Santa Clara University

 The School of Engineering provides an outstanding theoretical and practical experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. Distinguished faculty, academic excellence, personal attention, and a culture of social responsibility are hallmarks of our program.

Engineering Education: Keeping it Real

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Christopher Kitts examines how SCU's robotics program gives students the opportunity to explore the limits of "real world engineering."

Mobile Mission Control Lab

SCU Engineering students to monitor and control satellites from the new Mobile Mission Control Lab.

Who will fill the computer science jobs?

Computer Engineering Associate Professor Dan Lewis makes a case for the importance of STEM education for California's K-12 students.

Educating the Whole Engineer

SCU's Chancellor William Rewak, S.J., writes about the convergence of the worlds of technology and poetry in this San Jose Mercury News report.

Stranger than Fiction

Research by Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Christopher Kitts uncovers "a terrifying picture of geologic uproar" in Lake Tahoe 3 million years ago.

Teens Get a Glimpse of Engineering

Eighty lucky high schoolers got to live and breath Bronco engineering for a week this summer.

Trindade named ASA Fellow

Adjunct lecturer is honored for outstanding professional contributions to the field of statistical science.

Spring Newsletter Online Now

Read about some of our senior's capstone projects in the latest edition of Engineering News, available online now.

Bioengineering Prof's Research Lauded

Assistant Professor Prashanth Asuri's publication was identified as a "Key Scientific Article" contributing to excellence in biomedical research.

Empowering the Under-Served, One App @ a Time

The Frugal Innovation Lab and San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation held the first in a series of workshops focused on how technology can be harnessed to benefit humanity.

On a Mission to Reduce Energy Use

Class of '08 alums Agustin Fonts and Ryan Leary are helping Opower work toward the double bottom line.

Mech Student Receives Prestigious Funding

Claire Kunkle '14 has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her Ph.D. studies in sustainable energy.

2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Announced

Congratulations to Steven Chiesa '75, John Maydonovitch '73, Timothy Shih '93, and Aleksandar Zecevic '90 and '93 who are being honored with Engineering's highest award.

Winter eNews is Available Online Now

The latest edition of Engineering News, our School of Engineering quarterly newsletter, is available online now.

Nam Ling Named Outstanding Overseas Scholar

Shanghai University of Electric Power selected SCU's computer engineering professor for his transformative research in video coding.

Solar Decathlon @ SCU

Check out this video about Santa Clara Engineering's biggest hands-on project.

Sarah Kate Wilson Named IEEE Fellow

Associate professor recognized for her outstanding accomplishments.

EE Prof Named "Woman of the Year"

Associate professor Shoba Krishnan is honored by California's 25th Assembly District.

Student Field Work Featured in Article

Bioengineering student field tests a frugal water pathogen detection device in India.

SCU Named One of Best 378 Colleges

The Princeton Review features SCU in the 2014 edition of its annual survey.

Computer Engineers Create App for Homeless

SCU computer engineering students are making it easier for the homeless to access vital social services.

SCU Solar Decathlon Updates

Catch all the news as our SCU Solar Decathletes compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon in Irvine, CA, Oct. 3-13. Read regular updates on our Solar Decathlon Blog!

Engineering Profs Honored

Seven engineering faculty members were honored for their distinct and far-reaching contributions at SCU's recent faculty recognition event.

SCU Solar Decathletes Shine in SJMN Article

Looking for a tense rivalry between competitors, a newspaper columnist finds Jesuit-inspired goodwill instead.

SCU Frugal Innovation Lab Featured

The School of Engineering's Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) was featured in an article in the recent edition of New Scientist.

Santa Clara's Radiant House is Ready to Rock

Read about SCU's entry in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Solar Decathlon in this article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

SCU Engineering Ranked in Top Ten

Santa Clara Engineering is ranked in the top 10 undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.

SCU Engineering Nets Top Honors for ROI

Santa Clara University has been identified as one of the nation’s top engineering programs for lifetime return on investment by

Solar Decathlon Send-off Photos

View a slideshow of photos from the August 19 Solar Decathlon Send-off Celebration here at SCU. Students, alumni, Santa Clara faculty and administrators were on hand as Congressman Mike Honda wished the team well.

SCU Ranked Tops in Sustainability

Santa Clara was named one of Sierra magazine's top 50 "Cool Schools" for 2013 for leading the way in sustainability initiatives and projects such as Solar Decathlon.

The Solar Decathlon Team's Secret Weapon

Fr. Jim Reites, advisor to SCU's Solar Decathlon team, is one of the keys to the project's success. Find out why.

Energy Scholars Attend Summit

Two students investigating fuel cells in the Latimer Energy Lab share their takeaways from the recent Silicon Valley Energy Summit.

A World-Class Experience

Computer Science and Engineering major Melissa Bica '14 is in India this summer putting her know-how to good use with two local social enterprises.

A Vision Realized

In 2009, a group of SCU civil engineering seniors traveled to Ghana with a dream of constructing a durable, sustainable community library. Recently, their vision was realized.

Inspiration to Study Engineering

Solar Decathlon team member Nicole Pal '14 shares her story in the Washington Post.

SCU Mobile Project Helps Area Homeless

SCU computer science and engineering students have developed an app to help homeless individuals and very-low-income families gain access to community services in Santa Clara County.

America's Infrastructure Report Card

Ed Maurer, civil engineering associate professor, reports on ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Read his article in WSJ's Market Watch.

Solar Decathlon News

Our SCU Solar Decathletes have been busy with a groundbreaking ceremony and steel delivery that has Radiant House taking shape. See their progress on YouTube.

Ready for Radiant House

The fences are up, the steel is on its way, and the bamboo construction beams are taking shape—the 2013 SCU Solar Decathlon team is ready to break ground on the Radiant House.

Engineering Dominates List of Top-Paying Majors

Engineering majors claimed 7 spots on the list of top-10 paying majors according to NACE's April 2013 Salary Survey.

SCU Solar Decathlon News

Check out the latest news and highlights of Santa Clara's entry in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

Jesuit Education: A Special Gift

Alumnus David Njuguna '08, M.S. '10, writes about the value of a Jesuit education.

Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Engineers

SCU's student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers has been busy this quarter reaching out to high school girls to share the excitement of engineering.

Solar Decathletes Recycle a Ton of E-Waste

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Bronco engineers gathered and responsibly recycled more than a ton of electronics.

It's a good time to be an engineer!

The SJ Business Journal reports that Google engineering interns make over $6K per month. Check out the good news from other companies.

SCU Solar Decathlon Faculty Advisor Inspires Students; Leads the Way in 2013

Tim Hight, Ph.D., faculty project manager for all of SCU's Solar Decathlon projects, shares his experiences.

Frugal Innovation Report

Read how Bronco engineers are using technology to benefit society.

Engineering Students Visit Honduras

Student chapter of Engineers Without Borders aims to provide clean water and empower community members.

Solar Decathlon Students Gear Up

Team members stretch more than just their engineering and design skills for 2013 competition.

SCU President Honors Professor Terry Shoup

Former Engineering Dean recognized as a "senior administrator extraordinaire."

U.S. News and World Report Ranks SCU No. 2 in the West

School of Engineering jumps to No. 14 from 21 last year.

Cisco Networking Event Sept. 26

Students are invited to meet with supply chain, sales, and IT professionals from Cisco in a round-robin networking event.

Solar Decathlates Launch Website

SCU's 2013 Solar Decathletes are gearing up for competition. Check out their website!

Undergrads Walk Across California

Undergraduates Russell Wetherley (mechanical engineering) and Catherine Borst (mechanical engineering) learn about social justice first-hand by taking part in SCU's Walk Across California.

The Ethics of Sustainable Design

It takes more than engineering knowledge to complete a Senior Design project. Read one team's account of their experience here.

Nathan Rogers '12 Gives Valedictory Speech

The School of Engineering was honored to have Nathan Rogers '12, civil engineering, present the valedictory remarks at the 2012 SCU commencement ceremony. Watch the video here.

Engineering Senior Named Valedictorian

Nathan Rogers '12, civil engineering, presented the valedictory remarks at the 2012 SCU commencement ceremony. Read his address here.

Engineering Students Compete with Next Generation of Energy Efficient Appliances

Watch their presentations live Wed., May 23, 1 p.m.

Graduating Seniors Shine at Senior Design Conference

On May 10, senior engineering students put on their most professional duds for the 42nd Annual Senior Design Conference.

Frugal Innovation Program Recognized

Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education features SCU's innovative program.

Santa Clara University's Solar Decathlon 2013 Team to Present New Designs of Their Solar House

The 2013 Solar Decathlon team will unveil the latest plans for its custom-designed solar home to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon director, Richard King, on May 8th.

SCU Shares Gold at Edison Awards Gala

Twenty institutions in Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network share the honor.

Santa Clara Engineers Win Big in DC!

Broncos take 1st Place and Honorable Mention in national student design competition.

SCU Engineers Head to DC for Contest

Two student engineering teams will compete in the National Sustainable Design Expo April 21-23.

Engineers Encouraged to "Stay With It"

SCU hosts viewing party for nationwide event March 14.

From College to Silicon Valley

Facebook engineer Pedram Keyani '00 gives tips for landing that job.

2011 SCU Engineering Faculty Awards Announced

2011 SCU Engineering Faculty Awards have been announced!

Dean Mungal Meets Obama
Obama Announces Partnership with ASEE

Program to increase engineering retention rates launched.

Wilson Named IEEE Communications Society Director of Journals

Prestigious two-year appointment for electrical engineering professor.

SCU Chosen for 2013 Solar Decathlon

We're in! SCU Broncos will design and build a solar powered home for the international contest.

Cisco Networking Session a Big Hit

Students meet with professionals from Silicon Valley leader.

Alumna makes the cover of MAKE Magazine

Carol Reiley '04 is the first woman to appear on the magazine's cover!

Kitts Named KEEN Outstanding Faculty Member

Recognized for leadership in entrepreneurial education.

SCU Gives Boost to Women in Computing

Mentoring and innovative programs help enrollment.

Celebrating a Century of Engineering Excellence!

Engineering hits the 100 mark! Check out our Centennial website.

Forbes Names SCU One of America's Best Colleges

Great teaching, career prospects and graduation rates help SCU move up on Forbes Magazine's Best Colleges list.

Newsweek Names SCU One of Happiest Colleges

Life is a little sweeter for SCU students according to this report.

New M.S. in Sustainable Energy Offered

Feeding the growing need and interest in understanding and solving environmental problems around the world, the School of Engineering announces a new master's degree program in sustainable energy

Serial startup sensation

At just 19 years old, computer engineering sophomore Diane Keng is already a serial entrepreneur.

Water, water, everywhere

Ed Maurer has a well-earned reputation as an expert on sustainable water resources development.

New Scholar Program for PV Research Launched

$1.3 million gift from alumnus helps create some of the country's top students in the field of renewable energy.

Ed Maurer: Fullbright Recipient, Google Fellow

Civil Engineer contributes to climate change research.

Senior Design Conference May 5!

Come and witness the future of engineering as our seniors present their capstone projects. All are welcome.

Freshman Engineers Shine in Song Contest

In March, the Engineering Education Service Center ran a "Sing the Song of Engineering" Contest. Of 32 submissions, 3 of the 7 winning entries came from SCU's freshman class.

The importance of right-brain thinking

The complexity of today's global engineering problems requires the use of both sides of the brain to devise technologically-innovative and ethical solutions.

Civil Engineering Professor Named Google Science Communication Fellow

Associate Professor Ed Maurer joins a world-class team of scientists and educators as one of 21 Google Science Communications Fellows.

Happy eWeek!

The School of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week, Feb. 20-26, 2011, with lots of great activities! See our website for full details:

Prof. Terry Shoup inducted into Silicon Valley Hall of Fame

Mechanical Engineering Professor Terry Shoup was honored by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council at a banquet during National Engineers Week, February 24. Read his acceptance speech here.

2010 Faculty Awards Announced

Congratulations to the 2010 School of Engineering Faculty Award recipients!

Four Satellites Due to Launch Nov. 19!

On Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:24 pm PST, an Air Force rocket is scheduled to launch from Kodiak Alaska, deploying four satellites that are part of the SCU Robotics Systems Laboratory program.

Rebuilding the 2009 Solar House, Again

One year after Santa Clara University won third place in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon, the award-winning, solar-powered house is finally going up permanently.

Recent Grad Gives Testimonial

Read Brian Reeves' testimonial on Facebook.

New Renewable Energy Certificate Offered

The School of Engineering is now offering a Renewable Energy Certificate for graduate students.

Bioengineering seeks new faculty

The Bioengineering Program is seeking a tenure-track faculty member. See details here.

SCU Scores High on National Survey

U.S. News ranks SCU No. 2 in the West and School of Engineering climbs to No. 17 nationally.

New Solar Panels Boost SCU's Renewable Energy Portfolio

University officials recently gave the green light to installing new photovoltaic arrays on several university structures.

Electrical engineering professor wins Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Dragoslav Siljak receives prestigious award for distinguished career contributions to control system theory.

Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Wendelin Wright receives prestigious five-year award for research in metallic glasses.

SCU Ring Knockers Build Network of Support.

Engineering alumni network helps fellow Broncos find jobs.

Empowering Future Leaders

Watch a video about the Solar Decathlon and setting a standard in sustainability.

Plugging In

Agilent Technologies helps future engineers at SCU.

SCU Places Third in Solar Decathlon

Repeat Finish in U.S. Department of Energy International Competition.

Keep up with all the Solar Decathlon News

Our Solar Decathlon team is in 1st Place after two of the ten contests have been judged! Follow their progress in our blogs.

And They're Off!

SCU students and their solar house are heading to D.C. for the Solar Decathlon.

SCU Gets Its Day in the Sun

Student project manager Allison Kopf '11 has been selected to help kick-off the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., on October 8.

Engineering Alumni Big Bash! October 17

As part of the Grand Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, engineering alumni are invited to come back to campus for our Big Bash!

Students Send Invitation to Gov. Schwarzenegger

Students from SCU's School of Engineering and California College of the Arts want Gov. Schwarzenegger to come check out the solar-powered house they're building. Watch a video of the top ten reasons why.

SCU Students Control Nanosatellite for NASA

Students from SCU's Robotics Systems Laboratory are working around the clock conducting all mission operations for NASA's PharmaSat nanosatellite.

Entrepreneurship at SCU

SCU's commitment to entrepreneurship is paying off as engineers form start-ups.

2009 Solar Decathlon Officially Kicks Off in California

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed helped kick off the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon for Team California at SCU.

Solar Decathlon Kick-Off Celebration April 3

Join SCU and CCA as we celebrate the beginning of construction on our entry in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. RSVP here.

CASPIA Recertified

The Center for Advanced Study and Practice of Information Assurance has once again been certified by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program of the National Security Agency.

Tour the 2007 Solar Decathlon House

Celebrate National Engineers Week with a tour of the 3rd place winning 2007 SCU Solar Decathlon house: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, 4-6 p.m.; or Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Center for Nanostructures Receives $1.3 Million

SCU's Center for Nanostructures has received $1,328,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Army to support its TENT Project.

E-Week Speaker Series

Maynard Webb, CEO of LiveOps to give keynote address, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.

2008 Faculty Award Winners Announced

Four SoE faculty members will be honored at an event celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb.19.

New Degree in Web Design and Engineering

The Department of Computer Engineering announces its new degree program.

Engineering Alumni Big Bash!

Engineering alumni are invited back to campus for our Big Bash! October 18, 3-5 pm in the new Bannan Engineering Laboratories.

SCU Among Top 25 Cutting-Edge Green Colleges

SCU named one of the nation's top 25 most environmentally responsible by Kaplan College Guide.

Center for Nanostructures Appoints Associate Director

Dr. Drazen Fabris, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed Associate Director at the Center for Nanostructures.

Promoting Justice and Sustainability Through Immersion

Civil Engineering Professor leads immersion trip to Nicaragua.

Solar Decathlon Team Wins EPA Award

SCU’s 3rd place winners in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2007 Solar Decathlon receive Environmental Achievement Award from EPA.

Civil Engineering student wins CTF scholarship

Civil engineering student wins California Transportation Foundation Scholarship.

SCU Chosen for 2009 Solar Decathlon

After taking third place in the 2007 contest, Santa Clara will compete in the next international Solar Decathlon in 2009.

Samiha Mourad Named IEEE Fellow

Electrical engineering chair recognized for her extraordinary contributions to digital circuits and systems.

Nam Ling Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Computer engineering professor recognized for his extraordinary contributions to video coding algorithms and architectures.

SCU Places 3rd Overall in Solar Decathlon!

Read about the SCU Solar Decathlon team's journey from 18th place to 3rd at the US Department of Energy's competition in Washington, D.C.

Solar Decathlon Team Arrives in D.C.

SCU Solar Decathlon house and team arrive safely in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Department of Energy competition October 12-20.

SCU Team to Compete in Solar Decathlon Competition

SCU's Solar Decathlon Team is working hard to win the U.S. Department of Energy's competition.

New Engineering Dean

M. Godfrey Mungal, Ph.D., steps into new role as dean of the School of Engineering.

Engineering Professors Honored

Two School of Engineering faculty members received special honors at the 2007 Santa Clara University Faculty Recognition Dinner.

Congressman Honda Recognizes Solar Decathlon Team

Solar Decathlon Team receives letter of congratulations from Congressman Mike Honda.

ASME President Testifies Before House Environment Appropriations Subcommittee

SCU Professor and ASME President Terry Shoup testifies on environmental challenges.

School of Engineering Receives $68,000 HP Technology Grant

Santa Clara University was selected as one of 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform teaching and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. Santa Clara University's School of Engineering will receive an award package of HP products and a faculty stipend valued at more than $68,000.

SCU Junior wins Goldwater fellowship

Since grade school, Casey Kute has had her eye on a career in robotics. That vision has come into focus more clearly for the junior in mechanical engineering, thanks to her education and opportunities at Santa Clara which also helped her win a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Innovation through research, cooperation and support

Center for Light Frame Structural Research (CLFSR), has made an invaluable contribution to our safety by testing and researching the properties and capabilities of light gauge steel and its building processes.

SCU Robotics Students Launch Successful Mission
SCU Robotics Students Launch Successful Mission

Capitalizing on a three-year partnership with neighboring NASA/Ames Research Center, a dozen graduate and undergraduate students from the Santa Clara Robotic Systems Laboratory learned first-hand the thrill of putting engineering theory into practice as they took control of all mission operations for the NASA GeneSat-1 satellite launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility on December 16, 2006.

Nam Ling
Nam Ling Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Nam Ling, professor of computer engineering, was recently named a Distinguished Lecturer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society (CASS).

Betty Shanahan
Women Engineers Treated To An Evening With Betty Shanahan

Members of the SCU School of Engineering’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers welcomed SWE’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Betty Shanahan, to campus January 10 for a presentation on the issues facing those embarking on a career in a field populated by few other women.

Dragoslav Siljak
The Complex Systems Scholar

Professor Dragoslav D. Siljak is a popular guy—and not only among the engineering students. His work has attracted scientists from around the world, and has helped establish SCU as one of the top centers for research on complex systems.

Sarah Kate Wilson
Dr. Sarah Kate Wilson - New Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in communications

Dr. Wilson has been honored with several university awards recognizing her teaching excellence: Ruth and Joel Spira award at Purdue University, the Service award for organizing the Wireless Data Workshop and for teaching Communication at Stanford.

Solar Decathletes Recycle a Ton of E-Waste

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Bronco engineers gathered and responsibly recycled more than a ton of electronics.

Solar Decathletes Recycle a Ton of E-Waste

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Bronco engineers gathered and responsibly recycled more than a ton of electronics.

Solar Decathletes Recycle a Ton of E-Waste

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Bronco engineers gathered and responsibly recycled more than a ton of electronics.