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Santa Clara University's School of Engineering Celebrates 100 Years
Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering will celebrate its 100th anniversary this academic year with a series of events, including visits from industry leaders such as Intel’s President and CEO Paul Otellini and Apple’s Co-founder Steve Wozniak, as well as a look into the future to examine how engineering will change in the next 100 years.
Much has changed since 1911, when SCU’s new engineering program began with just five students enrolled as undergraduate engineering students. Today, more than 1,600 students are studying civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as bioengineering, applied mathematics, and engineering management and leadership.
Throughout the last 100 years, the School of Engineering has made significant contributions to the community and the world, including helping to rebuild the Mission Church in 1926 after it burned down and providing engineering and science and management training for people in war industries during World War II. For decades, SCU has been leading the way to a sustainable future with alternative fuel research in the 1970s and recent successes in the 2007 and 2009 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competitions. SCU is also the only university in the U.S. to do all mission operations and ground segment development for NASA satellites as part of a student program. Read more.