Congrats to International Facility Management Association for earning the Outstanding Graduate Fulton Student Organization 2017-2018 Student Organization Awards & Recognition (SOAR) award! They were recognized at the SOAR ceremony on April 25, 2018 for their accomplishments.
The organization promotes the vision and mission of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and enhances the engineering and technical education of students by creating an environment that produces successful engineers.
The organization has been working with local companies to host internships during the Fall and Spring semester where its members can participate, get mentored, and earn experience. In 2017, the organization worked with Sundt Construction, City of Phoenix, and Turn-It-On Electric to host 7 projects for 20+ members. The project scope ranged from facility assessment, IT implementation, data analysis, and creating a renovation master plan for a building. On average, members spend 4 hours per week throughout the semester to work on those projects. The results for those projects have been outstanding: Six out of seven projects were delivered on-time, on-budget, and 9.0/10 customer satisfaction rating.
The organization has been collaborating with the Leadership Society of Arizona (non-profit) to host workshops for local K-12 students. The organization realized that high school students needed help in preparing for college. For that reason, the organization has been reaching out to local high schools, such as South Mountain High School to host after-school and summer workshops where they bring in college students to mentor high school students. This effort creates opportunities for college students to practice teaching what they had learned, as well as promote the programs at Fulton and ASU to the students. In 2017, the organization hosted ten after-school workshops, and five summer programs. The organization served over 400 students and received a rating of 9.4/10 from the students.
This award earned the organization $300 in funding that will go toward organization needs.