di Giulio knows he wants to make an impact at the human-technology interface.
“One major long-term aspiration that I have is to contribute toward setting engineering standards in the computer and software field, and eliminating old archaic designs that complicate humans’ interactions with computer systems,” Di Giulio explains. “I want to be able to create enjoyable user experiences even for people that consider themselves to not be tech-savvy.”