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ASU Fulton Schools activities for 2018-2019 ACESA Education
ASU Fulton Schools activities for 2018-2019 ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 1 months ago  (10/4/2018 7:45 PM)

ASU STEM Virtual Career Fair (October 12)

Career Exploration Night (October 16 @ Tempe & October 24 @ Polytechnic)

Comunidad de Ingenieros STEM Networking Mixer (October 10)

 

Fulton Schools Career Fair (February 19 & 20 2019 @ Tempe & February 21 @ Polytechnic)

Register for ASU STEM Virtual Career Fair (October 12): Register Now through CareerEco. Learn more about how the virtual career fair works.

Register for Career Exploration Night (October 16 @ Tempe & October 24 @ Polytechnic): This freshman-focused event is an educational opportunity for engineering professionals to share their college & career experiences with future innovators and entrepreneurs. It is also a great way to expose your company brand to our students early on! Register to attend. Learn more about the event and what to expect.

Sign up for Comunidad de Ingenieros STEM Networking Mixer (October 10): MAES - Latinos in Science and Engineering and SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers are hosting Comunidad de Ingenieros., an event aimed at providing students in STEM fields the opportunity to network with professionals and to ask for career advice and tips for success in their fields of study. The event will be on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm on the Tempe campus at the Memorial Union. Although this is a Latinx-focused event, we appreciate all professionals willing to participate. Interested? Complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/RhlEIFdLiXWORyNq2

Save-the-Date: Spring 2019 Fulton Schools Career Fair (February 19 & 20 @ Tempe & February 21 @ Polytechnic). Registration will open through Handshake in early December.

ENGAGE

Connect with Fulton Student Organizations: Help students discover their passions, develop career skills, become leaders, and build industry connections while having fun! Check out our 60+ orgs in the Student Org Directory and feel free to connect with them.

  • Here’s a highlight from – Engineers Without Borders: Engineers Without Borders is an organization that strives to use engineering-based knowledge to solve real-world issues all around the globe. The Arizona State University chapter of E.W.B. has pushed to use lessons learned in class to aid communities in Pune, India and Shonto, Arizona. The Arizona based projects have begun taking trips to the site in order to gain more in-depth knowledge of the area and the needs of the community. From solar panel arrays to water pumps, the Shonto based projects utilize a wide variety of skills and specialties. Over in India, our club is working on building wells in order to provide the local community with a clean source of drinking water. Outside of the projects themselves, the organization works with industry professionals and local companies to foster professional development for our members. Whether it be presentations, workshops, or tours of local businesses, coordination with professionals in engineering fields enables our members to learn new skills or gain more insight into prospective careers. Contact Samuel Binkley, Outreach Chair, smbinkle@asu.edu to connect with E.W.B.!

MENTOR/VOLUNTEER

Get Involved in Fulton K12 Outreach Programs (details attached): We are looking for industry partners to support outreach by participating in programs, such as Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) High, Young Engineers Shape the World, First Lego League, Girls Make-A-Thon and others.

Feel free to reach out to us at the Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center with any questions you have. We’re always happy to help!

With Gratitude,

Cher Stevens, M.Ed.
Employer Relations M-Z
Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center
660 S. Mill Ave, Ste 107 | Centerpoint Building A 
Tempe, Arizona 85281 [Map]
P: 480.965.2276 | cher.stevens@asu.edu | career.engineering.asu.edu 
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherstevens 

and

Lauren Majure
Employer RelationsFulton Schools Career Center

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
660 S. Mill Ave, Ste 107 | Centerpoint Building A | Tempe, AZ 85281 [Map]
480.727.9563/lauren.majure@asu.edu   

 

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Engineering Is Big In AZ!! ACESA Education
Engineering Is Big In AZ!! ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 7 months ago  (4/1/2018 5:58 PM)

The Phoenix Business Journal has compiled some statistics on the local Engineering economy.

PhxBusJournal Engineering Careers 2018

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AZ Students Win Top Awards At Intel Science Fair ACESA Professional
AZ Students Win Top Awards At Intel Science Fair ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about a year ago  (5/21/2017 4:09 PM)

SARSEF Student Wins Trip to Nobel Prize Awards in Stockholm, Sweden

Several Arizona Students Win Top Awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 19, 2017)

Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2017)

Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced Grand Awards of the Intel ISEF 2017. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2017 by winner a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

 

Jeremiah Pate, of Oro Valley, AZ represented SARSEF (the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation) and won the following awards for his project curing Parkinson's disease using the body's own cellular defenses. 

"Ameliorating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson's Using Optimized Chaperones: An in silico Approach"

  • Jeremiah Pate, BASIS Oro Valley, AZ, United States of America

1. Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS (Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar) Award

The SIYSS is a week-long multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. 

The seminar is held in Stockholm, Sweden and includes an all-expenses paid trip featuring attendance at the Nobel Prize Awards

2. Intel ISEF Best of Category Award  For the Best of Category winner,  plus a grant will be given to the winners’ school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair they represent which is SARSEF - the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation.

3. Intel ISEF First Place Award

4. University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship

 

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Joseph Galasso, Galasso Homeschool, AZ, United States of America won the Intel ISEF Third Place Award

"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"

  •   Arizona State University Intel ISEF Scholarship
  •   University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship


Natalia Jacobson, Empire High School, AZ, United States of America

"The Effect of Nosema on the Honey Bee's Brain"

  •   Arizona State University Intel ISEF Scholarship

 

Amanda Minke, Immaculate Heart High School, AZ, United States of America

"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"

  • University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship

 

TEAM Project (3 Members) 

Jeremy Wang, Catalina Foothills High School, AZ
Meena Ravishankar, University High School, AZ
Vishakk Rajendran, BASIS Tucson North, AZ

"Developing a Novel 3D-Printed Solution to Aid Healing Fractured Wing Bones of Wild Birds"

  • National Anti-Vivisection Society.  National Anti-Vivisection Society promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals. NAVS educational and advocacy programs advance better, more humane science; support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education; and effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.  Award

 

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Robotic Arm Built by Teen Engineers Saved Puppy Trapped in Well ACESA Professional
Robotic Arm Built by Teen Engineers Saved Puppy Trapped in Well ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about 1 years ago  (2/26/2017 9:45 PM)

Thanks to the noble efforts of firefighters, miners, and a high school robotics team, a four-month-old puppy was rescued from a well in Istanbul, Turkey last Wednesday.

The Kangal puppy was found in a 230-foot well that was located in forested area after 10 days of entrapment. The puppy was given the Turkish nicknamed “Kuyu” by locals, which translates to “Well” in English. Even though it took a team effort to save the confined canine, the daring rescue wouldn't have been possible without the assistance of the robotics team at Istanbul’s Bahcesehir High School For Science & Technology.

According to the on-site team reported by the HuffPost, “The workers would not have been able to rescue the dog without the help of the robotic arm. Their efforts were inhibited by the depth of the well. And the fact that they couldn’t dig a new hole because of concern it could cause the well to collapse entirely.”

See pictures and video at ECN magazine.

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2017 Intel Science Fair Call for Judges ACESA Professional
2017 Intel Science Fair Call for Judges ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about 1 years ago  (12/18/2016 9:21 PM)

Participate as a Grand Award judge in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles this May.

Judging activities will start in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 16 and occupy the entirety of Wednesday, May 17. The judge application site is now open for all qualified judges at:

https://apps2.societyforscience.org/judging

If you haven’t judged in the last few years, you will be interested in some of the changes that have helped improve the judging experience and student awards outcome: The old manual “scan cards” are no more. In 2016 the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) introduced a new online score entry system which aided judge deliberations with increased speed and accuracy. Development of this system is continuing. Over the last two years entirely new caucus support software has been developed and continues to be enhanced. Student abstracts will be available for judge access online in advance of the Fair.

We need your service for a full, but rewarding, day and a fraction. All judges check in Tuesday, May 16, between noon and 5:00 pm where they will receive interview assignments and are then allowed into the Exhibit Hall to preview projects without students being present. In separate category-specific rooms, all judges meet over dinner for a training and question-answer period, followed by final project previewing. Interviews with the students will occupy all Wednesday morning and afternoon. Judges then caucus through dinner to determine award winners.

Your participation as a judge is critical to the success of Intel ISEF. Please help us by encouraging your colleagues to also volunteer as judges. Your efforts will be rewarded by your invaluable contribution to identifying the most promising young scientists and engineers in the world.

We hope that you will choose to accept our invitation.

Sincerely,

Christopher M. Gould, Judging Chair, Intel ISEF 2017, ISEF@usc.edu
Lisa Icenroad, Intel ISEF Program Manager, judging@societyforscience.org

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ACESA site reboot ACESA Education
ACESA site reboot ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 years ago  (11/7/2016 1:28 PM)

The ACESA website has been updated (as you no doubt have noted)!

All good things come to those that wait, and now the wait is over.  ACESA introduces a great destination for STEM and Education news in the Phoenix Valley and the state of Arizona.  For information on how your organization can become an ACESA member and contribute news and announcements, click on the Contact link at the top of the page and get in touch with an ACESA officer!

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VEX Robot Competition season is heating up! ACESA Professional
VEX Robot Competition season is heating up! ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 years ago  (10/9/2016 10:33 AM)

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By its nature, the study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation exists to bring this exciting experience to students all over the globe through the VEX IQ ChallengeVEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.

From the VEX site:

Event volunteers are the heart and soul of VEX competitions. We rely on Referees to keep things fair, Emcees to keep things exciting, and Queuers to keep things on schedule! Volunteering at a VEX competition is easy to learn, fun to do, and rewarding for everyone involved. Use the links below to find a local event near you or sign up to volunteer at the VEX World Championship today! Still have questions? Email volunteer@roboticseducation.org to contact our volunteer team.

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2016 Governor's Celebration of Innovation ACESA Professional
2016 Governor's Celebration of Innovation ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 years ago  (10/6/2016 8:04 PM)

GCOI is the Arizona Technology Council's (AZTC) annual awards gala in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. The event is scheduled for the Phoenix Convention Center's West Building on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Future Innovators of the Year

Kailash Raman
Sandra Day O’Connor High School
Phoenix, AZ
Versatile, Efficient, and Facile Functionalization of Poly(p-phenylene oxide) via Azide-Alkyne “Click” Chemistry

Rahul Ramesh
Hamilton High School
Chandler, AZ
Detection of Plasmodium Falciparum Parasites in Digitized Blood Samples

Aakanksha Saxena
Desert Mountain High School
Scottsdale, AZ
Detection of Secondary Phases in Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Semiconducting Thin Films

McKenna Loop
Arizona College Preparatory - Erie
Chandler, AZ
The Effect of the Algal Extraction Method on the Amount of Crude Lipid Recovered for Economically Feasible Biofuel Production

Innovator Honorable Mentions

Simon Shen
Desert Vista High School
Phoenix, AZ
Single-Cell Motion Characterization System – a New, Automated Tool for High-Throughput Studies of Surface-Bound Bacteria

Akshata Rudrapatna
Hamilton High School
Chandler, AZ
Applying Viral Nanoparticles in a Treatment Vector for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations

 

Teacher of the Year

Christine Sapio, 2016 GCOI Teacher of the Year

Christine Sapio
Coconino High School (link)
Flagstaff, AZ 

  

Teacher Honorable Mentions

Marni Landry
Paradise Valley High School (link)
Phoenix, AZ

Pradip C. Misra (link)
Bagdad High School
Bagdad, AZ 

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