CENTENNIAL EVENTS

secretsrevealedEngineering Secrets Revealed: A Centennial Exhibit

April 26 - December 15, 2012     10 a.m. - 7 p.m.     Third Floor Gallery, Santa Clara University Library   Flyer (PDF)
Were SCU engineering students really graded on their table manners at one time? What does Sputnik have to do with Santa Clara Engineering? Where on earth are Bronco engineers taking a Lab-on-a-Chip, and what is that, anyway? Find the answers to these and many more burning questions with a visit to this display illustrating a century of engineering excellence at Santa Clara University through a variety of historic documents, photos, tools, equipment, and other (most interesting) materials.


solarSolar Decathlon Open House

October 13, 2012     1 - 4 p.m.     2009 Solar Decathlon House (campus map)
Tour SCU's 3rd place winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition and hear about plans for the 2013 Team Santa Clara house.


reunionSchool of Engineering Big Bash!

October 13, 2012     6 p.m.     Engineering Quad
Come and enjoy some wine, fun, and fellowship and celebrate being a part of the School of Engineering community during Grand Reunion Weekend. We look forward to welcoming alumni back to campus to socialize and get reacquainted. There are lots of exciting things happening in the School of Engineering; come and hear all about them, meet new friends, catch up with faculty, and rekindle your Bronco pride!



Past Events

otellini Paul Otellini: The Innovation Imperative

6 Oct. 2011     7:30 p.m.     Mayer Theatre     RSVP
Come and hear Intel's President and CEO Paul Otellini share his thoughts on how to "create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth." This is the first in a series of three events for the President's Speaker Series. More Information.


Engineering 100 logoA Century of Engineering Excellence

8 Oct. 2011     10 a.m.     Williman Room, Benson Center     RSVP
Terry Shoup, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, provides an insightful perspective on the 100-year history of the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. Following the event, stay for Coffee and Conversation with Dean Godfrey Mungal. All are welcome!


solardecathThe Biggest Bash Ever!

8 Oct. 2011     6 p.m.     2009 Solar Decathlon Refract House     RSVP
You won't want to miss the biggest bash ever as we kick off our year-long Centennial celebration during Grand Reunion Weekend! Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and once-in-a-century surprises await as we party at the Refract House here on campus. This event is not just for reunions, but for celebrating each other and the School of Engineering. Join us!


suraceEthics, Innovation, and Running a Green Company:
Reflections of a Silicon Valley CEO

17 Oct. 2011     4-5:30 p.m.     Lucal Hall, Forbest Family Conference Center     RSVP
Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Energy of Sunnyvale, was Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, was listed as one of the top 15 innovators of this decade by CNBC, was nominated as Innovator of the Year by PlanetForward, and was named Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Before joining Serious Energy in 2002, Mr. Surace held executive and technical positions with Perfect Commerce, General Magic, Air Communications, National Semiconductor, and Seiko-Epson. This event is sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.


wozniakSteve Wozniak: From Garage to Global Importance - the Rise of the PC

26 Jan. 2012     7:30 p.m.     Mayer Theatre     RSVP
In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, Wozniak developed the Apple II personal computer, which was integral in launching the personal computer industry. Join us for this second event of the President's Speaker Series. More information.


montgomery_03_300_sm_1Santa Clara's John J. Montgomery:
Pioneer in Aeronautics, Astronomy, Electricity, and Wireless

21 Feb. 2012     4 p.m.     St. Clare Room, Learning Commons    
John G. Burdick '65 gives a fascinating and informative presentation on Santa Clara's own John J. Montgomery, a true pioneer in science who ushered in a century of engineering excellence at Santa Clara University.


Engineering 100 logoThe Next 100 Years of Santa Clara Engineering

22 Feb. 2012     4 p.m.     St. Clare Room, Learning Commons
SCU President Michael Engh, S.J., moderates this panel of up-and-coming engineering faculty members on their view of the future of engineering through the lens of their own particular cutting-edge research.




Engineering 100 logoA Century of Engineering Excellence

23 Feb. 2012     4 p.m.     St. Clare Room, Learning Commons
Terry Shoup, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, provides an insightful perspective on the 100-year history of the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. All are welcome!




nonameFrugal Innovation Panel

16 Apr. 2012     3-4 p.m.     Bannan Engineering Laboratories
Engineering professors, freshly returned from their immersion trip to India, discuss their research in the exciting field of frugal innovation; moderated by Dr. Radhu Basu, dean's executive professor for the School of Engineering.


openlabsEngineering Laboratories Open House

16 Apr. 2012     4-5 p.m.     Bannan Engineering Laboratories  Flyer (PDF)
Bioengineering's new state-of-the-art labs, the Center for Nanostructures, and the new Maker Lab, Frugal Innovation Lab, and Senior Design Lab are all on display. Drop in and check them out!




mclurkinJames McLurkin: Dances with Robots

16 Apr. 2012     7:30 p.m.     Mayer Theatre     RSVP
Through his exciting scholarship, McLurkin, Assistant Professor at Rice University in the Department of Computer Science, has established himself as one of the brightest minds in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. You won't want to miss this final event of the President's Speaker Series. More information.


Engineering 100 logoCentennial Awards

26 Apr. 2012     5 p.m.     St. Clare Room, Learning Commons    List of awardees here.
Luminaries from the past 100 years of Santa Clara engineering are feted in a brief awards ceremony followed by a champagne reception and opening of the School of Engineering's Centennial Archives Exhibit. Come and be a part of history!


seniordesign42nd Annual Senior Design Conference

10 May 2012     2 p.m.     Thomas J. Bannan Engineering Building
The annual Senior Engineering Design Conference showcases the mix of hands-on experience and theoretical learning that honors our mission to educate thoughtful and responsible leaders and innovators of the future. Come and witness the future of engineering at this don't-miss event. More information.


orderengineerOrder of the Engineer Ceremony

30 May 2012     4 p.m.     Benson Center, Williman Room  
Each spring, the School of Engineering holds its annual initiation ceremony for the Order of the Engineer. Those seniors who are graduating this year and others who currently hold an engineering degree from an accredited institution may join. More information and application here.