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Answering the Call

In this time of crisis, SCU Public Health students take on work as contact tracers to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

The I’s Have It: Injury, Internships, Involvement for the Win

Injuries and internships have marked Julia Lieberman and set her on a path to combining her love of neuroscience, neural engineering, and coding with her passion for building community. And it all started with a concussion.

2020 Beckman Scholar to focus on cancer research

Chemistry major Adriana Gutierrez Ramirez ’22 will continue research with the Abbyad Lab as this year’s Beckman Scholar.

Getting Creative Amidst COVID

Tricia Creason-Valencia (Communication) encouraged students to explore their creativity while at home as part of her Introduction to Digital Filmmaking course

Joining the Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Religious Studies major Cameron Heon '20 hopes to deepen his understanding of interreligious studies then go to graduate school

Fulfilling Her Potential

Future physician-scientist Alekhya Parvathaneni ’20 is on her way.

Letter From Laos

Public Health major Hana Seastedt ’20 watches impact of her field unfolding, half a world away.

Turning Passion into Action

REAL student Alexa DeSanctis ’20 shares about her values and the passion that drives her towards making meaningful change in the world.

Senior Erika Rasmussen named O’Hare Fellow

English and Sociology major Erika Rasmussen will spend a year in New York City immersed in the media landscape with America Media

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Junior Max Bjorni named Goldwater Scholar

Neuroscience and Biology double major is the first Santa Clara University student to win the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in over a decade.

Environmental Studies Major Griffin Garner ’20 Wins Fulbright

Senior Griffin Garner will evaluate best practices in developing climate resilience for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda.

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Senior Mariana Perera Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Political Science, Spanish, and Communication major will study disability rights policy in Brazil.

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Senior Mariana Perera Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Political Science, Spanish, and Communication major will study disability rights policy in Brazil.

Taking Team Beetle From the Field to the Lab

REAL student Paola Valle ‘20 brings data from a summer of field studies in the Sierras back to Santa Clara for further review

Ciara Moezidis Named a Truman Finalist

SCU Junior is a Finalist for a Premier Fellowship for Those Pursuing Public Service

Growing through Art

REAL student Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis ’20 looks to utilize art as a way to “cultivate creative confidence” in the next generation.

Making a difference in children's lives

Psychology major Alex Hagerty ’20 provided an engaging, fun, and educational experience to homeless children through the REAL program.

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Working towards justice for the disadvantaged

REAL student Olivia Mora ‘20 interned with the Federal Trade Commission investigating unfair business practices.

Combating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

De Novo Fellow Dylan Lawton ‘20 contributes to the search for a more effective treatment of microbial infections.

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The REAL Side of Data

REAL student Andrew Bake ‘20 used data to illustrate how climate change is affecting Nicaraguan farmers on the ground.

Tapping into the Inner Artist

Sophomore Millie Barman’s REAL internship was an important step in a promising career of creativity.

Marts makes Global Health her priority

Senior Sophie Marts' REAL summer internship confirmed that Global Health is the career for her.

A Local Twist on Visual Arts

Victoria Russo spent her summer painting a mural for the local community and helping educate local high school students in the Arts.

REAL Internship Propels SCU Alumnus Toward Prestigious Fellowship

Alex McCarty ‘18 obtains Thomas Cole Fellowship, post-graduation

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Loewen Gets In Sync With Audiosync

Rising senior calls SCU a cappella “family”

Rising Senior, Cadet Romy Nguyen Finds Balance in ROTC

SCU ROTC seeks “confident, intelligent, and well-rounded” students

Eoin Lyons at podium
“Fly Higher”

Political Science senior Eoin Lyons addresses the Class of 2019 as this year’s Valedictorian

Past and Future REAL Scholars Engage and Network with Mentors

May event prepared new scholars for summer work and projects

SCU Student Senator, Double Major Creates Inclusive #BroncoPosi Campus Campaign

Inspired by Loyola Maryland and the #BodyPosi movement, Moezidis’ campaign is “part of a bigger movement”

Your decisions impact the environment.
Student VR Team Launches Interactive Ocean Pollution Game

AdvocaSea combines entertainment and education to bring awareness to marine sustainability