ASU undergrads display research work at symposium
Arizona State University undergraduate students will again showcase their research in biotechnology, alternative energy sources, robotics, and a wide range of engineering and science fields at the 10th semi-annual Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Symposium from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 20.
More than 80 students will exhibit posters detailing their FURI program research projects on the west patio of the Engineering Center, G-Wing, at ASU's Tempe campus. FURI is one of the few university programs in the country that enables undergraduates to get valuable hands-on experience in significant research.
A program of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, FURI has grown since its inception in 2005 to become one of the largest of such programs. To participate, students must go through an extensive application process during which their qualifications are reviewed by a school-wide committee.
“Our goal is for each student to walk away from the program having had a great research experience that will help with their transition into graduate school, into the work force, or to any other career path they may choose,” says Christine MacLeod, the program’s director.
FURI Symposiums, presented once each Fall and Spring semester, is open to the public. More than 200 people, including Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Dean Deirdre Meldrum and other ASU engineering research leaders, are expected to attend.
The Spring semester symposium is scheduled for April 23, 2010.
For more on the FURI program, visit">http://engineering.asu.edu/furi"> http://engineering.asu.edu/furi. A video on FURI can be viewed at http://engineering.asu.edu/video">http://engineering.asu.edu/video">http://engineering.asu.edu/video or http://asunews.asu.edu/20090608_video_furi.
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