Engineering

  • Can you stand the heat?

    Can you stand the heat?

    It took months of space flight for the Curiosity rover to reach Mars. And, to survive the heat of entry, it took a shield that a team led by Robin Beck ’77 designed.

    Fall 2012

  • Bridging the Gate

    Bridging the Gate

    A Bronco remembers 75 years of an icon.

  • People, prosperity, and the planet

    People, prosperity, and the planet

    A new fuel-cell design brings top honors to student engineers—who carry through to the finish a project they began with their mentor, Dan Strickland, who was tragically killed in a car accident last fall.

    Summer 2012

  • Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    The 2013 Solar Decathlon is on! Santa Clara is competing for the third time, after third place wins in 2007 and 2009.

    Spring 2012

  • Up, up, and away

    Up, up, and away

    Further nanosatellite adventures in the cosmos—with SCU students at Mission Control.

    Fall 2011

  • Dr. Hall of Fame

    Dr. Hall of Fame

    Terry Shoup M.A. ’02 honored as a Silicon Valley great.

    Summer 2011

  • Solar cooling? Here it comes.

    Solar cooling? Here it comes.

    Santa Clara’s Ripple House, which took third in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, was recently outfitted with a cutting-edge rooftop solar collector.

    Winter 2010

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Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.