Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014
We are saddened to report that Robert Parden, School of Engineering dean 1954-82, has passed away. Dr. Parden launched the graduate engineering program at SCU in 1959, offering "Early Bird" classes for working professionals eager to gain new skills in the technological hub that would become known as Silicon Valley. In 1978 he established the Department of Engineering Management and Leadership, which he chaired for thirty years. Colleagues will miss Bob's booming voice, melodious whistling, jovial demeanor and the vision and excellence he brought to the School of Engineering.
A memorial Mass service will be held:
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sacred Heart Church
13716 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.
The family asks that gifts made in his memory be designated to the SCU Dean's Engineering Excellence Fund.
Friday, Jun. 13, 2014
David C. Trindade, Department of Engineering Management and Leadership adjunct lecturer and Fellow and Chief Officer of Best Practices at Bloom Energy, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society. Trindade was honored for outstanding leadership and achievement in high technology industry, promoting the use of statistical methods to improve quality and reliability; for dedicated training of engineers and managers in the application of statistical methods and statistical software using innovative teaching methods; and for service to the profession. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total membership as fellows each year. Individuals are nominated by their peers in the association membership. Read more.