Engineering | Graduate Programs

Master's Opportunity for Research in Engineering

The Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) is designed to enhance your engineering and technical graduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research, and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences. The MORE program operates during fall and spring semesters.

Students in MORE 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.

Research Funding

Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500 their funded semester(s), which will be disbursed at the end of the semester as a stipend. Students must complete all the MORE requirements and perform to the mentor’s satisfaction to receive the stipend. Participants are also eligible to apply for up to $400 in research supplies per funded semester. Students are encouraged to work with their faculty mentor to discuss continued funding from the faculty member’s grants or other sources.

 

Student and Faculty Eligibility

Fulton master’s students in good academic standing (i.e. not on academic probation) are eligible for two semesters of funding. Online Fulton master’s students are welcome to apply, too! Students may apply for the program for their second semester of attendance at ASU until their last semester.

MORE is designed to provide research experiences for graduate students who do not have other research opportunities. Therefore, students who have a research assistant (RA) appointment are not eligible for MORE.

A graduate teaching assistant (TA) cannot have an appointment that exceeds 0.50 FTE (20 hours per week) in the fall and spring semesters. MORE is considered 0.125 FTE (5 hours per week) for the fall or spring semesters. Therefore, students in 0.50 FTE (20 hours per week) TA positions are NOT eligible for MORE. If you hold a graduate TA position at 0.25-0.49 FTE (10-19 hours per week) then you are eligible to participant in MORE, as long as it does not exceed a combined total of 0.50 FTE with your other position.

Faculty mentors must be faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. They also must not be on sabbatical, on leave, or on vacation during the majority of the MORE mentoring time period. Graduate students may not serve as MORE faculty mentors.

 

Getting Started

Whether it is your own research idea, or you would like to get involved with a faculty member’s research, you will need to connect with a faculty member and then apply for the MORE program.

 

MORE Student applications for Spring 2019 are due by 12 p.m. (noon) on October 11, 2018, here: https://fultonapps.asu.edu/more/apply/

Faculty mentor support letters are due by 12 p.m. (noon) on October 12, 2018, here: https://fultonapps.asu.edu/more//

 

Contact Us

Email furi@asu.edu or call 480.965.3765.