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At the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, we believe that engineering is more than a discipline – it’s a mind-set, a way of looking at the world to determine how challenges can be met most efficiently, sustainably, safely and in cost-effective ways that maximize impact and benefit those we serve.  As a part of the largest engineering school in the country, our diverse faculty and students are passionate about finding innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to our most pressing challenges.

There has never been a greater opportunity for you to make a difference.  By supporting scholarships, professors and programs for engineering students, you are investing in the Fulton Schools helping advance the Fulton Difference.  Your gift can directly change lives and inspire our students and faculty to shape the future for all of us.

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David Wahls
Director of Development

By supporting Campaign ASU 2020, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, you share your own personal vision for the future for the Fulton Schools and ensure that the values that have made ASU great continue to guide us for generations to come.

—Kyle Squires, Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Your gift makes the Fulton Difference possible. Here’s how.

Student success and excellence

Student’s humanitarian spirit helps make global impact

“Engineers have a great responsibility to society,” Brittany Blevins says. “With the speed at which technology is advancing, it is a field that needs skilled people more than ever.”

ASU’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers has been working for much of the past year on the race car that was put to the test against about 80 other teams from colleges and universities throughout the United States and several other countries.


Four students work in a Fulton Schools lab.

High-achieving Fulton Schools students go above and beyond the typical engineering curriculum in the Grand Challenge Scholars program, as they learn to be collaborative, transdisciplinary, global problem solvers. This spring, the GCSP program graduated 17 students — the largest cohort yet. These students encounter many of the Fulton Difference programs through completing requirements in research, interdisciplinary coursework, international study, entrepreneurship and service learning.

Our professors

The David and Darleen Professorship gift will help ASU in its efforts to recruit and retain top faculty members and pursue cutting-edge research

The David and Darleen Ferry Professorship adds to 35 years of contributions to engineering education and research that David Ferry has made to ASU.

Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology, or BRAIN, is an Industry–University Cooperative Research Center dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and treatments to market. The center was officially funded earlier this year with a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, and has already attracted nine industry partners.


Subbarao Kambhampati poses with one of his lab's robots.

Subbarao Kambhampati is one of the go-to sources for news media reporting on issues involving the acceleration of advances in artificial technologies and their potential societal impacts. He’s done extensive research on automated planning and decision-support systems, and now focuses on developing “human-aware” AI systems to enable people and intelligent machines to work collaboratively.


The ASU Innovation Open, which is in its third year, invites student-led, multidisciplinary teams of collegiate startup founders who are harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most challenging problems.

Selected from dozens of applications submitted from around the world, the student ventures ranged from biotech startups developing technology to optimize personalized health to one company’s out-of-this-world prototype aiming to remove and reduce space debris.

Jonathan Bryan, an electrical engineering doctoral student and Peter Firth, CEO of Swift Coat hold a model of Swift Coat's nanoparticle deposition system.The Swift Coat ASU tech startup performed better than any ASU team to date at the Rice Business Plan Competition this spring. The brainchild of electrical engineering Assistant Professor Zachary Holman and graduate research associate Peter Firth, Swift Coat took home more than $70,000. Firth credits Swift Coat’s successes with ASU’s strong support of entrepreneurship, noting help from the Venture Devils program.

Featured initiatives

Ensure student access and excellence

The Fulton Schools are committed to ASU’s mission of being a university that champions inclusion, one that values the contributions and nurtures the potential of people from all walks of life.

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Champion student success

Students are the center of the Fulton Schools community, and they are also what make it great.

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Fuel discovery, creativity and innovation

Unconventional thinking and resourceful collaboration thrive in the Fulton Schools. Why not create batteries that can fold and stretch? What if materials that make up an airplane wing could communicate with us before they fail, or even “heal” themselves? What if you could virtually see through your customers’ eyes to know what emotions they feel when looking at your product or website?

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Elevate the academic enterprise

Like the catalyst in a chain reaction, faculty set off a cascade of effects that determine the quality of their programs, their school, their students and ultimately their university. The more accomplished they are, the better the students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty they attract to the Fulton Schools; the more creative their collaborations; the more external funding they receive; and the more consequential their research.

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