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Engineering | Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate students in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are highly encouraged to pursue a research project during their studies. Students gain skills and abilities that will help them develop their interests and be attractive to future employers and graduate programs. You can:

  • Contribute to the creation of new knowledge
  • Develop relationships with faculty members, research faculty, graduate students, and post-doc researchers
  • Gain new knowledge outside of the classroom to help in the classroom
  • Improve your oral and written communication skills
  • Improve your critical thinking and analytical skills

Most of all, your time in the research lab can help you clarify your career goals and prepare for the next step after graduation.

Undergraduate Research with FURI

The FURI program has been made possible by the generous support of Mr. Ira A. Fulton and his family. Learn more about how to apply.

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) is designed to enhance your engineering and technical undergraduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research, and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences.

Many FURI participants have gone on to apply their unique experience to work in industry, as well as graduate studies in engineering, medicine, law, and other disciplines.

Students in FURI develop an idea under the mentorship of a Fulton Engineering faculty member, then apply for funding. Once accepted, they perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries, and participate in the research symposium.

“No school puts an emphasis on undergraduate research like ASU. 

Take advantage of research opportunities to get a leg-up on jobs, obtain experience for graduate school, and see hands-on why the time in the classroom really matters.”


Biomedical engineering, 4+1 accelerated program graduate