Richmond Kusi (right) works with faculty mentor Assistant Professor Sui Yang.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

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Friday, November 19, 2021, 1–3 p.m.
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Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative enhances an undergraduate student’s engineering experience and technical education by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research, and travel to national conferences.

Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE)

The Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering is designed to enrich a graduate student’s engineering and technical graduate curriculum with hands-on lab experience and independent and thesis-based research.

Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP)

The Fulton Schools Grand Challenges Scholars Program combines innovative curriculum and cutting-edge research experiences into an intellectual fusion that spans academic disciplines and includes entrepreneurial, global and service learning opportunities. Students in GCSP conduct research in a grand challenges theme and are invited to present their research at the FURI Symposium.


Students from three signature programs present at the FURI Symposium: Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering and Grand Challenges Scholars Program. In Summer and Fall 2021, students participated in 89 research projects.













Research themes

Students work on projects related to six different themes that represent the Fulton Schools’ core research disciplines.

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In an increasingly digital world, data collection is growing at a rapid pace. Fulton Schools faculty and student researchers are devising innovative approaches and tools that will help us better process, analyze, use, manage and access data. New computational tools, algorithms and data analysis techniques, including hardware and software approaches, machine learning, data analytics, data-driven decision-making and more will help advance scientific discoveries and collaborations across multiple fields where data use and capture is ubiquitous.
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We are engaged in advancing the ways we educate engineering students. The Fulton Schools’ research focuses on learning methods, cognitive theory and best teaching practices, as well as the integration of engineering concepts in K-12 educational programs to engage students early and educate our community about the impact engineering has on everyday life.
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The urgency to discover and deploy new forms of carbon-reducing energy technologies has become an indispensable part of our economic and environmental landscape. The Fulton Schools’ research in renewable and alternative energy sources is multifaceted with efforts in solar and photovoltaic energy, biotechnology, low- and high-power energy storage, power electronics, electric power systems, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.
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The Fulton Schools’ efforts in health innovation range from understanding the causes behind Alzheimer’s disease and improving methods for predicting epileptic seizures to developing advanced biosensors, bioassays and lab-on-a-chip devices for clinical diagnostics. Additional areas of research exist in novel biological materials, neural engineering, biomedical informatics, drug-delivery systems, health care systems analysis and modeling, health monitoring devices and human rehabilitation technologies.
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As technology develops at a faster rate, there is a growing need to develop engineering systems to keep people and infrastructure secure, including securing cyberspace, developing secure communications, developing self-healing systems resilient to attack and identifying, monitoring and reducing threats. Fulton Schools researchers — faculty and students — are addressing issues of national defense, homeland security, border security, cyberwarfare and more, devising technology solutions as well as legal, policy and social implications.
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The central thrust behind sustainability is the capacity of metropolitan areas to grow and prosper without destroying or depleting natural resources. The Fulton Schools’ research focuses on restoring and improving urban infrastructure, access to clean water and air, advanced construction techniques and management, environmental fluid dynamics, transportation planning, as well as geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.

Project count in the current symposium

What FURI and MORE alumni are saying

Research opportunities like FURI and MORE help students build valuable skills, learn about themselves and succeed in their future endeavors. Learn more about what our FURI alumni go on to do after they finish the program.

FURI gave me the tools to become a good researcher. It helped me improve my presentation skills and how to prioritize and work efficiently to deliver milestones that are all relevant and applicable to my job today. Be open-minded and think outside the box. Take on new challenges and trust the process.

Immanuella Kankam FURI Summer–Fall ’18, mechanical engineering Spring ’19, process engineer at Intel Corporation

MORE gave me a perspective of industry needs and I aligned my project based on them. This helped me work on the latest technology and derive solutions that align with industry expectations. Try to understand the impact of your research in industry or real life. This will give you a broader perspective, motivate you and help you come up with additional ideas.

Rushik Tank MORE Fall ’18, mechanical engineering Spring ’19, R&D engineer at NXP Semiconductors

The MORE program was a great source of support — both financially and professionally — during my graduate research. The whole journey taught me things that I otherwise would not have experienced, such as budgeting my research, proposal writing and poster presentation. I will always be thankful for this opportunity.

Tanya Nanda MORE Spring ’20, biomedical engineering Fall ’20, clinical molecular technologist at Castle Biosciences, Inc and research editor at the ASU Knowledge Enterprise

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