Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering operate in a transdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment that produces a creative, innovative, highly educated workforce and advancements in technical knowledge, driving sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the communities it serves. Part of the schools' core vision is to become a leader in global engineering education.
International development projects of note in ASU engineering range from small humanitiarian engineering initiatives to large international projects, including:
- Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) was launched with support from the United States Agency for International Development USAID. In collaboration with an expanding industry consortia, the HEEAP program has trained more than 240 faculty members and lecturers from eight institutions in Vietnam, adding applied skills and communications strengths to traditional engineering theory, to better prepare Vietnamese students to enter the competitive global work force.
- Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Based on the pillars of institutional policy, quality, curriculum, faculty innovation and technology, BUILD-IT was established at ASU in 2015 with funding support from USAID. In partnerships with a growing industry alliance, this program leverages diverse government-industry-academic partners whose shared goal is to produce highly qualified STEM graduates who can lead inclusive, technology-based growth in Vietnam.
In addition to these USAID programs and others, Ira A. Fulton hosts an array of accelerated degree partnership programs, exchange programs and faculty-directed programs for ASU students led by ASU engineering faculty members in England, France, Thailand, Aruba and Japan.