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School of Engineering Tour

Join us to experience what's happening at the School of Engineering! We are excited to offer small, guided tours to prospective high school students and families, led by our undergraduate engineering students. Our tour guides will stop at various laboratory and classroom facilities so you can see the exciting work of our engineering students and faculty, and discuss the undergraduate degree programs and Santa Clara Engineering experience. This is a great opportunity to have all your questions answered about Santa Clara University's School of Engineering!

Engineering Tours run approximately 45-60 minutes long and begin at the Dean's Office, located on the second floor of the Bannan Engineering Building. Tour groups are kept small (between 5-15 guests) and space is limited, so please see information below regarding our tour schedule and how to reserve your spot. Walk-in guests will be accommodated based on space availability.

Winter Quarter Tours (January 6 - March 21):

Tours will begin for the winter quarter on Monday, January 6 and will run until Friday, March 21. They will be offered on the following days and times: 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:45 am & 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:15 pm & 3:30 pm

Limited Engineering Tours will be offered during the Spring Break week (March 24 - 28): 

Monday, 3/24: 11:45 a.m. (FULL), 12:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, 3/26: 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.,
Friday, 3/28: 11:45 a.m. (FULL), 12:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Spring Quarter Tours (March 31 - June 12):

Tours will begin for the spring quarter on Monday, March 31 and will run until Thursday, June 12. They will be offered on the following days and times: 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:45 am & 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:15 pm & 3:30 pm

Engineering tours will not be available on April 18, May 8, May 26 and June 13 due to School of Engineering events and holiday closures.

Summer Tours:

Tours will be offered in the summer months twice a day, Mondays through Fridays. The summer tour schedule will be set and updated on this site in early spring quarter.

Scheduling an Engineering Tour:

Please email Shane Wibeto in Engineering Undergraduate Programs to schedule your tour:
engineeringtours@scu.edu
(408) 554-4468

Our tours are meant to supplement the general campus tours offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. If you would like to schedule a general campus tour of Santa Clara University, visit: http://www.scu.edu/ugrad/visit.

 

 

Meet Our Engineering Tour Guides!

Our tour guides are undergraduate students representing many of the degree programs in the School of Engineering. Each guide is currently an upper division student who is heavily involved at the School of Engineering, through research and student organizations. They are eager to share their knowledge of Santa Clara Engineering programs, special laboratories and undergraduate opportunities, as well as their own student experiences, with you on your visit!

 
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Maza Brady

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: The Dalles, Oregon
High School: The Dalles Wahtonka High School
Involvements: Secretary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member of the Society of Women Engineers, Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Participant in the Mission Church Choir, Community Facilitator at da Vinci Residential Living Community.

My favorite thing about Santa Clara Engineering is its encouragement towards sustainable engineering and creating technology to better the lives of others.

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Robert Gomez

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chino, California
High School: Damien High School
Involvements: Co-President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Member of Engineers Without Boarders, Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

My favorite thing about Santa Clara Engineering is the small class sizes and variety of ways to get involved.

 

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Brian Grau

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, California
High School: Jesuit High School
Involvements: Head of Public Relations and Communications for Santa Clara Solar Decathlon, Co-founder and treasurer of the Maker Club, involvement with projects in the Robotics Systems Laboratory

The professors and staff want everyone to succeed and become the best well rounded engineers that they can. Everyone gets along and becomes friends, especially through extra-curricular activities.

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Carson Harms

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
High School: Newport High School
Involvements: Genetics Research with the Biology Department.

My favorite part of the School of Engineering is the tightly knit community that develops between students, as well as faculty.

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Nicole Pal

Major: Web Design and Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, California
High School: Notre Dame High School
Involvements: Assistant Project Manager for the 2013 Solar Decathlon Radiant House.

My favorite thing about Santa Clara Engineering is how involved everyone is. We are all more than students and I think that is what helps create that amazing Santa Clara community.

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Martina Sbicca

Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Assisi, Italy
High School: Coronado High School (senior year)
Involvements: Outreach officer of the Society of Women Engineers, Member of 2013 Solar Decathlon Team, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe team, SCU Images.

In a nutshell, what I love most about SCU Engineering, apart from the plethora of clubs and organizations available and the prime location of this campus, is the way I feel completely at home when walking into the engineering quad. The relationships I have with certain professors as well as fellow students, even after just one year, have made my experience in this school exceptional.


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Jessica VanderGiessen

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sumner, Washington
High School: Sumner High School
Involvements: Outreach officer of the Society of Women Engineers, Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Research Assistant in the Biological Microtechnology Lab.

My favorite thing about SCU Engineering is the community atmosphere, where you're constantly connecting with both students and faculty through clubs, research, and outreach activities.




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