This article is the first in a two-part series highlighting student researchers and faculty mentors presenting at the Spring 2023 FURI Symposium on Friday, April 21. Read part two next week. Learn more about the symposium.

Exploring brain-inspired computing, creating 3D printing materials for biomedical sensors, predicting additive manufacturing success and making data centers more energy efficient are just some of the ways Arizona State University students are solving real-world problems through hands-on research.

Students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU can apply their classroom knowledge in a range of research pursuits. Their work delivers innovation that matters for challenges in data science, education, energy, health, security, semiconductor manufacturing and sustainability.

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, or FURI, and the Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering, or MORE, programs give students valuable experiences in which they spend a semester conceptualizing an idea, developing a plan and investigating their research question with a faculty mentor.

Students in the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, or GCSP, have the option to conduct research as part of the program’s rigorous competency requirements that prepare them to solve complex global societal challenges.

These three programs enhance students’ ability to innovate, think independently and solve problems in their communities. They also benefit from the technical and soft skills they gain, which prepare them for their careers and pursuit of advanced degrees.

Twice per year, students who participate in FURI, MORE and GCSP are invited to present their research findings at the FURI Symposium.

Learn about four Fulton Schools students participating in the Spring 2023 FURI Symposium. Meet them and more than 100 other student investigators at the event, which is open to the public, on Friday, April 21, 1–3 p.m. at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on the ASU Tempe campus.

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