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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) has been re-appointed for a 3 year term as an engineering research affiliate of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), which provides him with access to MBARI facilities/resources and grants him Principal Investigator status with the organization.

Ellen Kreitzberg (Law) will be receiving the 2010 Friend of the Public Defender Award at a dinner celebrating the 45th anniversary of the public defender office “in recognition of the generous support of the indigent accused and the constitutional right to counsel.”

Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) received the Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation. This award recognizes faculty who have improved the quality of education at Santa Clara University through significant innovations in pedagogy or curriculum development—particularly when those innovations affect a significant number of students—and who have exhibited general excellence in teaching.

Dan Lewis and Ruth Davis (Computer Engineering) have received a new NSF grant of $380,928 for: Daniel W. Lewis, Craig Blackburn, Pedro F. Hernandez-Ramos, Ruth E. Davis, "Special Project: Expanding the Impact of Computer Science in Silicon Valley High Schools and Facilitating Adoption of the ECS Curriculum Elsewhere."

Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering) had a paper published: Maurer, E. P., Hidalgo, H. G., Das, T., Dettinger, M. D., and Cayan, D. R., 2010 “The utility of daily large-scale climate data in the assessment of climate change impacts on daily streamflow in California,” Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1125-1138, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1125-2010. 

Thomas Plante (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education/Psychology) was a guest speaker at Menlo College in Dr. Leslie Sekerka’s Business Ethics class on Sept. 15. 

Terry Shoup (Mechanical Engineering) was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in appreciation for his outstanding service to the ASME community at the Santa Clara Valley Section’s Industry Honors Dinner in June. At this event, Santa Clara University was also honored for its support and sponsorship of Santa Clara Valley Section activities.

Dennis Smolarski, S.J. (Mathematics/Computer Science) has a new book out on worship, Eucharist and American Culture: Liturgy, Unity, and Individualism. It was officially released on Sept. 1.

Sally Wood (Electrical Engineering) presented research and participated in the Network Measurement and Management Workshop in Montreal, Quebec and was a panelist at an NSF panel review in Arlington, VA in August.

Thirteen SCU faculty and staff participated as “Mighty Broncos” in the annual Pacific Grove Triathlon. The SCU team was affiliated with Team and Training the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised over $12,000, bringing their fund raising contribution to over $95,000 in three years. Members of the Mighty Broncos Tri Team who participated in the Olympic/Sprint Triathlon were:

·         Diane Barrera (Undergraduate Admissions) – Second in her Sprint division
·         Michelle Burnham (Admissions) – First with her team in the Olympic relay division
·         David Cajigas (University Finance)
·         Lindsey Cromwell (Sustainability)
·         Dee Crosby (Executive Development Center)
·         Lester Deanes (Student Life)
·         Jonna Delgado (Human Resources)
·         Betsy Fiel (Office of the Registrar)
·         Harry Fong (University Finance)
·         Debbie Hirsch (EEO and Diversity)
·         Nick Kurns (Executive Development Center)
·         Jim Rowan (Information Technology)
·         Christine Woodward (Engineering ) – Competed in the 5K


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