history and traditions
Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912
- 1 billiard room, 8 large classrooms, and accommodations for 120 senior students in the just-completed O’Connor Hall.
- 3 degree programs offered in the new College of Engineering: civil, mechanical, and electrical.
- 30 cents for a dozen Eastern oysters to take home at the Santa Clara Restaurant and Oyster House. (California oysters are a much better buy, at 50 cents for 100.)
- 121 runners participate in San Francisco’s inaugural Cross City Race—now known as Bay to Breakers.
- 35,000 people attend the celebration on June 16—and 10,000 of them march in a parade—marking the transformation of Santa Clara College into the University of Santa Clara. Archbishop P.W. Riordan of San Francisco presides at commencement.
- 10,091,550 square miles of the sun will be affected by a “great solar disturbance” the first week in June, predicts J.S. Ricard, S.J., who is director of the college observatory and known as “Padre of the Rains.”
The engineering work being done today was the stuff of imagination when the School of Engineering started a century ago. Where do we go from here?
Adventures with the Robotics Systems Laboratory by land, sea, and sky. And in orbit.
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.
Step inside the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building.
It's only a game, right? Not if we're talking soccer and USA vs. Mexico.
Computer engineering major Katie Le ’14 becomes the first Bronco to battle in the NCAA women's singles tourney.